Wednesday, June 22, 2011

White Wednesday " my heart skips a beat "

This White Wednesday I am show casing a treasure that Mr. Dior decided had to

come home with him. A gentleman in a nearby city was trying desperately to get

rid of a vintage hutch that had been painted white. When he told Mr. Dior that he

just needed it gone and would take less to nothing that is when hubs decided to make

an executive decision. I on the other hand was saying " what am I going to do with a

hutch? " I'm not a hutch kind of a gal " Then he said " just trust me ."

I was beyond words after I filled it with all of my

coral and glass bottles that I love

It was the perfect fit in that corner

and my mama loves looking at it everyday

especially at night when I turn the lights on inside

well I am truly in love with it


and to think I was trying to talk

hubs into not bringing it home

I love that it is not oversized

and just pretty, simple & yet elegant

what a gift this was to my heart

an unexpected little blessing

Now let's move on to my Princess Gracie

the Lupus monster has been affecting my lung function

so I am running at a snails pace with her room

but I found an old wood headboard near the Store

that someone had out to trash even though it was

a full size I knew it would work.

Off to the Goodwill and I stumbled upon a king size

comforter from the Simply Shabby Chic collection

including the shams for ten dollars.

So I upholstered the headboard and then my girl was in LOVE

with her new bed

Gracie has the sweetest smile on her face

when I tuck her in at night and we say our prayers

its too cute for words...

At another Goodwill I picked up her

pink ruffle panels for 3.99 each from

the Simply Shabby Chic collection as well

they look lovely against the custom color Oatmeal linen

I did for her walls very soft & calming

I am hoping after a few more weeks strengthing my lungs

from treatment I will be able to finish this sweet girl's room

and show you how we did it under 300.00 dollars

I'm leaving you with a quick fun project for you

girls who love succulents like I do.

a few clippings from my garden and a little moss filled

this old abalone shell I had in the shed and

I added a few peices of broken coral...

Happy White Wednesday !!!

Thank you for all of your prayers, emails, texts &

love and support

my cup runneth over...




Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Oh, Kate! What a beautiful hutch! so glad you let you husband talk you into it! :)

Gracie's room is really turning out gorgeous! What wonderful finds!

Happy WW Hugs!

Charlotte Wilson said...

So glad your hubby insisted on bring the hutch home. Actually is looks more elegant than a "hutch"...more like a china closet. :o)

Faded Charm said...

Oh, this hutch is gorgeous Kate, especially filled with all your coral, shells and glass....swoon! Also love your succulent idea. I have many planted all around:-)

Hope you're feeling better soon.


Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Beautiful Hutch Kate, Hubby does have a great eye & knew it would be Perfection.... I Love what you have down in Gracie's Bedroom, a room fit for a Princess ~ I am sure she will have the Sweetest Dreams.... You're in My Prayers Dear Lady, I sure hope you will be feeling much better soon!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

How wonderful that your husband said to trust him...and really can! Your hutch is beautiful especially arranged with all your shells and treasures. Love your daughter's room....wish my GW had Shabby Chic deals like yours!
Keeping you close in my prayers...and hoping that you will have renewed energy and feel good again soon! Take care, Laura :)

Ido said...

I will keep you in my prayers so you can get better. Love that hutch, when hubby says he is bringing something home, I say YES! no matter what it is. I love how Gracie's room is turning out!
Have a nice day!

Seawashed said...

That hutch is beyond beautiful. I can't believe the things you find down south at your Goodwills. I'm guessing people in So Ca just get rid of good stuff more often because they want new. Our Goodwill is not that great. I never find such goods there! Her room is so pretty. You are an amazing interior decorator! ox

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Kate, your hutch is gorgeous... and all of your treasures look wonderful in it! Gracie's room looks so pretty, I especially love the ruffles! Kate, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!!!
hugs~~ Daphne

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I love your blog. I dont think I've commented before, as I've just stumbled across it recently. But I love it. I like how you write, I love your photos and especially your sense of style. Girl, you are GOOD!! I will add you and your dear mother to my prayer list as well.
Take care....

Annie Louise said...

Oh Kate, so sorry to hear that the Lupus monster has set it sights on getting you down. Hugs and Prayers to you and your family that you are all doing better, getting stronger. Good Job Robert!! That hutch is stunning!! Kate, Gracie's bed is so delicious, fit for your beautiful, sweet princess. Take care,

Vintage Market Place said...

I have to say you are making the best out of a crappy feeling week.
What amazing strength you have Kate.
You keep your mind and body working, but knowing your limits.
Everything you touch turns into a smile.
The hutch is gorgeous and what an amazing place to store your items.
Gracies room is so lovely!!! What amazing things to find at amazing prices.
I can't wait to see it all posted together :)
Now, you go rest and take care of yourself, get those lungs back up and running. I will be thinking of you.

trash talk said...

Girl...don't ever doubt the man's instincts when it comes to recognizing pretty...he picked you didn't he?
I'll be praying for a deep breath for you.
P.S. I can't imagine finding Shabby Chic at GW!

It's me said...

Oh Kate what a sad news...hope you feeling better soon

Michella Marie said...

The Hutch is AMAZING!! And just the fact that your husband wanted to bring it home for you is even more amazing to me :)) So sweet!! My husband would've been running in the other direction as fast as he could, lol!!
Your Gracie's room looks so beautiful!! And to find all that at Goodwill!! SCORE!! Makes me want to head down to mine just to see what they have!!
Take care of yourself and keep your positive attitude!! My aunt had lupus and she would always tell me "I have lupus but it doesn't have me". Love that!!

