I'm keeping it!

I have all the Easter decor put away. And I have been working diligently on reviving the old furniture that was recently purchased at garage sales. In a day or two I will be showing you what I have transformed them into! But, to give myself a break and have a little fun, I decided to keep the beautiful framed garden picture that I picked up for only $5 at a garage sale last Friday.

Remember this picture from my Diamonds In The Rough! post for week 4? I was unsure if I was going to keep this or sell it in my antique mall booth. But upon further inspection after taking it apart and cleaning the glass and repairing the small damage to the frame, I decided that I loved it enough to enjoy...at least for a while. You just can't beat the fabulous patina that old pictures get!

They have history. They have a story. Besides, gardens are one of my most favorite things!

I decided to place the picture in my laundry room of all places, but if you saw my home, you would understand that my walls are filled with 'stuff'. However, you will be pleased to know that I walked past the foyer fireplace and thought, "Hey, why not put the picture here"? So I set it up, did a little photo shoot and wanted to share with you.

I thought you might also like to see the garage sale books that I placed on the steps for a fun visual.

NOTE: You should be able to click on most of the pictures to enlarge to see further details.
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  1. Terry, where did you get your little bird on the fireplace mantel? I've been searching but not come across the store that sells them... I see them all around blogland.
    Keep the photo...it's beautiful

  2. I love the rain boots with the flowers, so cute!

  3. Very pretty, Terry, and it seems to fit the spot perfectly! I had to smile when I saw the books on your staircase. Before I got the house in "market" condition, I used to have books on my stairs like that, too.

  4. I like your picture on the mantel and puttin books on the stairs is such a cute idea.

  5. Your decorating is so fun!!!
    Pamela :)

  6. Hi Terry, I just happened upon your blog and love it! You have such a fun way of decorating. Yes, I'd keep the pic too! Found you on Wow me Wednesday.


  7. Love that vintage picture. And I don't even mind the grungy old frames as they add character! Your stairway is so cute ~ Clever idea to decorate it with the books.

    Happy White Wednesday!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  8. So pretty, Terry! Everything is so perfectly in place - the cutest details! :)


  9. everything is so pretty wish you will come to my house and redecorate :)
    I would luv for you to join our celebration party by adding your project into our linking post.

    Have a great week,

  10. I loved your bird on the mantel, as well as the birds on your banner. Thank you for such a pretty post!


  11. I love the picture!! It is gorgeous.I'm always looking for pictures like that.


  12. Pretty finds and creative decor ideas...I am still making rounds for W.W.Thank you for sharing,beautiful blog and post.

  13. The picture is perfect! I'd keep it, too ... in fact ... I need an antique mall booth, but I don't know if I could part with things! I love the way you tucked the books into the stairs ... cute idea.

  14. That spot is perfect for the painting. Looks gorgeous there!

  15. Hi Terry, I would have kept it too! It is a beautiful piece and it looks lovely in your home. Thanks for joining the Open House party.

  16. Oh I do love that little nook of yours and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that vintage picture!!!

    I wish my gardens looked like what I see in that pretty frame of yours!

  17. What a Beautiful Picture, I can see why you are Keeping it~ also Love the books on the Stairs, Great Idea....


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