Happy Earth Day everyone! I wanted to show you what I did with the things I got at the thrift store last week which you can see in this post Cheap Thrills. Actually when I look around my home, I see so many things that have been thrifted!
I showed in that post where I hung one of the black transferware plates. The other one I'm using in another project that I'll show on Friday.
The decanters. I bought them knowing I wanted to put them in the dining room for a while because the light hits that buffet at around 5:30 and it's just so pretty. I knew the glass would look lovely there with the sun shining through them at dinner time AND that they would be useful in other capacities when I want to change the look. Thank you for all your wonderful suggestions on how to re-use them!
Here are a few more pictures with more light. I monogrammed one of the decanters with a rub on letter.
As you can see, they're sitting on that little mirrored tray that cleaned up so beautifully!
That little crystal piece is a thrifted find which is filled with some pretty sparkly napkin rings that I got from Target a few years ago. Two Christmases ago - they were after Christmas clearance items. I've never used them as napkin rings!
This apothecary jar (Not from the thrift store) is filled with various sparkly Christmas garland and some sparkly candle rings.
The Rover plate. I hung it in my foyer which is where all our dog paintings and other dog plates are.The picture above it I found at the thrift store sometime last year.
The two pillows. The red toile one I put on my couch and I absolutely love it! I usually gravitate toward red toile on a light background but I really love this reversal of color. I wish I could find another one!
The black toile pillow I put in my kitchen window seat which I think has enough pillows now LOL!! The little green and toile pillow some of you may remember as a thrift store find that I added the toile & buttons to.
The pear. Well....the pear didn't work out quite like I had wanted it to. I had forgotten that this shelf is actually quite shallow so the pear is too big for it. It hangs over!
I took a little white daisy tureen from my black china cabinet and put it on the shelf instead. It's a thrift store item also! Do you like the new toile on the message boards? I took the monkey toile down and I like this one better - from a $5 roll of toile wallpaper.
Right now the pear is sitting on top of some books in a bookshelf until I can think of something else to do with it! All in all, everything else is where I wanted it to be.
I still have to get to some of you that emailed me gardening questions - so don't think I've forgotten you and I know somebody asked me about mixing toiles. I don't know what the "decorating rules" say about that but I'll do post in the future about what works for me.
Have a good week everyone and thanks for stopping by!