Category: Birds


TGIF! Check out this centerpiece I made for around $5 using these 4 thrift store items!

  • basket candle holder $1.50
  • mercury glass candle holder .69
  • artificial flowers $1
  • bird ornaments $2

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I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to do with the candlealbra basket thingy.  Something kept telling me to use flowers instead of candles. I am happy with the way it turned out.

It is very soft and feminine. It almost looks like it could be used for a wedding reception. Is anyone getting married soon? Lol

Happy Friday!! Check back tomorrow for more treasures and completed projects!



Thrifting in a Winter Wonderland

We have several inches of snow here in Cincinnati. That didn’t stop me from venturing out on my day off. I went to Valley Thrift Store in Evendale. Their prices are cheap!!

I bought everything you see above for less than $10! The store is very organized. There are several employees keeping it tidy at all times.


I couldn’t pass up these candles and holders. The tall glass candle is blueberry, and it smells delicious!

The battery operated candle on the right was .49! You can’t beat that. I wipe everything down with Lysol wipes, and they are as good as new!


These small canvases were $1.99 each. I have been looking for something for my laundry room, and these match the rug great.


I am really into Mercury glass right now. This candle holder was .69 and the little basket was .29! These prices are so much fun!


This bird trio was 69 cents! These are great to use as little accents around the house.


This snowman card holder was also 69 cents. He will come in handy next year for all the Christmas cards that get thrown on my kitchen counter.

Here are a couple of things I didn’t buy. We want to start refinishing furniture but we need to make room in our garage first…


This table was $3.99! The legs were a little wobbly but the hubby could have fixed them. I’m kicking myself for not getting it.


This twin headboard was 99 cents! I think it could be really cute with a fresh coat of paint.


Here is my receipt. I didn’t pay more than $1.99 for anything. I also bought a package of hangers that are not pictured.

Hubby and I hope to make it to the Valley Thrift location in Fairfield this weekend. I hear it is even better than Evendale! ?

Here is a picture of our Winter Wonderland in Ohio. I borrowed it from a friend’s post.


Enjoy the beauty of your land, and stay tuned for more thrift store treasures!


Saturday Night Success


My BFF, Ang and I started out at Starbucks and Ollie’s on Saturday night.

We met a lady who told us about a “boutique” Goodwill and St. Vincent de Paul located right down the street. We both shouted “we’re going!”

We ended up in the adorable little town of Mt. Washington (Beechmont Ave). It’s funny how you don’t even know there are treasures hiding in your own backyard.

Goodwill had 50% off the entire store. I got everything (except the candlesticks) you see in the picture above plus this column for $40.

St. Vincent de Paul was large and organized. They had a lot of nice things but their prices weren’t quite as good. I still managed to find a few great treasures.

I have a different vision for this light fixture. It won’t look the same once we get it hung. Stay tuned for that!

This white shelf helps fill that dead space we had beside our front door. And our Roomba has a friend now. ?

I loved these candlesticks when I saw them. Ang and I both thought the flowers added a nice touch.

Here is how I used a couple more of the items around my house. I am a sucker for large vases and topiaries.

Here is a recap of everything I got for $75 total!

• (2) heavy glass turquoise vases – $7.50

• (2) large baskets with liners – $5

• (2) topiaries – $6

• (2) candlesticks – $9

• large glass/black metal vase – $5

• small metal basket with bird – $1

• tiny blue ceramic watering can – .50

• small metal bird house – $1

• small ceramic bird to paint – $1

• white bird ornaments – $2

• small wooden window – $1

• black metal flower box – $2

• faux bread – $1.50 (couldn’t resist)

• white wooden shelf – $12

• white column – $5

• light fixture – $15

• flowers – .25

Enjoy this warm Sunday in Ohio, and stay tuned to see how I use the other treasures throughout my house!


Time Flies When You’re Thrifting

Happy Saturday! Time has flown by. I have been busy thrifting and decorating.

