Sunday, May 3, 2009

Today's Thrifty Treasures


Rhoda at Southern Hospitality is hosting Today's Thrifty Treasures. Join in and share your yardsale or thriftstore finds!




I have two things I want to show you today. A pair of fabulous candlesticks and an oval picture. Both I got at Goodwill.


The funny thing is, I've been looking for big heavy candlesticks like this for a while now and I almost bought some that were wood and on clearance at TJ Maxx for $13 each!



It's a good thing I didn't - right!



I painted them a scrumptious red and I love how they look on my white fireplace mantel.



I'm still playing around with my mantel. I usually like to load it up with things but maybe for summer I'll try a simpler cleaner look.



This picture I bought for the frame. I don't see oval or round frames very often.



I got two black transferware plates at Goodwill a few weeks ago, one I hung in my dining room and this one I'm using with the frame which I painted black, the wrapping paper is from Ikea .


It's now a very nice inexpensive piece of art for my bedroom!



Thanks for taking the time to look at my thriftstore finds!



53 comments:

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Manuela, thanks for playing along this week. Great candlesticks you found, those are nice & big. And when I saw that oval frame, plate & wrapping paper I knew where you were headed with that. It's beautiful & I just love it in your bedroom. That wall color is just yummy too.

Betty Jo said...

Love your candlesticks. The oval frame is gorgeous and especially the way your redo of it with the plate. Looks wonderful. ♥

Mary said...

I love that idea of the frame showcasing the plate, very clever!
I love the candlesticks, I found a heavy set for 5$ at a church sale. I rarely buy anything new anymore, it's so much more fun and challenging this way.

Dawn said...

Hey there! I absolutely love the mirror with the plate! That is gorgeous!

Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

Milah said...

That's cool! I bought a frame this weekend too, but I'm not sure just yet how to use it. You've got me thinking though....

Stacey said...

Oh I love what you did with the oval frame and plate. Great idea!

Susan said...

I love how your plate and frame turned out. I can never find transferware at the thrift stores.

jenjen said...

So, so cute Manuela! I love that frame with the wrapping paper and plate. That is fabulous!!!

XOXO
jen

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

I just love how you turn around and put things to use right away. I buy them with grand ideas and don't always fix them up immediately. Then it's on to something else and I forget about it. :) Love those.

Amanda said...

ok that is just the cutest thing ever! I love that oval frame and you are right- it is few and far between finding the nice oval frames. LOVE IT!

Bettsi said...

Beautiful! I had fun thrifting today too, but nothing as exciting as what you found. Good job!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Great finds! I found a great frame this weekend too.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Okay, Manuela, no fair....I am drooling on my keyboard. So pretty!!!!!

Barb

Carla said...

Cool candlesticks. They look great in red. And very creative inexpensive piece of art work. I am loving that plate.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

this looks wonderful! I love the plate inside!

maryboys said...

such wonderful finds! the black frame project turned out beautifully...

prof en retraite said...

Hi Manuela! I love those big chunky candlesticks! And the frame around the plate...love it! Have a good week...Debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You are so smart! You take a beautiful thrift find and turn it into something even more beautiful! laurie

Vee said...

Love how you repurposed that frame right quick. I didn't think it would last long in its original state. That's an old Home Interiors frame and picture...way too prissy for you!

The candlesticks are fantastic. What an incredible find.

Daisy Cottage said...

Good Morning Manuela!
Wonderful finds and of course YOU made them sparkle and shine with your creative touch and I love your "new" red candlesticks!!!

xo,
Kim

Kathleen Grace said...

More fabulous finds, but what I always find amazing is what you do with them! You think outside the box and it always turns out so beautiful:>)

Ally0005 said...

You always have the best ideas, that is why I lift them.
Have a great day and stay dry.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Manuela these are wonderful finds! I'm going to be looking for oval and round frames, now!! I love how you redid the candlesticks and frame.

Denise said...

You know how much I love thrifty goodies! The oval frame and transferware are fabulous. So are those candlesticks painted that luscious red!!

XXDenise

Carmen said...

I love, love, love what you did with the oval frame! And the red candlesticks are fab! :)

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Love the black frame and plate on the wall, what a great idea.
Looks Beautiful!!

Sandra said...

What a wonderful way to display plates! I love it! I am learning soo much from my blogger friends! Thank you!
Sandra

Mrs. Rabe said...

Very nice Manuela! I love what you did with the candlesticks! I love red!

Madeline said...

You totally transformed those items into beautiful things for your home. Love the red candlesticks and the wall art looks amazing! Madeline

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did get some great things. I really like what you did with the frame and plate. I had planned on joining in, but ended up with Grands yesterday and did not get a chance to figure out the Mr. Linky thing.
Glenda

Debbie said...

What a way to use a frame. I love what you did. Great job. Love the candlesticks too, I love using red. Debbie

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What great finds! :) I especially love the paint colors you chose! That red is a touch of the unexpected, and it looks great!

mishebe said...

Great things. love the paper from ikea, great idea what u did with it all. mishelle

Victoria said...

Oh I love that round frame! What a great idea.

Rhondi said...

Hi Manuela
Your thrift store finds are great and how you framed the plate is wonderfully creative.
Hope you have a good week.
Hugs, Rhondi

Ruth Ann said...

LOVE the black and white framed piece for your bedroom! That is unbelievable! I wish I was that creative!

Heather said...

those are some amazing candlesticks. love them red!

Bella Dreams said...

Great finds! I especially love what you did with the frame!
Denise

DecoratingSpaces said...

Manuela,love how you used wallpaper for the artwork background. Don't you just love spray paint?!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I love the things you got and what you did with them.

Great scores and great vision!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

They both turned out fabulous!!!

diXymiss said...

Oooh, you found some eXcellent thrifty treasures. Love those candlesticks. Looks like I missed an eXciting Home Depot giveaway ~ rats! We were out of town last week, so I've got lots of catching up to do... Hope your spring planting is going well. Best wishes on your "procrastination" porch project. I can't wait to see what you accomplish!

Hugs,
diXymiss

Angie said...

Totally loving that oval frame and plate - the black and white is awesome!

Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY said...

Now those are some awesome finds. How come I can never find anything like that?lol.

I really love those candlesticks too.

So nice to see you blogging again!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

What very shapely candle sticks and that oval fame is a master piece..... perfection like all you do....
HUgs
linda

Linda said...

Manuela, great finds - but that frame with the plate that you created is beautiful! Linda

Gracie said...

I very much like your idea about hanging the plate, classy and clever!

KelleyAnne said...

You are so clever! It is always fun to see what you're up to. I love the black and white.

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness, at a yard sale this weekend I found a bowl that matches the black and white plate in your pictures. I was wishing they had the entire set. I LOVE the pattern!

Bellamere Cottage said...

How striking! I love blank and white and transfer as well....this is right up my alley. I'll put this in the memory bank and use it someday...

Blessings,
Spencer

Miss G said...

AMAZING job with the frames! Very cool! I came over from Rhoda's. Kelly

Storybook Woods said...

I know I say it all the time but you are the queen !!!! Clarice

Lady Katherine said...

Wow, love how you keep changing the candlesticks! I adore the wrapping paper, frame, and the plate! How is the plate hanging in the frame? With one of the wire plate hanger? If so you sure made them pretty! Yes, oval frames are hard to come by and I need one so bad! Just love your ideas!