Nita Stacy said...

I love the hutch but the way you have it styled is what makes it so beautiful. I love it filled with all the white coral and sparkly mirrored things. Its gorgeous. I have to say the headboard for your daughter is pretty genius. That a great find that was and then to cover it with Shabby Chic...very very nice.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Kate,
I love the hutch and the way you have decorated it very simple and elegant with the shells and sea creations.

Love your daughter's room too. You were really lucky to find the wonderful bedding because it's perfect.


the old white house said...

Hi Kate! The decorations are what transpired that hutch into a thing of beauty. All of the glass and the coral must look stunning at night with the lights on. I am loving the way Gracies room is coming along! What great treasures you have found for it!
I hope you are feeling well soon, I am sending along love and prayers... t. xoxooxox

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Kate,
Its all swoon-able!!
Love how surprised you were to see such a beautiful piece when it got home to you :)
You have created beauty with all your treasures.
Visit sooooon!!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Kate, Hubby's executive decision was the right decision as that hutch looks great. Isn't it so easy to fill something right up with our collections? !!! Gracie's room is so pretty. No wonder she is all smiles. Sending hugs and blessings and well wishes our way. All the best, Tammy

Patti -Truly Tattered said...

How very pretty Kate! So happy for you that you were able to use that treasure in your home! I can not believe the linen's you found at Goodwill! Wow! What a find and the prices were great too.
Prayers to you for a speedy recovery from this latest medical issue. So sorry that you have to deal with this.....
Come on over to my blog this week for a chance to win chalk paint! Tell your friends too!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hoping you are feeling better today Kate...your new header photo is just lovely!

I do love your hutch and how you've dressed her up. And...the little princess suite is wonderful!

blossoms vintage chic said...

Hey Kate, Hope both you and Mama are feeling better! That hubs of yours did a fabulous job shopping...and you worked your magic filling it with all your beautiful treasures. I'm in love with Miss Gracie's've done an amazing job! Can't wait for the complete reveal!
Praying for you you bunches,
P.S. Love your new header!

Ron and Jamie said...

love g's room, so cute!! miss you girlfriend. feel better. xoxoxo

Unknown said...

Ms. Kate, let me' first say that your new header is STUNNING. Whatta' beautiful couple! Then I have to say, Lil' Gracie's room is just as I imagined it would be. SOOO precious, just like the princess who occupies it : )
Have a wonderful weekend ~

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Wow...I need to find a Goodwill store like that! :) You did a marvelous job with Miss Gracie's room...and all that while not feeling your best. You are truly amazing!!! Remember that God is not afraid of that lupus monster, so don't you be either. He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly more than we could ever ask or imagine. Keep your eyes fixed on Him...I'm praying for you.
Blessings & Hugs,

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Oh...and I love that hutch too...what a find!!
Blessings & hugs again,

Ana said...

Dearest Kate,
Just wanted to pop in and see how you and your mom were doing. Please know that you are always, always, always, in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Sending you a great big hug.

Love ya mucho,

Lovin' that hutch and Gracie's room is turning out just lovely :-)

Gretchen said...

Ahhh, Kate...I'm so sorry to hear the Lupus monster is bugging you again. :( I hope you'll soon feel perky and back to your effervescent self and can than complete Gracie's room like I know you long to do.
Remember that I told you last month how you had inspired me with Ms. Gracie's accumulation of goodies you had shown in a blog post for her room? Well since that time I'll have you know, I cleaned out, primed, painted and laid a laminate/wood look floor in our spare room and turned it into an office/studio for my jewelry business. Than a few weeks later, I had the motivation to finish painting an area in our diningroom that had waited 3 years for that to happen. My dh and I then laid 500 sq. ft. of the same flooring in our living room/dining room area and our home is bringing us so much more joy.
Our Masterbedroom and bathroom are up next on the list. So thank you dear Kate for inspiring me to get going on these much needed projects.
Stop back at my blog, for the dress giveaway I have going on. :)

savvycityfarmer said...

girl, you are so cute ...
thanks for such a sweet comment about the wedding ... i'm honored you popped over

be healed, my friend


1. How sweet that your husband knew what you wanted, when you did not even know.

2. I need to start going to the Goodwill.

3. Lupus sucks . . . praying for your lungs to heal.


WhiteWhispers2u said...

Hello Sweet Lady! Well maybe Lucky Lady huh, great finds.Awesome! Looks fabulous like always~Cheers Kim xox

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Best Wishes to a speedy recovery too.Why can't they find a cure by now ugh! Take lots of vitamin C~Kim xox

Suz said...

Your hutch is beautiful. I hope you feel better. Your bed for your little one turned out adorable.

Jenni said...

Oh Kate, I am so sorry to hear you have been so ill! I am going to pray that you feel much better very soon! You have outdone yourself on Gracie's room~ it is so beautiful! The headboard turned out so well, and I love the fabric you chose for it. And how wonderful to have found that sweet bed set at the thrift store! The curtains are darling as well, and I love the paint color you chose! Your daughter must be thrilled! :)

I hope you have a good and restful night. And I meant it when I said I would pray. I am even now as I write this. :)

Blessings to you~

Unknown said...

I adore the shell with the succulents and then the pop of coral. What a wonderful summer decoration.
I'm hoping you are feeling much better each day.
Blessings to you and thank you for reminding us to look for the positive.
lynn said...

You, your Mom and your family are in my prayers every night Kate.
Mr. Dior has a good eye. Watch out, he just may open up a booth on the side of yours;) lol
That headboard is awesome!!!! Love Gracies room:) Take care and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

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