Category: Milk Glass

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…

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

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

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Theirs is $26!…

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

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Theirs is $17…

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

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This fleur de lis was $2…

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Theirs is $118…Whaaaat!!

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

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Theirs is $95!!…

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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!

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

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

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These sconces were 1.50 each…

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And look at the original price…$39!!

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

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

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And how could I resist Marilyn for 70 cents?!

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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!

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Love at First Sight

We are so excited to show you our first furniture makeover. It is Valentine’s Day and we are in LOVE with our $18 shabby chic table!!

Do you remember what it looked like before? We loved it as soon as we saw it. However, we wanted to give it a more rustic feel.

The table was $10 at Goodwill. The paint and wax were $8 at Michaels after coupon. We have plenty left for future projects…yippee!

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We started by painting it with chalk paint…

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Then we sanded it…

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Here it is before we applied a coat of wax…

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And here is the final project!! The dark wax gave it an antique finish.

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I found a couple of other treasures this weekend. I am starting to like milk glass. I truly am becoming my mother.

I found the 2 compotes below at St. Vincent de Paul. They are identical. One was marked at $1.25 and one was priced at $4. The lady sold them to me for $1.25 each!

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After doing a little surfing on Pinterest; I discovered that they are part of a set of 3. Now I am on a mission to find the others.

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Bingo! My hubby spotted the large one shown above yesterday. We stopped at the Valley Thrift in Fairfield on our way to meet my sister for dinner.

Now I just need the small ones. They interlock to make a 3 tier centerpiece…how cute!

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We also found these tall candlesticks shown below at Valley Thrift for $6. I might paint them an antique white.

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My girls had a great visit with their cousins at McDonald’s. It even had a fireplace!

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I hope you had a nice weekend with family too. I will be back soon with more treasures.

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