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Monday, June 24, 2013

Thrift Store Treasures

Hello Again From the French Hen's Nest, 

  I've picked up a few treasures in the last couple of months from local thrift stores, and I'm going to share them with you.  My first and favorite is this urn.  When I found it, it was a mahogany color.  It has been very difficult to cover.  I sprayed it white, and it was still very pink even after a few coats.  Finally, I bought a stone paint, which is off white, or beige.  I love the way it looks, but it really doesn't show up well here.  I had been picturing my shells in an urn, and I'm very pleased with the look.  It cost $9.

            Two coats of white

Stone Finish

 I found this handmade carpet at a local thrift store.  It is in great condition, hardly used.  It's a perfect size, a nice accent, and not overwhelming.  I paid about $15 for this.

   The next piece looks like a huge chess piece.  When I first bought it, I was thinking that it would look great painted white.  But it looks great the way it is.  It's ceramic, and the glaze is perfect.  Love the cross on top.  It cost $5.  It is displayed with other religious objects.

   The next purchase is a much needed jewelry box.  What I love about it, are the lines, and the color, and of course, the size.  Once shined up a little, it will be perfect.  And it holds so much jewelry.  This cost $8.

   Well, those are my latest purchases.  I've been avoiding shopping lately, because I'll be moving soon, and have enough to pack up as it is.
    Hope that you enjoyed seeing my treasures, and that you have a lovely day.

Till Nest Time,

Blue Monday @ Smiling Sally
Give me The Goods Monday @ Rain on a Tin Roof
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Make the Scene Mondays Alderberry Hill
Making The World Cuter Monday Making The World Cuter
Market Yourself Mondays @Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Masterpiece Mondays @ Boogie Board Cottage
Mop It Up Mondays@ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
More The Merrier DIY Home Sweet Home
Motivate Me Monday Keeping It Simple
Brag About It Tuesday @ Be Betsy
Cottage Style Linky Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Creatively Tuesday @ The Rustic Pig
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Made in a Day @ Made In A Day
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just A Housewife
Show Me What You Got Tuesdays @ Our Delightful Home
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Martha's Favorites
 Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
The Inspiration Board @ Carolyn's Homework
The Scoop Tuesdays@ Cedar Hill Ranch
Time to Shine Party @ A Diamond in the Stuff
Totally Transformed Tuesday @ PJH Designs
Tuesdays at Our Home @ Our Home Away From Home
Tuesday’s Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Tweak I Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters 
Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage
 Friends Sharing Tea @ Bermideen's Tea Time Blog
Home Wednesdays @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ {Primp}
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Think Tank Thursday @ Joyful Homemaking
Time Travel Thursday @ @ Brambleberry Cottage
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits @ Stone Gable
Under $100 Linky Party @ Beyond The Picket Fence
Anything Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Be Inspired Friday @ Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Find A Friend Friday @ Sew Many Ways
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Open House Friday @ Bermideen's Tea Time Blog
ink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Party Junk @ Funky Junk Interiors
Bouquet of Talent Party @ Life On Lakeshore Drive
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Sunday Showoff @ Twig Studios

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  1. Love the rug! That huge chess piece is so cool! Thanks for linking up to Give Me the Goods Monday! Love having you party with us! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  2. Great buys! Thanks so much for sharing on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! Hope you can join us again today at:

  3. The stone finish is very pretty. The rug seems like a great buy. Happy Pink Sat.

  4. Loved seeing your new-found treasures. TFS. The urn turned out beautifully. I am a follower of your blog and always look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

  5. Love all your treasures but the rug is my favorite. I love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing.


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