Skip to main content

In Memory of My Friend John

Where do I begin? I met John when I was in the process of decorating my second home. John owned a thrift store and I was introduced to him by a close friend. I had purchased a few items from John here and there, but when I purchased my current home, I became a weekly customer. I can actually remember the first thing I bought from John's Shop, it was a  pair of Broyhill Chests. The chests were my first decorative paint project and they turned out great. I loved going to John's shop so much so, that we had given it a nickname "John Junk". But it needed to be spoken with a French accent to get the full affect. lol! And sometimes when we didn't find anything, we would sit and chat under the big Oak Tree. Over the course of several years the Shop moved twice, so we didn't get to see John as much. And eventually we lost  complete contact with him. Have you seen John? This had become the million dollar question for quite sometime. And earlier this year my questioned was answered. My friend had passed away in January of last year, and I didn't find out about it until March of this year. I was in shock and my heart was sad!  Several weeks ago I was in a mad dash to finish a decorating project. So I headed out to find that perfect piece to seal the deal. And that's when it hit me.
Through tear filled eyes I was remembering John and the friendship we had formed. And I thought to myself if John were here he'd have just what I needed.

Farewell my Friend, we Love and Miss you!

 
 here.
 
  here.
 

 
here

here



here



here

All of the pieces in the above pics were purchased from John's thrift store, and they will always be staples in my décor.

 In Memory of My friend John.

 

Comments

  1. Oh dear Lory what a precious way you have remembered your dear friend. I like to believe he knows that he is still dear to your heart.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I can truly say I miss him dearly. Have a Super Fantastic Week!

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a nice way to honor your friend Lory!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks Michelle. Have a Great week!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh Lory, what a wonderful tribute to your friend, John. You truly did find many beautiful treasures from his store and I love that you can share a touching story about them. That makes them that much more special. Blessings to you.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks Dee, that's exactly what they are to me Beautiful Treasures. Have a Great week this week!

    ReplyDelete
  7. So sorry for the loss of your friend, Lory. This was such a nice way to honor his memory.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thrifting hasn't been the same since..... Beautiful tribute. I know he would be proud. He always said you knew what to do with the things you would get from him.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thrifting hasn't been the same, those were the days! Have a great week!

      Delete
  9. What a lovely way to honor your friend!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

My Fall Table

There are only nine days left until Thanksgiving. And I am so excited because I get to share it with close friends and family. By the way, the grand baby will be here too! Yay! Ok, back to the post.   My Fall Table turned out quite lovely if I must say so myself. This year instead of using a table cloth, I used a variety of fabric samples swatches to cover the table. So, what do you think? I love all the different colors patterns and textures, and they actually play off each other nicely. And I am hoping the fabric sample table cover will be a great conversation starter as well. I will let you know how it goes. Spode  China and pumpkins from the Dollar Tree who knew? Initially the table had two fall wreaths and two lanterns. You can see it here. But I had to remove one of each to make room for the table settings. You know how I love animal print. I think every room needs a little touch of it. How about you?             

Easy Last Minute Ideas For Fall

The count down has begun! Can you believe there are only 8 days left until the turkey is carved? So, today I figured I would share some easy last minute ideas to get you through Fall/Thanksgiving Holiday. So let's get started! These diy wreaths may look quite intimidating but on the contrary they aren't at all. To get this look you will need a grapevine wreath, garland of your choice, floral wire and ribbon. Simply take the garland and place it around the wreath. Once the garland is in place attach it to the wreath using floral wire. Next, add the bow and hang the wreath. Project complete! Your family and friends will be impressed. For best results make sure that the garland is long enough to cover the entire circumference of the wreath. If the wreath above is still a bit much, why not give this wreath a try? The only things needed are a grapevine wreath and ribbon of your choice. Now make a big bow and attach it to the wreath. Voila!  I used a pipe cleaner/chenille

How I decorated my Christmas Tree/Foyer for less than $30

 I am over the super excited to bring you one of several posts revealing how I decorated my Christmas Tree/Foyer for less than $30.Yes,you heard me right. And I must say it looks quite fabulous, but before the reveal can take place, we have to go through the process. Sorry!!! So, keep reading to find out how I transformed the space for so little. Each year I try to incorporate creative ways to decorate my home on an extremely tight budget, and this year was no exception. But in order to get the ball rolling on this project, I needed some inspiration. Well, my inspiration came via a promise I made to my grand baby. I promised her that Zsa Zsa(that's me) would decorate a Christmas tree she would love. However, with that being said, I also knew the design/decor had to be whimsical and playful enough for her. But it also had to appeal to the adults in the family as well. (mainly me) So, I put my design thinking cap on and came up with a plan, that I thought would appeal to both partie