June 8, 2011

Bloom Where I'm Planted

So we have been renting a condo in WI for over 6 months now, while we do a rent to own on our home in MN. We love being here in WI! This is the first time we have rented since being married. So, it's different for us. We Love our neighbors, SO very grateful for that because you never know how that could be.
I am trying to be grateful in all things, trying to be content, trying to bloom where I am planted whether renting or owning :) . It's hard to have no yard and no house to make your own, Plus we LOVE LOVE LOVE doing housework, yardwork, fixing things up, decorating, entertaining and all that jazz that makes owning a home that much more fun!

So, as I strive to BLOOM where I am planted I will say that I have one room that makes me happy in this house I am striving to make a home. With blooming where I am planted I do the best I can with what I have (Which I happen to love).

My Living Room

Rocking Chair Made by my Grandpa Nogle with $3 clearance Throw pillow from Target

This is a handmade dresser that my great, great uncle made for my Great Grandparents (Lewis & Amalia Nogle) in 1912 for their Wedding Gift! *Side note, my Great Grandpa Lewis is Humphry Bogart's cousin. That's right baby, that makes the Humphster my 5th cousin. How's that for cool!

Old Time Family Picture taken in the WI Dells. Yellow Placemat is a World Market Clearance item. Prayers book was 25 cents at a Library book sale. Blue vase & bowl are from Jeremy's adorable Grandma Chapman. Beaded plate is a Target Clearance item from about 8 years ago! I love it all!

Jeremy scored this gorgeous, old piano bench at the end of someone's driveway in Bloomington, MN. Who would throw such a beautiful piece away!? One man's junk is another man's treasure! And I do treasure this! All I did to it was sand some rough edges & distress the edges a bit. Perfect little coffee table.

 My mom had this in our living room growing up. I love this Chest!

I made the wreath hanging on the window

This doll was my Great Aunt Margaret's. I have always been intrigued by this doll.

 I cut up an old skirt that I LOVED and put it in my $5 flea market window

 The Hero Tales of the Bible book is from 1927. I got it for $1 at a Flea Market.

The little Vases/box were on Clearance at Michaels years ago! I got them all for like $5 altogether!

The picture with the flowers my mom bought for me when I moved in to my apartment in my pre-marriage days. 

The clock I got on Clearance at Target maybe 6 years ago.

The beautiful little clay pottery was made by my Addyson for This past Mother's Day. I will treasure it always :)