Tuesday, November 16, 2010

White Wednesday "Country Roads and Cinderella Dreams"

The past few days I have been losing myself at Country Roads 

I heard this song today while I was there and it made me smile

and just forget everything that I am so helpless about



I met the sweetest young couple over the weekend

who took a few photos of my space for

decor inspiration.  So we talked burlap walls...



this is a small moment of time

when I forget that each day I am

losing my mother...




I look forward to Wednesday

when I can join

Kathleen's White Wednesday






and my heart was filled

with joy when I found

these old enamelware pitchers



now for the Cinderella story...

Years ago when I was a single mom

I cut out my clothing allowance to give more to

my children. So I started shopping for my

clothing at the Goodwill.

Well I got pretty darn good at it since

persistence and patience pays off...

Soon I had Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs

and Michael Kors in my closet.

Well this week I added Tory Burch, Guess

and a Tylie Malibu handbag!


and "yes" I married Prince Charming



Tory Burch "Thora" Flip flops

are retailed for 115.00 at Bloomingdales

as you can see mine were 2.99

God blessed me with big hair and BIG FEET

the Guess sandals were the same price

and the Tylie Malibu handbag was 5.99

and everything was NEW


Well ladies have a blessed week



much love to all of you

xoxo

50 comments:

Faded Charm said...

Quite the score, Kate. I love how you hung your enamelware pitchers inside the frames.....very original. Something about decorating your space...you lose yourself in another world.

My heart goes out to you regarding your Mom. I just can't even imagine life without mine and really dread the day when I have to face that fact.

Best wishes,

Kathleen

All That Jazz said...

Oh what great finds, Kate! A girl after my own heart~!! I love to treasure hunt at the thrift shops, some of my favorite and most-worn clothing items come from there! It just takes a little patience and a good eye!
Your booth at Country Roads is looking as fabulous as ever!!
~xo/michelle~

gretchen said...

thrifting gets into your blood/mind/pocket and it makes it difficult to spend full price for anything! great score - and i love how you framed the pitchers...

Tete said...

Great thrifty finds! I had a friend who used to nab new stuff and resell on eBay when it first began!
Love the booths and all the fun vintage items!
Hugs- Tete

Heaven's Walk - said...

Wow! Great treasures, Kate! Why can't I ever come across super finds like yours??? lol! I will certainly keep your sweet mom in my prayers, too.... :)

xoxo laurie

Debra@Common Ground said...

"Blessed to be a blessing..." that's you, dear. You deserve them.
xox,
Debra

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Wow Kate what great finds, and what a wonderful deal on them... your photos are all so beautiful, I just love everything you found!!! I'm so sorry to hear about your mother, I will keep you and your family in my prayers!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Ooh Kate,
Love those sandals and the photo kicking your feet up! What great finds you have, great designers. I wish our Goodwill had such lovely things. I need to remember to go Wednesdays, I think that's when they put the new stuff out. I could walk there, just have to remember: White Wednesday/Goodwill Day ;)

Hey, I love this song, it would be a perfect walking song too. I think I'll put it on my iPhone and walk to it tomorrow if it's available and think of you and what you give back in life with your caring spirit.

About your mom, I've read past posts you've shared about her, what a fantastic woman! Well, I don't have to tell YOU that. I do need to say, I've been through the same with my dad many, many years ago and just April of this year with my beloved step-father. Every single part of my heart is with you, Kate. From my experience with these two men, it is a gift to be able to say everything that was in my heart and I truly believe, vice-versa for them. May this comfort you a bit, kind soul:
There's no where you will travel which God hasn't been first.

There is beauty in the world, just like the song says. You can email if you ever need to chat.
Love to you ~Tracie

kerrie said...

Oh Kate I love your Cinderella story! You get the best of the best from your Goodwill...you know I'm wondering if some angels just happen to drop those gorgeous designer items on the shelves just for you to find! I love those Guess sandals.

Now onto your beautiful little corner of heaven at Country Roads. Your style is so me. You really know where to place things and have such an eye for designing a comfortable space. You are an Artist who beholds beauty. (Psalm 27:4) love to you beautiful one. ox~ kerrie

Linda said...

Love your fun finds, Kate...it's always great to find something special! Your area at Country Roads is just beautiful...I'm glad you have a space to bring your creative energies right now. I will keep you and your sweet mother in my prayers...

Amy said...

