Thursday, February 23, 2017

THRIFT SCORE THURSDAY

Over the holidays I did a good bit of treasure hunting. I found a few things at my regular stops, and then some time in January, a new antique/thrift store opened up. I love roaming the aisles, deciphering as I go, between the truly old and unique and the recently purchased but tagged to look old. Treasure hunting is one of my favorite ways to spend some free time, and my favorite way to add a little something new (for not much money) to the look of our home. I found some great deals and steals on all kinds of goodies. I thought I'd show you a few keepers from out there in thrift store land...

Probably the favorite of my recent loot is this footed milk glass bowl.


Not too long after I found the bowl, I was inspired by an Instagram photo using poinsettias. It led me to use it as a planter. I probably needed one more mini-poinsettia. I had too much room left around the sides, so I just added pine cones from my yard to take up the space and make it look complete.



And now that the holidays and the flowers are gone, it's holding apples and serving as a center piece on the dining room table.



Next up, blue and white...

I found a set of eight vintage blue and white transferware plates at the new thrift store I mentioned above. (For my local readers, it's called The Alabama Antique Market.) Can't wait to set a table with them. All 8 were only $16.


One of my favorite Instagrammers is Kristine at The Painted Hive. She flawlessly uses natural elements in her decorating. Lots of greenery, and it's real--I asked her. :-) I found two matching white planters to use in my bedroom on the bedside tables to bring in my own touch of nature. (I've been changing some things up in there, and I hope to show it to you guys soon.)




Over Christmas we rearranged our living room--flipped it completely. I had never had my club chairs by the fire place even though I've always wanted them there. We figured it out and made it work! But the new plan left no room for end tables. I needed a small accent table for coffee or the remotes. I found this one.


It will need some TLC eventually, but for now, it's serving it's purpose.


What I like most about these finds is the pieces are timeless. White is always going to work well with any look, and so much more than dining can be done with plates. For a few plate decorating ideas read here and here. And the little table, it can be used anywhere.

That's it for Thrift Score Thursday. Who knows what I'll find next month!

I'm linking up with Kim at Savvy Southern Style. Come check out all the great ideas in her party!

Do you have a treasure you've found at a thrift or second hand-store? Share your find in the comments below.

Kathryn

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