Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Thrifty Thrifting






I went along to a couple of thrift stores today and for less than $10 this is what I came home with....


















And this is how they looked after some white paint......








32 comments:

Anna said...

Oh my goodness Ange....what a fantastic job you have done...and what a bargain!! I especially love the makeover on the pear jar...gorgeous!! and that crystal candle holder..thumbs up!!

Tina said...

Oh Ange, what fantastic finds and for an incredible price!! I really really love what you have done with that basket. The burlap and twine around the white just looks stunning - you clever lady! Enjoy those beautiful treasures:) - Tina x

Struggler said...

The painted pear is my favourite!

Katrina Chambers said...

Bargain hunter! Lucky you! Nothing ever to look at down here that's exciting haha!

Beach Vintage said...

Oh my goodness, what great finds, and the white paint....well done. I love it all!

The Shabby Cottage said...

HI Ange, got to love a bargain hunter. Nice finds. Sandy x

The Pink Poodle said...

Dear Ange...
What fab finds & even MORE FABULOUS the makeover you have given them...

they look terrific...well done!!

xx andrea

Natasha said...

Ange, I am going to have find out where you go shopping-you found some fantastic stuff!

Please send a big Happy Birthday to your son for me and I would love to know how the Taylor Swift concert went!

Bring on the weekend!
Natasha.:)

Kellie Collis said...

What great finds!! x

Brabourne Farm said...

These are such fabulous finds! Love that white paint. Leigh

Rie said...

Great finds! You work mighty fast!!

Kristopher K said...

Hello from another GC girl - thanks for the fantastic inspiration :)

Karna said...

Lovely finds...have a nice weekend!

pk @ Room Remix said...

Those are really great finds and I love the way you unified them with paint. Looks great!

Emom said...

WOW! good for you! smiles.

Jennifer Rizzo said...

You found some fabulous finds!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Isn't white paint simply magical? I love your finds and what you did with the basket is brilliant.

Susie said...

Hi Ange - you are a brilliant bargain hunter - will have to get some tips! I love your 'time 2 relax' photo frame by the way in the last post...really lovely and great imagination, hope you're having a happy weekend, Susie x

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I love to go "junkin", It is my favorite kind of shopping. It's the hunt... You did good.

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Love the painted pear. Isn't it amazing what a can of white spray paint can do for a collection of mis-matched things! Great finds.

Kristen said...

Kia Ora Ange!! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! I absolutely LOVE yours and was inspired to hit my local thrift stores today...(all my kiddies are in school now and I love that quiet time for myself)It was so much fun and I found some great items!! I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts! :-D

Chrissy said...

Nice stash!!! I think I have the exact same candle holder...got it at a thrift store too,for $3!! Have a great day!!

Tracey said...

You did good Ange...everything is fabulous!!! What would we do without thrift stores??!!!

Happy week to you ~

:) T

Kathy said...

Great finds!!!!
Loved finding your blog too! Lucky Me.
Enjoyed scrolling through your earlier posts this evening...
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...
Stop over when time permits... Love to have you!

This Photographer's Life said...

I love the pear! How cool!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh, these lovely treasures! Enjoy decorating!! I'm off to read some of your earlier post. Love your blog ....

Happy thoughts!
Saskia

Creamy White said...

Hi Ange, It's been fun to look at your blog. You really did well "treasure hunting"! I did a few on the weekend too, and had lots of fun. By the way, I'm moving soon to NZ and I'm quite excited about it. Leaving the freezing place to a warm and gentle Island it will be fun! I'll be following you with your amazing ideas! See ya, Li

Julie Johnson said...

Great job Ange! Love that pear..and what a transformation on the basket!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!
Julie

A-M said...

WHAT!!!! under $10... you are a thrifting legend. Love the pear! A-M xx

Chrissy said...

Your so cute,hope I don;t let you down!! Wish me luck,lots of heavy things to move around! x0x0

Tia in the Sky said...

Fantastic finds! The white paint makes them that much better too!

House of Giggles said...

Oooooh.....I always love a good thrift shop booty
:) What wonderful treasures you found! I love how everything just seems so much more lovely painted white:) At least, most things.