This little blue wood step stool was $1 (it was plain blue when I bought it) and I found some stickers at Joann that matched the decor of a friend’s new baby’s nursery. It made the perfect baby gift! I painted stripes around the sides, put the stickers on, added his name, and gave it all a couple coats of Minwax Polycrylic. Done!
These are in the odds and ends department. They are all little wood things that I paid no more than 2.00 for. In the back is a little sled, which would be a great mantle decoration. In the front – awesome duck motif wood basket. To the right a trinket box and to the left a really nice old wood drawer organizer that has tongue and groove corners. So nice.
In this pic, a great old picnic basket is in the back – I’ll probably turn this into a wedding gift and put the couple’s last name on top. On top of that is a small wall-hanging basket. In front, L-R is a wall rack for spools of thread, a small sign that reads “you are forever blessed” (until I paint it), and a wood carving that looks like blocks and has all the seasons, each on a different side.
These little tables are adorable! They are only like 2 feet tall, and have drop leaves on both sides, so they fold down to almost nothing. I don’t know what I’m going to do with them yet, but they are great and it was $10 for the pair!!
More wood signs and wall baskets, and a plain bulletin board. (again, nothing more than 2.00)
These are miniature garden gates – I think they’d make great Halloween props outside! They were 1.00.
These are crazy old wall hangings that I’m saving for someone special
This is going to be gift for someone, too.
I also found a bunch of nice old linens. Holiday guest towels that were hand embroidered. Those are French knots above and they are just lovely.
I also scored a sweet flowered sheet for my daughter’s room, and a batch of everyday cloth napkins. I think they were all 1.50 each.
I also spotted this baseball fabric, which will be perfect in my son’s new room.
These printed graphics are nice – the America one, probably for a 4th of July mantel and the university is my alma mater.
Then there was the glassware. My new house has all glass-front cabinets on top. So I have been buying glass lidded containers at every yard sale and thrift store I go to. I also got a couple of decorative pieces to add to my collection. Again, I didn’t pay more than 2.00 for any of these. Do you sense a theme? I am cheap, and proud of it!
I bought this old Corningware teapot that my mom used to have. It reminds me of the past whenever I put water on.
I’m not sure what to do with this pitcher. Maybe a Thanksgiving centerpiece? It could also easily be painted.
The little teeny teapot is actually a kitchen timer. So cute! It was .50 cents.
This is an awesome vintage ice bucket. Hammered aluminum, I believe. It feels very Mad Men, and we didn’t have one, so I picked it up.
Stuff for the kids was everywhere. I kept buying for them to a minimum. A piggy bank for my daughter, and a thermos and bowl for her, too. Some vintage Fisher Price toys in excellent condition for practically nothing. A water jug to fill and keep in the car when it’s hot. And a cool set of Halloween cookie cutters.
Then there was this beauty. I think I’ll keep this one, and fold up some quilts or blankets in it.
So that’s my story. I can’t wait until next year!