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She Sent Me WHAT?
Recently a few blogging friends were asked to do something a little crazy and different. What if we went to our local Goodwill or a thrift shop and picked up something random of our choice to send to the next blogger on our list? And in turn, we would receive something in the mail? It sounded fun, but it was risky! What if my person sent me something I couldn’t figure out what to do with? Eeek. Nobody’s got time for that. Well, fortunately, my sender had mercy on me and found something that just needed a little TLC. PHEW! Crisis averted.

So what was it?

It was this little lady, rescued from who knows where by Laura of Finding Home.

She Sent Me WHAT?
She was a little tired from life’s ups and downs. She lost her sparkle somewhere along the way. But after mulling around various ways to turn this lady’s life around or give her an entirely new look or color, I decided she really didn’t need to be something she wasn’t! She just wanted someone to care about her.

After a little cleaning up, putting on a new shiny white coat and the hope and excitement that comes with a new sense of purpose in life, she is looking like a brand new lady!

She Sent Me WHAT?

She has a new home and is living the high life, wearing some baubles and bringing her graceful femininity to the top of an antique cabinet that my husband uses to store books in our bedroom.

She Sent Me WHAT?

Isn’t she lovely? Her sparkle is back.

She Sent Me WHAT?

Now, you  might be wondering, what did I send to my friend next on “she sent me WHAT?” list?

Did I go easy on her or was she faced with a creative challenge? 

Go see (I can’t wait to see it myself!) … it’s time to visit Ashley of The Handmade Home to see what she did with the random thing I sent her!

Enjoy the party and be sure to follow the links on each post to see what they all got in the mail and what they did with their treasures!

She Sent Me WHAT?

Jennifer Rizzo
Funky Junk Interiors
My Sweet Savannah
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Four Generations One Roof
Home Stories A to Z
Today’s Creative Blog
Jeanne Oliver Designs
French Country Cottage
Finding Home
The Inspired Room
The Handmade Home
Eclectically Vintage
Makely School for Girls
East Coast Creative
Infarrantly Creative
At Home on the Bay
Thistlewood Farms
Serendipity Refined
At the Picket Fence
Not Just a Housewife


  1. teresa

    What a fun idea…creativity at its best.

  2. Julie

    I love that you kept her white and blue. She looks very classic and fits in with the rest of your decor beautifully.

  3. Debra @ MsMoozys Open House

    Oh what a fun idea! I will go check as soon as I am done here. She came out awesome and is very pretty! Thanks for sharing, have a great week. :-)

  4. Debbie

    Beautiful….you are so very talented…:)
    PS I’ve been looking for a pretty lady myself for months(I live in a VERY small town) any ideas for finding one online at a reasonable price…Enjoy your day…:)

  5. Valerie J.

    Very nice! I like that you kept her colors too! I really like the painting in the background too. Do you know the artist? Everything ties up nicely.

  6. Jennifer Rizzo

    She’s perfect for you house!!!!Thank you so much for being brave. :) I love the entire vignette!

  7. Laura @ Finding Home

    Love it – she looks beautiful and I love that you kept her white! Such a pretty cabinet!

  8. Courtney

    Love it- she looks so pretty!

  9. Beth@HomeStoriesAtoZ

    Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle little lady! She looks fantastic with her fresh coat of paint and gold baubles. And your bedroom cabinet is gorgeous!

  10. Heidi

    She’s the perfect model to show off gold baubles!

  11. Dawn

    I agree, I don’t like to pretend things are something they aren’t.
    I adore the art work you have above the cabinet. Will you share where you got it? Suggestions for a similar look?

  12. Louise

    I like the bust, she has renovated and adapted to 2014 very well! But I really wanted to comment on one of your ads. Which I’m not sure is kosher to do here but you will make that decision. It’s FLOR. What a fantastic range of color, pattern, style; what ease of installation–rather key for me–for these carpet tiles. I’ve registered and have e-mailed a link to my husband at work. I’m so glad to know about this product.

  13. Stacy Risenmay

    She looks like she was meant to be there! Seriously she goes perfectly with everything else. Good call on keeping her the same :)

  14. Kimberly ~ SerendipityRefined

    She’s fabulous and I love her new bling! She fits right into that vignette like she’s been there all along! Hugs, Kimberly

  15. kristin

    She is perfect just the way she is! Love it!

  16. Ginger

    What a fun idea! I love it. And I love the little lady all dolled up.

  17. Andrea

    Did you find the drawer for that cabinet? I remember long ago you were missing that drawer and now it seems to be replaced. Yay! Love that bust too, looks fabulous:)

  18. Natalie

    What a terrific idea and a gorgeous find for you Melissa.

  19. TheDivineMrsM

    Can you supply a link to the Handmade Home article that shows what you sent her? I’ve tried searching her site with no luck finding it. Thanks.

  20. Lisa Bower

    She looks like she always belonged on that cabinet! Love her jewels too.

  21. ARod

    what a fun idea she is lovely & loved now

  22. Sandra

    She looks great. I love the necklace that she’s wearing. What a fabulous and unique item to have received!

  23. Krystal

    WOW. I love the artwork in the back. Very similar to the pillow covers I am making once my fabric has arrived! Love the post. Thank you


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