Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Thrifty Life Thursday #31 with Features from Last Week...


Above is the after white paint version...
Below is how it looked at the thrift store.


Confession time...I sometimes neglect to closely inspect my thrift store finds. I thought this one was a cherub...



But upon closer inspection...as in when I was painting...it appears to be some sort of sea creature thingy.



And I don't have a clue what the big thing it's holding is...that supports a flat surface for a candle or something like that. 



Still, whatever it is, it has a certain amount of vintage charm. I hope someone in Etsyland thinks so, too. 

Speaking of charm...we had plenty of it this week! Thank you to all you faithful party people, and welcome to the new folks. 

This weeks features include...

Dianne from Deanie's Stash usually shows us an amazing variety of interesting vintage small things. This week, she has furniture, too! 
I fell in love with these vintage chairs. She plans to paint them...



She also recounted a strange story about exploding vintage pyrex...inside her car! If anyone knows what might have caused it, please let her know, so she can clue the rest of us in as well. 

Next up is Audrey from Timeless Treasures...she showed a summer mantel revision with some beautiful green treasures and cement pieces...



Some of the cement is vintage birdbath parts, and some she made herself. LOVE the green glass bottles...and the fence part! It looks so great against her limestone fireplace stone.

Sandra from Harrismith De Oude Huize Yard shared a collection of mismatched blue china and glass pieces she uses in their 150 year-old home, which is also a guest house. 



I love the mix array of blues, aquas and white!

It is mid-August...still hot here for a couple of months, but fall is coming. Garage sale season is still strong for now...so get out there and find some good stuff for pocket change, and bring it next week! We can't wait to see your treasures. 


THRIFTY LIFE THURSDAY #31

Gathering Guidelines:

This is a gathering for people who enjoy hunting for treasures 
that may have previous experience or lived a former life elsewhere. 

Please share items that are second-hand or are composed of second-hand materials.

Types of Posts to Share:
    • Home decor, furniture, collectibles, garden items and even wearables are welcome, as long as they have a second-hand element.
    • Please, no food items, new pieces from "real" stores, or crafts, unless made with upcycled, thrifty finds.
    • Hand-me-downs and curbside finds are welcome, as are items found in thrift stores, garage sales, antique shops, flea markets and other interesting places.
    • Treasures may be listed as you found them, or with your updates, tweaks, and re-purposes; befores and afters are both welcome.
    • Items need not be "vintage" but must be pre-owned or second hand.
    • Posts including Etsy and other shop links are welcome! For visitor enjoyment, please link to your blog post, not directly to your Etsy shop. 
    Etiquette:
      • Though it is not a requirement, it would be lovely if you would follow Revisionary Life  via Blogger, Bloglovin' or subscribe via email. Links are located in my sidebar to the right.
      • Please link your post (not your blog address) back to Revisionary Life.             
      • Please visit at least one other party friend.
      • I'd love for you to comment and introduce yourself if we've never met before. :) Otherwise, don't feel obligated to leave a comment. 
      Features:
      • Featured items must meet the criteria above. 
      • Only posts that link back may be featured.
      • I will try to leave a comment or email you and let you know if you were featured!

      Word for the Day:
      Hebrews 10:24-25
      24
       And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 
      25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, 
      but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.





      8 comments:

      My thrift store addiction said...

      Hi Revi, Love the patina you added to your sea angel :) Beautiful features--thanks so much for hosting! Blessings, Cecilia

      Sandra said...

      Thank you for show my love of blue to everyone and to host a wonderful link.
      Love the angle with the old books.
      Lots of love from South Africa
      Sandra

      Rita C. said...

      Love your features this week, Revi! Those greens, blues & whites really do it for me! Thank you for hosting - love seeing all the treasures.
      Rita

      Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

      I'm excited to be linking up for the first time. Do you send out reminders? I'm so bad at remembering... thank you so much for hosting. This looks like a fun party Revi!

      Gigi Harlan said...

      I like your sea-thingy and I thought it was a cherub too until you pointed out that it's not. I have no idea what he is holding either ~

      Deanies Stash said...

      Thank Revi for featuring me this week. I hope someone has an idea of why my Pyrex broke. Have a great weekend!

      Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

      I thought maybe it was a baby sea siren, but I don't know...all mine have boobs and are full grown! lol
      Love this weeks features and I'll be here next week!

      Audrey said...

      Hi Revi ... so happy to take part in your party again this week. Thanks for hosting too. So honored to be included in your favorites of last week. Thanks so very much. Love the finish you achieved on your little girl.
      Blessings,
      Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures