Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Simple Sweet Treasures

Today started out foggy and dreary, and I was home alone.  To keep from getting depressed, I decided some retail therapy would be great.  I put on my sweats and tennis shoes, and traveled about 45 miles to a large consignment/antique shop. It takes a good two hours to walk through this shop and briefly look at all the treasures that await you!  I came away with some "new to me" goodies and only spent $25.00.  My kind of shopping.

I found these wonderful dried hydrangeas in this lovely shade of green, so I bought them at $7.00.  I knew they would be the right height, and the perfect centerpiece for my dining room table.

 I love how well they blend with this old green runner.
I have had it for probably 7 years or more, bought when I first started consignment shopping.

I love the hint of a blush the blooms have.

I bought this metal pail a long time ago too, and noticed that it was a clearance item by the tag on the bottom.  I think I got it at Kirkland's, but it may have been Michael's.

I got this small bust, sold "as is" for $6.00.

The cashier pointed out that it was being sold
"as is" because it has lots of chips.  I didn't tell her, but that was what made me want it.  It gives it more character and makes it look older.

I couldn't help but buy this 8x10 picture.  I just love geraniums, and this was 50% off, making it $3.49.

 The frame is worth the amount I paid, and it will work in several places in my house.  Right now, it's on the bookcase in the family room.

 The glass candle holder above was a long ago Good Will purchase for $4.00.  I saw an exact match today for $14.99.  (I just smiled).  Knew I had one for a lot less!!

The last item I purchased might be my favorite.  It just caught my eye, so now it's mine!!

It's not very big, about a ft. tall from very top to the bottom.  

I think it fits in well with this vignette.

I shopped a GoodWill I had never been to, but didn't find a thing there.  It was quite messy, and crowded as well, so I didn't stay there long.  I stopped at several stores on the way home and checked out the Christmas clearance, but didn't get anything on those stops either.

Have you shopped the clearance sales?

Sharing here:

             Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life        
     Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
     Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
 Katherines Corner for Favorite Things
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest

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