Sunday, October 24, 2010

Restore FInds

Yesterday on my way to buy groceries, I stopped off at the Habitat for Humanity Restore.  I had only ever been there once and remembered it being extremely crowded with 'stuff'.  Yesterday, it was neat and orderly and they were having a bag sale.  All you could stuff in a small plastic grocery bag for $2.00. 

I first found a cloche type arrangement that was stuffed with OLD, DRY, but real flowers.  It looked really dirty, but I didn't want it the way it was.  I could see the possibilities.  You know how we are when we see any kind of domed item, instant cloche!!!

This is the wooden bottom that had glued on nasty yucky brittle flowers. I have torn them off, and have not painted the base yet.   I will paint it use it for a base for something else or a candle holder.  I have a huge candle in the shape of a snowball I can use with the wooden base once it's painted.

In my $2.00 bag, I placed a glass candle holder, and two plates. 

I like the shape of the blue plate.

You can't see them very well, but the little green plate is opaque and has little bumble bees on it.

Here's the candle holder.

Look what I made out of this combination of things.

I super-glued the candle holder to the bottom of the plate, added the dome, which fit it perfectly and viola,  cloche display stand...  whoo hoo...

Here is what I did with the little green plate.

I used a candle jar and turned it upside down over a faux acorn and leaves to make a mini cloche.

Not bad for a total of $2.00!!

What thrifty treasures have you found recently?

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