Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thirteen Dollars and 15 Minutes

I've been redecorating my home in 50 shades of white, creams and grays and have been hunting for some new decorative items, as I got rid of almost everything I had with color except for some peach and turquoise colored items.  

When someone comes into my home and compliments me on the way it's decorated, I have to laugh because I am a self professed thrift store connoisseur and have always been one to decorate on a dime.   So many of the items I've collected have come from one of our local Goodwills, flea markets or antique stores.  

So today... 

I had $13 in my purse and 15 minutes to spare before it was time to pick my son up from school.   I decided to stop into Stepping Stones Thrift to see if I could find anything.  

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw these...

They were perfect.  

They are heavy, in great condition and I don't have to spray paint anything.  To top it all off... the urn was $1.49!  The lady who checked me out said, "I think someone was doing drugs when they marked this one."  She also marked the candle holders down a few dollars each, so I even went home with change.

I'm going to be painting the coffee table in a harlequin design (if I can figure out the technique), and the candle holders, along with the rusty bucket with white hydrangeas and my favorite crown will complete the look I was going for.  I have to was another good day!

Tomorrow I'll be back in the studio making some wonderful jewelry....

as long as I don't get sidetracked by Goodwill or a great antique store!  

Happy scrounging!

Patti xo

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