Sunday, February 17, 2013

Thrifty Finds-Perfect for Spring Decorating

This week was a pretty good week for deals. February has been a very busy month for me and I was just now able to find a few extra minutes to stop by my thrift stores this week and I am glad I did.

But before I show you what I found this week, I want to share a thrifty find from a while back that I realized I did not share with you.

One day, back in December when I walked into my local GW, I went straight for the picture frames to see if I could find something for my latest project. I found a basic 8 1/2 x 11 frame for 99 cents, which was perfect, but as I was making my way up to the counter I just happened to glace over to a cart full of stuff that was sitting, waiting to be put out on the shelves. In the cart was a full set of white hob nob milk glass!!! What? Is this a joke? Nope! Its all there....13 pieces in perfect shape....not a chip not a scratch so I snatched up every piece and brought them home with me.

The set includes this cute pitcher....

And butter dish set.......


Cute little S&P shakers......

Here is some of the smaller pieces washed and ready to be displayed in my china cabinet....

I just {LOVE} this fluted dish. It is so feminine and pairs nicely with the saucer it sits on......

Since I did not have room for all of the pieces in my china hutch, I decided to use the bowl/vase for my jade plant. I love the scalloped edges of this piece. The white is so crisp and clean and perfect for Spring!

See the scalloped edges?

Here are the smaller pieces in the cabinet.

All clean and displayed together.

The larger pieces in the set are still waiting for their home. I am thinking about moving around the wine glasses to make room for the larger pieces, or display them on a different shelf...I have not made up my mind where I want to display the other pieces.

I can not believe that I found such a large set in perfect shape. I have always loved milk glass and the pop of crisp white just brightens up the dining room and gets its ready for Spring.

Then there are these two lanterns. The large one I found this week, and the other one was a find from a month or so ago. They are solar lanterns and I wasn't sure if I was going to keep it when I first discovered it (the smaller one) but I as drawn to it and thought it would be a unique piece to add to our home somewhere. Then when I came across the larger one I knew right then that I wanted to display them in our newly painted bedroom.

So here they are together. The larger one still has the tag.

I want them here to be part of the vignette that fills this large space.

 And here they are in their new home.

I am not finished with this space, but they will go nicely with what I have planned for up there.
And for a total of about $8 bucks I am happy!

So there ya have it! New lanterns and a huge set of hob nob milk glass.

Do you like milk glass? What treasures have you found lately?


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