As most of you have already noticed, I have been busy outside doing odds and ends in the yard. And I have another little transformation for you today. However, I also have some new treasures to show you. Yes, this will come to as a shock, I found some new to me thrifty dishes and want to share some of my finds with you.
Let me show you my latest little redo for our yard.
I got this little decorative stick basket with the little pots in it. I paid $1.00 for it at SA.
I thought it was a cute little piece.
As you can see in this picture, one of the handles was broke off.
I really liked the natural stick look of it.
So, I decided it looked like a nice home for some little birds.
I glued in some Spanish moss, little resin birds and a sprig of a red flowers.
A little blue and yellow bird.
I had a metal stake that I just ran through the piece and stuck in the ground near our door. It is snuggled between the Applemint and the Lemon Balm. LOL
It's kind of my spin on a birdhouse. Total cost of project= $2.80
Now for a few thrifty dish treasures!
During my big thrifty adventure a couple of weeks ago, I snagged some new dishes. I know, you guys were getting worried that I was running low on dishes right?
I liked this retro blue and green leaf dishes. I thought the colors were pretty and soft.
25 pieces for $19.99? I don't think so! Nope, I hit the 5/$5.00 sale and yellow stickers were the featured color sticker that day. So, I got the entire set for $1.00!!
Okay, I just could not resist this little blue and white teapot dessert plate!
I even paid $2.00 for this one plate! That is almost unheard of for me!!
I was at St. Vincent's, which I rarely go to any more because they have just gotten so high in their pricing, but I was in the neighborhood and stopped in. I always see things I would like to have but, like I said, their prices are insane! I picked up this large blue glass candlestick. They had several matching pieces to this. I don't have any of this style and color of glassware. I really liked it but, it was priced at $7.00! What do they think they are? An antique store? So, I went to put it back on the shelf and missed the shelf! Yup, it crashed to the floor. As if the loud glass crash wasn't embarrassing enough, I had the princess with me and she is saying, at the top of her lungs, "Mama broke the candle!"...."Yup mama, it's broken!". And she said this over and over! I was on the floor trying to pick up the pieces to take it to the register.
Two large chunks of glass broke off the base along with a few slivers. I took it up to the register and told the woman I was sorry and I would pay for it. She said, "No, it happens all the time." And then she threw the candlestick into the trash! I said, "Wait! Don't throw it away!" She told me that they couldn't sell it broken. I told her what if I paid her a couple of dollars and I would try to fix it. She said I could just have it. She grabbed it out of the trash and handed it to me. I asked for the broken pieces. She could only find one chunk in the trash can so, I took it home and glued the one piece back into place. Believe me, it took all my strength not to ask for the trash can and dig through it for the other piece!
I will just have the broken side facing a wall. I still think it is a beautiful candlestick!
So, that was my little project for the day along with some blue treasures! I hope you all are having a wonderful day!
Come back tomorrow to see more colorful yard "art" that I acquired um... FREE and re-did a bit!
Check out these fun parties I am linking to!
Making the World a Cuter Place
Just Something I Whipped Up Monday
Today's Thrifty Treasures
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