I went scouting out treasures again. After not shopping for quite some time, now I just can't seem to stop. In my defense, though, I am still looking for cutting boards to fill some orders that I have for my wall art. Every trip into town I take I have to stop at Goodwill, and my Thursday and Friday afternoons were spent visiting every yard sale I could find this past week. Still no luck finding cutting boards, which makes me seriously wonder where they all have gone. Although I didn't find what I was actually looking for, I didn't leave empty handed...I never do!
Rather than do another post of all the stuff that I found, I thought I'd put together a little vignette to feature a few of my favorites from the past two weekends of buying things that I totally needed. Some of you mentioned on last week's post that you were interested in seeing what I did with the things that came home with me, so your wish is my command.
When I saw this fireplace screen last weekend, my first thought was that it would be really neat looking to hang on the wall. To be quite honest, I didn't even realize what it was at first. I pulled my mom outside to look at the really interesting metal thing I had found and she said it was a fireplace screen. Umm...sure....I knew that!
Much to my excitement, it does look great resting behind this whole display. And conveniently enough, the handle on the screen is a perfect place to hang a boxwood wreath that I created. (Tutorial for that can be found here.)
My favorite finds on Friday were these wicker covered wine bottles. I don't drink, but I love the look of these when people decorate with them. At the yard sale, I saw the larger bottle first and of course it had no price. I'm not normally a person who likes to ask, but I really liked the bottle. And do you know how much it was?
$1. Seriously. I will buy just about anything if it is a dollar.
And the other one was 75 cents.
Do you know what these sort of things are selling for on Ebay?
I paired my two wicker bottles with the glass jug I picked up a few weeks ago for 50 cents and now have a whole collection for less than $3. You really can decorate on a budget!
I've had the small wood box for quite a few years now, and decided to use it in this display to hold one of the old platters I got from Goodwill.
Everything here is displayed on an old radio stand that I painted last summer. Underneath the stand is a large wood box that belonged to my dad. He used it to hold his plumbing supplies. In my opinion this box is a great representation of my style. It has great rustic wood, a distressed paint job with lots of patina, aged metal hinges. And it's a box, so hello, useful storage!
Well, that is my newest display. I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my purchases being used. Many more projects and vignettes to come!
And be sure to come back on Friday for my so-easy-it-barely-deserves-a-tutorial post on making an inexpensive boxwood wreath.