Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Fun Way to Beat the Winter Blues--Shopping

We have had amazing weather this winter.  And by amazing, I do NOT mean hot, dry gardening weather.  I mean two feet of snow, freezing rain, ice, cold, cold, cold weather!

Well, the best way to solve the winter blues (in my book!) is to go shopping.  Recently, I found the cutest shop and it's not far from me.

Just a Bed of Roses has so many fun things!  The first time I went there, I was paying my property taxes across the street and saw lots of galvanized goodness out front.  I went in and found a shop FULL of great stuff and the nicest people working!

I've gone back several times on my days off and have found something fun every time! 

Brenda, the shop owner, carries these FABULOUS magazines!  They are huge, have lovely photography and stories of very creative people!  I was looking for a gift for a friend for Christmas and knew she'd love this magazine.

When I was in the other day, I found this burlap pillow.  I love it on the chair my husband remade several years ago.

I cannot wait for spring so I can put some flowers in this rusty green and yellow bucket!  I love the handle too!

They were selling these lemon cypress plants before Christmas.  I had it on my dining room table for the holidays and now have it in the family room.  I soak it in a bowl of water once a week and it's good to go.

I've bought the old zinc lids for canning jars as well as these wooden spools of thread.

Everytime I stop in and see Brenda or Joni, I find something fun and have a great visit! 
What fun finds have you found lately?
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  1. Two feet? Wow! You are soooooo lucky and I do mean that, I absolutely adore winter, snow, ice, cold, etc. Most people think I'm nuts but I do. Have a great night,
    Audrey @

  2. We've had the super cold weather but not much snow, wish you could send some of that my way. Love your new purchases, especially that pillow! Have a great week Pam!

  3. Ha ha, yes I loved the magazine! The store looks great! I am laughing that you got yourself a pillow- it looks just like one that I would pick up!! And of course the lemon cypress- mine from last year finally died about summer time. I thought maybe planting it outside would save it. I was wrong!

  4. Pam, I can't believe all the treasures you have found. What a great shop, I think you have hit the jackpot!

  5. I could use some retail therapy about now! I've always wanted to read Jeanne d'Arc Living. I hear that it is the most amazing magazine! I can't find it around here, though. Your finds are fantastic! LOVE the stripes on the burlap pillow.


  6. You found some great treasures! I can't believe your hubby remade that chair...such talent! No snow here, I hope we get at least a dusting this winter. :)
    Have a great week!

  7. The weather keeps going North or south of us this year.
    Why does everything look better in a Mason jar?

  8. Sounds like a fun place to shop.

    No snow here for us but sure would love to have a little to play in.

    Hope you are doing well, Pam.

  9. Wonderfully crisp and always interesting!

  10. All of your finds are wonderful. I Love to go thrifting...My husband and I actually have a Pickin' blog so when we go I get to document our finds as well. Came to you from a linky party and am now following!

  11. Awesome work. I love to find such nice products. Great creations!!

  12. Oh wow, tons of snow. So glad I live in warmer weather when I see all of that. Sounds like such a fun place to shop. Love your new treasures. Hugs, Marty

  13. What fun finds! And look at your snow... wow!

  14. What warm and welcoming additions to your home. I am still nesting and adding a few indoor items but I can't wait to get outside and start decorating my patio and deck for spring. It's still snowing so I think that will be awhile off.

  15. That's nice and creative example to keep busy and relieve boredom during gloomy winter season.

  16. Fabulous and lots of renovating ideas, thanks for sharing.
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