Left on the shelf- porch chairs

May 5, 2012 § Leave a comment

These looked like a seriously great deal. They were brand new, not a mark or a scuff, made of plastic woven like wicker, for weather resistant hardy patio comfort. At $25 each they were at least half off retail. Yet a little too much for a thrifting splurge for me.

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Pinterest project- places we love

May 4, 2012 § 1 Comment

Hearts and maps go together so well, speaking wordlessly of the places you love or that have significance to you. There are tons of happy DIY projects with maps on pinterest. See here and here. So I got a US atlas and world atlas at Goodwill, about $2, cut out hearts of our places of birth and places we’ve lived, and put together a shadow box using one I’ve had stashed forever and a bit of blue painted artboard. It is personal and colorful and goes beautifully in a memory filled gallery.

It also makes a terrific gift!

 

Left on the shelf- lamps

May 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

A very nice set of lamps, crackle finish stoneware, a matched pair. Butter yellow and $12 each. With a new shade, so cute!

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Left on the shelf- antique dresser

May 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

This guy was beautiful. Has a mirror and all, good finish on top.  I don’t need it, but I did love it. $120.

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One man’s trash

May 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

One of my favorite finds in college. For some reason a friend and I were walking a rural road and saw a ramshackle shed. Which we explored to find all kinds of junk including a rusted lawnmower. I took this bit of it, a little lidded box with holes. I put a metal sheet in the bottom and sanded the rust off. And used a finishing spray. I’ve been using it for a jewelry box ever since.

Lotta pot

May 2, 2012 § Leave a comment

Some one made this by hand, and glazed it a lot like a Lotta Jansdotter pattern. I like it’s short fat wavy self and the little handles. I think it will be a planter. $3 at the thrift store.

Surf-n-turf

May 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

I found these little votive glasses. I love the chunky little lobster. I hope one day they grace a newspaper covered table for a twilight beach party. For sale in my etsy shop.

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