Treasure Box Wednesday: Vignettes o' Thrift and Missing Pieces


Today I thought I'd show you where a couple of my recent thrift scores ended up in my house. Because, you know, it's always nice to have some perspective...

And also, I didn't do much thrifting this week. In part, because of this:

Yes, the picturesque landscape of a soft-sand Hawaiian Beach.

So, let's go back inside the house, leave your snow boots-- er, waterskis-- by the door, and we'll head into the entrway. Here you'll see a possibly familiar-looking tole tray.


Yes, that's right: that came from the Red, White and Blue just a few weeks ago-- along with two other not-long-ago thrifted items. This 1950s lady planter, and some crystal bird candlesticks.



I love how different floral patterns, in similar shades, can look like they actually match. Sometimes, getting the right colors together can mean everything.

Here's another little thrifted vignette I've been working on for Valentine's Day:


You may remember the pillow cover from previous thrift adventures. Well, the heart-shaped cherub planter was just $0.99 at the Salvation Army, and the sleeping cherub was about the same. The candle holder was a wonderful something I received from Gigi over at Underthewillow last year. I couldn't believe how perfectly it seemed to match the planter, roses and all. (Thanks, Gigi!)

Now the marble table top below isn't a thrift store find, but I figured you good folks would forgive me this ONE TIME, since it's from the Construction Junction architectural salvage place here in the 'Burgh. And it cost me a whopping fiver.


Yup, it was mucho cheapo, PRACTICALLY THRIFTED, and now it's sitting here, all happy, on this Eastlake-styled table base.


Lastly, this week I thrifted myself a book, and a couple of little crystal bowls that will work with my Anchor Hocking "Waterford" Depression glass. Based on my Depression glass guidebook, these weren't the original bowls to go with my set but, as you know, this gal isn't above a bit of mixing-and-matching.


Well, that's all for today. Thanks for coming to visit! And if you didn't get a chance to read my Sunday post about the little histories found on the backs of Victorian postcards, click here.

I'm going to go have a hot cocoa and think Spring!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your little Valentine vignette is oh, sooo darling! I love little pieces like that. I just love reading your blog and yours is the main inspiration for my decision to fix up my teeny little apartment. I'm going thrifting today as a matter of fact! Wish me happy hunting!! :)

Lidian said...

Lovely pics! We have got loads of snow too - I have shovelled three times in the last day and a half.

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Anonymous- your note is much appreciated, thank you. I think it's wonderful you're taking on decorating your apartment-- I hope it turns out beautifully. Good luck at the thrifts!

Lidian- I think you've earned a nice hot beverage, with all that shoveling! I personally am tired of scraping off my car. Maybe if we all concentrate on images of budding trees and sunny skies Spring will feel like it comes more quickly.

Or else, I'm going to have to go to Punxatawney and rough up that darned groundhog. :)

Carrie said...

your vignettes are very pleasing. I was especially taken with the bird candlesticks.
By the way in my post yesterday i included a link to your Sunday post.
Carrie

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Hi Carrie- Thanks, I just got a chance to stop by and see that, and all the rest of what you've been up to. I liked your collection of cross stitches and how you grouped it all together to show us. It's so interesting when you can see so many examples of a certain type of craft. It really gives some insight into what the trends of a particular time were.

Rose Mary said...

I love all those planters, Jenn! Everything looks great. Been missing you on the forum. Happy Valentine's Day!

Debbie said...

I love your little cherubs and roses vignette....Happy Valentine's Day!

Debbie

Carrie ~ Gigi said...

Well I'll be...I see the little rose candlestick holder I sent (and you mentioned)...Your blog is lovely.

marge mar said...

Just love your blog. Your snense of humor and writing ability are at once informative and enjoyable. I don't really have a fellow thrifter so I guess you will be it.
By the way I love looking for marble tops for everything from dressers to tables to patio furniture.