Thursday, March 14, 2013

Treasures For A Song

I was here in Blogland one day visiting with my friend Kris from Junk Chic Cottage (you have to go see her gorgeous "bright, white and sunny" home) and she was sharing her day thrifting at the Goodwill.  I had been anxiously awaiting our trip out thrifting all week.  I thought we were going to the Goodwill, but upon getting there it was an ARC Value Village.  It's all the same...  treasures for a song.

Here's what I found:



These 2 pieces have the softest shade of pink.  The little basket with the handle will go right into the guest room.  And the other is a candy dish, that I will use as a cupcake stand... love the soft hint of color in both of them...so sweet!




I love this sweet little bunny and it will make a beautiful vignette paired with a some cute little Easter eggs.   My favorite piece is the Hen sitting on her eggs... a soup tureen that will find itself housed in my French Farmhouse kitchen shelves!



The large bell jar has a slight hint of grey, and I have it sitting on top of another grey tinted cake stand, they looked so perfect together.  Sitting next to the large bell jar is the cover to a cheese ball set, I like it because it is all clear and  paired with the right size glass plate will make another beautiful cloche.  Sitting in front to the right is a teeny, tiny bell jar, that will also make a very sweet little teeny, tiny cloche.



My little bunny and mother hen are real hams...  I found this cute little silver dish, maybe a sugar dish?  And a white glazed handled urn.



This sweet little silver sugar dish is just perfect to make a pin cushion.  I have seen a few of these out there on Pinterest and they are so beautiful.  Adding some lace, buttons, ribbons and pearls, it will be lovely!



This white glazed urn will be getting a makeover too.  I've already ordered a 6" moss covered ball to sit on top.  I think it will be very pretty and add some color and height to a Spring vignette I've been thinking about!


I just had to show you again, the teeny, tiny little bell jar that I am going to make into a sweet little teeny, tiny cloche!  It may be teeny, tiny but it is so cute!



My grey tinted bell jar and cake stand had to make another appearance... it is just so BIG with attitude!



You can't see my glass plates too well in this photo... they are etched with Iris's and the long slender leaves.  The edges of the plates are ruffled and follow the outline of the flowers and leaves.  There was 6 large plates and 8 small, but I only wanted the one set and as they were sold separately I could do that...but I still felt bad breaking up the set.  I thought they would be very pretty with some dollar store candlesticks  or vases added to make a 2 tier stand... I've got to keep an eye out for them.



And lastly you can see the grapevine wreath covered in colored Easter eggs.  The wreath is in need of a little repair and has that well loved look, but the color of the eggs are so pretty, soft robin eggs blue, mint green and a few colors in between...they even have the little brown specks!  I haven't decided if I'll fix up the wreath and tie on a BIG burlap bow, or if I'll remove the eggs and make a few little nests for vignettes.



It's always fun to find things on my list, to save items and re-make them into beautiful decor for my home!  I had a very good "Thrifting" day... Mr. P. didn't fair too good, but next time it could be him finding treasures,
treasures for a song...


Have a GREAT Weekend!


                                              Hugs,
                                                        Pendra

 Sharing at:
                    Feathered Nest Fridays at French Country Cottage
                    Open House Party at No Minimalist Here   
                    Fabulously Creative Friday at Jennifer Rizzo 
                     Be Inspired at Common Ground 
                    Junkin Joe's at The Cottage Market 
                    Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage 

10 comments:

Julie @ Restlye Relove said...

Oh Pendra you did so well! I love the bunny and wreath. I love Kris' home too! x Julie

Reflections from Granny said...

Amazing finds Pendra, I took a glance at our local thrift store a week ago, no such luck. I must get there to late in the day or the wrong day.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Lori m

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Wow...look at all those fun finds. Looks like the makings for a pretty Easter centerpiece to me :)

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

Such AWEsome finds! Thanks for sharing! LOVE IT ALL! hugs...

Eclectically Vintage said...

Some of my favorite things - silver, cloches, glass and white!
Kelly

Jenny said...

I have a little tiny cloche like yours - I put just a little moss in a little teabag holder then added three small eggs & topped it with the cloche - very tiny but so pretty in my Easter decor. I love it.

chateau chic said...

Terrific finds, Pendra! Love the little white urn.
Mary Alice

Holly Browning said...

Hi Pendra...
I love that little white bunny and hen. Hope you and Hannah are well!
xo Holly & Mazi

Reflections from Granny said...

Dropping by to say hi and Happy Easter to you and family.

Hugs, Lori m

Marti @ Sew-Licious Home Decor said...

WOW, you found some great things!! Thank you for linking up at the thrift store party at SEW-licious Home Decor!

http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/03/thrift-store-bargains_26.html

Marti