Monday, August 19, 2013

Thrifty Things


I am still resisting any further thrift store shopping at the moment. In order to feel that I'm getting my fix, I have been shifting items around in my house to make new vignettes, like the one I showed you last week.

Today's vignette is, like last week's, a combination of sentimental items, newish items and thrifty things. The mixed media artwork ("I Need You") that sits on top of our bedroom dresser was a wedding gift from artsy friends. The tall candle holder and the small pottery vase are thrifted finds. The hurricane lamp was a gift from friends. My husband made the clay mask one time while sitting on the beach.



My husband brought me back this pretty little scene one time when he went to Quebec with his students. I think the smallness of it is one of its most attractive features.

I'm still playing with this vignette. I might like to add some colour and find some way of standing the mask up a bit. What do you think? Any advice?



Linking up with these wonderful sites:

Young Heart and Me and My Shadow and Sir Thrift A Lot and Hey What's for Dinner Mom? and A Living Space and Remnant and The Thrifty Groove  and The Cottage Market 

14 comments:

  1. Oh it looks so lovely & sophisticated-- perfect combo of artistic styles!

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    1. Thanks Taby. You are so nice to me. :)

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  2. Very artistic. The clay mask is sooo cool!

    Kisses,
    Bex
    Personal Style Blog

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  3. You have the best taste! I love the smallness of the scene your husband brought you, too. I also love how you work with colors and tones. I'm digging that thrifted candle holder, too!

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    1. Thanks Wendy. That's sweet of you to say. :)

      I like the candle holder too. It's funny, I wasn't sure about it at first, but it's grown on me!

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  4. Looks very pretty! A pop of turquoise or red in there would be nice, but I like the muted palette, too.

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    1. Thanks Ruthie. Turquoise or red WOULD be nice. I'll have to have a little look around. :)

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  5. I know how it is to make yourself stay out of the thrift stores! I fell off the wagon this week though! I love that small pottery vase and the mask your husband made. Nice!

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    1. Thanks Jeanne.

      You certainly did fall off the wagon. ;) But you got great stuff. :)

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  6. What a lovely collection - I particularly like the hurricane lamp.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

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  7. I'm trying not to thrift also! Love how you make a great vignette with things you have. That little print is charming! Thanks for joining TTF.

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  8. Love this pretty vignette! Great job : ) hugs...

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