Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Green Girl's Clubhouse

Wow!  You guys are the best.  After my last post about my new Canon Rebel I got so many great comments with lots of wonderful suggestions and tips on using this complex device.  Thanks so much and I'm hoping that as the year goes by my pictures will get better and better!

Amy (Middle) and her BFFLE (best friend for like EVER!) Katie recently started the Green Girls Club.  They are taking on global warming one small community project at a time.  I'm so proud of them as they have already made a positive impact in our neighborhood playground, painting the picnic benches and cleaning the grounds.

And here they are at the nursing home where they brought gifts to the residents that they made using recycled toilet paper and paper towel rolls.

They are such cutie-pies!

I decided to convert part of our basement space into a Clubhouse for them so they would have a fun and inspirational place to create.  It's been about six months of collecting vintage and kid-friendly stuff at yard sales, flea markets, and Etsy, and I think the GG's would agree that it's a pretty darn fantastic clubhouse.

Come on in!

The paper lanterns were a steal at Pier 1 last Summer.  I'm gonna get more this year to decorate my booth at the Barn.

 I found so many wonderful things on Etsy and kind of went a little crazy for Christmas.

The banner was made by one of my sponsors and very dear friend, Kristina of Emily Anne's Kloset.
She works with the best fabrics I've ever seen and I'm kind of addicted to banners now.

 I stole the idea of using vintage wooden crates as shelves from one of my favorite bloggers, Laura of Finding Home, who is the Queen of taking anything vintage and turning it into something fabulous.

Would you believe I got these boxes from Dollar General?  They weren't actually a dollar, but still a spankin' good deal.

Metal containers from IKEA - why oh why didn't I get more!?! They were only 79 cents!!

The french memo board was an Etsy purchase.

This sweet collage picture is from The Vintage Sisters, who sell incredible goodies at the booth across from me and Denise.  I can't tell you how many things I've bought from them since I started selling there.

The vintage thermoses were purchased on Ebay.  The one on the left is a Little Kiddles thermos and I had to have it because that's why my parents used to call me when I was a child.

This little stand is one of my favorite things in the Clubhouse.  It is actually an old telephone stand from the Fifties and it was used to hold the telephone on top and phone books on the bottom.  I found it on Craig and knew it would be perfect for this space.  I spray painted it bright yellow and it now holds Amy's photo albums and her old bible.

Off to the back left is what is left of poor Mr. Bliss' man cave...

I just had to show you this sweet little door mat that I got at the same Dollar General as the boxes.  It was $6!  Too cute and too cheap not to buy.

The pictures are still a little grainier than I would like but I'm assuming that's just because it is the basement and it's so hard to get good pictures down there.  I messed around with the ISO and other settings and these were the best of the lot.  I'm having so much fun with my new toy!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious day!

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Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

Wow! Those are some lucky girls!! I would have killed to have a clubhouse like that. Love all the vintage finds. Great job :)

Princess Kate said...

Awesome. I forsee great things from them in that terrific space. You must be very proud. Thanks for sharing.

Abramyan Avenue said...

How perfect!!!I want to be there and have that be my creativity center!!! Your daughter and her BFFLE are very caring and lucky girls!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

First - Give the young ladies a "High Five" for what they are doing. Great to see/hear of young people taking a part in community activities like that.
Wow - Love the craft/creating space. I am envious, as I am still trying to figure out where I can create a small space I don't have to store everything away when company comes.

Jemsmom said...

You are a VERY GOOD mommy!!! How wonderful that the girls are doing something good for the world! What a difference those two will make! I love it and the basement! So cute!!!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What an awesome clubhouse, Kim! I know the girls just love it! All of the accents and colors are so bright and cheery! I love it!

Melinda said...

What a great place to hang out.
I wish many sewing room looked
like that!

M :)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What cutie's they are. I know they must love their special corner of the world. It is so bright and colorful. Such lucky girls. hugs ~lynne ~