Saturday, March 3, 2012

Shop the House for Free

Today I'm sharing my mantel decorated for Spring, as well as several other areas that I've changed.  All these changes were possible without spending a penny, which I love, love, love!

This is what I had on the mantel for about the last 2 months.  I like this, but wanted to lighten it up for Spring.

I removed the candle sticks and platter from the mantel to the dining room, here.

I had the pitcher already, I believe from Good Will, so I moved it to the cabinet. OK, the candlesticks, etc., have a new spot, but what can I use on the mantel?

 I originally matted this print with a green mat.  Here, I have just flipped the green mat over and now have a white mat for the print.  (BTW, the print was free).  The frame and mat (with another print), were a gift a number of years ago.

 Here is the same print and mat, turned to the green side.

I also shopped the basement and found quite a number of items I will show you in the next few posts.  I do want to share this one today though.  I'm not sure where this came from, maybe the hubs had it before we married.  :)

Does anyone know what these pans are called, and what their original use was?

I'm using mine for a tray in my breakfast nook centerpiece.

I hope you've enjoyed shopping the house with me.  Give it a try.  It's lots of fun!!

I'm joining in these fabulous parties,

Saturday Nite Special,
Met Monday, 
Table Top Tuesday. 
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
P.S.  I did some research on the pan, and this is what I found out.  It is  a
Circa 1950s Ovenex Baking Pans Starburst Design

So.....this pan is probably as old as I am.  :) (And that's pretty old!)

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