Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Features from Thrifty Life Thursday #38...and a Fallen Ox

Recently, I've found some pretty cool things at the thrift store...for instance this metal rose.

It might be a paper weight because it's heavy. It has a stamp on the bottom that says, "Wallace." The finish could be tarnished silver. I have done a bit of research, and haven't seen anything like it. Does anyone have any clues?

I found two clear glass insulators at Julie's garage sale a couple of weeks ago. I knew I wanted to use them in the living room, and then I remembered seeing some of them lighted on Pinterest...

...and remembered I had stashed away a little lighted base, which was also a thrift store purchase. So, I married the two. LOVE it! I was hoping to find a cluster of crystals somewhere, but this works. The whole shebang was less than two dollars.

Months ago, I found this box made from a ruler. At the time, I had no idea what it could be used for - it is very shallow.

When I was pulling out all the junk I hoped to use in this living room revision, I found it to be a great size and shape to hold my collection of vintage keys.

Features from Thrifty Life Thursday #38:

Updated Trumeau Mirror Medicine Cabinet DIY

First up, check out Joan from ScavengerChic (and do you just LOVE that name?)
She took a very ordinary medicine cabinet, and turned it into a beautiful trumeau mirror!
Pinned it. Whenever I get around to doing my back 3/4 bathroom, I'm so doing this! 

Sandi from The Vintage Cupboard found inspiration at World Market, and made the "fresh baked pies" sign using an old picture frame glass she was going to get rid of. Check out her mini tutorial, and don't forget to show us what you do. 


Jonni from Minnie's Milestones created the sweetest Halloween vignette ever. If you're not a fan of classic spooky decor, be sure to check out her pastel interpretation of a "Merry Halloween" on her stair landing. 

Link Party Hiatus 

My ox has fallen.

This week, I made the decision to put the weekly Thrifty Life Thursday link party on hold for a little while. I need to scale down blogging activities a bit, and get a handle on some things around the house. 

If you saw my house at the moment, you'd wonder why I waited so long...
Not that the party takes up a ton of time, but it takes several hours per week. 

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it, and then Christmas. I want to be ready, and able to enjoy these times with my family. Every hour of preparation counts. 

Thrift store shopping and will also be on hold for a while...hopefully not too long!

I do plan to continue to post once or twice per week.

Thank you for keeping the party on your back burner for a while...

Word for the Day:
Luke 14:5
And he said to them, “Which of you, having a son or an ox that has fallen into a well on a Sabbath day, will not immediately pull him out?”


Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Well, you have some great features here...I'm going to check out the mirror myself and the glass signage! I have a pc of glass from a broken Kodak, scanner printer... I saved the glass before salvaging. This would be perfect!
As to your fallen ox... I'm supposed to render assistance.
Is there anything you need? Something I can do from here? I'm instructed to help lift it (your burden) ...Prayers for you. ;)

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Wow! That trumeau mirror is fabulous!

I can certainly understand why you're cutting back on blogging time as the holidays draw near, Revi. This time of year is so busy for everybody and time spent with family really is the most important thing of all. I hope you accomplish everything on your to do list! Enjoy life!


Donna Wilkes said...

Definitely time to pull your ox out of the well. I have cut back on shopping and computer time to get ready for the holidays - family is always first. I love that rose and I am stealing the lighted insulator idea.

Rita C. said...

Revi, I will so miss your party, but completely understand that it must consume a lot of your time. I'll still follow your blog, as I love your style, and love seeing your finds and what you do with gem. That rose and insulator light are great, and so is the ruler box full of keys.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Great features!
I don't blame you one bit for taking a little break. The holidays are coming at us so quickly. Love your insulator light. xxx, T.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Love your insulator light~ so fun! I really understand the need to scale can get very time-demanding...and scaling back or taking a break can be very refreshing! Get some pampering, too! xo

Jann Olson said...

Hi Revi, I really love that box made from rulers! The rose in pretty and I love insulators. Lighting it up was a great idea! Enjoy your break!

Audrey said...

As usual Revi, you picked some really interesting features. Love the bathroom medicine cabinet mirror ... what a beautiful job she did. Love your rose too. I suspect it is Wallace Silver company ... a candle holder?
I will miss your fun parties, but I completely understand. I will be here for you when/if you return.
Good luck.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

That ruler box is the perfect holder for those keys!!! I took a break from blogging this summer...none of us should spread ourselves to thin~~~

My thrift store addiction said...

Hi Revi, I love your party but completely understand where your heart is...Love your lighted insulator and that ruler box filled with keys! Hugs, Cecilia

Consider It All Joy said...

I love the lighted base with the insulator on top! Enjoy your little break, sometimes (unless blogging is your source of income) it needs to go on hiatus! Blessings, Cindy

must love junk said...

Love that light that you made-so clever!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

Love that mirror project

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love your idea of using the insulator as a light. I'm thinking it would work with one of those battery operated LED lights too. Now I need to hunt mine down. Great features!

Sandra and Hennie Cronje said...

Enjoy your break.
Lots of love

Pura Vida said...

you are an amazing shopper!

Diana Petrillo said...

Will miss your party, Revi, but completely understand the need to scale back. I may need to as well since I'm starting a new part-time job. Love the insulator light and ruler box--both are so different and fun :)