Thursday, May 13, 2021

Thrift Shop Treasures & A Bit of Decorating


This beautiful mosaic vase caught my eye while out thrifting last week.  As I stood there trying to decide whether I might "need" it, I saw the original price sticker from Pier 1... $49.99.  It was at that moment that I grabbed a shopping cart.  Surely there was somewhere I could use it.  Incidentally, the lantern next to it in the photo came from the same thrift store several years ago.


I guess it was a good thing I grabbed the cart because soon these wooden candle sticks were added.  I know these can be pricey.  To find a set of three was definitely a good find in my humble opinion.
Once home, I went from room to room assessing where I might best use these newfound treasures.



I liked the way the colors worked with the comforter and picture in the guest room.  So, I shopped the house for a few more things and gave the dresser a little refresh.  



While shopping the house I also rounded up a few items for this new shelf.  It didn't come from the thrift shop (I wish), but it fills a wall that I've been trying to fill ever since I moved here.  The wall is between the kitchen and a little hallway leading to the powder room.  I've been looking for something other than another picture.  When I saw this shelf, I thought it might be just the thing.  I added a battery operated candle to give it a bit of ambience for those headed to the powder room in the evening hours ;).  I think it will be fun to change up for the seasons and holidays too.



Destination:  Powder Room
I guess this explains why I wanted something other than a picture on this wall.

These little projects have come at a good time.  It's been unusually cold here for this time of year.  In fact, the furnace is still running.  Usually by now we've had the A/C on for a month or so.  Yesterday it never made it out of the low 50s and rained all day.  A good day to stay in my slipper socks and sweater.  



Also a good day to finish my puzzle.


What have you been up to lately?






13 comments:

  1. Those little decorating touches add so much to a home. You have a knack for it.
    Like your puzzle!! Doing all the same things around here - walking, knitting, reading, cleaning, baking, just enjoying life. :)

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  2. Very nice finds. Good things come to those who wait. I didn't realize the cool snap went so far south. I am enjoying it because the flowering season is lasting a good long time.

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  3. I like all your 'new' items and how you arranged them. The picture with the blue bird amid blossoms is especially lovely ( although I don't think that was one of your recent finds). The round shelf for knick knacks is perfect for changing with the seasons and looks good in that spot.

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  4. I love that beautiful vase and the picture of the bird on the dogwood blooms is a nice focal piece. Everything you've done works well with that. I haven't been to the thrift stores....YET! But I may go this next week. I'm 'itching' to go now! lol We've been hiking on all the nice days. Hugs!

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  5. Hi Kim, what beautiful treasures you found while thrifting! That vase is beautiful and I adore that trio of candlesticks. You got really lucky with those. They are definitely pricey in the regular stores. I am also loving your circular shelf. It's perfect where you have it.

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  6. Your decorating touches are very attractive! It's fun to look for things and then arrange them to your taste. You found some great thrift store items.

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  7. Kim, I love the thrift finds! They look great!

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  8. Hard to believe you found those pieces at a thrift shop. You have them arranged so pretty. Makes me want to get out and visit the shops again. Need to call my daughters and plan a day in Wake Forest.

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  9. Seems you hit the jackpot at your thrift store & you did a terrific job arranging. I also L❤️VE the round shelf unit. Me, being an avid bird watcher/photographer, I adore that puzzle...did you order it online?

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    1. Thank you. The puzzle was a gift from my son. He did mention that he found it at Walmart. The brand name is Master Pieces.

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  10. I love all your finds and you puzzle looks great!

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