Monday, May 18, 2009

Today's Thrifty Treasures - A New Collection




It's Monday so that means it's time to show your thriftstore/yardsale treasures! Be sure to visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for more Today's Thrifty Treasures.




I got a couple of things at Goodwill last week and I'd like to share one of them with you today. It didn't even need painting or anything! Although I'm thinking about painting the frame! Right now there's a watercolor on the opposite wall with similar colorations so I think it works.





This pretty bird picture was $4.54 Y - Y stands for yellow and all yellow tags were 50% off. So it was $2.27!



I already had this picture below from the thriftstore that I made over. See the before here.






After


I also had this 1/2 yard by Paul de Longpre which I got at the Lakewood Flea Market in Atlanta long ago.





They say you need three to make a collection. So that means I now have a bird print collection! I really love anything to do with nature and my backyard is filled with birds that we enjoy watching. So I decided to take down my rose pictures and make this a wall of bird prints.





As you can see I have plenty of room for any new ones that I may find!


Thanks for dropping by to see this weeks thriftstore treasure!







46 comments:

Terri and Bob said...

Love the finds! Come by and check out Ashley's finds... she got some great hat boxes for $2 each!

Christy said...

What a great find! I think it would be pretty with the frame painted cream to match your other bird prints. Such a pretty corner in your house!

prof en retraite said...

I love your bird print! It looks so pretty with the others. Isn't it nice to discover a new love?? lol I have yet to choose anything with the right letter so it is on sale at Goodwill! But I love senior citizens day...25% off!! Who knew GW had sales! Have a great week!...Debbie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Great finds! I love bird prints too...we are so alike! Looks like you definately have a collection!
xo
Penny

Denise said...

I also love things that have to do with birds!

XXDenise

Lisa said...

Manuela, you are amazing. I get so excited everytime I see something new from you. What a blessing it would be to spend an afternoon in your home... but how thankful I am that you let us peek into it right from where we all are.

Blessings!

southerninspiration said...

OOOOOhhhh, love the bird prints, especially the latest one!
Suzanne

southerninspiration said...

OOOOOhhhh, love the bird prints, especially the latest one!
Suzanne

Stacey said...

Love your collection! What an accidentally perfect thing to happen. :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty picture and a great price. I like them grouped together like that.
Glenda

Sandra said...

I love how you placed the frames! Very pretty! I am so glad I found your blog! I'm learning so much from you gals. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Vee said...

The bird prints are so nice. I find myself more and more attracted to them and am using them in my little projects.

Carol said...

I'm a sucker for anything "birdy"! You've got the start of a wonderful collection!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

The prints look wonderful! It is so nice to change a grouping. It makes us feel like it is a new place be visit.

Thank you for sharing.

Charla

Betsy said...

That second pic looks like a Marjolein Bastine. I love her bird drawings! It looks wonderful in that frame, too!

Jeanneoli said...

Great finds and you did such lovely things with them.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I have been wanting to do that to one of my guest rooms ....make it the bird room..... you are way ahead ,of me .....love the bird prints...... what is it about birds..... yah.... a new collection..... birds....... maybe they remind us of what we do nesting....
HUgs
Linda

marmielu said...

That picture that you did over is so sweet, and your half-price treasure was a great find. Don't you just love the half-price days?
Mary Lou

glorv1 said...

Nice finds Manuela. They should great with the collection you have now. You always find good things. It's going to be in the 3 digits over here so I'm preparing myself for it. Have a great day.

The Tattered Cottage said...

Love the new bird print.. I agree with Christy...it would look good with the frame painted to match your other ones. :)
Toni

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, I love your birdie prints! You've done good with those & they are perfect in that spot. Thanks for playing along today.

Adrienne said...

Your bird prints are wonderful but I really love the new one! You have room for a bunch more - happy hunting! Bird (picture) hunting. ~Adrienne~

Angie said...

Love all of them and how you hung them together!

Sharon said...

Great finds (as usual) Manuela! I love all of the bird prints, they always bring a smile to my face :)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow, I love all this. Great finds! I love all the bird prints. Can't seem to get enough of those! Great post.
Blessings,
Debbie

Rochelle said...

So adorable! Don't you just love finding deals at thrift stores?!
Have a great day!
Rochelle

Marty said...

Love your corner of bird prints. Great finds.

Lyn said...

Hi Manuela,
I'm positive that's a Marjolein Bastin piece too. I love her work and she is an artist for Hallmark (or at least she was). She resides in the Netherlands I believe. Lovely picture!

I found this website of her here:

http://www.marjoleinbastin.nl

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I would love to starting collecting bird prints. But then I would have to take something else down that I love just as much. I need a bigger house or more walls.

Kasey Hunt said...

I love your finds. that picture has so much character, I love it.

Linda C said...

I love your bird prints! Right up my ally- love birds:)

And what a great deal!!

Happy Monday!

Linda C

jen said...

That's an adorable collection!!

Jen

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Manuela, I love your pretty bird pictures and I love them clustered like this!

I never go into a thrift store without thinking of YOU.

Barb

jenjen said...

Manuela -
You always fine the coolest things! I love those bird pictures - so cute!

XOXO
Jen

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

All of your bird pictures are beautiful! I think this recent one you found last week is darling! (And it is always nice to find something that doesn't need any work!) I hope you had a good Monday! :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Love your bird "wall". All of the prints are so pretty, and since I love birds, this really appealed to me. laurie

Betty said...

Birds are like bunnies...you just can't have too many...

Blessings....Betty

Carla said...

What wonderful finds! Love how you have them grouped. I can see someone laying in that bed enjoying the new view:)

Christina said...

Oh my goodness. I love both of them, but the long one is just fabulous. Looks great in the frame. What a pretty bird wall.

Richella said...

A very cool collection for a lady who obviously enjoys feathering her nest! Thanks for sharing your finds. Blessings!

Rosemary said...

Love all of the birds!!
So cute!
Rosemary

scrappy quilter said...

What great finds. I love how you've arranged them on the wall. Great job!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

So, So LOVELY. Great job, as usual!

Doreen said...

Wow..your bird picture collection is beautiful!!!!

Love your blog..such beauty!

Have a joyous day
Doreen

Rhondi said...

Hi Manueal
I love all the pictures, especially the bird print. Enjoy your day.
Hugs, Rhondi

Storybook Woods said...

Love, love, love. Clarice