Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Recent Thrifty Finds

I found two wonderful items Sunday at the consignment shop.  This lamp was only $9.99.  I knew immediately that it would look good in the powder room.  

The urn in the picture is similar to the base of the lamp which looks like an urn. 

Cute, Huh?
I like the shape of the shade.

Another item I found is unusual.  I have never seen one, so at $4.99, I decided I would buy it.

It's an egg holder made from wire.  Isn't it pretty?  I placed tea lights in it instead.

It would be pretty holding eggs, but I like it with the tea lights. 

 I love the texture it brings to the tray vignette on the breakfast table.

Have you ever seen an egg holder like this?

A couple of weeks ago, I went to a community yard sale held in a large pavilion at the fair grounds.  I bought several items there and only spent $3.50.
I bought an empty picture frame that was already painted hunter green.  I used some of my home made chalk paint and lightened it up.
Here it is painted and distressed and with a little dark wax.

At first I was just going to use it as a back drop on the living room bookcases.  Then I had this idea!

I had chicken wire left from another project so I stapled some on the back of the frame, then used clothes pins to attach pictures of my family to it.

Later, I added the burlap bow.

I love having it in my office.  Total cost ( already had everything but the frame) $1.00

 A full roll of lace, (like on the cherub above) and the cherub (which also got a coat of chalk paint) were other items along with the frame that I bought for  a total of $2.50.

Then at another vendor's site, I purchased these for fifty cents each.
The necklace the pink cupid is wearing, and the earrings (new, still on the card), costume jewelry, but for fifty cents each, who cares?

On the day that I found the blue picnic basket, I also found this wooden box at an antique mall.

El Pinto is a brand of Salsa.  Isn't this a cute box?  This is in its original condition.  The yellow color was already on the wood.  I think I paid about five dollars for it.  

Here's another photo of the basket I found on the same day.

Oh, we can't forget the turquoise quail.

I think I've had good luck recently.  I have easily worked all my finds into the decor, so I'm happy. :)  All these items total about forty dollars!!

Hope you are finding some wonderful items too!

I am linking to:
 Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Transformation Thursday at ShabbyCreek Cottage 
Share Your Creations at Kristen's Creations
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove 
Frugal Friday at Shabby Nest
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

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