A Quick Thrift Blue Redo and A Giveaway

Hi everyone!
A couple of weeks ago, when we were setting up our little shop at the Town Trade Center, I wandered over to a 2nd hand store that was in the same strip mall. I didn’t find a lot and for the most part, their prices were a little too high for me. But, I did find a couple of decent priced items I wanted.
First was this metal tray. I just love the blue and gold design. It was $1.61
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Then I found 3 of these brass candle holders.
Feb 2011 bargains 081 Very pretty details. Just needed some cleaning. They were each $1.21.
Feb 2011 bargains 082 Originally sold at JoAnn’s for $9.99 each.
Feb 2011 bargains 083 I’m sure you know what came next. LOL I just had to turn the tray and one of the candle holders into a cake stand! They were too perfectly matched!
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Perfect for all kinds of things, especially cupcakes!
Feb 2011 bargains 090 The Giveaway!

op-postcard2This giveaway is for 100 5x7 post cards of your own creation!
I have been wanting to make up some “Thank You” post cards for awhile now. I just think that would be so handy to have. You can create these awesome postcards anyway you like. think of all the possibilities of postcards you could create! The ideas are endless!
Here is the info regarding what you will receive:
100 5”x7” Postcards for One (1) Winner
14pt Cardstock Gloss on a 2 Business Days Turnaround; Front Only printing
Restriction: Limited to US residents 18 years old and above only.
You can always have postcards created anyway you want at any time by heading over to http://www.uprinting.com/
http://www.uprinting.com/postcards.html- Postcard Printing
http://www.uprinting.com/ - online printing
You can also head over to UPrintings Facebook page to find more offers and giveaways!
How to win:
Just leave a comment on this post and let me know you want to be entered.
For a second entry be a follower of The Thrifty Groove
That’s it! Super Easy! The giveaway starts now and ends 2/23 (at midnight EST).
Good luck and think about what kind of postcard you would like to make!
Thank you Uprinting for sponsoring this fun giveaway!
Disclaimer: I will receive 100 postcards as well as one of my readers. I have not received any other form of compensation for hosting this giveaway.
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  1. That tray is so perfect for a cake stand. Love it.

    Lisa x

  2. I love the cake stand. It's really pretty, so are the cupcakes.

  3. wow, lucky find, indeed.and what an ingenious idea!

  4. i was glad to stumble upon your site. gives me tons of ideas.

  5. fabulous thrifty finds! Enter me in the giveaway!

  6. already following the Thrifty Groove! -diane

  7. What a fabulous make! They do look that they are pefect togther to make the cake stand. Gutted cant enter your draw being a brit though :( lol Scarlett x

  8. I've been following for awhile but this is my first comment. I love the cake stand!!! I'm on the hunt for a trays have several stands waiting.
    Please enter me in the drawing for the free postcards. I would love to win!! Going to use them as outreach to cancer patients. 7 year survivor and going strong.

  9. I love that blue and gold tray.

    Happy Blue Monday, Diann.

  10. Wow! How perfect is that tray and candle stick to be used together!~! Nice job Diane!

  11. You're right - the candle holder and tray make a unique cake plate and it's beautiful.

  12. What a beautiful cupcake stand you made with that tray, Diann!

  13. That was beautiful and I'd love to be included in your giveaway.

  14. OMG, I have the girl twin (pink) to your blue tray! Cute cake pedestal.

  15. Love the plate and what you did with it!

  16. Look at what you created! It's just perfect!
    Love it!

    Deborah in NC

  17. I would take the tray. I would not like having to keep the brass candle sticks polished.

  18. awesome stand! the blue is so pretty with the brass! I Love it! {and I would love to win some post cards!}

  19. I'm a follower - and I also forgot my 2nd thought, what random pricing on the items you found! haha

  20. Diann that tray and candle holder was meant to be a cake stand! Love the colors. Please enter me in the post cards...how fun! hugs, Linda

  21. The cake plate came out perfectly for any kind of service. I love the idea of elevating some foods when setting a buffet and this would be wonderful. I would love postcards!

  22. Now that is one great find! So unique!
    Have a great week..and happy blue!

  23. Now it takes a creative mind to pair one thing with another and achieve something so lovely. What a great idea and so frugal!

  24. Well, my first comment didn't post...not sure what's going on. Anyway, I love the tray and it made a gorgeous cake stand! You are so creative.

    Would love to be entered in the giveaway and yes, I'm a follower.

    Have a wonderful week!

  25. You have such a perfect eye for dishes and candle holders...LOVE~~lOVE THE TRAY!!!
    I would Love to be entered in contest..
    thank you

  26. Clever! These look as if they've been waiting to be married. They make a perfect cake stand, especially with those yummy cup cakes. ~ Sarah

  27. It would be fun to make some custome postcards.

  28. What wonderful finds and what a creative outcome!

    Happy Blue Monday.

  29. You are creative!
    Your newest follower,

  30. Please enter me they sound wonderful!

  31. not only were those items meant to be put together, they were meant for YOU to put them together.

  32. Very nice tray! I found a similar one (different colors) at Goodwill that is from England also for mere pennies.

    I'd like to be in the give away. Thanks.

  33. Hi lovely lady. I love the tray sweet lady!!! I also love the Goodwill,Dollar store, and hidden treasures consignments shop for all my stoneware dinnerware!!! for my Tablescapes !!the china on my table this time was from EBAY ~~~ Thank so much for your lovely comments~~~ I hope you join me ever Tueday for a new post.


Thank you for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your ideas. If you ask a question, I will answer it here in a comment back to you. Please check back! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day! Diann :)