Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Keeping it Green, part two
As I mentioned in my first "Keeping it Green" post, the local Salvation Army Thrift Stores came up with an ingenious concept for this eco-friendly month. For two days, all green items of any kind were half price. Last week, I showed you the bigger pieces that I bought, mainly serving dishes.
This week, I am showing off the smaller gems that I added to my cart that day. Even a touch of green made it half price.
Isn't this a sweet little pitcher and saucer set, above? I have so many decorative items in my home that I no longer have shelves or tables to place them on. Or so I thought. Then I realized that the spare bedroom is hardly decorated. That's where this little duo ended up.
I am a sucker for pottery, especially little pieces like this green and tan pitcher, above.
I don't think you can tell from the picture, but this little pottery vase is only 8 centimetres tall. There is a sticker on it that says "Bodil Pearson, Dundas, Ontario." According to this website, Bodil Pearson was a legend in the world of Canadian ceramics and one of the founders of the still-strong Beyond the Valley Studio Tour.
This "My House is Clean Enough Plate" was made by Fairway (Japan). I got this plate to encourage me to enjoy our home even when it's not up to my cleanliness standards. At the moment, our house is dirty enough to provide quite a bit of happiness.
To be honest, I'm not sure why I bought this. It's cute and it was 50 cents, but I don't know where to put it. It doesn't have a hook on the back for hanging it, and it's not the right material for a tea bag holder. Any ideas?
What's your favourite thing to look for at the thrift shops?
Linking up with these wonderful sites: Boogieboard Cottage and A Living Space and Me and My Shadow and Remnant and Sir Thrift A Lot and Hey What's for Dinner Mom? and Knick of Time and Free Pretty Things and The Thrifty Groove and The Cottage Market