Category: Wall Decor

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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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.

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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!

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

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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!

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

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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…

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

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After

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)

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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!

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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.”

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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.

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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. 💙

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Stay warm and check back next week for more treasures!

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