May 11, 2011

Thrifty finds...

It's been nearly a month since I last shared any of my thrifty finds. I've been busy hunting for shabby-related items for the treehouse and was thrilled to find this flower oil painting at my favorite antique store for $5.

The camera really doesn't do it justice. The pinks and reds are just beautiful. While I was there, I also managed to scoop up this bag of vintage hankies

I want to create a hankie banner by tacking them together on ribbon. I have a set of hankies in my craft room that I use as a curtain valance.

Aside from antique white beadboard walls, Emma wants hot pink accents throughout the treehouse. I'm going to give the girls my pink parasol from China to hang from the ceiling. It's currently hanging above the work counter in my craft room.

I gave the parasol a chandelier makeover by attaching crystal trim around the edges back on this post. A few vintage pink paper lanterns might make their way out to the treehouse too. This collection of birdhouses are going to get a slight makeover for the interior of the treehouse.

I might mod podge some scrapbooking paper on the roofs. I haven't totally decided yet. Aside from treehouse items, a few other goodies have made their way home with me over the last few weeks.

I've got plans to fill the tiny glass bottle with a flower bouquet made of buttons and I couldn't resist the purple violets on the platter. The chicken jam container is just perfect for my corner kitchen collection. That decorative spool of thread used as a picture holder is from the Rusty Rooster Vintage.

Vicki shares all kinds of lovely decorating ideas on her blog.

While I was at my favorite mission thrift store, I found this vintage basket and filled it with more ric rak, lace and crafting supplies that were on sale.

Everything was marked 50% off store shelves merchandise and their crafting and sewing supplies were plentiful.

All in all, some fun recent finds!
Happy Wednesday!

Linking up to It's a Very Cherry World Rednesday!
and Very Merry Vintage Style
and Whatever You Want Wednesday at Free Pretty Things for You



Jboo said...

I love reading your blog and seeing all your creativeness (creative word, eh!)! :)

Have a great Wednesday!


DearHelenHartman said...

I wanna come visit your craft room! Can see how it would be so inspiring. Love that pink umbrella!

vivian said...

morn'n kim! lots of fun stuff! Im not a very patient thrift shopper, I wish I was, everyone else seems to find all the good stuff, I'm always ready to go to the next store. I guess I need to slow down and look harder!
have a great wednesday!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Some great finds ya got here!!

Karin said...

I wish you lived near me so you could teach me how to shop for such great bargains. I need things for photography props but the antique stores around here are pretty expensive. Love the hankie banner idea. I want to make a banner for a little girl tea party photo shoot but I hadn't thought of using hankies. hmmmm...... Now my brain is churning with ideas... :)

LV said...

You really hit the jackpot with all these finds. You have great ideas and I am sure your craft is full of pretty things.

Heather said...

Your treehouse is going to be one swanky place! Have fun with all your latest treasures!

Donna said...

Wow, wounds like you found some wonderful treasures! I love the floral painting, and the hankies will be perfect for the tree house! I can hardly wait to see the big reveal! Oh, and I can never pass up vintage seam binding either!!

birdie blue said...

love the finds, kim. especially that rose painting, ever so sweet.


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Five bucks for a painting? You got yourself a bargain!


“If forced to make choices,” she said,
“I’d go for the crimson and red.
I’d let go of green,
(Some think it’s obscene),
Embracing magenta instead.”

Dancers in Red

very merry vintage style said...

Love the reds and pinks in those first two goodies. So much fun to find lovely things! Thanks for linking up to my Share the Love Wednesday party!

My Vintage Mending said...

I did miss this...Oh My! That oil painting is gorgeous. The depth of the color is stunning. Love how you turned the parasol upside down. I have a tiny collection of lanterns now you would be so proud. Nothing as darling as yours but I have my eyes open now! What we need is a decorating party! Smiles...Renee

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

My grandmother never went anywhere without a hankie. Yours are so lovely and delicate. Thanks for sharing!

Melody said...

Holy Cow Kim, I am so glad I found your blog! It's wonderful. Love all your finds and that treehouse is gonna be spectacular

Vintagesouthernlife said...

If you hang in there you eventually will find what you are looking for. I really love the hunt.
Your valance is so cute!

Susan said...

Wow! You did good!!

SueLovesCherries said...

Awesome, awesome stuff - way to go!

I wonder if you have to pay taxes for a treehouse as for a shed - if not, I'm building one as a garden shed!