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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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Todays thrift.................

A busy day today. It was time to take the two small poodles in for their hair cuts. That was at 10am and I had a doctor appointment at 11am and to pick up the girls again at 12noon. So rush rush rush. I did of course take some time to go into my favourite thrift store. I saw a couple of things I didn't get last time were still there. Again, I found too many other things so left them again for next time. Today I found teapots.
First this rather ungainly pot of roses. I believe it was 6.99 (remember this is a charity shop so a donation of sorst)
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But I actually got 3 things........I like the pot to begin with. The roses, well they will be OK for outside and then there is the ribbon.
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I could probably get a pot for that price but not the flowers. I always need flowers for the places outside, the deck or porch where I can not put live plants because its too shady.
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So I justified the 6.99 price. I found salt and pepper shakers in little cottage/barn shapes that go in with my current theme. They already have a spot on my shelf. They were 4 dollars for the pair.
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Then there were the tea pots. I am trying to stick to colours that are relevent to my scheme (we will see how long that lasts) Keep in mind that come summer some of these will become plant pots for out in the garden. This small one I had a larger one in the same design. They are common finds at garage sales. This one was a dollar 50.
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The small brown pot is smaller than a one cup pot I think but it wont get used so no matter.
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Then I found a lovel white one.
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Then the floral one.I must add that I did leave several behind that were not my colours.
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The last thing I found and really have no place for as yet although it may just go in Alex's room, that is a lavender colour and I do also have a pansy picture I could put in there. It is hand done so could not leave it there.
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So I ended up spending just over 20 dollars. A nice haul for a nice donation I think.
The roses????? well I am thinking I might try to update them with a little paint.....or maybe not. Probably not, they are silk and really dont look so bad. I may seperate them and well, who knows. I am not fond of cheap silk flowers but sometimes when they are in with others they end up not so bad.
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I do have others in the house that look so real that you cant really tell they are silk.
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  1. Lovely post they look real to me.

  2. I especially love that white one, Janice! But all are very beautiful!

  3. Janice, I swear if I lived anywhere near you we'd have a blast..
    Love all your finds.. and my pick would be the white one and the white with soft flowers.
    Oh wait !!! that makes 2 picks.... !!!

  4. What pretties you found!

  5. You have found such beautiful thrifts Janice! And I love the beautiful embroidery you do. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog :) Wishing you a beautiful day ~ Wendy of Apple and Apricot

  6. What wonderful thrift finds. I love the roses!

  7. such lovely flowers and great find with the cross-stitch

  8. Oh what lovely finds! I love the salt and pepper shakers - too cute! So glad you shared your loveliness at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

  9. You always find such great items!! Love everything!


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