Monday, November 3, 2008

Born to Discount Shop

Image via Flickr by Eva the Weaver

I wanted to share a couple of my recent thrifty purchases that I've added to my home.

A couple of days ago I posted about my love of feed stacks. Below is a pic of the vintage feed/flour sack that I purchased on ETSY for $10! I added an IKEA frame and Voila:

I ideally want to try and make a cushion with it and use it in my bay window in my dining room, but for now I like it's home in my kitchen.

Speaking of my Dining Room. It is finally in the U.S. of A. and ready to be delivered. When I went to go pay the balance on my dining set I found many great deals in a local store called Peter Andrews. (Sorry that don't have a website)

I found a collection of white platters with a coral design on it. I got 2 large ones for 3.79 and 2 14" oval ones for 2.79. I think white dishware is the way to go with dinnerware. It's a great blank canvas, which allows you to be creative with your food choices. Plus it will go nicely with my white milk glass collection.

Another gift item that I found at Peter Andrews was a lovely blue and white tray. I'm not sure if I'm going to keep them or use them as gifts for the holidays, but for $2.79 how could I not get them. I picked up four, but I'm thinking I should go back and get more.

This latest thrify item had me plain old giddy when I saw it:

My pride and joy is my new Cabinet of Natural Curiosities for 25 bucks at Barnes and Noble!

I ran right home and put in my living room coffee table, which I bought at a garage sale for $15! It was originally counter height and red. So with my hubby to the rescue I had it made to be coffee table height and painted white.

Another super deal that I recently got was a wine rack for my sister's apt. She's on a budget and didn't really want to spend much. I went to a white elephant sale and found one. It was dirty and rusted by only $2. After some cleaning and white spray paint it now looks like this:

Lucky for my sister my current job is in the wine field and her rack (ha ha) will always be full. At least for the time being until I decide to stop being a scardy cat and try and strike out on my own in the decorating world.

Since I'm a great sissy I also made her two lovely custom cork boards when she moved in to spruce up her bare bedroom walls.

One is used for her many jewels:

The other one resides opposite her bed and is filled with pictures of friends and family:

Both boards were purchased at thrift stores for $4 each and then I used some fabric, ribbon and spray glue.

Oh almost forgot for all of you ladies eyeing Foo Dogs, but not ready to spend big bucks on them Pier 1 comes to the rescue.

These pups have been on my mind for a couple of weeks now. I really have no where for them to go, but I time I go into visit them I'm tempted to buy them. They are a steal for ten bucks! Also available in orange.

Hope you enjoy my latest finds!


Blogger LindsB said...

Love the feed sacks framed, they came out so cute!

November 4, 2008 at 10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check you out! I love everything! I think I need to get to your house- because I have never seen ANY of those things before!

I'm not going to comment on the dogs because you already know how I feel about them!

November 4, 2008 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger Joyce said...

I love the feed sack in the frame!!

November 4, 2008 at 8:26 PM  

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