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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Remarkable Restraint


...that's exactly what I showed at the Accumulations show last week, 
when I limited myself to only three  purchases.
Sheesh, I think I deserve a medal  or somethin'
for not spending more, don't ya think?

And because so many of you have asked,
here's what I scored...

From Theresa Cano's space, I grabbed a couple
of wonderful creations from the oh-so-talented

This divine burlap pillow...


Ain't she purty?


and this whimsically wonderful altered birdcage lamp...




Theresa has started selling Brenda's creations,
and it's a true match made in Heaven.

And from the marvelous Michele Brown,
I nabbed this irresistible enamelware pitcher...




And now begins my fast from shopping, junking, thrifting...
going cold turkey, I tell ya.

And it's gonna be brutal, but it's time to be an adult and deny myself just a bit.

Painful words from an entitled only child, but I can do it...
with your support...
with your encouragement.

BWAAA, HAA HAA !!!
I just cracked myself up there for a sec!
I forgot I was talking to a wonderfully delightful group of enablers here...  ;-)

Love ya's anyway, tho!




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67 comments:

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Enabler I am!!! Those finds are amazing and I'm sure you already know the spot in your new home they are going to go.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wow such gorgeous things you bought. I love the enamel pitcher the most!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Anne,

Oh you are so lucky, I love what you got at the show. I really love the sweet pillow.
How amazing the three purchases are going to look in your home.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Unknown said...

We are all enablers but we still love each other for it. Isn't that what this is about?
Love the pillow and the bird cage and the pitcher! How in the world did you stop?

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Way to go just 3 items, good plan I should try that too.Great treasures! ~Enjoy Kim

north pal said...

i would say all those pillows are purty!!!!i won't be able to keep you on the straight and narrow as i am also an only child of eleven step brothers and sisters. i was always treated nicely and fairly,but used our money wisely. now, if i can i will purchase it with caution. unfortunely,appreciate curious, unique and lovely things. my eyes love to feast on treasures. so, you are on your own. Bestest,Denise

Amy Kinser said...

Your finds are wonderful! I'm thinkin that if you are fasting from shopping for awhile then maybe you should find someone to swap stuff with. You could do a "trade ya" party.

You know I love how you fill your home with beauty so I can't wait to see what you do with your new stuff.

Gracie and Bobbi said...

Such beautiful stuff!!

High Street Cottage said...

The pillow is beyond perfect, and I adore the birdcage, hope you'll stop by and see my tiny one. The enamel pitcher well it goes without saying one cannot have enough of those! Well done, and yes, you showed remarkable restraint.

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Love those pillows ~ I would be absolutely horrible in a step program for shopaholics. Try as I may - I could never have left with 3 things if I wanted 4 - you are a rock...my hero:)

Blondie's Journal said...

Just three things? I don't think I could have done it and I'm just looking at pictures!! But I do love all three treasures, lucky girl!

XO,
Jane

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Yes enablers we are!! I love your purchases!! It really is so hard to be good!!

xo

DustyLu said...

I totally quit cold turkey myself, recently and it is very refreshing! You showed great restraint! you will only go back with more money in your pocket and fresh ideas, i am going on one and a half month no flea markets! Lulu

Donna said...

I am a HUGE fan of vintage birdcages and your light is just fantastic! If you're going to give up shopping for a bit, I'm glad you scored that first!!... Donna

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi Anne! I LOVE all your fabulous pillows and the birdcage lamp! The pitcher is wonderful, too!
Michelle

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Now how did you get a hold of my Nana's enamel ice tea pitcher? She mixed tea and OJ for her special concoction in this very pitcher!
That pillow is so sweet!
:)

Sue said...

We all suffer from the same "disease", so probably not too many of us will be much help in this case! You did get some awesome stuff though! Can't wait to see what you buy next ;0)

Take care, Sue

clustres said...

I'm off to an enablers' anonymous meeting.

Low Tide High Style said...

You did show remarkable restraint, but oh my the things you did buy...I love them all! And if you do ever decide to go cold turkey...I won't be a good sponsor...just sayin'!

Enjoy your wonderful new finds and your weekend!

