Monday, September 26, 2011

Thrift Store Tuesday - a bit early

Phew, those last few weeks flew by... between school and after school activities and dog stuff and health issues etc. etc. it is crazy around here!

Ok, well I promised to show some more of my thrifty finds and here they are!  After this, there are going to be some fantastic crafts coming up so stay tuned...

I found a bunch more (ok, 14) of these blue mason jars and they were cheaper than the other three I bought.  Of course, I probably have too many now but I am sure I will find a use for them... they are so pretty I couldn't resist!  This sweet little apothecary jar was just $1.  I am not sure what I am going to fill it with but I now understand my sister's obsession with all things glass - I love the sparkle and reflectiveness of it.  I am still a sucker for porcelain as well but glass and crystal is definitely working it's way in to my heart too.

I found these two leaf prints and knew exactly where I could put them in our living room.  They really make this little corner of our rental feel much more homey.  Funny how little touches can do that.

I am picking up just about every clean white planter I can at the moment.  I am hoping my little collection of indoor plants survive the winter with me (not known for my green thumb...).  I really love having indoor plants as my daughter is horribly intolerant of flowers (bad hayfever) so I very rarely have cut ones inside.  Which is a pity when you have a husband who loves to buy them!

This lovely is a vintage (antique?) crystal lampshade that I kept on seeing at the thrift store over weeks and weeks.  I don't know why but it just kept whispering to me (ok, anyone who antiques/flea markets etc. knows exactly what I am talking about!).  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it but thought maybe it might look nice upside down on a candlestick.  So I went to that section of the thrift store....

and look at what I found....  perfect size to make this......

They fit together perfectly thanks to a large'ish cloche on the candlestick.  I have been umming and aahing over gluing it all together but think I will leave it loose so it will be easier to change the candle.  I really love how it came together.

But, the piece de resistance is saved for last!  I was having a quick wander through one of my regular haunts when I spied this high on a shelf above me (which probably wasn't very high if you saw how tall I am....)....

for only $5!!!  I grabbed it so fast I nearly got injured.

If you have been here awhile you might recall I have been coveting this one from Viva Terra.  I could not believe my luck.  So I immediately went on line and bought some air plants (from this shop on Etsy) and am waiting for my order of fine white sand (from Discount School Supply - love these guys!) to arrive.  So, for the princely sum of around $25 (including the plants and sand and shipping) I have what sells for $79.  Not bad!  I will show you how it looks after my sand arrives.


  1. Oh my word, what beautiful finds. Lee xx

  2. Great finds! I do love the apothecary jar, they're so great to look at.

  3. I know! I am in thrift store heaven right now... I have even more finds but don't want to bore everyone silly!

  4. oooooooh! I love apothecary jars! That lampshade and candlestick look made for each other! Great idea! ! ! I think I would leave them loose also! Blue mason jars aaaaaand, the pear terrarium . . . LOVE them! I have seen them before and would have snapped it up if I had stumble upon it also! How fun! ! ! ! Lucky you! :)

  5. @ willow - I know!!! I am still basking in the joy of my finds. I actually left a couple of apothecary style jars a few months ago and I regret it ever since.



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