Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Nifty Thrift Picks of the Week (8.26.08)

Sharing my weekly faves from the Nifty Thrift flickr group where people post pics of their nifty thrifty finds.

I collect globes.
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I love the way globes of different colors and sizes look grouped as collections. I see globes in the thrift stores all the time and have to hold myself back, if only there were a place to put them in our wee home... Sigh. I remember having one of those small globe banks like the two in front when I was a kid. I could probably find a place for some of those, I'll have to keep my eye out. I would definitely find a home for the little globe in this group of thrifted items. The size is perfect and I think the base is very unique looking.

bird poster
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ffls haul

Being a bird lover, I thought this poster was cool right off the bat, then I read the description to discover that it's actually six different posters including sea creatures, water birds, and fish... AWESOME... AND it was only $2 at the Salvos... AWESOME-ER! Take a closer look here.

PonyParty Updated!
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This bird and flower dish is too sweet! O!Rachew! put it in her Etsy shop and it sold but you can take a look at it from different angles here. The colors are really lovely.

I also came across this lovely creation while browsing through the Nifty Thrift pool:

Close-up of New Wreath, originally uploaded by Kim McCabe.

Kim McCabe made this beautiful grapevine wreath for her home using vintage buttons and antique lace, pocketwatch cases, and cabinet cards. Wreaths often have a tendency to get very busy with everything packed together tightly. I love the sparse decoration of this one. It has such a dainty simplicity and the tone on tone color scheme is so pretty. What a wonderful thrifty DIY project this could be, the possibilities are endless :)


CoutureCarrie said...

That button wreath is a very cool idea!


Diane said...

Love the bird poster and the button wreath. Unique and 'light' looking. I've got to check out that flickr group. Posting thrifty finds is on my perpetual to-do list...

thefashionmaven said...

that wreath is both haunting and sweet. i'll keep an eye out for tiny globes for you :)

Milla said...

I love that wreath! It's so wonderful

Mila said...

Oh so pretty Missa! :)

I love the globes the most, i'd really love to have an old globe myself..
That's a nice one to go on a hunt for when i hopefully go to a very big secondhand market in Belgium in a few weeks...
How nice would it be if we could go together!! ;)

Bye for now..

x Mila.

ashley said...

ohhh- am really inspired to make a pretty wreath! x

Martha said...

The wreath would be pretty at a wedding...:)

Martha B.