After making a few cake stands (read here, here and here!), I thought I might use these candle sticks (found for $4) for cake stands. They’d be gorgeous used that way, but after a few days of having them, I realized there’s no way I could ever use them for anything but what they were intended. (Hand-painted, people!)
Since then, I’ve become obsessed with blue and white dishes and table settings like this. LOVE.
Speaking of problems…I love all things travel- and geography-related. So when I saw this little plate (for 99 cents), I thought I should own it. I’m not sure why. It doesn’t have a place to go in my home, I just liked it. I can’t decide if owning a plate for a state I’ve never even been to is a problem or not.
Here’s an updated view of my (work-in-progress) entry way. The mirror was a $5 Goodwill find you’ve seen before. The little basket was also a Goodwill find (for 99 cents).
It makes a great place to drop your keys on the way in!
This tray was a Goodwill find for $3.
It makes a great place to hold these turquoise Ball jars we scored. I LOVE THESE! Turns out they’re Mexican replicas of the bicentennial jars from the 70s. But, we found them for $7 total. SCORE!
Finally, one of my favorite finds: a matching set of hurricanes in perfect condition…for $5 and $8 each. This was certainly on the really high end of what I’d pay for something at a thrift store, but it’s rare to find something so nice, new and in perfect condition. I don’t have anything in mind for these yet, but the big one stands at 12 inches and the small one at 10 inches, so they’re a good size for pretty much anything.
$40 total for 12 items. This is why I thrift shop!