Thrifting is always about the thrill of the hunt which led me into the Goodwill while visiting my son in Atlanta. The shelves were a bit scarce but believe it or not I spotted this little cutie for less than $2.00. It was sitting there all by it’s lonesome waiting for me to scoop her up. I already have a brass one, a silver one, well.. why not copper — right??
For $1.91 there was no way I was going to leave it to sit on that shelf when it would look much prettier on my bar cart to hold these gorgeous Martha Stewart wine stoppers
I use to house them in the ice bucket along with the corks, but they look so much better in pineapple.
There are so many Goodwill finds adorning my cart. The Culver glassware were by far my best finds. Every time I want to revamp the look, I change my mind and swap out a couple small items.
The amber glass pumpkin was a yard sale purchase this past summer. Just a cute touch to match he golden colors of the glassware. The chinoiserie vase was warmed with my feather bouquet. I also found the pair of wooden mid-century swedish candlesticks for $2.00. I do very little (and I do mean VERY LITTLE) seasonal decorating. A couple of pumpkins around the house for Fall is good for me. I had the velvet covered pumpkins from when I had the shop, so I pulled them out for a small Fall vignette around the wooden candle holders.
The pottery vase was another thrift store find for $3.90 which added a warm touch as well. I’ve seen so many beautiful Fall home tours and I simply love looking at them, but for me to do one, “it ain’t happenin’ – yet. This little table in my dining room is the perfect space to create a touch of Fall inside without having too much to store away.
Although the temperature hasn’t changed much, at least while I’m burning my patchouli scented incense, this vignette reminds me the season has officially changed.
In Aromatherapy, Patchouli is considered a great balancer, relaxing yet stimulating, particularly relevant for conditions of weak immunity where overwork and anxiety have left the individual in a susceptible state. It is said to bring the three principal forces at work within the body – the Creative at the navel, the Heart center, and transcendental wisdom a the crown – into harmony. I usually pick mine up from the flea market, but you can order some here. So guys, have you found for anything lately for $2.00 to share? You know I’d love to hear all about it. In the meantime – as always- Happy hunting while you thrift your house into a home!