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Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Few Thrifting Finds

Well, I said I would post some of my finds so here's a few.  The silver dish was 79 cents because it had the florist foam still attached.  I removed most and loaded the dish with some of my sea shells.  The table was found at a yard sale a couple of years ago for $3!  I love the old farm style of it. 
The stone piece was found at a local antique store for $9 for a set of two.  I also found the aqua blue insulator from the old telephone poles.  I love the color and it was only a buck!  The starfish were puchased at the beach on a vacation.  I LOVE seashells and have a huge collection that are stuck in jars, containers, dishes, whatever...all over the house. 
More shells!  The vase is from Old Time Pottery.  They were having a huge sale and this great piece was a little over $4...what a deal : )  It's kind of dangerous for me to live in a city with an Old Time Pottery store.

This little grouping came together sort of by accident.  I found the black pedestal at the antique store for $1.  I wanted to use it somehow on my island.  I knew it would include my birds and the pale blue color somehow.  When playing around with the arrangement, I thought of using the cookbook to add height to one of the pieces.  I didn't like the dust cover so I removed it to a wonderful surprise...the original book is a wonderful aqua blue color!!  If you don't have a copy of The Joy of Cooking, you should definitely be on the lookout for one.  I now have 3 for each daughter's hopechest.  I actually began reading this cookbook after seeing the movie Julie and Julia (one of my favorites).  I had never considered reading a cookbook but I learned so much!  I haven't tried any of the recipes yet but it's on my list of things to try.

Well, that's just a few of the items I found.  I have a couple more that were projects that I wanted to complete before revealing them.  They are now finished and I hope to have before/after pictures for you soon!  Hope you've enjoyed visiting.

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