Tuesday, March 16, 2010

White Wednesday "free stuff"

This White Wednesday is extra special for me due to the fact I got to meet the lovely Kathleen in person this week as she was visiting Country Roads during her visit to Cali!

She and Sue were chatting when I came walking up to find Sue and Kathleen recognized me from my blog "imagine that" I was tickled!  She is the most loving in person and really adorable. I also met her darling daughter Nicole. We spent some time chatting and visiting while she was so gracious enough to let my hubby tease her with his silly jokes. We got so caught up in girl time we forgot to take a photo together. 

Ok so about free stuff, I love it when neighbors leave stuff on the curb! I was inspired this week as my little Gracie wanted to work on a project. So we grabbed this old cabinet from the curb and after shopping the house we turned it into this...

first we removed the door, then my little Gracie started scrubbing

isn't she cute

the we tea stained pages from an old book
and added photo copied birds from old cards

then some good old modge podge was added

she really had fun doing this all by herself

then we looked for items we had to put in the cabinet

Gracie did such a great job I think this will head over to

 to display some of my smaller items on the back porch.

"on a very Happy Note"

 I met this sweet friend at Country Roads

 when she " I spied" an item in my space and came to pick it up.

Now if I could only meet my inspiration and dear friend Polly, my Sweet AnaThe Texas Darling Anne, and Uber Talented Cindy   

that would have my heart singing for days to come...

love to all of you

simply me kate xoxo


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your daughter is so beautiful!! She did such a great job on the cabinet! I love the way it looks!

BellaRosa said...

Kate amor, how beautiful your lil girls cabinet came out...I think you should have her make some more lovely creations and post about them, better yet, how about letting her do a guest feature every now and then...she is talented like her mama :) Hey you have some of the same people on your "wish to meet" list that I have on mine :) I hope you are having some wonderful days amor and that this sunshine is helping you like it has me. Besos, Rose

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love how she did this makeover...sooooo cute!


My Vintage Treasures said...

Your Gracie is beautiful!!!
Gets her beauty & talent from her mommy :)

Diann said...

Very cute!

Moore Minutes said...

This is super pretty...I want one. ;) She did such a good job!

Also, I haven't been here in awhile and I LOVE your new header! Gorgeous.

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

What a great makeover! Your lovely daughter did a fantastic job... I love the birds :-) Bella

Mari said...

Very cute indeed!

Polly said...

Oh my, lots of cuteness in this post! First, Gracie is simply darling...she is certainly a replica of her momma! And, the curbside cabinet could not get any cuter after you girls worked your magic! You are so blessed to have Gracie as your forever companion!

I hope that we will meet one day Kate! That would be wonderful!

Happy St. Patrick's Day and White Wednesday!

Love ya,


cindy said...

Your Gracie is a chip of the ole block in more ways than one! How awesome is this? I can't believe she did that all by herself at her age!

And I soooo wish we could meet sometime soon too...I'm not too far from Polly, and hope to make a road trip to her place this summer, but to see you I'd need to face my biggest fear...AIRPLANES! Yikes. But for you....and a bit o'cash...I just might surprise you :)


Rust: Vintage Inspired Design said...

Beautiful....like mommy, like daughter!!
Happy day!

Crystal said...

Oh how great it must have been to a girls day out. It sounds like you all had a great time.

I love your curbside rescue. Your Gracie is so beautiful and talented. Your should definitely keep your talents going, because once they are teenagers, they can tend to stray away from them. You know get a mind of their own :)

Have a wonderful week.

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

That little Gracie is amazing ~ I wonder where she gets it from????? Lovely curio & collection ~ curbside finds are the best.

Heidi said...

your daughter...beautiful and talented, like her mama! oh, that cabinet you created is so amazing. i couldn't b it. i wish you lived closer, i would ask you to come by and create super charming things from my uncharming things;)

this blog is pure inspiration. inspiration is like oxygen...love it!

Anonymous said...

Well I certianly know where she gets her talents from!! :) the cabinet is darling, and so is she. It was so nice to meet you Kate and I do hope that you get to meet all of the other ladies on your list...CR has been really good to you and that makes my heart sing! :)

The Charm of Home said...

That is a fantastic redo! I love that you used the vintage images of the birds and not just wallpaper. So pretty. Gracie is a adorable helper too! I have a little helper too, a 5 yr old son.
Come by my blog to win Rachael Ray bake ware.

Ana said...

Hi Sweetie,
Wow, your little Gracie is as talented and crafty as her mommy. Great job Gracie! Please tell her that I especially love all the little birdies!!! And dear sweet friend, I pray that one day I would be blessed with meeting you in person. You're a special friend...always in my heart.

Love you,

Sue said...

Gracie is just too cute and quite talented as well! Love your post and all the props you continue to give Country Roads. Thank you!
Take care, Sue

Carole said...

SO nice that you got to meet Kathleen. She's so sweet!
Your booth is amazing! and wish you were closer!

Rebecca Lewis said...

Popped over from Faded Charm and think it's great you had the opportunity to meet Kathleen. I also Love the cabinet ~ What a fun project, it looks wonderful. Free stuff is the greatest! Happy WW ~ Rebecca

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Dee-Light-Full! great job! I have become a follower and I invite you to drop in over at my place one day this week. until later...

Faded Charm said...

It was an extra bonus to meet you Kate. You are just as sweet as I thought you would be and I enjoyed visiting with both you and your husband. Your space was wonderful. Keep up the great work!

Hope you are enjoying your warm weather.

Take care,


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful job done by a true beauty! Thank you both for sharing!!

June said...

Kate your beautiful little Gracie did an amazing job! What a sweet cupboard that she has created there. It looks like the girls 'got it'!

Miss Gracie's House said...

What precious memories you are making! She will love you later for it...I was reading previous posts...haven't been here for a bit...and I'm sorry for your diagnosis...can't even imagine...but I do know...
God is good and He is faithful. Cling to him...always.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Your gorgeous Gracie is so talented already:) Isn't it fun to meet other bloggers? And to think they recognized you from your picture on yours. I think you may be a celebrity:)
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

1 Funky Woman said...

I love your cubbie of treasures. So sorry to hear you're having a tuff day. I'll be thinking of you and hoping the treasures you find "in his pants" are worth it! You made me laugh out loud and my kids ran over saying whats so funny, thanks! Hang in there!


Ron and Jamie said...

gracie did a great job!! you taught her well my friend. bought the paint yesterday, i will take pics when i am finished. i remember the "old days" of rearranging our hses together =)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Why do people throw such things away? Their loss is your gain. Gracie is so adorable and a great little crafty designer. Something so plain turned into quite a beauty. Great work. Have a fabulous day! :) Tammy

Anne Lorys said...

Awww, your sweet baby girl is just as gorgeous as her mama! And tell her GREAT JOB with the Mod Podge, too!

How fun to meet Kathleen, meeting blog friends is the best, isn't it? I would love nothing more than to meet you, too!


Debra@CommonGround said...

Kate, your little sweetie pie looks just like you and now we see she's just as talented. How wonderful that you could spend that time with her to see her create and find pride and fulfillment in her work. Good momma!
hugs and blessings,

KarenB said...

I came over to visit from Kathleen's blog. I love Country Roads and have probably shopped in your booth and I didn't even know!!! Now I'm going to have to pay extra special attention next time. It looks especially lovely. I'll be back to visit again!

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