Good Morning and welcome to the Thrifted Benefit for Sheltered Animals. Thrift Benefit is a DIY blogger event to bring awareness to thrift shops that sponsor animal rescues and the rescues that care for the animals that share our journey. Take some time to Google a thrift shop in your area that does support animal shelters. Visit them and spread the word to help our cause.
What better way to help animals in need, right? You have want you have been searching for and the animals receive help, too.
Last year when I was a part of this group, I told you about our dear sweet Airedale, Lacy. She was by far the sweetest dog we ever had. Until we had Cinnamon. Cinnamon was also an Airedale.
I was not on the look out for a dog, but when I met Cinnamon, my eyes watered and I knew I loved her. Airedales have a kind disposition and are very loyal to their family. She was a sweetie. After I had met Cinnamon, her owners knew how much I loved her. She wasn’t getting the attention she needed from them. They knew our family would be delighted to own her.
They showed up at our door with Cinnamon, as a gift for our family. Again, tears came to my eyes. We were able to spend 2 1/2 years with her. Cinnamon passed away from cancer. It broke our hearts. But she is still in our hearts 10 years later.
Even though I don’t have an animal shelter sponsored Thrift Store in my area, I am still excited to be a part of this group and animal shelter awareness.
Please take some time and watch the video below to meet some of the bloggers, their pets and the coordinator of our group, Jeanette Chaney.
I love thrifting, as you know. I found a door at my local thrift store for $20.
I was not REAL sure where I wanted to put it in our home. BUT, I did know I WOULD find just the right spot for it.
After having it sit in our living room for days I finally gave it some color. This loveliness of a door is painted Antique Coral by Valaspar.
While visiting my local thrift store a few weeks ago, I found 3 rectangle baskets for a dollar a piece. Hmmm…NOW I know what I want to do for my thrifted door!
After laying them on my door, Hubby helped me by screwing each basket in place. It only took a few minutes before the door was looking how I pictured in my mind.
Now it was time to fill the baskets with bathroom necessities.
AND, magazines for Hubby’s reading time (BIG smile)
The thrifted door has now found a home in our master bathroom.
Did you happen to notice that I added some aged numbers to my new bathroom door? Any guesses as to what the address means?
It’s been a real treat to be apart of the Thrifted Benefit for Sheltered Animals. I am honored to help my community in any way I can.
Please visit ALL the other Thrifted Benefit for Sheltered Animals posts from 21 of my friends.
Enjoy your day!
OH! And the address??? It is the exact time Hubby and I were married. (How fun, huh? I love it!)
Things are getting back to normal around our house. I am doing laundry, sewing, and cooking for Hubby since I was gone for so long. Now I am back and ready to show you Birds and Birdhouses, My Collection (Maybe an Obsession)
I have always liked birds. Birds and Birdhouses in Home Decor. Wow. While I was thinking about writing this post, I realized just how many birds and birdhouses I have.
Our living room book shelves actually have several hints of birds and bird houses.
We also have a few bird feathers from beach trips in some sand. Great memories.
I LOVE my birdies. There are 21 to be exact. And I like that because we have 21 grandkiddos. Perfect, huh? I like how each bird has it’s own unique look, just like the grandkiddos.
I like birds so much, I make my own bird’s nest from book pages.
My sweet green birdie is one of the first bird purchases I made. I love the various colors on his body.
You may have seen me use my hummingbird nests before. They are sentimental to me, because they were from my mother-in-law. She passed away from cancer 5 1/2 years ago. I will be sharing her hummingbird experience later this month as I celebrate Cancer Awareness.
My large white bird was brown, but somehow it was painted white (hehehe) Doesn’t it blend well with the hummingbird nests?
Another ceramic white bird has perched on top of my favorite candlestick.
In our guest bathroom you will find a colorful pink bird to coordinate with my grandma’s hand made wall decor.
This cutie patutie has found a home right near my vintage bird cage.
I have to tell you a story about this birdcage. I have a 3 year old grand daughter that lives close by. She LOVES the birdcage and the ceramic bird. She worries that the bird is out of his cage, so she will often place inside. I LOVE that.
One day while visiting she asked, “How old is the bird cage?” I said, “About 100 years old.” Her reply was, “OH, as old as you!” Is that too funny, or what?? I have laughed about that for a long time.
The lights on my birdhouse are always lit up when we have visitors.
I have been known to make coordinating bird houses for our Christmas tree.
Lastly, my stenciled birdies reside in my laundry closet, so I can see them everyday.
So you see Birds and Birdhouses, My Collection (Maybe an Obsession) is a fun and creative way to add variety to home decor. You don’t need to have a cottage, farmhouse, or even a traditional home to add birds and birdhouses. They can work anywhere or any space.
Do YOU have birds as decor in your home?
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I am cozy back in my home. After a 2 week trip back east and to Washington D.C., it’s nice to be home. It was an informative, fun, grandbaby kissing, touristing, kind of trip and it was a blast! I have never been that far east, so I was soaking in everything I possibly could. Pictures to come soon. I am enjoying the warm weather as long as I can, her in the desert. Because all too soon, I won’t be able to enjoy the pool and wearing flip flops for too much longer.
The REAL reason I am writing this post is all about helping animal shelters. Did you know that some thrift stores in your town help fund sheltered animals? I didn’t either. I found out last year when I participated in the very first Thrift Benefit for Sheltered Animals. What a great cause, right?
This past weekend over 10+ bloggers shopped at their local thrift stores to help with the Thrift Benefit for Sheltered animals. We shopped for anything creative we could find, with a DIY project in mind. I have my loot and I am excited to show you what I found. (I did share 3 tiny items I found on Instagram) BUT, the rest will have to wait until the link party.
On October 14th each of us will share what we found and our DIY projects made from thrift finds for the 2nd Annual Thrift Benefit for Sheltered Animals. How exciting is that???
I will have more details soon, but until then, take a minute and Google Animal Shelter Thrift Shops in your town, county or city. Head on over there and help support YOUR local animal shelters by purchasing thrifted goods.
All this week I will be getting ready for the 2nd Annual Thrift Benefit for Sheltered Animals and choosing pictures from my trip to share with YOU.
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