Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Thrifty Thursday

cherubs
Hi everyone! I wanted to show you a couple of little things I got at the thriftstore last week.

Those little cherub prints above were 45 cents each and I thought they’d be perfect for a narrow space I have between my linen closet and the Blue Toile Room.
Paintedframe
So I painted the frames white and I think they look perfect in that narrow spot!
cherub2
Now I need to find a few more to fill up that wall!

plateholders
They also had a couple of iron plate holders. I got these two.
fleur
I chose one with a fleur and the other is sort of plain but really big and can hold a platter. You know I love plates and am always looking for things to hold and display them.
obelisk
I also got these garden ornaments. Do you see that there’s one stuck inside the other. I haven’t been able to pull it out yet! I’ll paint them before I put them in the garden – as soon as I can separate them LOL.
mosaicset

I thought about buying this mosaic set…but didn’t. I would have bought just the bench but they were selling it as a set and wouldn’t let me! Darn! So cute right?
bench
I’m linking to Tales From Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday, so be sure to stop by there to see everyone’s thriftstore finds.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

54 comments:

kim said...

You got some cute stuff and yes that bench is too cute.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great finds, Manuela! Those cherub pictures are so precious and look much better with the frames painted. Love the plate holders, too! I love to keep things like that on hand whether for plates or plaques or even picture frames.

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

Excellent finds! I love how the white paint looks on your frames!! Great idea!

Tennis Girl said...

Manuela,
That bench is so cute. Too bad they would just sell it :( Good finds, tho.
Robin

Amy said...

Great finds as always! Good luck separating the "siamese garden ornaments" :)

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I am loving ALL the things you found! The bench is adorable~ too bad they wouldn't let you buy it without the other chairs!

I hope you have a great Thursday! :)

Julie Harward said...

You find the neatest treasures! I love how pretty the frames turned, I love cherubs too! And the iron things..so cool, I never see such good things...way to go and thanks for sharing good ideas! Come say hi :D

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Such beautiful finds! Love that bench too... too bad it didn't sell separately!

Shelia said...

Hi Manuela! I love your little angel prints and the frames in white are perfect. I love plate holders and how great you found two!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Vee said...

Are you going to regret not getting the bench? Love the frames painted white. Now I will have to get some white spray paint. Any particular one or just anything?

Beth said...

I love those iron plate holders!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice finds! I have that same fleur de lis design plate holder! :-)

Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. You have one of my favorite blogs, so I was so happy when I saw you visited me AND left a comment! I love everything you found and the frames look great in white.

:) Michelle

Nancy said...

Wow, you found some neat things! I really love those pictures. They look great painted white!

Nancy

Sandra said...

What some great finds...the white frames really make the little cherub prints pop. They look lovely in their narrow spot!

Angie said...

Yes, that bench and set is so darn cute! Your cherub pictures are perfect in that spot.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Wow, you really found some great stuff! The little cherub pictures are adorable.

Merrie said...

Thats a shame about the bench, it was really cute. The cherubs look good in their "new" white frames. As usual you found lots of really great stuff! Good luck seperating the obelisks! If you can't get them apart does it help to know I didnt notice it until you pointed it out?

Linda said...

Great finds! And I just love the mosaic set, too!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Manuela -

You always find the best treasures. I love the cherub pics and they look fantastic on your narrow wall. I love the plate holder with the fluer de lis, what color will you be painting the garden ornaments? Have a great week :)
Toni

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Great finds! I don't know how you left the bench and the chairs behind. They are so cute. You could use the chairs for plants?

Marianne@Songbird said...

Nice stuff, sorry that they wouldn't let you take the bench, but that probably just means that there is another bench somewhere waiting for you to be discovered.

Elizabeth said...

What great finds! I love the framed cherubs. Shame about the bench, it is very lovely.

Yolanda said...

You not only have a good eye for things, but you have a great thrift store! By the way, I would suggest that you spray some WD-40 on the garden tower things that are stuck together. Squirt it right into the places where they are stuck. Wait a while, come back and try again. :)

Angela said...

What a great find and price for those angel prints..Sure would look good in my angel dining room,lol.

Loved that bench too...

Megan said...

Some wonderful finds. The cherubs look right at home hanging there on your wall. I love the iron plate holders--they would go perfectly with my "decor" so if you can't find a place for them - (;0)
Too bad about the bench but I'm sure there is something else just as wonderful waiting for you to find it.

