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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Needing a Bit of Something

The other day I decided I needed some new rugs around the house so off I went to spend a little money. I also wanted some new plates, not expensive china but some melamine lightweight in some new colors. I'm getting tired of eating off china everyday. Can you imagine that? Well, I was. So, I hit Target and looked what I picked up for the laundry room! Fuchsia or magenta cotton rug. Drool.

While I was really looking for some polka dot plates (Yep, I broke my #1 rule of buying something when I saw it, being glad I'd have it instead of sad because I didn't grab it while it was there). Anyway, I found these darling pink and white plates and this bright red one. They're almost square scallop-y but look round because of the center white being round. Remember now, these are lightweight melamine. Darling!

Also recently, I told Love Bunny that I was tired of washing plastic forks and spoons. They're plastic, for pete's sake, throw them out! I told him to just buy a large box of them next time we were at WM and then throw them out when he's eating lunch on the days he teaches. He's always liked taking lunch more than buying it at a restaurant. Bite your tongue!!! Me? I'd prefer to buy it out.

So, as we're going through the little plastic tumbler that holds his stash of plastic forks and spoons, I came across this purple one and just couldn't throw it out. I mean, how many times do you come across a purple plastic spoon?

I then thought I needed to spruce up the little clay pot in the laundry room so I painted it pink, decoupaged it and put lace around the top. Whooooole different look.

Yep, much better, especially with the lace on the shelf also. That lace is just a left over from a cut-up curtain. So never, ever throw any lace away. There is always a use for it somewhere in the house.


  1. Love the sweet pink finds! That rug could make anybody enjoy doing laundry...the pretty plant pot too!

  2. Throw lace away? Heaven forbid! :) Love how you drapped it over the shelf.

    I bought new throw rugs the other day. The Dollar General/Family Dollar always have cute inexspensive ones. Your flower pot looks very happy now! ♥

  3. You are having my kind of fun girl! Love the plates...the pink one is awesome ....and the rug! Fabulous. We all need a home pick me up sometime or another.
    The Target adds on TV with all the color this Spring has me wanting to check it out. Keep enjoying your beautiful home.

  4. I love the rug...:) My pinkalious girly!

  5. morning connie,
    I really like your dishes you found...I love Target cause they usually have more items in red..I loves me some red. The decoupaged roses are so pretty...wherever do you find roses like that...
    well, I am back at the fence today, need to get hubby to move that tub for me. Then decide how to decorate out there.
    Have a wonderful spring day..
    hugsies, glenda

  6. love what you did with the pot....and don't you LOVE Target!? Your pink is great!

  7. Love the springtime plates -- I found a set at Ross yesterday. Our inlaws are coming tomorrow and I wanted something special for the table. Also love your blog and am happy to have found it! Looking forward to more visits!

  8. Love the pink plates that you found.
    Love what you did with the flower pot.What a great idea.
    I have purple plastic forks and no I don't allow them to be thrown away.
    My hubby thinks I am a

  9. What pretty plates Connie, they are such a happy colour!
    Go back to my blog....I've put a photo of the masterchef food on!

  10. Love your new plates. So fun and springy. Good for carrying a plate out to the porch and watching the neighbors walk by as you and LB nibble a nice fresh salad, or whatever.
    I'm having a couple cool giveaway on my blog you might want to drop on over and check them out.


  11. I am looking for some new rugs. They aren't so easy to find the right size and color...Your new one is very pretty, as are those darling plates!

  12. Love your new rug and your flower pot foufing!! The pink/white scalloped plate is really up my alley!!!!

    Love you,
    Angelic Accents

  13. You brighten every morn, Connie ... I love your humor. Love everything you bought ... the flower pot is darling.

    Have a lovely weekend.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  14. I have been decoupaging everything that comes in sight. Flower pots, placemats, gourds, you name it. My daughter says I just like to say the word. I like the doing. Your laundry room looks like a happy place to be. No I never throw old lace curtains away. I pick them up at consignment shops all the time. Hot a few more pots to decoupage. LOL

  15. Your little purchases and pot remake are tooooo cute! Love them....especially the pinkie plate.

    Ok, I'm laughing at the plastic silverware thing......BECAUSE.........I save plastic iced Starbucks cups. Seriously Spencer??? Are you kidding? It drives the Hubbs NUTS. I don't know why I don't just pitch them. They're very inexpensive to buy....but that means a stop at the store that carries such items.......He would LOVE to see the garbage can full of those things. I have an espresso maker and I swear the drinks taste better in the REAL cups. :-)


  16. Hi, Connie,
    I love Target, don't you? I can always find something I dearly love. Love your rug and dishes from there. Your decoupaged pot is cute as can be. Have a beautiful weekend, sweet friend! Vicki

  17. Nothing like a Pink pick me up!
    Have a lovely weekend Connie!
    Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies!

  18. You always make everything look so pretty, Connie. I love the flower pot. I need to do that. It's really so simple, yet it looks beautiful. Love the fuscia rug!!

  19. Hi Connie, Happy Pink Saturday. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Love you pink post this week. Your rug and dishes are adorable! I like plastic dishes too, we have a set for every season. They are so nice to use on the porch because they are lightweight, we eat on the porch all summer.
    Your shelves are adorable, love your flower pots and lace. Your denim aprons on previous post are adorable! How creative of you!
    Love ya, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  20. That darling pink rug really caught my eye. Love it. Love the up-do on your plant pot, too.
    I once had a laundry rug that said "One Load at a Time" on it. It was cute (got it from Lillian Vernon). DH didn't appreciate it when I put the rug in his bathroom?


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