Thrifty Things Friday #77

Hi everyone!


Remember my TTF post from last week showing you some new thrifted finds that I plan to use to decorate a blank wall in my living room? Here is that post.


Well, I have it all decorated and Autumn-ized.


I used a mirror I bought at a yard sale for $2.00 and my .79 cent shelf from Tried and True thrift store. I know this is a real standard layout for the wall items. But, there is not much room on this wall. It goes from the corner to our doorwall.  And that doorwall starts right at the edge on the left hand side of the above picture.


Added my doodad things from last week’s TTF party and just a tad of Fall things.



As you can tell, I really like different textures, colors and even different woods and metals mixed together. I think it draws the eye to all the different elements. I don’t do matchy matchy very well.


I had several people last week email me regarding this jar. I am not sure what it is made of. It is some type of resin. It is fairly heavy. And yup, I agree, it looks a lot like a pumpkin. That was the reason I bought it.


There you have it. The entire wall done for just under $8.00 and that includes all the candles and Fall accessories which were also all thrifted.

What is so fun about buying all of these things so cheap is at any point when I say to myself, “Hum, that mirror would look nice if it was silver framed” or “ I need a black shelf, I think I will paint that one” I don’t feel bad about totally redoing it over and over. If it doesn’t turn out, I am not out a lot of money!

Let’s check out some fun posts from last week.


The #1 viewed post was…..

Ms. Redo


#2 most viewed…..

The Charm of Home


#3 most viewed….

A Debbie-Dabble Christmas


Thank you ladies!

Generally the first 10 links get the most viewed. Sometimes it is nice to come back to this post a day or so later and visit some of the other posts.

Everyone have a fantastic day!!

Now on with the thriftiness!

I'm joining:

Thrifty Love

Home Sweet Home

My entry into The Charm of Home's Home Sweet Home Party sponsored by Appliances Online.

Vintage Inspired Friday

Feathered Nest Friday

Tickled Pink


  1. Oh your arrangement looks so lovely! The colors are very warm an welcoming...exactly what the Fall is all about! I am amazed that for only $8.00 you were able to create such a lovely wall display!!! A job well done!

  2. I love how warm and inviting your vignette is Diann! It is the perfect example of decorating richly but inexpensively! Thanks for hosting ♥

  3. Wow, Diann! Looks great! You would never find those deals around here where I live. Well done and thanks for hosting. Enjoy your weekend.


  4. Great finds & great prices! Thanks for hosting!

  5. I love making my house a home with the yard sale and thrift store finds I is such a blessing to my heart learning to be thrift..maybe one of the many reasons why I love this thrifty groove gal you are!!

  6. Diann,
    Thanks so much for hosting and THANKS for featuring my Christmas plates!! I gave you a Shout out in my Autumn Kitchen post and if you look above the pics of my counter bar in that post, you can see the same sconces that you shared today!! Remember last week i told you I had the same ones and have loved them for years???

    Thanks again!!I am so flattered!!


  7. Hi Diann,

    Thanks so much for featuring the Depression/Recession Recipes. They are very interesting to read through! Thanks for hosting too!

  8. You did a great job! And yes, and that price you can play with different finishes, etc
    I think it looks very warm and welcoming.
    Well, I hung the Fall wreath above the fireplace, but that's it!
    Until I have to put a sweater on outside, it doesn't feel like Fall. I am still using the outdoor shower!
    Have a great weekend!
    Thanks for hosting!

  9. Diann love your shelf and the sconces! You can put a vignette together in such a thrifty way!! hugs, Linda

  10. Diann, Your vignette is perfect for Fall...great colors. Thanks for hosting a great party.

  11. Hi Diann, Thanks for hosting this party. Love your blog...Connie

  12. It's a challenge to buy something that we know we can completely transform, Diann! You're right- even if we have to re-do it if it doesn't turn out right the first time, we're not out a lot of bucks. Thanks for hosting the linky party. Glad I could join up this week. :-) Sue

  13. Hi Diann, thanks so very much for hosting. I love your thrift finds on your wall. And of course, that mirror would be smashing in silver...there's always Rub'n Buff silver leaf!! Love it! Thanks again, Helen

  14. Your wall looks amazing. I can't believe how little the cost. Well done.x

  15. love it...I don't like matchy-matchy either / I think a variety is better !

  16. Diann,

    I would love to put you down for the giveaway but, the tagline you entered must link back to Appliances Online. Please add the link and I will mark you down. You could just copy and paste it from my blog. Thanks for joining HSH!


  17. What a lovely arrangement so perfect for this new season. You got lots of good deals! So beautiful! Have a great weekend!

  18. Your Fall vignettes are wonderful. I would love it if you would share your party and great features at our WIW Linky Party. I hope you can join us.



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