Friday, October 26, 2012

" Old Wood Vintage " and our Winner

As the fall season continues

In my heart a new season has begun...

I love that my family is

embracing the love that I have for the unwanted...

{ curbside rescues }

To my sweet surprise Mr. Dior asked my son

 to help him make this precious beauty

from the pile of old wood that

I had found in a neighborhood trash bin a few months ago

along with this old picnic table top.

This beloved bench is what he made for me...

I stood there in awe as he looked

at me like a sheepish boy asking if I liked it.

Well as the tears flowed I'm sure he realized

that I loved it...

I loved how he used the bleached wood for the top

and the other darker pieces for the legs.

How beautiful that none of it really matched

but it worked, just like us...

{ perfectly imperfect}

Surprise #2

 My mama brought me home a sweet

gift as well.  She has run the bingo at the senior

center for over twenty years.

 Where she has fellowshiped

with many of her dear friends.

 They had to retire the original old wood bingo balls that

ran through the machine since the center had opened many years

before she began volunteering there.

The caller could no longer read most of them and

new ones were ordered.

Each one having its own unique and

beautiful character.

Mama knew I would heart them forever...

As my heart was so blessed this week by your

love stories and lovely comments on our

giveaway POST. Thank you to each of you

who entered and shared on other social media.

Mr. Dior drew the lucky winner...


Pam Ballard from the blog

Please contact me Pam so we can

ship out your items to you!

This week I will be linking up

to my favorite gals in blogland...

linen cross pillow Sweet Tea and Linen

After much pestering from sweet Kristin

Salvage Dior is now on Facebook!

Much love to each of you!


Anonymous said...

Kate, how beautiful! I would adore these too! Isn't it wonderful that your sweet mom thought of you! Moms are like that! Congrats to Pam on winning your wonderful giveaway! Lovely photos! Blessings!

toves sammensurium said...

Surprises like this is so special and lovely,I have to say I feel these surpries were right on spot Kate!!!Couldn't be more perfect and I am so glad you them them so you could share the pictures with us.Lovely everything!!!
Tovehugs .)

Julie Marie said...

Oooh Kate, your bench is absolutely beautiful!... how precious that your hubby and your son made that bench for you from your found treasures... I know each cut of the wood and hammering of the nails was done with the never~ending love he has for you... you're right, it is "perfectly imperfect"... which to me is much better than just "perfect"... your boots and Autumny treasures look so pretty on it, and I love that your sweet mama rescued those old Bingo balls for you... more precious memories captured forever... with whispers from the past... do you listen for whispers from the past from your vintage finds?... I do... for I know they all want to tell their stories... thanks for sharing your gorgeous gifts... and congratulations to Pam!... how fun for her!... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

It's me said...

Much love too you you !!

Polly said...

oh the bingo balls are just, well, perfect!! i just love stuff like that! your mister is quite talented and so very much in love with you! the bench is brilliant!!



WhiteWhispers2u said...

Gotta Love a fabulous new/old bench and loved bingo balls right! How special your lil gifts are~Cheers Kim

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your hubby is quite talented. Love the bench. You have such a gift with display, Kate. Big congrats to Pam.

Kristin @ Yellow Bliss Road said...

You are so blessed to have so many people in your life who love you so dearly. Bob and Cody are so talented, I LOVE the bench as well. And your mama knows you well, so of course she wouldn't let them throw the Bingo balls away! And of course I love all of you too!!!!

Amy Kinser said...

What beautiful bingo balls. What a sweet mama for thinking of you.

The bench is amazing. What talent your boys have.

Olive said...

The bench is quite wonderful. Thankfully you rescued that wood. Your mama did a great thing like your boys and hubs.

Anne said...

Congratulations Pam!
Kate what a beautiful bench! LOVE how you styled it too!Those bingo balls are so cool! I have never seen those!

CURIOUS said...

We Love Imperfection . . . And KATE & The MR. !! Big Hugs, JOE & GLENN

must love junk said...

Kate, what a beautiful bench, and SO special, since it was made for you with love! I have those same bingo balls-I love them!!

Kadee Willow said...

What an endearing post..... I could feel the love that surrounds you and what a blessing that is!! The bench is perfection and the bingo balls are such a gift. Knowing the history makes them the best treasure!!

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Kate...such a wonderful day!
Love the precious bench...nice job to your man.
xo,Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Vintage Market Place said...

How wonderful of your mama, she knows you best!

You are really inspiring me to get off my butt and do some new rearranging of things in this house.
Your vignettes are so stinkin' cute!

Take care Kate!

Deserae said...

Wow, love your new is AMAZING! What a sweet momma you have to give your those bingo balls too :o)

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Fabulous bench. A couple of weeks ago I found a old rusty bingo tumbler with the wooden balls. I didn't buy it though but I should have.


Sue said...

I love your Mama! She is so, so cute when she comes to Country Roads to sit a spell!!

Take care.

pballard said...

Lovely post. Thanks so very much to your wonderful husband for picking me... I am soooo excited..

pballard said...

Tried to email but having problems. My email is I will try again later also..

Faded Charm said...

Love the old wood bingo balls...very unique as is your beautiful bench:-)

So glad you are FB...I just started myself so now I can follow along with you there as well!


Anonymous said...

Ciao Kate...tu e tuo marito siete bellissimi!!!!
Kisses from Tuscany!

Marie said...

Oh how lovely is that bench! Congrats on joining FB, I also just joined recently. Not much followers yet, but it's a start. I've missed you Kate. Haven't been around CR for a while and not done much blogging either. I have too much dark clouds following me around lately, sad to say. But your posts have been so inspiring as always.

Georgia Gibbons said...

I LOVE your bench!!!!

the old white house said...

Your new bench is wonderful, you are a blessed girl to have Mr. Dior not only 'get' you but want to build something fabulous for you! Love that bingo balls and that pillow is lovely as well :)
love, t.oxxoxo

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

How sweet that he used old wood to make that lovely bench for you. I can't even get my husband to seal the windows with caulking. And at this very moment I hear thunder and we've had our first little rain shower. Anymore than that and it will be running through the window frames :/ Lovely of your mom to bring those little bingo balls home to you. Will look lovely displayed in a bowl or basket. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Burlap Luxe said...

Congrats to Pam.

Kate I love the bond you have created with the link to the salvage and your marriage, and the pieces you gather from curb side have beauty once you open our eyes to it, all being perfectly imperfect.

O, Kate I spy a little galvanized number # 2 and how beautiful to include the number in on your collection, it wowed me to create it for you, the fact that the 2 shall become 1 so fitting for you and Mr. Dior.

What a beautiful job your hubby and son did on the bench, using the old made this piece a piece to love.


Katherines Corner said...

a post filled with love. Your beautiful gifts made and given with love and you generous giveaway too. congratulations to the winner. I enjoyed my visit to your sweet blog and look forward to many more visits. Hugs!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Mr. Dior did a fantastic job and I love your gift from you Mama!
My mister brought me home some beautiful curbside finds this week...2 old steamer trunks, an old aqua industrial fan and some old cutting boards ~ much better than flowers don't you think?!!

Unknown said...

Really is very beautiful!!!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh my, I don't know which I love most; the bench or the bingo balls. Both from people dear to your heart. What treasures! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.

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