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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Friday, August 15, 2014

Bargain Hunting................

Lets see, Laura and I left the kids with Gerry and took off treasure hunting. We went to as many thrifts as we could remember. I did find a few things. First though I will show a couple of finished products in the garden.
See the blue and white tea cup?
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Then the pink and black plate with the dragon fly.
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I like my ornaments to be subtle I don't personally like lawn ornaments. I like to be able to find them in hidden places and spots with no colour for added interest.
SO these now are what we found that trip. I was not impressed with any of the Thrift shops, they were very busy and I didn't find much. What I did find was a lot cheaper than at my fav shop, but then I knew their prices were high. I found two hand painted china plates made in Bavaria. They were 3 dollars each. Not sure I can use those in the garden they are just too pretty
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At another shop, more plates. This time one dollar each. Both had a butterfly theme so great for the garden.
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close up
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So what else, oh yes I found this yellow vase. Not at all sure what I will do with this its sort of delicate,
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Then the last thing for just a dollar and something I wanted for the garden was a hanging basket
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Another success with not so much spent this time thank goodness
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  1. They are so pretty. I can't wait to have a home with room for a garden. Living in an apartment limits what we can do. Thanks for posting.

  2. Beautiful plates! The ones with the butterflies will be perfect for the garden. Do you take the ornaments in for the winter I was wondering? Cute fairy standing by the violets!

  3. What gorgeous bargains. And your garden is so pretty!

  4. You found some pretty plates and real bargains. '-)

  5. I love the ornaments in your garden. They do look great! I will ask the same question as Deb, do you take them in for the winter? Love your finds! Great plates! The hanging basket is excellent too! I think I would use the vase to drink out of! LOL! Hugs ;o)

  6. Are those Deb's flowers on the table?


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