Monday, May 24, 2010

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday Debut & Giveaway

nifty thrifty I am soooo happy to be joining Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm. This is my first time, but, it is a perfect party for me. I am constantly on the look out for great deals. There is nothing like the thrill of the hunt and when you score, there is nothing like it!

Just yesterday I stopped into my favorite Goodwill store and found this set of 3 hand painted vases for only 2.99! The cottage-y  designs and pretty colors are just my style. Somebody didn’t like them as they had never been taken out of the sealed box until I got them home. That works for me! The doilies underneath were a quarter for both at the neighborhood garage sale.002 003 003-1 004 012 At the same Goodwill, I found several cottage style framed prints. I am wondering if the same person donated the vases and each of the pictures! I liked them all! They all had the dated gold-ish or light oak frames. In record time, I whip out my white paint and slap it on. It’s ok if it gets on the glass; it comes off pretty easily with a teflon scrubbing sponge and a knife to scrape around the edges.  I used to tape off the glass and be all careful but, now, I like fast and easy shortcuts.010 I always have some sandpaper handy to rough and shab up the frames. Just buff along the edges until you get the look you want.013

Here is another print I got at the same time. Istill need to clean up the glass a bit.015 I have loved pansies since I was a child and my great grandmother showed me their sweet “faces”. Of course the frame has the gold-ish finish. Bt tomorrow it will look shabby-cottage fabulous. All the pictures were a total of $6. Not too bad, huh?014

I am having a giveaway! Here is a preview of the goodies to be won. Click on the picture of the paper roses to see the rest  :) (Lot’s of pink cottage goodness!



Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks for coming to my PARTY...hope you are having a great time! Luv your beautiful vases!


Rettabug said...

Oh, I am soooo impressed with your pretty finds, especially those vases! I could use more vases with all the flowers I've got blooming around my house these days.
The frames look much better in white, too. good job!

Kiki said...

yay..what a fun party...lovely find and gorgeous treasures!! Fabulous!
Enjoy your day!

Heather said...

Welcome to the party! You did a great job on finding all those pictures for only $6!

Anonymous said...

The vases are beautiful...don't you just love Spring, flowers everywhere...I love the different colors.


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