Monday, February 25, 2013

Decorating With My Thrifty Finds!

Hi everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous Monday! I wanted to share a little vignette I put together on a side table in my living room last night. I am new to the art of creating vignettes (not that I didn't decorate before, I just didn't put as much thought into it). Those of you who follow me know I love to go thrifting! I put several thrifty finds together to create this vignette. Let me share....

Here is everything put together...:)


 started with a stack of books. They are all coffee table type books. I have had all of them for years. I am a book lover! I added the tall white vase full of white, silk hydrangeas & other flowers to the top. It was a recent thrifty find....it cost a whopping $2.40! You can see it and the other treasures from that trip here. I also added the short blue vase for the color and shape. Last, I added a pretty little crystal clock. Both the blue vase and clock were thrifted over the weekend and cost $1 each. It was one of my best trips ever and you can read more about it here and see all the treasures I found! I also added a pretty crystal frame I already had with a picture of my beautiful daughter, Miranda when she graduated from Florida State University last August. The last thing you see is one of the crystal and silver vintage coasters that I thrifted about 3 years ago. 
 

Here's a close-up of the clock.....it is so pretty!


Here are the book titles. 


You can see the flowers in this one...:)


Here's Miranda tossing her cap into the air! I love the expression on her face in this picture! That was a wonderful weekend. I am so very proud of her!


You can see the pretty beads on the lamp shade here. 
They are actually garnet and gold....Florida State Seminole colors!


You can see part of my gallery wall in this last photo. It is home to a few thrifty finds as well. 


I have decided I LOVE decorating my home on a budget. I am always looking for items that I have seen on many of your blogs. It is so much fun treasure hunting! I hope you enjoyed my humble, little side table vignette. Thanks for visiting and do come back! I am getting excited about reaching 25 followers so I can follow through with a giveaway! So, if you want a shot....follow me! You will have a 1 in 25 shot at winning!

I am linking up with:
 Marty for Tabletop Tuesday 
Kathe for You're Gonna Love It!
Kathy for A Return to Loveliness




 Until next time.....

11 comments:

  1. I came over from Kathe with an E. I love to thrift and love to do vignettes. Great job on combining the different elements in such a decorative way. I am your newest follower. Come over and have a peek at my recent vintage finds!

    http://distresseddonnadownhome.blogspot.com/2013/02/its-vintage-variety-show.htm

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    1. Thanks for visiting and for following Donna! I am off to check your blog out as well...:) Do stop by again!

      Blessings, Vicky

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  2. Great job! Your books with the vase and clock look great! I think I have that same clock in my bathroom! Visiting from Tabletop Tuesday.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Liz! I appreciate them so much...:)I just love the shape of the little clock and you just can't beat $1! Please do visit again...I'm off to visit you now!

      Blessings, Vicky

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  3. Such a great vignette. I love using thrifty finds and you found some real treasures. Love the crystal clock and picture frame with the cache pot of flowers. Very pretty. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you Marty! I so enjoy your party!

      Blessings,
      Vicky

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  5. Hi, just popped over from Kathy with an E. I love thrifty finds and in this day and age they are more practical!! The crystal clock is my favourite and sits perfectly next to the flowers. From you newest follower. Chelx

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  6. Thanks so much for stopping by! I too, love the little clock and think it works perfectly in this setting! I am so excited to have another follower and am anxiously waiting to reach 25 so I can have a fun giveaway! Do stop by again...:)

    Vicky

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  7. Isn't fun to finally get to play with our finds?? This looks really lovely - so many fun treasures, very nice!!

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    1. It sure is...:) For a long time I didn't do much decorating around the house (when the kids were growing up and busy!) but I love it now! Thanks for dropping by....it was good to hear from you!

      Vicky

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