Monday, June 22, 2009

Today's Thrifty Treasures

Good morning everyone! Hope you all enjoyed a great Father's Day celebration with the special men in your lives. My father passed away many years ago and I miss him in my life. He left to me a love of singing and flowers. My husband is my handsome prince. What a guy and I love him so. He is a wonderful father and grandfather to our granddaughters.
For today, I am joining Rhoda's Todays Thrifty Treasures to share my recent finds while out thrifting. I have recently found some really neat items. Here are a few:
Sorry, you can't see this as well as I had hoped, this LARGE lantern was at the GW for a third of the regular price! The glass is all gone out of it, but I thought maybe a tall blue and white vase with greenery would look good. See the tiny lights? They are a recent gift for Mother's Day, they come on a stem like a flower bush and you spread out the stems which look like branches and put them inside another floral piece, or greenery. They plug in with a transformer. There are several types of bulbs, some bigger and frosted, but they look so neat! I can see lots of uses for my lantern, can't you?

This fairly large display cabinet was also at the GW for $10.00! I plan to paint it white and add maybe a shelf to house pretty things. I'll show it when I get it done. It has joined SEVERAL pieces in the garage in need of a facelift. I really have no excuse now that it is warm out there.

Also, I pick up silverplate trays when I find them at a good price. I want enough to use as chargers for place settings. The smaller one on top would be great with a cloche in it too. The gold cannisters were really cheap, $3 and $4.00! The crackled vase is really pretty and the silver cup shined up really nice for a future floral piece.

Remember, I said last post to pick up stray lids when you come across them? Look at this so cute lid!! Now to find it's companion! Have a great Monday my friends!
Blessings, Linda


  1. Linda, What a cute lantern, and I have never heard of that type of a light on a stem! Where was it purchased, do you know? It intrigues me... I always pick up lids- I have gotten a few looks, though. lol When you get your display cabinet finished, I'm sure it will be pretty. Get to work, so we can see the finished product... :-)Sue

  2. You have some fabulous finds there! I love that fabulous lantern and the darling birdie lid!

    Thanks for sharing!


  3. Love the display cabinet - would be really nice with a pretty doll in it

  4. You have some great buys . I know what you mean about to warm out there to paint. I have some projects I wanted to finish up this week, but the heat is really bad.

  5. Linda, great finds & I love that birdie lid. Hopefully you can use it on something.

  6. Linda, you really got some great things, but the lantern and the birdie lid are my favs. Linda

  7. You really found some great treasures, love the cannisters and little bird lid. :)

  8. love your treasures, and that cute metal bird led so cute! super finds!!!