I am late again this week. We have had a lot going on but things are starting to wind down a bit. Now here we are again at another Thrift Shop Thursday #27. Some of my picks this week are not exactly from thrift shops but I did get some great deals.
I found this adorable little mouse tea light holder in a small town on the Eastern Shore. We were actually at a Harry Potter Festival in the midst of a scavenger hunt when I stumble across this little tea light.
Even though I am scared to death of mice, I still think this is a cute tea light. At first, I was superstitious about decorating with it. I kept thinking, the minute I add it to my bookshelf, we are going to get mice. I don’t know why, but that is the way my brain works.
I like picking up little things like this to add to my home, something unique that adds a bit of whimsy! With a male dominate household, a girl needs a bit of whimsy!
Next, I picked up this lantern at HomeGoods several months ago. I knew that I wanted to add it to my sunroom for a casual “beachy” feel.
The wood on the lantern reminds me of driftwood. I like that it doesn’t look like something that I just picked up. It looks as if it has been well loved over time. It has a weather look to it and you know I love driftwood, you can see some of my projects here, here and here. I think it fits into my sunroom perfectly.
Remember last week when I was talking about my poinsettias?
Well, they are still alive, although one is looking a little droopy. I think it needs to be in a place in my home that does not get as much sunlight. Well, last week I mentioned that I had picked up a silver ice bucket and I wanted to share that with you.
This is such a nice, thick and solid silver ice bucket. I picked it up for a dollar. Yes, it was a dollar, one, $1 dollar. I have seen similar items like this at PotteryBarn ranging from $79-$89. So for a dollar, I am using it for a planter. I will let you know if this baby survives until Christmas which is only 8 months away!
Lastly, I am sharing my tobacco baskets. Love, love love these baskets. I have searched for these at every antique, thrift, and consignment shop I have come across with no luck. ZERO! ZIP! ZILCH!
I was finally able to pick these up from Decor Steals. If you are not familiar with this site you need to check it out. I have bought a few things from them and have been happy with all of my purchases. Basically, at 10 a.m. Eastern time, they offer a deal of the day. The items are about 80% off retail prices, they sell fast, and each day is different.
As for the pig, we have had him for so long, I can’t remember where he came from, it’s like he has always been here!
I feel like when I go thrift shopping, if I have in mind what I want, I never find it!
I have been looking for something, anything for the top shelf of this built-in for such a long time. I decorate it for Christmas and the Autumn season but the rest of the time, I struggle. If you all have any ideas let me know. Until then I will keep searching all my favorite thrift shops!
Have a great weekend.
Until Next Time,