Pen Pen said...

Your little angels are adorable.... and look so lovely painted white. You find the neatest things!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the little cherub pictures and the plate holders are fabulous. The tower for the garden is fabulous. I have looked and looked for something similar. The furn. is such a wonderful find. You really did well. Hugs, Marty

Julie said...

Oh Manuela WOOT! you scored a big cache of treasures and thriftily!!!
YAY. I LOVE LOVE that last set (mosaic) Wish it was at my store!!!!!
LOL like my stores don't have enough tempting stuff for me to pick through. Thanks for sharing your exciting stuff. I also got two plate holders this week. Will have to show them sometime... Love your garden mini-obelisks!! You GO!
Have fun! - (loved the little cherub prints. they look awesome)

Storybook Woods said...

Great finds, too bad you could not get the bench. It would be perfect in your house xoxox Clarice

She'sSewPretty said...

Manuela! I was just checking in on you. Those little angel pictures are adorable. I would have never thought to paint the frame white and look how much prettier they are. I haven't had much time for thrift shopping. Now after seeing your great finds, I can't wait to go!

Lynnie said...

Wonderful treasures!! So what will you do with the iron plate holders?

salmagundi said...

What a difference it made to paint those picture frames. I never can have too many plate holders in the right size - those are great. Sally

Donna said...

Love all your finds, Manuela!

Denise Marie said...

awesome treasures!! the prints look great in that spot and you can't have enough plate or platter holders.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Great finds! You really scored with the prints!

Cozy Little House said...

The frames look so much better white! Makes the rest stand out. I've been out in the yard fixing and doing all day. I keep thinking about yours. And I will be copying that plates hanging on the fence thing of yours!
Brenda

Stacey said...

Your cherubs are so sweet. I've always liked that look. :)

Cindy said...

Those cherubs are a fantastic find and look heavenly with the painted white frames. I adore your mosaic pieces!!!

Anita said...

These are so cute, and for 45 cents each..what a steal! You found the perfect spot for them, too.

Shirlee said...

Great finds. The little cherubs really stand out now with the frames painted white.
I would try some WD40 on the metal garden towers and see if that untangles the two. Makes you wonder if someone donated them because they couldn't get them unstuck.

Mimi Sue said...

Love all your wonderful finds. Mimi

Pat Torbert said...

You make me want to run right out to the thrift shops. These are beautiful finds. Unfortunately, I don't have the imagination that you have to know what to do with these. I always love the colors that you use.

Kathleen Grace said...

The little frames painted white are so perfect for that spot! I still say your thrift store is better than any I have seen aound here!

Marla said...

Manuela, I love seeing your thrifty finds, it amazes me how you can always find the perfect place for all your treasures. Love the iron plate or picture stands as well. I stopped in Marietta on my way to Chattanooga last week. Stopped at the GW, but really fell in love with "A Classy Flea" have you been there? I was impressed and found a few treasures there, I will post my finds soon. The GW there was big, but not too many good deals, although I found a really cool hammock there. Blessings, Marla

Kathleen said...

I love your finds! The pictures look sweet there, and that bench, I love it!

Tommie Jo said...

Great finds! I can't wait 'til I can get back out there & "treasure hunt"! Have a great weekend!

Marla said...

So Manuela, which GW stores do you go to in Atlanta? I also saw a new thrift store on the other side of the Intersate and went in to look around, I think it is Union Missions or something like that, I didn't have much time but found 3 or 4 treasures right off the bat that I had to have, again I am looking forward to posting these and others. Blessings, Marla

Audra said...

Lovely finds. Oooh, that bench so had your name on it! Too bad they would seperate them, or that you couldn't have purchased the whole set. I am sure you would have found places to put these lovely pieces.

Those cherub pictures are darling! Just perfect right there!
Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Dorothy said...

I like how you painted those frames! Looks great!

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. It's nice to "meet" new people!

Mary Ellen said...

Oh that bench is darling! Love what you did with the little frames too!

We had snow today- can you believe it - it's supposed to be spring!

Debra from Bungalow said...

Great finds. Too bad they wouldn't sell you just that pretty bench.

Painting those frams really gives them a whole new look!

Betty said...

Thrify Thursday is just great fun Thanks for visiting my blog. Love your pictures and you have some great things.
xoxo
Betty

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Love it ALL...and that set would have been soo tempting...gorgeous!
Love,
Tracey
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