It’s time to show you all of my fabulous treasures and projects!

It is very cold in Ohio so we decided to do some crafts.

I am SO excited about my transformed clock! I loved it; however, it didn’t match well with our new paint and flooring.

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Look at it now! I used a light coat of acrylic paint so the brown would show through.


Don’t be afraid to paint things you already have.

Now we will know what time it is as we run out the door each weekday.?

I have mentioned that I have a new obsession with birds. I found this little guy at my local thrift store for $1.image

I wasn’t crazy about the white so I painted him a turquoise color. Now he adds a pop of color in our living room.


It was time to re-decorate the mantle. I wanted to stick with the winter white and add a little love for Valentine’s Day without using traditional reds and pinks.

I wanted to use some hydrangea flowers but I did NOT want to pay $24 for 3 stems.

I saw this garland at St. Vincent DePaul for $3…SOLD!



My theory is…even if I don’t end up using it, the price was still less than a cup of fancy coffee.



Here is what I used for the mantle…

  • flowers from ugly garland (thrift store)
  • glass candle holders with crystals (thrift store)
  • chalkboard banner (target)
  • slate heart tags (target dollar section)
  • apothecary jars with silver fruit (thrift stores)
  • sparkly birdcage ornament (I’m just not ready to part with it yet. lol)


Finally…last but certainly not least are these fabulous treasures!

They came from Bargains and Buyouts on the west side of Cincinnati.

They have very nice modern furniture at great prices…AND they are happy to bargain with you!


This cream colored ring chair is very shabby chic with tufted buttons and silver nailheads. We love it, and its $40 price tag!!

It retails for $200 online. My 11 year old calls it her “princess chair.”


The table was a great find for $40 as well.  They marked it way down because it is missing the drawers.image

We don’t care! It works perfectly for the girls to drop their backpacks and school papers when they walk in the door.


I scored these wire baskets at Target in the baby clearance section for $2.98 each.

You have to think outside the box when shopping. Check all of the end caps in all departments.

And here’s an added bonus…my daughter with her snow day crafts. ?


Stay warm and check back next week for more treasures!




Winter Blues are for the Birds


I have to admit that I am starting to feel a bit of the winter blues. It has been an unseasonably warm winter in Ohio. However, everything seems to be gray and dreary…blah!

My latest obsession is birds and chalkboards. I decided to turn to them to beat the blues…the color blue helps too. ?

Remember that black metal tray I bought on Thursday? My daughters helped me make it into a chalkboard using a chalk pen.


It helps to think outside the nest (box) when you are looking for treasures in thrift stores.

I bought this little stool with no intention of using it in the laundry room. Because it is going above my kitchen cabinets, the writing on the top won’t be seen at all.


I couldn’t resist buying this little trio of birds. I am guessing it was once tied together. I knew they would make great little accents, and I loved the blue and green colors.


How cute is the ugly cow stool now that I tied some twine and added one of those adorable birds?


I decided to spice up these mason jars by adding a little word with a lot of meaning. I am in L-O-V-E with them!

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And here it is all together above my kitchen cabinets!


No more winter blues today.  I am one happy girl!

Have a great week, and stay tuned for more thrift store treasures.


Thursday’s Treasures


I was off work on Thursday so I decided to head to Trendy Treasures thrift store to see what I could find. They were having 75% off yellow tags. I scored BIG TIME!

I bought everything you see above for $22! I see similar items on websites (like Joss & Main) selling for 60 times the prices I paid.

This mercury glass owl is a great example. I paid $1.25 for this little guy. A similar owl is selling for almost $61 online!

I don’t know about you, but I prefer to keep that extra $59 in my wallet! (for more thrift store treasures, of course. ?)


Mine ~ $1.25


Theirs ~ $60.95

The striped pillow was $3. It looked brand new but I threw it in the washer anyway. It matches great with the others.


Have a Happy New Year, and stay tuned for more thrift store treasures.