This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
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Monday, March 10, 2014

More thrifties............

One of the things I have been collecting is plates. We stopped at the thrift store where I found my other bargains. These are 4 of the plates that I got this time. These I do think I will use in the garden, not yet sure how. But I have found some nice blue and white ones that I am thinking I will use in the new blue bedroom when its done.There are two with Lavender on them and so I am thinking that I will attach those to something to put in the Lavender pots.
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This is what I have made so far with what I got last time. It will be a bird bath for the front garden maybe.....I may add to it but not yet sure.
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Some of the things I found this time were blue and white.
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So what do I do with these?
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All of those combinations......but I think I may keep it inside and make it into a plant holder.
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I think I like the big plate on the top and to use it to hold a plant like an ivy or something like that. What do you think?
I also found this sweet little tea pot. This also may stay inside. I am going to try hard to lighten up my colours at some point. My olive dining room needs to be a lighter green and although I will keep my same colours through the house, I need to repaint and I want to go lighter.

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I also found this little tin angel who will live outside. Probably as a part of one of my creations.
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Well.........this has to stop. I could buy garden ornaments already made for what I have spent at the thrift stores. Then again, I now have a collection of blue plates and they will make a nice wall display for the new blue bedroom.

Lavender Garden Cottage
Also sharing with Lavender Cottage


  1. "So what do I do with these?" Oh very funny, I think you will figure it out. . LOL !
    What great finds. I love going to those places, but now I have such a small place..
    I have to think twice , ( sometimes not) before I bring something home.
    Have fun with all your goodies.

  2. Gosh what a lot of pretty finds. I do like the little teapot, so sweet.

  3. Loving everything you have purchased! The first four plates are gorgeous! I really like everything! And, I like what you are creating! I like the big plate on top too! Hugs ;o)

  4. Your new blue plates are so pretty! I love the idea of combining them all into a garden or house plant stand or statue. Around here they are priced VERY high! You had a great thrift day on your when that happens!


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