Friday, August 7, 2009

Thrifty Finds & Crafty Too

Oh what great thrifty finds I found. Went to the thrift shop in Westport to find these pretty teacups. I turned this one upside down to make a little pedastol. It would be cute to serve a cupcake I think.

I'm not sure what this piece is. If anyone else knows, please leave me a comment or an email to let me know what it is. The top is circular and the lid slides open and closed. It will be shabbified of course, so I guess this is a before photo.
These shutters are just a stroke of luck. I mentioned to hubby that I needed to find a set of shutters for the corner hutch in my dining room. I just happened to find three of these for a bargain of a price. They need paint of course, and probably some sanding, but oh what luck they are the perfect size. Exactly what I wanted.

This is a nice wooden ice chest. There is a plastic lining inside, but luckily it can be removed so I can paint and decorate it.

Here is another before photo. These need some pretty pastel paints and something colorful to keep inside the little jars. I think candy colors would do nicely on them.

Ok, these trims weren't thrift finds, but I got them for a great price. I just couldn't resist these pinks and blues.


koralee said...

Just such lovely treasures...I adore shutters and your trims are so sweet. Thank you for sharing and what a great eye you have for finding such lovely things. Have fun with them all!

Susie's country cottage said...

You have found some really good stuff. I love the teacups. I'm not sure what that wooden box is for either but I am sure you will make it look gorgeous. Those jars will look good when they are painted too.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just discovered your blog and really enjoyed looking through your interesting finds and pretty things.

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

You really scored some wonderful treasures! Regarding the box with the sliding lid...your photo doesn't show the top of it but does it have a handle? I'm not 100% certain but I believe its purpose is to store needlework, like knitting needles and yarn...or perhaps a sewing chest.

Lori said...

Hi Rebecca!
Welcome to my followers list! What a lovely site you have! I really enjoyed the lake pictures, they reminded me of where we used to fish. We no longer do cause of my Mr.Grumpy! Loved your show of crafting goodies and the teacup you said was your favorite with the root beer float is gorgeous! Gonna ad you to my sidebar! Lori

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Fantastic treasures and I love how you made a pedestal out of the cup and saucer, great idea...mind if I steal it?!

I think that might be a sewing/yarn box, my grandma had something very similar that she stored her yarn in, but I'm not sure????

Thanks for the visit!!


debi said...

I love your wonderful vintage finds! The cups are so pretty, and that canister set is going to be fun!
Thanks for visiting my blog. It's always so nice to find out that we share so much in common with other bloggers.
Hugs, Debi

shabbyscraps said...

Rebecca, you have a lovely blog! thank you so much for wrting to me and giving me the link, I really enjoyed my visit!
xoxo, Tiffany

Elyse said...

hi rebecca,

you will have fun shabbifying all of these finds for sure! keep us posted.


Duchess of Tea said...

Darling I am in love with the teacups, gorgeous. Have yourself a sunny day, and do come and visit me for tea and talk.

Duchess xx

Rosy said...

You did score some good stuff, well done. I think that is a bread bin, I've seen bread bins with that sort of sliding lid before. Maybe if you google bread bin, you might see some pictures of something like that? You never know.

Maggi said...

Oh wow, those are some amazing finds!!!

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

I wish I could take credit for using the cup and saucer as a pedestal, I got the idea from someone else beautiful pictures though. I loved the idea. This cup and saucer didn't quite match so I thought the pedestal idea was perfect. I need a small dessert to put on top.
♥ Rebecca

Aimee said...

I LOVE the shutters!!!

If you get a chance, come by my Blog for a visit. I did a post on the San Francisco Gift Show where my Pillows were featured.
Have a great day,

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog ..So glad you found it ..! That's exactly what I did ..I waited till the coolest day and then started baking. You've gotta get those yummy bits of goodness in on the days that are cool this time of year.

Love your Blog !

Blessings ..Sara

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

I think the wooden box is for storing yarn. I picked one up at the flea market. Mine has a small hole for yarn to be fed through and keeps your yarn from tangling while knitting. Great finds!