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Monday, April 27, 2015

Paris and Blossoms...................

Good morning everyone !

Most of our trips to Paris took place in September and February ( any time in Paris is a good time - and September is still wonderfully warm there ) and were always business trips with a few days thrown in for us as a mini vacation.

There was one year however when a girlfriend and I went in April - it was a spur of the minute decision one evening while talking on the phone -
One minute she was saying how much she'd love to go and the next minute we were booking a trip
( this was back in the day when business was good - very good in fact - no such spur of the moment trips to Europe would be happening now - there'd be a lot of saving involved now )
It was the only time I went to that beautiful city solely for pleasure and as it happened I spent my birthday in that beautiful city AND I NEVER TOOK ONE PHOTOGRAPH !!!!!!!!!!

Pinterest take me away....................

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Some birthdays last a life time



PARIS & BLOSSOMS - A MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN - WOULDN'T YOU SAY?

No blossoms yet here in Montreal - hope there's plenty wherever you are!

Have a wonderful day
Much love,
Me

HOW TO FURNISH YOUR HOME FOR FREE !

IT CAN BE DONE !

When I first moved on my own back in the 70's I went into debt to furnish my apartment - with all the latest styles that were out there - but if I were starting out on my own today I'd go about it in a completely different way.  ( and going into debt is NEVER a good idea )

Craigs List
or
Kijiji ( or Ebay in the States )

Both have free sections available on their listings.................now you'd have to be online constantly to be lucky enough to grab them as they come up but that would be a small price to pay, right?  Especially when that's the only price you have to pay.  ( and of course you need to be able to pick up the items so hopefully you know someone with a van )

You just have to be diligent..............have patience and be willing to do a little work on  your free " things "

Here's an example of free items I've seen listed on both sites over the span of 2 weeks.....................sorry any Montrealers reading this- I didn't bother with links because there's no way they'd still be available at this point but every single item was found in the FREE section !



I couldn't find a dining room table but I did find piece to fill a living room beautifully !
I really like this sofa and how worn it is..................



But if that look's not for you - there's this one


This chair has great bones - reupholstered !


Or you could simple paint the fabric like I did here - you can see the process HERE


A coffee table -



and if you have the room why not add a piano?
YES you can paint piano's !




This mirror  turned upright would be a great project to frame with some molding from Home Depot as a floor mirror !


A dresser could easily be made over as well as a media stand


You could easily create a beautiful wall statement with these shutters (  painted and distressed these would make a beautiful headboard but this post is about a living room lol )


Or grab a few french doors to create a room divider


You can even find decor items


Check out your local Craigs List - Ebay ( or in Canada - Kijiji ) and even Free Cycle............( and you can't just do it one day and then say they never have any good items on yours )  try it over the course of a couple of weeks or even a month or two and I bet you'll find some amazing items !

Next week I'll show pieces for a bedroom :)

Have a wonderful day everyone !
Hugs,
Me


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