Sunday, March 20, 2011

Grey Day

It is a grey day here today. In two ways, the first being the low clouds and lack of sun...
The second being my new pride and joy:
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This huge old grey trunk came home with me last week and it was one of those things that have me feeling like digging through grungy old thrift stores year after year is worth the trouble, even if this is the only thing I ever found. It is the perfect shade of grey, with the perfect amount of wear and tear. I love that it even has wheels (which made moving it by myself much more pleasant!).
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Another find was this adorable little queen Wren and I found at Michael's for $1.99 while picking up some supplies for upcoming spring decor crafts.
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I should have picked up a handful more for good mother's day gifts!
I hope your day is sunny and bright, but if it's grey here's to hoping it's in a good way,

25 comments:

paisley penguin said...

Love your gray trunk! I have one very similar that my parents had.

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

Oh, that painted trunk is perfect! I've always wanted a really old trunk...no idea what I would do with it though.

Lauren said...

I love your trunk! I just found an old trunk and painted it similar to this one.

Danielle said...

I love the trunk!

The enchanted home said...

Love the painted trunk, its nostaligic in a the most chic way possible...and what a neat piece to use the way you are...fabulous looking!

Douglas said...

I LOVE it! I used to have an old trunk....but it smelled SO bad from the years of mildew and ...well, just musty. Horribly musty. But from my screen, I don't smell a thing! Marissa

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

What fun! Super cute birdie, indeed, and I have a thing for old trunks, too...very nice one you have there!
Sorry it's not more sunny there, but sometimes grey days are cool, too. :)

Oh, PS- I have a random question about the last post, but didn't want to put it there and have more 'entries' than allowed...Anyway, is there an actual Silhouette HD, or is there just an SD? I didn't see an HD mentioned on their site, or offered in stores that sell their stuff, and the photos of your own box says HD on it. At first I figured the HD must be their newest version and SD was an old model, so was just wondering if you could clear that up, since I'm looking into buying one (incase I don't win), and I'd want to get the newest up to date model. Thanks for your time & help, Holly! Happy Grey Day!

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks so much ladies!!

Krystal, I think I wasn't paying very close attention when I typed the post title, because I believe there is only the SD (which is the same model I have). Can't wait to hear what you have planned besides the invites. SORRY for any confusion and good luck!!!

Holly

Kacey said...

Ooh, what a fabulous find!

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Thanks, Holly! And I understand, because apparently I did the exact same thing, and meant to type that your box read sd, not hd, even though I typed an H there too. Anyway, thanks again, that helped :)

Cozy Little House said...

I am sooo envious! I've wanted one of those trunks for the longest time. And I love the little birds. I shall have to look for them. I got some good shots of the bluebirds outside today.
Brenda

Fishtail Cottage said...

I'm smitten over that 'ol painted trunk! What a treasure!!! & that little crowned bird is such a great addition to your room.....love it. xoxo

Mimi said...

I love your trunk. It looks great as a coffee table. Mimi xx

Passionate for White said...

That trunk is a beauty!

simpledaisy said...

Wow....that is an amazing trunk! I would love to find one just like it:)

...love Maegan said...

wow, what a truly amazing find!! And you didn't have to paint it? ...the wheels seriously make it 100% fabulous. I've used one as a coffee table before and it was impossible to move and became totally non-functional. This is fantastic!

a lovely mess. said...

I need to find a trunk asap and do the same thing! I still don't think I've seen you do something that I don't absolutly love.

www.hannahfancher.com

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

The trunk is just stunning!!!
XO
Kristin

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

The trunk is just stunning!!!
XO
Kristin

Marina said...

Hi Holley, that is a gorgeous trunk. As usual. I'm a longtime follower, and just linked to your page from my blog here:
http://www.yummymummykitchen.com/2011/03/kids-table-and-chairs-re-do.html

Also, is the Juicy coat still available? Love it.

Marina @ http://www.yummymummykitchen.com

Jenn said...

Hi Holly! I just ran to Michael's on my lunch to pick up the little Queen Bird!!! They had two different sizes. I opted for the larger one which is the one I believe you have, and they were only $1.49!!! The smaller version was only $1.29! I was trying to think of a reason to buy more but I ended up with just the one because I think it makes more of a statement. At first I thought the crown was a candle stick holder but I don't think a taper would stand up straight. Thanks for sharing the great find and great bargain!!!

Holly and Sean said...

Great find Jenn!

Marina, it is! email me if you want more info~

1 Funky Woman said...

OMGosh that trunk was meant to be yours. It looks fabulous in your room! I love your style and that queen bird I have to get me one of those, how cute!

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

I just wanted to tell you that I absolutely love reading your blog. The content and the gorgeous photos are just fabulous. Thanks so much for the constant inspiration. :)

Jenn said...

so i have almost the exact same trunk...it is almost creepy! it needs a little work done but they're so similar! did you have to do any work to it? i'm blogging about my trunk tomorrow in hopes of getting some tips...would you mind if i posted a picture of yours to compare? i'll credit the photo of course. :) so glad i ran across your blog on pinterest...i love it!

 
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