You got it girl, I will be callin you up when I hit town!
Now let me just let out a EEEEEEEKKK!!!
I can't believe your finds from the goodwill
Cali has its perks for sure in the upscale finds.
I just got a Chloe' sweater to die for this fall for 2.50 it was hurry up and get out of the store before they know what I have feeling...LOL
Oh, I just love your space and the hanging pitchers are so clever. Enamelware must be in the air...
I think of you and your mother everyday hoping you are doing your very best.
Hang in there girl.
Can't wait to meetcha
Amy

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~LOVELY post Kate!! And WOW you scored at Goodwill!! Thats my favorite place to shop too!! ;) just wish I could luck out and find what you find!!!! HUGS, Rachel ~*~*~*

Kristin said...

Ok, so much to comment on...

First, totally dig those pillow, where did you find them??

And seriously which Goodwill do you find this stuff at??? I've been to the ones around here and find NOTHING. Tell me your secrets!!!

And lastly, I'm so sorry about last weekend...for everything...through all of the craziness remember I'm here for you.

xoxo (that means LOVE ya know!) :))
PK

Oh, and I've never heard that song, but it made me smile, too. I can just see you and G shakin' your booties to it!

It's me said...

O Kate you find beautiful things !!! looks all verry nice !! have a lovely day darling......love Ria..

Chateau Chic Boutique said...

No way! Love it all. What a super SCORE! I happen to have that same bag and a few others - from back in the day when I wasn't worried about the economy. Boy have things changed. I supposed I should dig those extra ones out and get them on eBay (sorry Goodwill shoppers, these Tylies won't end up there! Although I'll be looking next time I go back!)
I love your different displays in #31. I'm so glad you were able to get lost in the moment for a while. Nice isn't it?
Praying you and your Mom have a peaceful and blessed week.
Missy

Robyn said...

I'm in LOVE with your booth! GREAT inspiration! ...and your GW finds, just fabulous!

Please know that I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Morning Kate ~ You have the best booth, I just love love love your style. In accessories too - yipes - what a steal (definately a "start the car" shopping trip) And while Im gushing - your toes are perfect too.Thank God I live in a place where we wear socks 10 months of the year:) I wish you a peaceful and loving week with your Mom and family. Always in my prayers.

Polly said...

Oh Kate, it is so hard to see your parent fight such a difficult struggle. My Dad fought until the very end, but the effects of the disease made things so hard for all of us. I'm glad you have a place to go to be creative. It is like therapy. And you must take care of yourself!!

Those enamelware pitchers are great! I have a customer who collects those so I'm always on the lookout for her...they are difficult to find around here....at least affordable! Your booth design and style is always an inspiration!! Gorgeous!

Love your fashionista finds.....the purse is such a pretty shade of pink!!

Take care,

Polly

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Kate... I came over here from my friend Tracie's blog at My Petite Maison... I am sorry your mama is not well... I lost my own sweet mama 28 years ago, much too young, and not a day goes by that I don't miss her and think of her... treasure every moment you are with your mama... she will always be close by watching over you, and with you in your heart... my heart aches for you at this difficult time... but from what I have read, you are a very strong, courageous woman... your photos are lovely... and your thrift shop finds are fabulous... I especially love your pretty purse... love to you, and prayers as well... xoxo Julie Marie

Jazzie Casas said...

Hi there I am one of many single moms and I find your site very interesting. I hope I have much time each day to drop by and check your site for recent post.

Sue said...

As always, your space looks great! What song did you hear that made you smile? Just curious as I pick the music for the store ipod. The thing with your mom is not easy. I lost my mom and dad within five months of each other, so I know where you are coming from. Have a great day, and see you soon!

Take care, Sue

Mary said...

Wow, what a great deal! I love GW and I go there all of the time. You can't beat the price and designer quality. I love your booth and I love the enamelware pitchers. Mary :O)

Annie Louise said...

As always Kate your booth looks fabulous---love, love, love, your style!! What terrific finds at the Goodwill. I understand completely the escape at Country Roads, I do not have a booth there, but I go there just to relax, unwind, forget my troubles, and take in all the fabulous treasures that await me. Keeping you and your Mom close in my heart and prayers. Take care,
Jeanette

Brenda Kula said...

I just stumbled upon your blog from a comment of yours on another. Funny how that works, isn't it? I love your blog, so I'm so happy for this bit of serendipity! I'm sorry for your sadness over your mother however.
Brenda

Blondiensc said...

Hi Kate!! love your new sandals, so cute!! your space looks fantastic, love the pitchers and the green pillow so darling, I need to get down there to check it all out! so good to see you the other day, sorry so brief, when the mister doesn't feel well the world stops! :) xoxo

A Cottage Muse said...

((Hugs)) to you Kate and your sweet Mom. Having gone through something similar it was very helpful to have a creative space to get lost in. Your space looks so inviting ~ love the pitchers hanging in the frames!

Object of Maya*ffection said...

