Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Thrifty Life Thursday #4

My trip to the thrift store netted some pretty cool things last was a coffee can. LOVE that lid!

The container had a patina that called my name...and the other side has just a bit of a paper label left.

I saw it when it was marked $4, and left it on the shelf. Last week, it was half price, so I decided to grab it.


This week, we had a fun variety of listings in this new link party gathering. Though it is still an "intimate" gathering, if we were all together in one room for dinner, I know it would be fun and memorable!  

Linsey at The Farmhouse Porch has great style - and her post "Arranging "stuff" on shelves with purpose" showcases some of her textural vintage vignettes. 

In her hands, old floor buffing brushes and light fixtures that many would see as garbage, become stylish displays. Note to self...grab those when you see them next!

Jami from An Oregon Cottage shares her stylish hybrid of chalkboard and subway art. 

RH Knockoff Chalkboard Subway Sign - An Oregon Cottage

She has a well-done, step-by-step tutorial of how she created this project for very little cash-ola. You'll want to rush out to the nearest thrift store when you see how it began.

Shabby Gals (and her not-so-shabby husband) created a most adorable kitchen from two dated bedside tables. 

Any toddler would love this kitchen set-up, complete with real salvaged stove burner hardware and kitchen faucets!

Keeping with the vintage kiddo theme...

Vickie from Ranger 911 is as fun-loving as any kid! Her home is cozy and tasteful, but with plenty of whimsical touches. She finds the best vintage, and uses the items to decorate her home. Her wit shines through, as illustrated in her collection of stylish wearables:


I am tickled that sock monkeys are rocking this vintage garb!

Now it is your time to share!


Gathering Guidelines:

This is a gathering for people who enjoy hunting for treasures that have
 lived a former life elsewhere. Please share your pre-owned treasures only. 

Types of Posts to Share:
    • Home decor, furniture, collectibles, garden items and even wearables are welcome. 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.
    • Posts including Etsy and other shop links are welcome! For visitor enjoyment, please link to your blog post, not directly to your Etsy shop. 
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      • 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. 
      • I will try to email you and let you know if you were featured!

      Thank you for visiting and looking or linking. :)

      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.

      Tuesday, January 28, 2014

      Take Two - Styling a Mantel with Winter Twigs

      January is a gray time...dead grass, and the leaves have long since fallen and blown away. 

      Some might be wishing the winter away now, especially with the intense cold we have experienced this year. 

      While I cannot fault them, I love winter. 

      I see much beauty in winter; white show, icy crystal trees, textural grays and tans in empty trees and grass.  

      These textural neutrals appeal to my senses as much as flowers in spring and green grass in summer.

      Since I ALWAYS do it, I have "tweaked" my winter mantel to bring some winter texture. Au revoir, milk glass urns...

      The matching milk glass containers were switched out with white terra cotta planters. This is the first time I have used them. I like the way they look with the chippy frames.

      Gray twigs from my yard are now gracing each end of the vignette of chippy white, shiny mercury glass and tarnished silver plate small containers. 

      Here's the new tweaked mantel:

      The twigs add height, texture and something organic. 
      Here's the first mantel:

      As far as those sweet milk glass urns are concerned, I have some ideas for a spring mantel...and spring feels like it is just around the corner!

      Word for the Day:
      Psalm 74:17
      You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you have made summer and winter.

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      Sunday Show-off Link Party
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      Vintage Inspiration Tuesday
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      The Scoop
      Inspire Me Tuesday
      Inspiration Exchange Linky Party
      Blissfully White Wednesday
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      Wow Us Wednesday
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      What’s it Wednesday
      Cottage Style Party
      Penny Pinching Party
      Grey Dey Thursday
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      Thursday Open House Party
      Time Travel Thursday
      Share Your Cup Thursday
      Feathered Nest Friday
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      Friday Redoux Link Party
      Frugal Friday
      Vintage Inspiration Friday
      Fabulously Creative Friday
      Party Junk
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