Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thrifty Thursday: my new favorite color!

A few Saturdays ago, I had a lot to do and just wasn’t all that inspired to head out “thrifting” at some of my favorite Saturday spots.  BUT, I had to run out to do an errand or two so decided to stop anyways.  It seems like the days you don’t really plan on going or finding anything great is the day you find a ton of treasures!!

First I stopped at the flea market.  There was a booth that they were cleaning out and I spied these old window panes.  I asked if I could have them and they said “Sure, we were  just going to haul them out to the trash!”

They had been out in the weather, so I will have to see once I get them cleaned up if they all will be salvageable or not, but for FREE, I will take them!


Then I also happened upon this chandelier.  I bargained the seller down from $10 to $7 and I hope that it will become my new kitchen light (to replace a horrible fluorescent light!)  And bonus, it is already a nice brown/bronze color so I save myself a step in painting it ORB (oil-rubbed bronze).


When I set out not-really-shopping, I had already decided IF I found anything, I wanted to find things in my new favorite color – WHITE!! :) 

I have been obsessed with all thing white recently. I don’t know if it is because white looks good with pretty much any other color, or it is perfect for spring, or what… but I love white accessories!

All of the things below cost $6.00.  I already showed you what I did with the 50¢ white plate.


I love these little white containers!  Left to right, I paid - $2.50, 50¢, 75¢, 75¢.  You can see what I am using the pedestal white bowl for in this post.


And the other white containers, you can see in various places all throughout my house looking something like this…


Did I mention I love pairing white with green? :)

What is your new favorite color or your favorite color to use in accessories in your home?    

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  1. Can't wait to see what you do with the windows. I bought one, just haven't quite decided what to do with it.

  2. Lovely plantings! I love the clean look of green and white. I'm a blue and white girl, myself. I've read that people are either drawn to one or the other.

  3. I have been collecting milk glass and have some similar pieces as yours. I love green and really can work in any season. So have given me a great idea using the topiary balls from HL> Thanks!

  4. Love your treasures! I got an old window too a few weeks ago. Planning on spraying the glass to look like mirror.

  5. Darlene,

    I might have to do the mirror effect too on one of mine. Think I found a place for one - outside actually! :) Now to figure out how to hang it on vinyl siding. Think a trip to Home Depot is in store. ;)


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