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Monday, December 20, 2010

CHRISTMAS THRIFTING...

You would THINK that during this busy time of the year,
I would lay off going to the thrift stores....
YOU WOULD THINK !
but....every time I look at these ADORABLE
Pottery Barn pieces I found a couple weeks ago,
I keep thinking...
"What if?"
Some of you might remember these large BRASS candlesticks I found....
thrifting...
...after painting them a great black..
they looked very VERY close to
POTTERY BARN'S on your left...
my painted beauties on your right...
WELL....
I found ANOTHER the other day, and this one was $1.25 with 25% off....
 so, after the hustle and bustle
of Christmas is over...
it, too, will become a beautiful shade of black.
gimme a high five !!
I
I found this beautiful, huge white tureen, complete with ladle.
I think it was $2.00 with 25% off.
Everything in the thrift store
that day was 25 % off..
CRAZY !
I guess most people would have just passed her by....
but I just love her...
go figure !!
I'm convinced it's the HAIR I love so much...
no...wait...
maybe that adorable mouth....:)
...and I am really lovin' my two little thrifted
CHRISTMAS TREES
with the trio of adorable BLACK AND WHITE thrifted cups.
My black and white checked bow may not look too
CHRISTMAS-E
on my thrifted wreath...
but...
I LIKE IT.
Ain't life grand !
MERRIEST CHRISTMAS EVER...
I am linking with
and since all these things were BORING until I made them BETTER, I am
linking with
THANKS to all the lovely hosts.

41 comments:

Adrienne said...

Oh, I understand thrifting during the height of the Christmas rush! I'm doing it tomorrow with a dear friend. She and I took my dear, little mother thrifting the other day and had such fun. I found a few things - mostly little Christmas-y things. I just love your little gal. Maybe I identify with her hair! Your finds are gorgeous and I think I'll start looking for tall candleholders to spray. Mine will be off-white! When I find them I'll be sure you get to see them.
~Adrienne~

Jacqueline said...

You must have the best thrift stores! I love everything that you bought. How much fun. I went off to TJMaxx the other day - had to drive an hour to get there, does that count?!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I was thrifting today! So yes it makes sense to me. I found some fun vintage items I will share Thur. Love the large candle holders painted black. Wonderful.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Oh BJ...what a difference a little paint can make! Those candle sticks look wonderful and the last one you found will be perfect once you paint it. Great job! I love all your 'treasures' you found at the Thrift Shop...I think they were calling your name especially those black and white cups and saucers. Once the holidays are over I'm heading into the city to check out Goodwill! I hope you and your hubby and family have a very Merry Christmas and all the best to you for a healthy happy New Year.
Maura :)

Annie Joy said...

Okay, I'm convinced! Thrifting is going to be on the top of my list for 2011! Thank you for the inspiration! Annie

LV said...

I do not know how you find time to do all this at this busy time of the year. Too, it is a wonder you were able to find this many neat things. After the holidays, I am going see what is left. I have my immediate family that live only a few miles from me. I will be spending it with them in Haslet, Texas. Just a little North of me toward Denton. Merry Christmas BJ and thanks for all your visit and comments.

Sarah said...

Nothing boring about these finds! Great thrifting, BJ. Love your little CC trees. ~ Sarah

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet BJ,

Always a pleasure to stop in for a visit! I'm right with you there on this thrifting stuff. You have found some great things! Blessings to you, and have a wonderful Christmas sweetie!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Rose Haven said...

WOW BJ, what wonderful finds!!

xinex said...

Beautiful transformation on the candlesticks holders, BJ. You have a beautiful home. Merry Christmas to you and your family!..Christine

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I'm really liking the thrift found Christmas trees!!!

Link to my Ruby Tuesday

Theresa said...

I do remember those Black candlestick beauties and I believe the table was painted RED? Hmmmm I am loving your thriftiness dear BJ! I love all of your black and white checks at Christmas!

Have a most blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Everything looks great BJ! Lovin' your little angel, I can relate to the hair!!!:@)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hi BJ, I want to thank you for commenting on my shabby bedroom makeover plan...I am already following you !! I am going to poke around your awesome blog now.

Leann said...

Well what else is there besides the thrill of the hunt? You must have a great thrift store!

Thanks so much for stopping by The Old Parsonage. Please come back soon, we love company!

Merry Christmas!
Leann

Amelia said...

