A blog of thrifty vintage treasure, crafty makeovers, and romantic cottage decorating.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Joyful junking - more wonderful thrifty finds!
I am linking up with Rhoda, newest BlogHer conference sensation, for her Thrifty Treasures party at Southern Hospitality! Pretty please, click through to Rhoda's beautiful blog to see many more awesome second-hand finds. (Seriously - sock stretchers, LOVE it!!)
Okay first up, today (Sunday 8/5) was an absolutely picture-perfect day - 80 degrees, bright blue sky, and no humidity. I spent most of the day outside just sitting on my patio doing absolutely nothing, and loved every moment of it! I did get to do some junking, though, on Saturday morning, and came away a very happy gal. In addition to scoring a working Oster waffle iron for just $2.99, I found these wonderful goodies:
A pretty amateur painting of an old rambling house, $1.99. I actually have a collection of paintings similar to this, though most of them depict floral arrangements or barns. (You can see the collection in this Facebook album.) I love this house - but not the frame it comes in, which quite honestly isn't rustic enough for the picture. I will be doing something about that very soon!
Two of these boldy-patterned bread & butter plates, 59 cents each. I do not own anything else in this pattern, but since I love to mix and match my dishes anyway, they will fit right in - in fact, I used one for butter just this morning when I made breakfast with my new-to-me waffle iron!
And this fabulously shabby cushion cover, just $5 - look at those beautiful faded roses!! There are two large panels and then the box-sides here - the whole thing measures about two feet wide, four feet long, and would cover a 6-inch thick piece of foam. I am thinking of making a fringed sofa pillow, and... well who knows what else.
I hope you found something really wonderful this past weekend, or at least got to enjoy the weekend just the way you wanted to.