Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Simple Project

Recently, I came upon lots of small glass items at an out-of-town Good Will.  They were priced around 55c to 77c and a couple were 99c.  It was on a Tuesday, so I got 25% off anyway. I found small glass pedestals, small glass plates, white plates, candle holders, etc.  So I got out the Elmer's Glue All because my Gorilla Glue had hardened, and created these items.

These are great on your dressing table to hold jewelry or polish.

Made from 2 identical white candle holders one turned upright, and one upside down, with a floral bowl glued on as the tray.

2 candle sticks, a plate, and a small bowl with a peacock.

2 candle holders, a white plate, and a glass dish
a Glass pedestal, a dish, a turquoise candleholde
a tall candle stick, a short pedestal dish, and a vase

I found all these at the same store and couldn't wait to get home to see what I could do.  I used every piece, and only used glue to adhere them.  They make nice places to put your jewelry, place one in your guest bath or bedroom for their use. Some place them in their yard for bird feeders.

When you are thrifting, it's fun to find these pretty pieces and see what you can make from them.  The Elmer's Glue All worked well.  Try this if you already have lots of little chipped bowls, and candlesticks.  These candlesticks can be purchased for a dollar all the time at the Dollar Tree.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Shopping for Bargains & You Know Where!!

I have recently been obsessed with shopping Good Will.  I mean worse than usual!!  Do they have a pill for that?   I'm going to show you photos of items I have gotten without spending a fortune.  Warning: picture overload.  Get you something to drink or snack on!

My favorite color in these tabbed panels. Together they were $7+.  Once I opened them I found that one was 73" and one was 84".  Not a problem.  I just cut the long one to 73". They look good along with those in the family room and dining room.
I'm going to make rod covers out of the leftover fabric, to cover the cheap rods in the sun room.
A gorgeous dove.  No chips. 

I found the hen in the chair first, then another day, the tin, so I added faux succulents to it, and they are on the hall tree.

Two matching pillows for the sofa, in perfect condition and my favorite color, aqua included!

I bought this wood box at an antique store, and used it to make a new centerpiece for the coffee table.  It holds 3 bottles with lavender, an adorable squirrel.  The squirrel was found at Good Will, and I purchased the bottles and lavender at Hobby Lobby.

I found this sweet lamp at Good Will for less than $5.00.  It has one small chip on the base, but goes well with my new lamps.

I bought a pair of these for the family room, after one of the old ones was broken.  These are from Wal Mart, and were a little expensive, but I like them, and they have night lights in the bottom.

I found a pair of these pillows for $1.21 each, before my discount.  I'm using them on the screened porch.

Look at this gorgeous galvanized pail someone painted.  It's on the screened porch holding a plant, but I might decide on another idea for using it.

Good Will mirror, trimmed in blue.

Picture of an old hat.  Love this!

I have a sweet friend who helps me in the house every other Friday.  Her mother (92) knew I collected pitchers, and sent this to me.  It's a Haviland, and matches a blue one I have.

And look what I found at GW to go with the blue one.

the matching sugar bowl.

The tiny creamer on the 
 shelf was from my friend, Pam.

I got 2 pieces of this fabric, and this one is perfect for the table I've moved into the breakfast nook.  It got moved numerous times before I settled for this!!

This sofa table was moved to this side of the room, and I'm using it like a dressing table.

At one of the stores I went
to, they had glass ware pieces for like 55c, and it was Sr. Day so I got all these for practically nothing.  I'll show you another day what I did with them.

Isn't this a cute purse?

Back side of purse.

Another cute purse.  I'm going to see if my granddaughter wants it.

Nice sturdy bin in my colors!  It's nice to corral all my meds on my counter top.

2 small  pix for the bath.

I was going to try to skip GW today, in fact I told myself I couldn't go for 5 days!  I lied!!  Went right on and got more stuff!

Here are the items I grabbed today!!
 A chicken wire basket, holds lots of fruit!

I know I have a problem!  I've really got to stop this.  Things don't cost much, but when you go like I do, it can run into  money!! And of course I bought books, 5 or 6 I think.

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Decorating the Front Porch for Memorial Day

Although Memorial Day isn't officially summer, that's when the pools in our neighborhood get busy, and yard work gets more regular.

I did a little weed eating yesterday to help my husband out, and noticed I still had the daffodils wreath on the front door.  Time for a change.

I went to the basement to look over what I had and there was a huge red, white, blue one from last year, but I didn't like it.  I dug through my stash and found some thin white ribbon with glitter. So I took the whole wreath apart and re-made it.

It's made smaller than the one from last year, and I added some roses.

Last year's can be seen here.

 I used the same tote dressed out in patriotic colors!
 This is a greeting card that I framed last year, so this time, I'm hanging it beside the entry door.

 Summer holidays always make us think of family.

My little flower garden is doing great.  I'm going tomorrow and get a bird bath for it.  Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!

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