Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Thrifty Life Thursday #13 and Finding Fabulous Just as It Comes

For those of us who frequent thrift stores, garage sales, and the occasional curbside treasure pile, work is to be expected. 

It is part of the equation, and most of us enjoy the process almost as much as finding the treasure...almost. 

But the thrill of finding something that is perfect just as you find it maybe the best kind of thrill! 

My china doll head was found for pennies at a thrift store. Later, the same thrift store brought me the Italian Tole piece for a few dollars. A different thrift store brought two small silver plates for about .40c each - it was half price day, and they were marked .75c. (If, like me, you don't polish silver because you actually LIKE the patina of tarnish, there is no work involved.)

Today's features are all items that were perfect just as they were found.

Terry from Forever Decorating shared a stairwell gallery of vintage photos. Some are family photos, and others were "adopted" via auctions and antique stores. I love that she mixed them up! It shows a spirit of grace...

Roxie from Sweet Vintage of Mine shared a very awesome curbside find - a vintage galvanized tub in pristine condition!

Pinterest is full of fun ways to use these things, and I have a friend who put a glass on top and uses a similar one in her breakfast room as a table. They are also great for icing down drinks at parties! Roxie's were FREE. Woo Hoo!

Daniela from Frugal Ain't Cheap shared a trio of vintage baskets she has collected - all for $13. What a great way to add vintage style and texture that also functions as storage!

I'm feeling the urge to visit a thrift store...aren't you?


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. 
      • Though it is not a requirement, it would be lovely if you would follow Revisionary Life some way - via Blogger, Pinterest or Facebook 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. 
      • Featured items must meet the criteria above. 
      • Only posts that link back may be featured.
      • I will try to email you and let you know if you were featured!

      Word for the Day:
      Hebrews 10:24-25
       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.

      Possibly Linking With:
      Sunday Show-off Link Party
      Nifty Thrifty Sunday
      Sundays at Home
      Mod Mix Monday
      Revival Monday
      Masterpiece Monday
      Make it Pretty Monday
      Vintage Inspiration Tuesday
      Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
      The Scoop
      Inspire Me Tuesday
      Inspiration Exchange Linky Party
      Blissfully White Wednesday
      Wow Us Wednesday
      Show Me What Ya Got
      What’s it Wednesday
      Cottage Style Party
      Penny Pinching Party
      Under $100 Link Party
      Creative Inspirations
      Time Travel Thursday
      Share Your Cup Thursday
      Feathered Nest Friday
      Furniture Feature Friday
      Friday Redoux Link Party
      Frugal Friday
      Vintage Inspiration Friday
      Fabulously Creative Friday
      Party Junk
      Get Schooled Saturday
      Show and Tell Saturday


      chateau chic said...

      Great features, Revi! And thanks for hosting each week.
      Mary Alice

      Audrey said...

      Hi Revi ... Thanks for being here every Thursday for us. Love the features and you are off to a good start with interesting posts for your 13th Party.
      Hope to join you in a couple of days.
      Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

      Parlor Room Ponderings said...

      Thanks for hosting Revi! Always love seeing thrifty finds! Have a great weekend!
      Blessings, Diane

      Julie said...

      It's so fun to see what you and other bloggers find while thrifting! Thanks for hosting the party!

      Cecilia said...

      Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

      Locksley Lane said...

      Revi - thanks for hosting today. And yes.....I need to go thrifing! Feeling the need to get out there and find some new old things!

      Hope you are well.

      Locksley Lane

      Laura said...

      Love your finds- and the prices are unbelievable! My favorite piece is that china doll head- now that I've seen yours, I know what I'll be on the look out for!

      Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

      Love your goodies, Revi...thrifting is always a lot of fun! Great features, too...thanks for hosting!

      Tea in the Library said...

      Great finds're making me feel like taking a side to d o a little thrifting myself.

      Abby said...

      I love 2nd hand shopping! I'm always getting the urge to go :)
      Thank you for hosting the party!

      Crystelle said...

      What a fabulous party! I love all the thrifty finds!!!
      You rock!!