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All south west Florida Good Will Stores had a 1/2 off day, I picked up some good finds!
Hi there! Hope you are enjoying your week end I don't know if your local Good-Will thrift store was having a 1/2 off day but they were in these parts. It's a crazy day there, the lines are very long and people will run you down if your not careful. I went later in the day and I still found some really neat stuff. Lets take a look....
A very pretty wire basket for 3.00 Looks so pretty on the table and counter and can be filled with so many things.
I also picked up this very ancient crock ,It does show signs of some wear for sure. I can only imagine what was once made in this crock. My grandmother used to make Polish pickles in a crock just the same as this. They were the best pickles ever the smell of fresh dill and garlic was present when we would lift the lid when gram wasn't looking, she would always know though... "stop opening that lid", She would yell to us. She somehow knew but they were well worth the wait especially paired up with some homemade kielbasa from my home town.
I bought these small tiger stripe pumpkins at Wal-Mart, they are so darn cute!
I think my favorite find of the day was this Pottery Barn set of dishes, 4 Super huge dinner plates and 4 huge salad plates. The dinner plates are 12 inches wide. The golden color is very pretty.
Not a bad find for 7.50 if only there was soup dishes there, but I have looked them up online at Pottery barn And they could be ordered @29.99.
This very pretty teapot from Elite, dishwasher and micro safe, I think little Natalie has graduated from the little kids set so this will be hers. She was actually with us shopping so she was excited about a big girl set. The cups and saucers are Imusa and go so very well with the Tea pot. The cups are small cups and there is also an extra saucer for goodies. You haven't been to a tea party until you have been to Natalies. Pretty table cloths, napkins, and even signs. You really must attend some time.
I also found this very tall tin "vasin" , my home made word to match this piece. I don't know what I'll be doing with this but I certainly will give it some thought. I also bought 2 brand new Iron curtain rods and some wonderful big childrens books and all this for 30.00. So have you found any treasures this weekend? So very happy you stopped by so I could share my finds. This only makes that statement true....ya never know what your going to find.
Welcome brrrrrrr! its cold here in S. W. Florida and everywhere for that matter hope you are as warm as can be. This winter I wanted to go with a winters farm theme. I crafted a sign my imaginary WinterCrest Farm and all the farm items to go with it . I painted things I had been saving when I conjured up this idea months ago.
So my kids thought I was crazy saving the Mrs. Butterworths plastic bottles but I gave them a coat of black chalk paint and added the price seemed fitting because the farm sign says pure maple syrup.
White lights and a few baron branches to give the winter glow
This little ceramic piggy bank also got a lick of paint
I added my vintage wooden breadbox filled with raffia and some blue and white dishware
A simple rag garland
So this mantle display did not cost me any money just stuff I was saving and some paint and an old piece of wood !
Well I have been absent from the blogger world for some time , reason being I'm just too darn busy reading all the other wonderful blogs and their inspiration keeps me crafting and building and getting into all kinds of creative trouble....But I have created a very vintage looking backsplash for nearly nothing. I scanned through my mind repeatedly for a unique backsplash that would not break the bank yet it had to be smashing looking. Low and behold after a thorough first take my idea was "born".
All you need for this project is Aluminum foil, a stencil of your choice, white glue, paint for highlighting, water based sealant if you choose to.A Flat surface for working, a soft cloth and plenty of patience.
hhSo, what do you think? you like the look? Now lets get started. The process is as follows: Place your stencil on a flat surface place your piece of tin foil on top of the stencil, take your very soft cloth and gently rub the foil and you will get the imprint of the sten…
Hi there welcome! Hope everyone is enjoying the day. Lets talk Shiplap for a bit, I was thinking that Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper was maybe just a tiny bit over doing it with her shiplap but let me tell you she has introduced a wonderful way to explode your home with vintage style and beauty her excitement is fully understood now.....thank you Joanna for introducing me anyway to such a smashing wall finish.
So this is something I wanted to try for a bit , I have a huge wall in the kitchen that I cant really remedy meaning everything I do there I really am not happy with until now that is........people all you need is a paintbrush measuring tool lots of masking tape, dark paint and light paint and you can achieve the "shiplap look". Lets take a look
ok so this is just a flat black painted wall and you do need a dark base color or if you prefer use a light base color and dark on top but the most important trick to all this is CONTRAST For this Faux shiplap application …