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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

If the Truth were Told


I’d say it’s my birthday!  PrincessDSCN3262

I know for a FACT that I am very blessed with many great friends and a truly

Loving Family!  Such a warm feeling.  Who needs gifts?




Well, Mr. Brown Socks said the little desk below is a gift.  He actually said it was my Valentine’s Day gift. 

Yesterday I found myself at the last day of an estate know the day.. people are scurrying in and out picking up furniture and other treasures they bid on the first day.  It’s also the day that prices are slashed in half.  With a little sweet talking I got them to come down a little less than half by taking a chance it would still be there the end of the third day.  It was!  The wood is fruitwood with a cherry veneer.  I love a good bargain, don’t  you?


I’m extra excited about this desk you see because it will be the start of some much needed changes.  You may not know this about me, but I “think” things to death through.  We now have our computer in a small office which also serves as a room for a single guest.    Our computer sits on top of the ugliest sturdiest desk you have ever laid eyes on.   It’s an old, blonde school desk.  Let’s just leave it at that!


When we built our house we had one grandson and now we have three.  We really could use a double bed in this room ……So…….



We will be doing some flip flopping.  Our ugly sturdy computer desk will more than likely be moved to the downstairs guest room where we will purchase a queen size mattress.  With a new son in law who is 6’4” we decided the pretty antique double bed with the sweet little footboard would not be appreciated by Dan when he and Jamie come for a visit.

I can just see the poor man with his feet dangling over trying to get comfortable.

We are moving this antique bedroom set upstairs to what was the office/single bed Room.


As you can see I was still “thinking” about draperies for this room as well as a new spread.


I’m really excited about making these changes and getting two rooms fixed up.


My new little desk will be the beginning of some fun and positive changes in our home.


I' am picking the desk up this afternoon and hope to start making changes soon.  You know you will be the first to see the changes that will occur!


Today I’m joining in on the fun with:

Sarah at A Beach Cottage. She’s hosting Good Life Wednesdays.

I hope you’ll join me over there to see what other bloggers have to share!

Until next time ~~~~ Be happy!


April said...

Happy Happy Birthday...hope it's the best! Love your desk...can't wait to see what you do with it!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh How WONDERFUL!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I love your desk, it is gorgeous. Can't wait to see all the changes. Hugs, Marty

Love the Decor! said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you!! Have fun with your redecorating!!

Blondie's Journal said...

A Big Happy Birthday to you! I'm happy you got such a wonderful gift. I love your ideas for changing things up...both rooms are really nice. We have two guest rooms at the lake that are going to get major work. It is fun to pick out things for someone else in mind!

Hope you are having a great week! :-)


Cathy said...

Happy Birthday! Oh my, what a find! I love the desk.

Debbiedoos said...

Happy Birthday Donna!!~ XO

Paula@SweetPea said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Donna!

I love your new desk and look forward to seeing the changes you make in your bedrooms.

Miss Char said...

Donna, I'm pea green over that desk! I've been looking since I retired for a desk to use here at home. Yours is perfect and I can't wait to see the room when it's finished.

Happy Birthday again my friend. said...

Happy Birthday to you! What a lovely gift. I looked forever for my desk and I just love it. So glad you found yours. Love the pulls on it.

Unknown said...

Love the desk, and really love that you got a deal on it! Can't wait to see the pics and posts from all of your upcoming changes.

stitching under oaks said...

Happy Birthday! What a wondeful desk! I love changes and makeovers with're going to have such fun.

Amy Chalmers said...

Hi Donna,
Happy birthday to you too my dear.Sounds like you got yourself a nice gift there in the desk. It looks very nice! I bet you can't wait to decorate around it.

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Valentine's to you just a bit late. Love the desk. What a great find for your special day. ~ Sarah

lvroftiques said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DONNA!!! Oh that little desk has great bones!! Very Louis XVI. I love that bed in your guestroom!! I love when beds sit high like that! Anyhoo looking forward to seeing what you do with that desk *winks* Great score! Vanna

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Hi Donna! Thanks for your words of encouragement during this hectic week for me! : ) What fun this will be and I can't wait to see your changes. I'm hoping I can get a few blog posts out of this week's appointments!

Domestic Designer said...

Happy Birthday! I love the desk! Have a great weekend.

Jane said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! I'm sorry I'm a few days late!
Your new desk is beautiful. A great gift!!

Kimberly said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
love your new desk!