Kat :)

June said...

I couldn't do it Anne. Not unless Dale were to use his handcuffs from his duty belt and cuff me to a chair! Even then I would probably gnaw my self away until I could get to nearest show.(if I lived in Texas, that is) Since Idaho has no great shows, I will give you moral support and fast with ya!
I loved your beautiful purchases!!!
hugs

Brenda said...

Oh how I hear you. Every time I make my weekly trip into the city I bring home something I think I could have done without. And I give myself a talking to about spending when I should be saving. I love your buys especially the pitcher. I also came home with some finds today and posted about them.

Debra@CommonGround said...

Yeah, you're talkin' to the wrong group here, we're all just as sick as you, but that's a "good thing". I haven't even gone thru all my St. Louis stash. LOVE that gorgeous pillow, really purty!
love ya,
D

Missy said...

I'm sorry. I can't come to your blog anymore. My husband said if don't stop drooling on the computer it'll crash. Heehee...just kiddin!

afistfullofweeds* said...

The men in the white coats will be there any minute now!!

Jaime Haney said...

you are tooo funny. and so is everyone that posts here all the time, you all just crack me up.

just like I always tell my friend... "if we lived together, we'd never fit through the door" because all we do is eat junk together. With you and I, it would be "if we lived together, we'd be in the poor house, but it would look fabulous!" (and just so you know, you'd do the decorating and I'd be nodding my head yes yes we need that!

Tammy said...

Great scores Anne!... on the denying yourself thing...well, I should follow your lead and do it too...but I just don't won't too!LOL
and anyways..you have this little button on your blog..right here next to the comment box that clearly states...
"the time to buy antiques is when you see them"
so go out and get u some more great stuff!
you know how to pick em!
Tammy :-)

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I'm glad you have some restraint, because I have none!!! You did find some wonderful things though, and I have to say again your photos are just beautiful!!! You have such a talent... hugs~~~ Daphne

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

!**!LOL~*~YOU showed AMAZING restraint Anne!!! LOVE your 3 purchases btw!! Hugs~ Rachel!*!*!

Joanna said...

You know you've set yourself an unachievable goal, don't you? Love love love the 3 purchases, that bird cage light is wonderful!

x

Dorthe said...

Anne, so wunderfull buyes- the pillow is so w2onderfull and the birdhouse -what an idea, so beautifull decorated-----
About the trying to be an adult---oh my,it is very difficult--having my trials here, about that,......have to do it harder, -maybe it will help me thinking that you are in this difficult -DON`T BUY- thing ,too-- UUHHHH ,LOL
Happy week-end dear Anne.
Hugs,Dorthe

the old white house said...

What a great idea for the bird cage... it's so cool! The pillow is gorgeous and I'm a sucker for anything enamel. Good luck on going cold turkey, I tell myself I'm done and then my truck just seems to pull into the thrift stores on it's own! Whats a girl to do? ;o Theresa xoxo

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Anne,
Did I ever tell you how much I love you and your blog? Well, I do!

Love your purtees! Which reminds me, I think I need a shopping spree! LOL!

hugs
Sissie

Theresa said...

The pillow is my FAVORITE:) I have been staying away from the shopping just because there hasn't been much I wanted! Gotta get with it for some Christmas shopping!

Enjoy your day and your new purchases! HUGS!

Vicki said...

I'm definitely an enabler...go back and get everything that was on the table with that gorgeous enamel pitcher - you need it! lol That birdcage is something else too! What a fun piece!! Have a great weekend. It has dropped to the 60's here today for the first time. Makes me want to garage sale and junk but have projects to finish for a holiday open house next weekend! See you soon!

Unknown said...

HA! You are so funny.

savvycityfarmer said...

wait, whaaaaaaat ...
I'm feeling guilt now!
stop that ...

but ... good for you ...

Alice said...

Three items? Wow, that is incredible! You chose lovely items and I can't wait to see what you do with them.

Since I can't be a buyer, I am comitted to being the best enabler I can possibly be.

Lululiz said...

