For those of us who frequent thrift stores, garage sales, and the occasional curbside treasure pile, work is to be expected.
It is part of the equation, and most of us enjoy the process almost as much as finding the treasure...almost.
But the thrill of finding something that is perfect just as you find it maybe the best kind of thrill!
My china doll head was found for pennies at a thrift store. Later, the same thrift store brought me the Italian Tole piece for a few dollars. A different thrift store brought two small silver plates for about .40c each - it was half price day, and they were marked .75c. (If, like me, you don't polish silver because you actually LIKE the patina of tarnish, there is no work involved.)
Today's features are all items that were perfect just as they were found.
Terry from Forever Decorating shared a stairwell gallery of vintage photos. Some are family photos, and others were "adopted" via auctions and antique stores. I love that she mixed them up! It shows a spirit of grace...
Roxie from Sweet Vintage of Mine shared a very awesome curbside find - a vintage galvanized tub in pristine condition!
Pinterest is full of fun ways to use these things, and I have a friend who put a glass on top and uses a similar one in her breakfast room as a table. They are also great for icing down drinks at parties! Roxie's were FREE. Woo Hoo!
Daniela from Frugal Ain't Cheap shared a trio of vintage baskets she has collected - all for $13. What a great way to add vintage style and texture that also functions as storage!
I'm feeling the urge to visit a thrift store...aren't you?
THRIFTY LIFE THURSDAY #13
This is a gathering for people who enjoy hunting for treasures
that may have previous experience or lived a former life elsewhere.
Please share items that are second-hand or are composed of second-hand materials.
Types of Posts to Share:
Word for the Day:
24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Possibly Linking With:
Sunday Show-off Link Party
Nifty Thrifty Sunday
Sundays at Home
Mod Mix Monday
Make it Pretty Monday
Vintage Inspiration Tuesday
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Inspire Me Tuesday
Inspiration Exchange Linky Party
Blissfully White Wednesday
Wow Us Wednesday
Show Me What Ya Got
What’s it Wednesday
Cottage Style Party
Penny Pinching Party
Under $100 Link Party
Time Travel Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Feathered Nest Friday
Furniture Feature Friday
Friday Redoux Link Party
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Fabulously Creative Friday
Get Schooled Saturday
Show and Tell Saturday