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miss congeniality

Here she is Miss Congeniality.

Just look at her beautiful lines.

But not too closely, she’s far from perfect.

You see, she came from humble beginnings.

Chipped, warped and peeling. Beaten down by the elements.

She’ll never win the pageant.

She’s far from polished and poised.

Her beauty lies within.

She’s wise enough to know that’s where true beauty lives.

Deep down in the heart and the soul.

No sash or crown. No roses or titles.

Yet loved by all.

Miss Congeniality.

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32 Comments Post a comment
  1. talk about a new lease on life!! gorgeous gorgeous project and that vase you have the tulips in – DIVINE! xo

    March 13, 2012
  2. lalawyergal@gmail.com #

    gorgeous – so gorgeous! I have a beautiful table like that – so lovely!

    March 13, 2012
  3. Lori Austin #

    Fantastic table! Tell us about the container you have the tulips in. Love the color and shape.

    March 13, 2012
  4. The table is lovely, but the tulips are the real show-stopper!

    March 13, 2012
  5. An adorable little table…looking pretty good now 🙂 Just bought tulips yesterday as well….nothing says “Spring” better than a beautiful boquet.

    March 13, 2012
  6. What a beautiful vignette! The table and the “vase” are gorgeous! Is the vase an old battery jar?

    ~Chris

    March 13, 2012
  7. lenka #

    Love , love , love it.

    March 13, 2012
  8. I had no idea veneer could be removed like this. I’ll be taking a closer look at giving this kind of damaged furniture a new life from now on. Thanks!

    Laurie
    The Northend Loft

    March 13, 2012
    • Hi Laurie…oh yes…I just use a screwdriver and a hammer to pry it up. I’ve also heard you can “steam” it off with an iron…but haven’t tried it. 🙂

      March 13, 2012
  9. Very nice! Sheila

    March 13, 2012
  10. Kim Brown #

    One of my favorite posts yet! Your delivery of this message was spot on!

    What color/colour 🙂 did you paint the table? It’s beautiful! I have never seen a jar that shape before, someone else asked you as well what kind of jar it “used to be”.

    Kim B.

    March 13, 2012
    • Hi Kim! I used Annie Sloan “Louis Blue” but cut it with “Old White” to get a very pale blue. The jar is an old battery jar! 🙂

      March 13, 2012
  11. Dobie #

    I too – love the vase. What is it? I want one.

    March 13, 2012
  12. SHE REIGNS … making your little corner a bit more bright!

    March 13, 2012
  13. So gorgeous! She’s well accessorized with the tulips too!!

    March 13, 2012
  14. She looks like she could win a beauty pageant to me 🙂

    March 13, 2012
  15. she is so pretty! i love the shape of her legs! 🙂

    March 13, 2012
  16. She is a beauty! Love the old battery jar as a vase too. I’m guessing the photos are on your newly painted porch, and they are lovely.

    March 13, 2012
  17. She’s perfect! Love the lady!

    March 14, 2012

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