Sunday, June 19, 2011

Decorating on the Cheap

Hope you all have had a wonderful Father's Day. I had the sniffles today so hubby had to go eat with the kids without me. (boo) Lucky a cold doesn't affect my blogging ability. This weekend before my little cold set in, I made my weekly dash to my local thrift store. A weekly trip is sure not as fun as three to four times a week, but beggars can't be choosy. I also took Hubby with me on this trip. I can't count how many times he said "where are going to put that?" or "what do you need that for?" Not to be discouraged, I pressed on. When I saw this church birdhouse sitting in a corner my heart skipped a beat.   

 I threw this baby in my cart so fast hubby didn't even see me do it. 
It's pretty tall so I had no idea where I would put it. I found a nice spot on the corner table on the screened in porch.  

Next I found a cool wicker and wooden tray. It needs a little nail in the side to secure it but hubs said he could do it, after he ask "what are you going to do with it?" 
 I thought it would be nice for lemonade on the porch. Last find of the day was a cute little pitcher for the tray in the kitchen.  I also found this basket it is sitting in at the thrift store a while back. 
There are my new little chippy chickens I found last week.

I think I had some good finds this week. Lately, I have been thinking about how much of my decor has come from the thrift store. I really love the hunt and the great finds. It just goes to prove you really can decorate on a budget and find some great stuff at the thrift stores.  
Well I'm back to the grind tomorrow. It is really hard finding the time to blog when you work, but I am determined to hang in there. Thank so much for stopping by. Hope you have a happy week!

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15 comments:

Babs said...

Beverly, I had to laugh at your husband's comments. It only too my hubby 40 years of marriage to figure out that shopping/thrifting is a girl thing. lol Hang in there. (We were married in '68 so it been almost 43 yrs..) Anyway, your church bird house is beautiful and I don't blame you for grabbing it. I really like the wicker tray, too. Great vignette with the chippy chickens. Hope you feel better soon,
Babs

Miss Char said...

Beverly, I don't even let my husband see what I have in the trunk because I'd get the same reaction. Must be a guy thing....

Your treasures are great, I love that church! Thanks for sharing and I hope the cold is on its way out the door.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Still lovin' those chickens!! ;) Nice new finds, too! blessings ~ tanna

Rachel Asher said...

You got some great finds! Love it:) Just stopping in to say thanks for visiting my blog, and I'm your newest follower:) Come visit me anytime:) I have a 100 follower giveaway going on until Wednesday, so check it out if you like. Have a great night!

Barbara F. said...

I am always amazed at the stuff people find in thrift shops where they live. I never see anything like that. Really cute things. I love the church, great for holidays. I think you were brave bringing hubby along! :) xo,

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Hi Beverly,
That church is adorable. Thanks for visiting and following me. Just took a tour of your blog. I'm following you back.
Blessings,
Rosemary

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the birdhouse. It is so pretty and such a great size. The trays are wonderful. I always love find them and your pitcher is perfect. Great vignette. Hugs, Marty

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What great finds! Love how you arranged it all -- and love your little chippy roosters!

Mary Ellen said...

I think all men must think alike!!

Great finds this weekend!!! I love birdhouses and would have snatched this pretty thing up myself!

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Beverly-
You found some great items this week. I love the tray. The birdhouse is quite unique. When I look around my house I see all the stuff that came from the thrift store, too.
My best- Diane

Sue said...

I'm a big fan of white,so I really like your little pitcher and the little chickens. Love the tray, as well. I fare better at yard sales than at the thrift stores around here. The Goodwill and Salvation Army stores fancy themselves as retail stores- with prices to match! Thanks for stopping by for a visit today. :-) Sue

Willow said...

You did find some beautiful things. I do love the church and the tray. Lucky you. Hope you are feeling better with the cold. Nasty time of the year to have one.

Susan said...

Beverly you found some awesome things!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

You have some great things! A white pitcher is always good, too. I agree...I love the thrill of the hunt and finding such great bargains. And, yes, my hubby says, "What are you going to do with that? We have 4 of them in the basement." Now, really! We do not have 4 in the basement! Linda

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

I love your little chickens. You have GOT to read the post I did today...there is a link on it you should read. I will warn you there are a few naughty words, but if you can get past that you will laugh until you cry...it is so funny! You will appreciate it after your post about all of these wonderful finds!