Thursday, May 3, 2012

~CLEANING and SCRUBBING...Are You Kiddin' Me?~

(I've changed up a sweet old poem for fun...)

CLEANING AND SCRUBBING
CAN WAIT 'TIL TOMORROW
MY SEWING AND PAINTING
 I'VE LEARNED TO MY SORROW

WILL SIT THERE UNFINISHED
TILL MY BRUSH IS IN SWING
OR MY NEEDLE IS STITCHING
SOME SWEET LITTLE THING
 
 SO QUIET DOWN COBWEBS
DUST BE-YE-DELAYED
I'M OFF MAKING PRETTIES
SO I'VE HIRED A MAID

:)
~Rebecca Elliott Nelson/2012~
 OK...so I'm NOT a poet!
(Couldn't resist a wee bit of MUSE!)

I surely AM a deal-finder tho!  Check this out...
On Monday I went to one of our local thrift stores and found this amazing vintage lamp.  Isn't it just the neatest little thing?  I'm going to paint her up with a fresh white paint and then I have the perfect place for her.  Not telling you YET where that special place is...all in good time.
(More about this soon!)

Now...want to know what made this beauty the deal of the day 
week 
MONTH?
 Yep...you got it!  Total price $4.98 after being marked down twice.  Can't believe nobody wanted it for $14.96...and then $8.98.  Well I did...but $4.98 is very much bettahhhhh....

I'm off to CREATE with JOY!

Love to you...

22 comments:

EllenaElizabeth said...

Lovely lamp all right. Good find. That poem is a crafting version of one I know about babies and mothehood. It's lovely. Actually a friend on facebook just the other day posted all 4 stanzas of it. Thanks for sharing.

EllenaElizabeth said...

Hi Rebecca I found the poem I was telling about.

Song for a fifth child
by Ruth Hamilton

Mother, oh Mother, come shake out your cloth
empty the dustpan, poison the moth,
hang out the washing and butter the bread,
sew on a button and make up a bed.
Where is the mother whose house is so shocking?
She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking.

Oh, I’ve grown shiftless as Little Boy Blue
(lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).
Dishes are waiting and bills are past due
(pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo).
The shopping’s not done and there’s nothing for stew
and out in the yard there’s a hullabaloo
but I’m playing Kanga and this is my Roo.
Look! Aren’t her eyes the most wonderful hue?
(lullaby, rockaby, lullaby loo).

The cleaning and scrubbing will wait till tomorrow,
for children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down, cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.
I’m rocking my baby and babies don’t keep.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Love it! I also got a lamp BUT mine is already white. Take a peek at my post!
Have a Fun Friday,
Hugs,
Donna

Teresa said...

That is a great picture of you painting! I liked the poem. I can't wait to see what you do with the lamp.

Sarina said...

hahaha, I LOVE this poem!!!!!!
Have a nice day,

x,
Sarina

Susan said...

Rebecca I have a lamp just like that with the exception of the globe. I am not using it right now. Its hiding out in my stash in our storage room. I will bring it back out sometime, I change things out a lot.

Amy Jo said...

Rebecca,
You look so pretty! In your romantic world...

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Rebecca that is an absolutely beautiful picture of you :)

Theresa said...

Beautiful picture of you dear Rebecca:) I love that lamp and LOVE the price! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Nannyaboo said...

Becky--
Love the lamp, Love the poem, Love the braid, Love You. Have a Blessed day.
Hugs-- Mom

Julie Marie said...

Oh my gosh Rebecca!!! Would you believe we have TWO of those lamps in our guest bedroom??? Jack had them when I met him, over 35 years ago and I STILL love them!!! Your poem is adorable, and so are you... I LOVE that photo of you!!! You look so beautiful, like right out of a fairytale... I want your hair... too pretty!!!... xoxo Julie Marie PS I will email a pic of my lamps!!!

Melissa said...

Love that door panel on which you are painting, and your hair is cute like that.
Blessings!

Tammy said...

Wow, if not for money exchanged I'd say you stole that sucker!! What a deal. Your work is gorgeous... love the sign your doing!! Hugs. T

Nezzy said...

WoW!!! I'm astonished ya got that beautiful little lamp for that price. Heck, that's darn near robbery!!! Heeehehehe!

I do so love your remake of the poem...I think you ARE a poet!!! Great job and made me laugh too!

Have a bountiful blessed day sweetie!!! :o)

Ginger said...

OMG is what you are painting what I think it is? It is fantabulously gorgeous!!!!! Love that picture of you, so professional, it needs to be in a magazine. And that lamp is wonderful, I know how beautiful it will be. Love you Miss R.
Hugs
G

myletterstoemily said...

you are the deal finder of the century!
then you turn every deal into a treasure!!

my daughter is delivering a baby in
edmond . . . well two, very soon.

small world.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

You look so purdy there painting in your pretty braid Miss Rebecca!
Love that lamp. I'm sure it will be beautiful when you're done.

Hugs,
Debbie xo

sissie said...

Hi Rebecca!
You look so sweet and lovely in your photo. Love your lamp and I can just imagine how beautiful it will be when you add your magic brush.

hugs
Sissie

Lynn Stevens said...

SCORE!!!!! No doubt it will be even prettier when you finish her up.
hugs Lynn

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love your poem--please tell me you don't always look that pretty while you are painting:) You should see me when I am crafting--I am quite the site at times:)

Michelle said...

Oh my! Does that mean I am off the hook for a couple of weeks?!

Not sure my "cobwebs"could wait that long, but what a beautiful sight you are, Rebecca!

I am always inviting my teen daughter to come view your blog with me!

There is always so much beauty to see. I showed her your blue guest bedroom a couple of days ago, and told her that it use to be your son's. She laughed and said that he must be in shock over it now and hope's he has somewhere else to stay!

She loves all the blue and lace!

Have a blessed weekend, Rebecca!

P.S. I just got my new art site up today! I am very excited about it!

Roselle said...

Rebecca:

Sorry if you get two comments from me, I'm still trying to meander my way around blogger!

You look GORGEOUS painting there! Are you ever messy? LOL

That lamp is precious and I know you will make a beauty out of it but it's kinda cute the way it is ;)

Have a great week ahead!

xo
Roselle

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