As I continue to celebrate 31 Days of Home, I wanted to include some of the regular IBC series you’ve come enjoy.So I figured i’d start this week off as I normally do with Weekend Wanderlust.
But I’m giving it a bit of a home twist by including a few thrift store treasures I found this past weekend. In essence, it’s Weekend Wanderlust meets Antiquing with Charm. Let’s get going!
Plan – As you can see, my calendar looks a little different from Day 1 of this 31 days of blogging challenge. Almost every day has a planned post. And while having so much work staring me in the face should be stressing me out, it’s actually motivating me. Plus, when there is a lull in my workday, I can just take a quick peek at the calendar and see something I should be working on. (By the way, it’s the Stendig Calendar; you can find it here.)
Roll – For some unknown reason, my kitty Sebastian loves burlap. When I pulled out a couple pieces of burlap for my project yesterday, he was all over it – rolling around, rubbing it, kneading it. It look liked pure bliss. Then, after I folded up the runner I made, he slept on it for a good two hours. Weird, right? Burlap really isn’t that comfortable. Anyone else have a burlap-loving cat?
Burn – I ordered a set of those candle holders from CB2 that I included in my Fall Favorites and I am obsessed with them. I’m not sure where they will end up, but they are currently hanging out in my office.
Create – Speaking of my office, I finally took a little time this weekend to actually enjoy it. I pulled out some paints I bought a while ago and created some DIY artwork. With the sun shining in, It was a pure joy working in that space.
Decorate – This may sound super strange to some of you, but I ordered bittersweet on eBay. It’s probably available at farmers markets and pumpkin farms in larger communities, but I was having no luck finding it around here. I really wanted some for fall decorating. Thankfully, after a quick search I found a wonderful lady selling it via eBay.
Set – Okay, now onto a few of my thrifty finds. I actually hit up all of my favorite antique shops this weekend and found absolutely nothing. Nothing. I guess it wasn’t meant to be. However, I did have some luck at the local Goodwill. First, I found a set of seven lace edge milk glass salad plates. They are in great condition. I think they will bring a unique touch to a table setting. They were 79 cents apiece.
Serve – I also picked up this fun dish. I fell in love with the colors and pattern. It’s always nice to have this kind of dish on hand for little vignettes around the house. It makes a great catch-all bowl. It could also be used to hold utensils or a condiments on a table setting. I love a multipurpose piece. And at 79 cents, it was a no brainer.
Bloom – This brass sphere planter was also begging to come home with me. I failed to snap a picture of it when I first brought it home, but it was very dull and dark from tarnish. After a little scrub in the sink and some polish, it shines like the dickens! It’s amazing how a quick cleaning can bring something back to life. Be sure to keep that in mind when you’re thrifting. This was my most expensive purchase at $3.99
Grow – I’m still not sure about this piece. It might be a little too grandma-chic, but I think I should be able to make it work somewhere. It’s a small gold-mirrored box of sorts. I assume it was for a little figurine, but it reminded me of the expensive terrariums that the home decor companies are selling. I thought it would be a cute container for one of my air plants. It’s on a dresser in my office for now. I’ll keep you updated if and when if finds a more permanent home. It was a $1.29
Collect – Last but not least, I ordered a set of brass candlesticks from eBay and they arrived on Saturday. I’ve actually teamed up with eBay on a really cool project that my fellow thrifters, junkers, and crafters will love. Later this month I’ll be sharing more about that project and what I’m doing with all of these candlesticks. I paid $2-3 for each one.
And that wraps up another Weekend Wanderlust. What fun things are happening in YOUR home? Have you found any thrifty treasures lately?