Living Room by Laura Ashley
Hello Dear Ones,
Today I would like to share a few things at home. Above, is a bouquet, complete with a vase, which I purchased at Goodwill very, very inexpensively. (Approximately $2.50) At our local store, if you donate something you get a 20% off coupon, which helps a lot for those who are trying to be careful with their income. I keep a bag by the door, or sometimes in the car, which I fill with anything I cannot use anymore or have outgrown (to my disappointment I still outgrow things ;-). Using a small tube of white craft paint, I changed the drab vase to light and bright.
I would also like to share my Dollar Tree decor. Everything on the tree is from the dollar store, and here are some of the items. Keep in mind that these things come in multiples and packages of 3 and 4 items or more, so it is really a very good bargain. The silver deer comes in a pack of four, and the balls below were packages of two.
I had help this year with the tree and I thought they did a good job.
I have prepared a table with some refreshments just in case someone comes to visit.
This plastic removeable wall-decor sticker also is available for a dollar and I hope they stock more Bible verses there. Reading them is such a good reminder and a heart-lifter, especially if you are familiar with the lesson behind the saying.
Thank you for visiting today.
I have an interesting question for you to consider, and would be thankful for anyone who offers any suggestions in the comments. I am planning on getting my home ready for a church open-house. If you were touring a preacher's home, what would you like to see or feel? What things would be important to leave out, and what do you think should be included?
For those whose local Walmart no longer carries fabric, you will be happy to know that it is available online at Walmart.com. A lot of it is marked "in-store-only" but there is quite a lot available online. Just go to the site and type "fabric" in the search and you will see all the familiar favorites.
Words to think about: "And that ye study to be quiet, and to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing." 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12