Category: Floral

Mine vs. Theirs

I hit the mother load in thrift store treasures at St. Vincent de Paul on Wednesday!

I am going to start a blog segment called mine vs. theirs. I will show you how you can get very similar items at a fraction of the price.

So here goes…

I have been wanting a cloche. Mine was $2…


Theirs is $73 and I don’t even like the knob thingy on top, lol…


I love this little resin bunny. Mine was $1.50…


Theirs is $26!…


I really liked everything about this pink bunny…other than it was PINK (oh, and the ribbon)! Mine was $3…


Theirs is $17…


And look at mine now after some chalky finish mink spray paint. He’s almost a chocolate bunny, and no more hideous ribbon!


This fleur de lis was $2…


Theirs is $118…Whaaaat!!


I’m in love with this dome topped bird cage! It was only $4!!


Theirs is $95!!…


I wouldn’t want to pay these prices even if I had the money!

Here are some other great things I found on Wednesday!

I saw these little plaques a couple days before but didn’t want to pay $3 each. I waited, and they were on sale for $1 each!


These small mirrors were 65% off, making them 35 cents each!


The bird pot and basket shown below were each 75 cents! The white urn was $2.


These sconces were 1.50 each…


And look at the original price…$39!!


I saved the best for last. Look at this (rather ugly) flower arrangement I got for $1.50…


Look at the flowers after I tore them apart and added them to my milk glass…


And how could I resist Marilyn for 70 cents?!


Please let me know if you see something that you would love to have.

I am looking into renting booth space at an antique mall.

Thanks for stopping by! Check back soon for more thrift store treasures!




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!



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!