Sunday, June 7, 2009

DECORATING ON A BUDGET - THRIFT STORE FINDS

Ok, Mr. Linky lead me down the wrong path. He said party "today", which is Sunday, but in fact the party is Monday. So now I feel like a boob; I apologized to Rhoda for being late, turns out I'm far too early lol! Rhoda, please pardon my faux pas!

Welcome to all you party people! We are showing off our fabulous finds!

Love Salvation Army! I can hardly believe that I got it all for just $25.00! I had no idea they were having a 65% off sale until I was checking out. I wanted to go back and look some more!

It doesn't show in the pics but that large pitcher is so dirty! I hope it cleans up nice.


I love that the peach roses are on both sides as well as the front! The little duckie is so cute, I got it to go along with a larger one I found on an earlier thrift store hunt.

The bowl with the roses, no lid, but will make for a great base for a floral arrangement! The set of six glasses are tall, thick and heavy. They don't look like they were ever used, some still had their stickers on the bottom, 24% lead crystal. I gave them the ole clink on the rim, there was a ring instead of a dull clunk.


I will be using the plate on one of my projects. I want to mosaic a tray (or table top) in blue and white, and I need more pretty blue floral focals.

The little black vase is screaming out for a makeover! I love the scalloped rim and the three little footers.


I’m seeing roses, lots of pink roses (what else!), but what color to paint it…White? Aqua? Sage? Tiffany Blue? I have some beautiful decals I have been wanting to use. Whatever I finally decide to do…I’ll post the before and after. Now, promise you'll keep this just between us....if it comes out as gorgeous as I hope, it will be a future giveaway...good idea?

That's all the party favors for today! Your comment is not manadtory but greatly appreciated! Thank you for stopping by!

This is a link back to Southern Hospitality A big thank you to Rhoda for hosting this fun party!


Happy Hunting!


24 comments:

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

What lovely treaures you found, and great bargain hunting. Don't you just love finding the pretties, it's like digging for treasure. I have now become a regular at our local Goodwill, and never never thought I would have. :) Can't wait to see more, I love your blog!
♥ Teresa

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Hello, I'm supposed to visiting for PS and then I came across your thrifty finds. I just have to say Those sure are beautiful finds you have. Love that bowl especially :-)

Also, I can't just not comment about your work (mosaic). I'm wowed by the wonderful things you've created. You are really an artist with the mosaic pieces you have.

Happy PS!

Li

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Thank you both for your wonderful comments!

Li, welcome to my blog. It is fun to meet new people, especially a fellow Pink Sunday member! I will be popping over to your blog very soon!

Teresa I am with you there! I wish I knew soon about what a great source for beautiful treasure were availble at the thrift stores.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

xoxo
Tina

susansspace said...

What exciting finds! Love the shape of the pitcher & the beautiful peach roses! Isn't thrift shopping SUCH fun!!
Have a super Sunday!
Mimi (Susan)

anythinggoeshere said...

It is amazing how far we can make our money go by shopping in the RIGHT places. Thanks for sharing your finds. xo Joan

A Joyful Chaos said...

Ooooh! what delightfully lovely treasures! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I've been hoping around seeing all the fabulous finds! It have been such fun! I'm a new fan of that Mr. Linky! lol.

Thank you for taking the time to comment!

Tina

Frippery said...

Lovely scores! I can't wait to see what you create.

grannyann said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed seeing what you got. Beautiful items. The pitchers and bowl are so delicate. Those glasses are gorgeous!!! Stop by again

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You got some pretty bargains. Really like the glasses. Thanks for visiting

~Caro~ said...

Such pretty things!! Love the urn thingie!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great finds!! :) Thanks for the visit. :)

Linda said...

You got some wonderful finds - great job. Linda

Forever Vintage said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Tina...I love the rose bowl with the missing top. What a good idea to use it for a vase.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Tina, great finds! Love all your dishes & I have the match to your duck tureen, in a bunny one. Love that black footed planter, so cute. I'm so glad you joined the party! And you were right on time. Every Monday, I just open it up on Sunday evening to get started.

Joy said...

You found some great things. Love that china pitcher and ducky..

P/F said...

I really love your finds, especially the glassware.

I recently bought a set of china for almost nothing and stupidly didn't check them all out. Almost every plate was stained. I filled the sink (a container would be better so that it wouldn't take up your sink space) and soaked them for a few days in water and Oxyclean. The stains disappeared and the plates were undamaged! After soaking them, I soaked them in plain water to make sure all of the Oxyclean was removed. I've also read that you can use hydrogen peroxide in much the same way.

Don't know if your dish is dirty to that extent (can't see in the pic), but if it is, you'll have no trouble getting it clean.

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Tina!

What lovely finds....I have the little flower pot with the scallops too...I LOVE that sugar bowl...you're right, it will look great with an arrangement in it...

Blessings,
Spencer

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Hi P/F, I've never heard or thought of using oxyclean. Everyone always said use clorox, but I found it makes the plates brittle. Thank you for the helpful hint. I've jotted it down and will give it a try!

Tina

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Great finds! I need to start going by Goodwill! :-) I especially love the bowl with roses...can't wait to see how you use it! :-) Susan

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Such pretty finds! I love the delicate pattern on the pitcher!

You're a mosaic artist? You have to go see Penny at Lavender Hill Studios and Linda at Blue Gate Blog (both on my blog roll) if you haven't visited them already. They're also mosaic artists.

Manuela

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Tina, Great finds, but my favorite piece is the rose bowl, I would of snatched that up so quickly- it is so pretty. Your mosaic pieces are gorgeous too!

Enjoy Your Day-

Kathleen Ellis said...

GREAT finds, Tina...fabulous! But what I can't take my eyes off of is your beautiful table cloth...did you make it? do you know where I could find one or the fabric....I LOVE it!!!
;-D

Nance said...

Hi Tina,
Got here from clicking Susan's of between naps, tablescapes.
Your table setting looks so elegant! Maybe I should join the fun too...

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