Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fall Thrift Store Trip

Hope you all are having a good week so far, and had a wonderful weekend! Ours was great! We headed to Birmingham on Saturday, hit the mall (of course) and ate at my absolute favorite, Stix. Sushi & fried rice are what I love! Then, we watched the awesome Bama game...and the awesome Auburn game (sorry, my sweet Auburn friends- you have to get it in while you can). :)
Sunday was filled with church, and was wonderful as always!
We love our busy, jam-packed weekends.

So, I spent $3.75 at the thrift store a few weeks ago,
and scored 4 things. I love it!

I thought I would post quick photos of the things I scored- all of it being Fall stuff. I guess I can blame it on Walt Disney World, because I have wanted to add more to my decor ever since we got back home. Their decorations were out of this world, but when I would look really close at them, I would think, "I could do that!" They used just about the same materials that I did, things we all use, like leaves, pumpkins, gourds, straw, etc. They just use TONS of it. So, I guess I had Fall on the brain while I was at the shop.

First off, I found this cute little jug/vase. The greenish tint of the glass reminds me of a Coke bottle, so how could I go wrong
with that?

I added it to the little "vignette" (if you can even call it that) on our entertainment center shelves. They've been naked since we moved them into our house, and have been yelling at me to clothe them ever since. I knew I wouldn't have a shortage of crap to put on them, so I just went rummaging around the house to gather things. The best shopping you can do is shopping
around your house!

I found these cute little Cracker Barrel pumpkin salt & pepper shakers- brand new, still wrapped in box. They were originally $4.99- I got them for $2.00 with no tax. Score! Two runs through the dishwasher (I couldn't believe they are dishwasher safe, but they are- extra bonus!) & filling them up, and they were ready to go. Here they are on my dining room table:

This simple little cornucopia has Autumn written all over it...

...and for 50 cents, I didn't want to pass it up.

I put it on the other side of our entertainment center shelves to even things out. I'm a sucker for balancing things out...

I am adding another little treasure to this side tonight. I finally bought & got to use the Peekaboo Blue from Krylon that I have been wanting. A little blue pumpkin is just what this shelf needs. In this pic, you can see a little something else too,
which brings me to my last item...

I never pass up a perfect glass candlestick:

Yep, 25 cents.

 I ran by the Dollar Tree right quick after leaving the thrift shop to get this to go along with it:

A little E6000 glue, and we're in business. I still have my other two apothecary vases (shown in this post) that I am using.
This is another cheap,  unbelievably easy craft.

You would be surprised at what you can find, if you just think outside the box. I keep learning new ways to do things & put things together all the time, and I love it!

1 comment:

  1. These are awesome.. Hi there, I found ya via blog hopping and had to stop in and say hello, LOVE all your creativity and space here.. Excited to get to share in more blog fun reads and inspiration from ya.. I'm officially following ya.. I'm Marilyn via - hope you can stop in sometime.. TY


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