This post is about 2 fabulous sisters that are wayyy fun. Everytime I visit one of their blogs I picture these 2 charachters laughing and enjoying each others company as they search through antique shops and second-hand stores. They truely seem to have a great time together.
The first sister is Donna. She lives in southern California now, but was originally born in Italy. That is her picture on the right, with the flower in her hair. She writes a blog called Donatella Style. It is about Home Decor, Recipes, and Family Living. Her recent post about garden beauty and bringing a little bit of "indoors", "outdoors", is one you should read. Here is her link.http://donatellastyle.blogspot.com/
The second sister is Lu. She is in the picture on the left with her family. Looks like it was a pretty fun dinner by looking at them. Lu's blog is called DustyLu. I love the clean fresh look of it and her great eye for photography. Her passions are Decorating, Styling, and Cooking. Her current post showing a recipe for fresh red bell peppers is nothing short of mouth watering. Give her a visit. Her is her link. http://dustyluinteriors.blogspot.com/
Donna and Lu are 2 of those special kinds of bloggers that make you feel like one of the family. They are a pleasure to be around. I love this old pic of their mother in Italy, from 1958.
Isn't she fabulous? I could not resist posting it. Makes me want to buy a plane ticket back in time, to Italy.
Make sure you visit Donna and Lu. They are the kinds of bloggers that will become your friends.
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What Is The Greentiques Solution?
The Greentiques Solution is the simple idea that by restoring, recycling, repurposing, and creating things with their own 2 hands, americans can make a positive impact on the economy and help save the planet.
What is a Greentique?
A "greentique" is simply this....Pretty much any old thing that can be recycled, restored, repurposed, fixed or made beautiful again, including furniture, picture frames, piano keys, bicycle spokes, old clothes and maybe even a dirt clod or two.
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As a young boy my parents could not afford new furniture. We spent a lot of time at auctions, garage sales and searching trash cans for what we thought might be usable after a bit of elbow grease. My first job was stripping furniture for an antique shop located in a small town in Kansas. I have had a number of adventures and occupations since then, but the most rewarding and empowering endeavors were the ones where I made something out of nothing using my own two hands, and teaching others how to do the same thing.