Friday, July 20, 2007

Friday Show and Tell

Kelli over at http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/ is hosting Friday Show and Tell. This always so much fun. Head on over and join the fun!
This week for show and tell I have one of my thrift store finds. A couple of weeks ago at the Rescue Mission thrift shop, I found this old rocker for $3.00! When I took it home both Dear husband and son turned up their noses. "just you wait and see" I told them.

I took the chair up to my husbands show and sanded, and sanded, and then sanded some more. A couple of coats of red paint and voila!! A really cute red chair for my front porch.
I made the pillow last week too. This was made from an old dish towel that my Grandmother gave me. I love the print on it and knew I had to use it somehow other than as a dishtowel.
I am going to do a double show and tell because you just have to see this tomato! I really need to do a commercial for miracle grow!!
This is going to make a delicious sandwich for my lunch! Yum! Can't hardly wait. Hmm, maybe I won't wait!!!
Hope everyone has a great week-end!

Blessings!

Linda

26 comments:

charish said...

I have a old rocker that need help you want to help it.LOL And the tomato WOW. Thank s for sharing.
Sarah

ellen b. said...

The old rocker is fabulous and the tomatoe...fry up the bacon I'm coming over for a BLT!
http://happywonderer.wordpress.com/

Kim said...

Ok now I'm green with envy. The drought and moving my garden to a different spot played havoc on my tomatoes this year. Great job! Great job on the rocker also. Thank you for sharing.

jar said...

The rocker turned out so cute and I love the pillow. Your tomato looks good. We are still waiting for our first one.

Becky said...

I love tomato sandwiches! In fact, I put tomato, onion, and cucumber on a nice piece of french bread or a wrap with hummus and feta cheese. Woo yoo! I'm commin' fer lunch!!!

Your rocker is adorable. And you rescued it from certain doom. I'll bet that really brightens up the porch - and it matches your tomato!!!

jennifer said...

I love that you have vision! The rocker is incredible and you gave it some love and now it will create many a rocking memories for you!

Tomato is huge.....waiting to see the Dagwood sandwich!

Rose Mary said...

That rocker turned out so cute! What a great $3 find! I love to shop thrift.

Barbara H. said...

What a lovely transformation! And I love the dish towel converted into a pillow. What a big juicy-looking tomato!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Kelli said...

Wow! It doesn't even look like the same chair! You did a wonderful job, I love the red and the pillow you made is so cute!!!
That is one big tomato, enjoy your yummy lunch!!
Kelli

Penless Thoughts said...

Nice job on the rocker and I love the idea of making a pillow out of the special dish towel. Turned out so nice. and the tomatoe Yum hope you have bacon, lettuce and mayonnaize with it!!!
Susan

Amanda said...

I love the colour!

Connie said...

Oh my gosh you did a wonderful job. I wouldn't know where to begin if I found an old rocker...
Such talent you have.

Have a great day.
Connie

Stephanie said...

Now I'll have to look for an old rocker like that! As if I didn't have enough projects waiting to be addressed! lol

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! Oh, and when we decided to move back South, I was deciding between the Roanoke and Asheville areas. If I'd seen Roanoke in the daytime, that might have been our final destination. As it is, we've just passed by on the way to visit DD at W&L. Beautiful country!

Pam said...

I LOVE your red rocker! I had to laugh though when I read your hubby had turned up his nose at it. I can so relate to that! My hubby just can't see the beauty in "junk" I bring home until I get ahold of it! Then his tune changes! LOL

The tomatoe actually made me want to go fix a mater and mayo sandwich! But I don't have any good tomatoes in the house right now. I don't have a garden, but enjoy stopping by the little veggie stands along side the road.

Marci said...

I want to tell you that I think the rocker and pillow are wonderful. However, you are downright MEAN showin' us that mater. I have been DYING for a mater sandwich and so far only 2 cherry tomatoes have ripened.

Karen said...

HI Linda,
What a difference sanding and paint make! The pillow is beautiful. I can taste the tomato sandwich, with mayo and lettice, right? Yummmmy
Blessings to you,
Karen
a.k.a. the bakers wife

Jenn4Him said...

Your chair is so darling. And the pillow is awesome. I was given my husband's grandmother's sewing machine last week. What would be a good beginners project?
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Lallee said...

Wow. I love your chair painted red and I adore the dishtowel pillow. What a charming picture it has!

Oh my goodness....that is a BIG tomato!!!!

Charree said...

Wow! The chair looks remarkable better. I love the color you decided to paint it. It looks very nice.

How neat to have your great grandparents wedding picture. That is a real treasure.

Cheryl said...

Very nice job on that rocking chair and pillow. Hey...my turtles would eat there way clean through that huge tomatoe lol.

Lyndy said...

What a lovely old rocker. You did a great job.

Thanks for sharing and have a blessed weekend.

Lyndy

Lana said...

The rocker looks fabulous in red! Nice tomatoe also! Wowzers

Lana G!
http://airmiles.wordpress.com/

The Feathered Nest said...

Lucky you! I'm having the worst time with my tomatoes. Not enough rain to begin with, now too much rain!

I love how your rocker turned ou! Red was a fantasic color choice and the pillow you made is too cute. I can't so sew, so I'm really impressed!

Manuela

Lori B said...

That old rocking chair was a great find. You fixed it up nicely.

Wow what a nice size tomoto. I'm enjoying the tomatoes from my garden. We are having BLT's tomorrow.

Myrna said...

That rocking chair is adorable. The dishtowel pillow is just perfect for it. YOu are talented!

I bet that tomato sandwich was was go-o-o-d!

~ Janice ~ said...

Oh I love your rocker! You did a wonderful job fixing it up and I love the red color! The pillow is a real treasure and inspires me to use some old linens for things like that, rather than having them in storage.