Friday, July 22, 2011

Fun Finds Friday!

Not sure if this will be a weekly series, as the title of this post suggests--I just liked the alliteration this morning (it's the little things!). I had a very successful outing to Savers yesterday and used my filled stamp card to receive 30% off my entire purchase! **squeal!** 

Here's my haul (minus the fun little table which was a $3 find at GW last week):

I simply cannot get enough of those wooden pedestal bowls! (I have a square one for sale in my etsy store here.) This one has a lovely scalloped edge and I think will be painted pink this weekend. The white and blue candlesticks will become bases for some cloches I am working on--can't wait to get those into my little shop!

This potted beauty is a plastic SYROCO piece and will be fabulous painted...just not sure what color yet! I may have to keep that one for my breakfast nook. :)

I am in love with the shape of these Early American-looking sconces. While the piece that holds the candle is metal, the actual sconces themselves are plastic (not HOMCO, but very similar). I think they'll be great in an ivory color. And that wonderful rectangular mirror's frame will be freshened up with some blue or green paint.

I was probably most excited to find these three stunning plates with holes in them! About a week ago, I saw a gal on etsy with a store called "High Tea for Alice" selling beautiful (and very high-end) tiered serving dishes and really wanted to make one (or several!). They would make amazing gifts! So I found the hardware on ebay here, grabbed a free tutorial on how to drill through china/porcelain here...and then set everything aside to wait for my sweet husband to have a free moment to help me. I was not optimistic about the project coming together this year in the next little bit, so I jumped on these ready-to-go lovelies!

Just makes me want to have my besties over for tea and crumpets!

AND, speaking of besties, I finally finshed the KU hat I started for my girlfriend, Suzanne, about 3 months ago! She wanted something fairly simple with a hint of distress and a pop of bling. I'm seeing her for lunch today--hope she likes it!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I am still hoarding my Savers coupon because I want a HAUL like you found! Great stuff.

Jane said...

You did have a good day of shopping! The tiered serving dishes look fabulous. And since I am a K-State grad I cannot comment about the KU hat :)

Kim Woods said...

You have been busy friend! What eye candy to see all of your projects! Love the "x-rated" table! What a lovely treasure!


Seaweed and Raine said...

Tres cool Hat! :) Lucky friend.

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