Monday, November 18, 2013
A Few Treasures & a Makeover!
Wow....I can hardly believe I have time to blog on a Monday night! I have had a productive afternoon and evening since my boss told us to go home early today after the kiddos left. I definitely took her up on that offer and came home to get my package for the ornament exchange finished so I can mail it tomorrow. I have to stay late at school tomorrow night for a parent night we are hosting. I am on the parent involvement committee so I have to stay. I am super excited that next week is Thanksgiving and we have the whole week off from school. Nine glorious days in a row....bliss!
Well, back to today's topic! Last week I had the opportunity to run into the Hospice Attic thrift and was thrilled to see a sign on the door stating everything in the store was 50% off! They were trying to move inventory to make room for new things. I managed to find a few items. Are you surprised
First up is this brass candle stick. I love the brass and think it will look nice in a fall vignette. It would also be pretty spray painted. Not sure yet what I will do with it, but for $1.25 it came home with me.
This burlap is a lighter color than the burlap I already have and it was only $1.25.
Couldn't pass up a deal like that.
This frame was to pretty to pass up. It is scratched up a little, but will look good as new painted. It was just $1.
This sweet little ironstone pitcher had to come home with me. It is pretty old and I love the gold floral design on it. It was $1.25 or $1.50...can't remember.
There are three of them around the base.
These dessert plates were just $1.25 for the set.
This sturdy wooden tray is ugly right now. It looks like a leftover from the late eighties in that country blue...lol. Fortunately, I can see beyond the ugly paint job and see it repainted with a nice graphic in the bottom and maybe some new glass or rope handles...:) It was only $1.25...too cheap to pass up. I am planning to use it on the corner of the bed in the new spare room.
I was fortunate to find another soup tureen, although this one is really small and missing the ladle.
I love it though! It was just $1.25.
Last up are these two sweet little bowls. They were $1 each.
You may remember my violet collection I shared here earlier this year. Isn't this just the sweetest little thing? It has joined my other violets in the china cabinet.
Love finding such great deals, especially on things that I actually collect.
One last thing! I wanted to share a little makeover I finished. I started with this red tray I bought at Kirkland's a couple years ago. It is really pretty, but I had other plans for it.
I turned it into a chalkboard! What do you think? Never mind my not so neat hand writing. I need practice writing with chalk...lol!
Hope you all have an amazing week!
Until next time.....