I can't even imagine how hard it is to cope with the idea of losing your momma....ENJOY the small MOMents between the 2 of you.
You SCORED at Goodwill! I LOVE Tory Burch! When I first read you shopped at GW for your clothing I was like NO WAY! She always looks so good and put together! You made me PROUD to shop GW(clothing). Take care Kate! XO

melifaif said...

I love a savvy shopper!!! YES!!! And I am so sorry to hear about your mother....I am praying for you and your family...

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Kate,
I met you at the Irvine flea market a couple of weeks ago. I was in the booth with Irma, and it was such a pleasure to meet you!! I love how you put the enamel pitchers in the frames, absolutely wonderful! I will have to visit your booth next time I'm at Country Roads.
I am so sorry for the pain you are experiencing right now in regards to your dear momma. My Mom has been quite ill the past year as well, and she's all I have in regards to a parent, so I can truly empathize with you. I will pray for your sweet mom and you.
Bless you sweet one.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Heidi said...

well this post made me cry and super happy all at the same time. tears for your mama and happy that a little retail therapy put a smile on your face of only for a moment.

kate, i am so sorry to hear about your mom. i need to catch up, but i will be thinking of you and if you ever need a good cry and want to hit up a complete stranger...even it's at 4 am. i'm here for you, babe. i mean it.

lots of love your way, heidi

Libbie said...

I LOVE how you entangled your beautiful pictures & touching stories from your heart! What a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing a piece of you today!

The Primitique said...

Most importantly (to me) did the green pillow with petals/flowers sell? Love it!!! Happy Day, my friend! ~Mindy

Zondra Art said...

Nice images and beautiful pictures!!!

Kisses.

June said...

Hi Kate,
Great finds my friend!!! Even your feet are beautiful!!!
I love getting to see your lovely booth.
hugs to you...

Ana said...

You even have cute feet girl...Hee, hee, hee, Great finds...I love, love, love Cinderella stories. Sending you and your mami all my love and prayers.

Love you,
♥Ana

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I'm convinced that you shop at some enchanted sort of Goodwill!!! It's unreal!

Prayers continue for your dear mama.

Hugs,
Anne

Victoria said...

What great finds! It is so rewarding to see your hard work pay off:)

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

What Fabulous Treasures..... Thinking of You Often and Praying for You & Your Sweet Mom~
xox

Chrissy said...

Hi Kate....I am so sorry to hear about your Mom,I lost my Mom right after Meg was born,I know in my heart she hung long enough to hold her...long enough to tell me "She has old eyes and and an old soul"and oh how right she was! Treasure each and every moment,she will always be with you! Much love,Chrissy

My Vintage Treasures said...

Princess, my prayers & thoughts are with you.
Big Hugs!!! Delmy

Have an Ooh La La Weekend!!!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

SCORE!!!! How fabulous is that?! Why don't we have a Goodwill like yours;) Just wanted to stop by, say hello and wish you and your beautiful family a Happy Thanksgiving. Keeping you and your Mom in my daily prayers.
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~Hi Kate!! I hope you win my giveaway!!! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.How are you?? HUGS,Rachel~*~*

Auntie Bliss said...

I can't believe the beautiful clothes in my closet b/c I now shop at Goodwill!!! New stuff like you say...purses out my ears! LOL!
I LOVE the ottoman below that you did. Perfect fabric choice. And your Gracie girl with those big brown eyes...sooo pretty. Wow.

VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES said...

I don't know how I landed here but glad I did. You are beautiful & so is your blog. xoxo Laura
P.S. love your ottoman.

1 Funky Woman said...

Loving your french toe nails! I'm so jealous! Great scores! I just found a pair of pink ugg clogs at my GW for $2.99. Wish they were my size but I will be the best Aunt to my 14 year old niece when she receives them for Christmas. I love the enamelware and the two pillows I spy! There are never any fun burlap pillows around here! If only I sewed, which I don't!

Miss you girl!

xoxo
Meg

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Just checking in, Kate.
You're in my thoughts.
xoxo~Tracie

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hello Kate,
Thinking of you and just wanted to stop by and say hello. Hope you and your mom are doing well:) Hope your weekend is a special one.
~Debra XXX
Capers of the vintage vixens

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Kate ~ Thinking about You & Missing Your Sweet Posts, Hope & Pray All is well.... xox
Cheryl

Polly said...

Hey Kate! Just checking in friend!

Miss you!!

Hugs~

Polly

Revamped French Maison said...

Hi Kate I'm just dropping by to give you the Versatile Blogger Award for your amazing blog. Come by my page to pick up your award:)

Blessings,
Shanna

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