Wow, I admire your restraint and willpower! The three items you did bring home are just lovely though. The pitcher is charming, love the curves.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I would say you bought the perfect items with all that restraint!! Love the pillow, just gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend!
XO
Kristin

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Happy Friday my friend! Doesn't Brenda make the most beautiful things.

It's me said...

What a beautiful things..........happy weekend darling.....love you Ria...

Privet and Holly said...

This is why I'll
never work in a
candy shop
bakery
furniture store
pet shop
or junk place!!
Happy Friday!
xx Suzanne

One Cheap B*tch said...

Gosh what a great pillow! Restraint? What's that?! =)

Jeanine

White and Rust said...

you have to buy em when you see em!! After all you may not EVER find another one like it, wink wink! It's hard to pass things up! Great finds

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh sweet Anne......givin' up shoppin; hugh????? I, too, have decided to do just that.....TOO MUCH STUFF....TOO LITTLE SPACE!!

Hugs,

Jo

D. Jean Quarles said...

Great finds. Yes, we are enablers. Sorry.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Swoon!!

Love, love, love that pillow (and your other finds too)!!

Shelia said...

You crack me up, too, Most Funny Little One! It's hard to hold back sometimes! Now I do love what you did bring home!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Good Luck ...I haven't shopped this week ..and I'm not sure how I feel about it !!! LOL !! Well the good is I don't have to clean it or figure out where it goes ...the bad is ..I miss shopping ...LOL !!!

Love your pieces you scored !!!

Blessings ..Sara

Susan said...

Beautiful finds!!

Lili said...

I'm sure you're like me and only buy things when you really NEED them! heehee xo ~Lili

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Score!!! Loooooooove everything! You did great!
xx, shell

Polly said...

In LOVE with that pillow!!

Wildflowerhouse said...

Good luck and enable away. I am trying to not haunt the art supply store til January. Ha fat chance. Somebody help me ! What was I thinking... intervention time paleez!!! Sharon
PS great finds girl!

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

What fun that pillow is. I really like that!

Missy @ Chateau Chic Boutique said...

THREE?!?! How on earth did you manage to do that? Isn't it so hard to have self-control? Congratulations on your triumpant feat! I love all of it.
Have a super blessed weekend!
Missy

Ness Lockyer said...

You did show very good restraint there! Love your finds.
Ness xx

Unknown said...

Anne, you made me laugh! i feel that way sometimes i just stay away from the sales! i LOVE your purchases those pillows were all amazing and i think the birdcage lamp is my favorite! have a great weekend!! susan

Kendra@Creative Ambitions said...

Your so funny!! Gorgeous stuff... you went out with a bang!

Drawn to The Sea said...

Now Miss Anne... I've lived with an "entitled only child" for over 35 years & I'm here to tell you... your resolution won't last ;-)

Love the sweet, simple lines of the enamelware... it will serve you well.

Peaceful weekend to you.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love the burlap pillow, love the enamel pitcher, but what is REALLY doin' it for me today is that adorable birdcage light! How clever ~ can't wait to see it in its new home!

Happy PINK SATURDAY!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Zita said...

Those are amazing things to take home with you, Anne. I particularly LOVE that birdcage lamp - totally fabulous!

Heaven's Walk said...

LOL! Oh yeah......enabler with a capital "E" signing in here......Don't come to me for discipline. I lost mine a lonnnnng time ago.....Why do you think I have to hide all packages that come to my front door from hubby....???? lol! Serious junkster/shopper addict..... :)

Great finds, Anne! LUVVVVV that pillow, girl!

xoxo laurie

Libbie said...

I totally smiled as I just put up a post entitled WEAK :) Now that is embarrassing :) & here on my side bar I see your title REMARKABLE RESTRAINT SO I am so glad I came to see...your restraint & my weak are the same :) Too funny! Here you had me feeling all bad at first :)

But actually if you would have left that bird cage lamp there for someone else...I would have been sorely disappointed :)

Brenda Pruitt said...

Excellent choices! That birdcage light is inspired. Quite inspired.
Brenda

NicNacManiac said...

WOW....such a unique pillow design with the ribbon...gorgeous!! The birdcage lamp is another fab buy...good job!! Happy Weekend xOxO

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