You have found some beauties at the thrift store...it is amazing what a coat of spray paint will do to make it tie in to your present decorations. That wooden gal with the cork screw hair is adorable...don't blame you for snatching it up.

Merry Christmas.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Beeeej,
Where the hay is this ritzy, thrifty store??? I can never find anything so nice at ours. As you say, bwaaaaa... Everything turned out great! If I don't talk to you again, Merry Christmas to you, my friend.
xoxo
Robin

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
The things that would "take my breath away" for Christmas would be time with my family followed by snow covered ground. The later is "bittersweet" (My husband works for the Highway. . .which would take him away for the day!). You find the neatest "thrifting items"! The wooden angel and I are twins at this time. . .got to get ready for my circle JOY meeting tonight. Have a Merry Christmas... your visit warmed my heart today. Thank you , dear friend!
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. I'll be waiting for that bedroom make~over post in the New Year. It will be gorgeous!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

You KEPT this background, JUST for me!!!!!! -gigggggggggggles- Nahhh, you must like it yourself. But the whole blog look is just perrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect, to me. :-)

Oh that little "doll" figure! Precious! The hair, yes.

Lots of gentle Christmas hugs...

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

You find the cutest things at your thrift stores BJ! I love everything you have found. And when you tweak them they are fabulous!
Hugs,
Penny

Pat said...

As promised in my break post, I am having my morning coffee and visiting. I sure am enjoying my break. I'm a tad surprised I haven't had time for morning coffee bloggy visits until today!!

I enjoyed my visit, BJ and I love the black and white ribbon!:-)

Your pottery barn pieces are fabulous as are all your wonderful thrifty finds.

Merry Christmas!

Vee said...

Now either I need to shop at your thrift store or I need to develop your perspective. Wow! You do such amazing things with your sweet finds.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wow BJ, you got some great finds on your thrift trip.. so pretty ..

Love your new candleholders. I think your's look better than the PB ones~!

Merry Christmas
Sonny

Kathleen said...

Good for you finding time to thrift a few days before Cmas! I love your finds, and I love that it makes you so happy!
I can relate to that hair, too, LOL!

I was in the PB outlet yesterday, left with NADA!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh BJ, you are the QUEEN of thrifting! I love your candlesticks, they really do look better than the pottery barn ones.
And it was fun to peek at your gorgeous decor!
Have a blessed Christmas, dear friend!
Yvonne

Brenda Kula said...

I love your finds! Wow! I never find anything like that at my local thrift store. I've been thinking about you often the past couple of days. As it turns out, my colors in my new sewing-room-that-was-my-dining-room are predominantly going to be black, white and red!
Merry, merry Christmas, BJ!
Brenda

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

I just love what you did with those candle sticks! Your angel is darling. I bet she is happy someone decided to love her and take her home:)
Blessings~
Gwenny

Annie Louise said...

This will be a short post. Love, love, all your thrifting finds. I am going out now to our local thrift stores, thanks for the inspiration. Blessings to you,
Jeanette

Tracy said...

BJ, I love ALL your things...I stopped by for a visit and liked what I saw. I'm sorry, I have to say that the candle stick holders you painted black are MUCH better than Pottery Barns...very nice!
I also have to say that the black and white checked ribbon is unique, which kind of surprised me!
and the little lady? Who could turn her down? I think the mouth is what makes her expression...thanks for sharing!

Marigene said...

You have found some wonderful treasures, BJ...those candlesticks are gorgeous done in black. Great tureen, can't beat that price, either!
Maybe I will take a trip to Goodwill later this afternoon, afterall it is Senior discount day!

Donnie said...

I went this morning and found 2 lovely snowman plates for 25 cents each. You find much nicer things but I think it's because your brain processes what you want to do with them. My brain, my hubby, processes "what do you want those for"...lol....

Sincerely Mama said...

Merry Christmas, Jean. I love your thrifty self!

Susan said...

You have some awesome finds there!! Love the candlesticks!

Gracie Jewellery said...

Love your candlesticks especially since you painted them black. Loved all your pictures, but I adore that rooster print in the background!

Kathleen Grace said...

I love all your cool finds! Maybe this time of year is a good time to go because everyone else is too busy:>) Love that cute little angel, she has personality!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

BJ, I would be thrifting now if I had time. Probably a great time to go because most people aren't right now. You have found some great things. Thanks so much for joining the party and Merry Christmas!

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

I'm going to become a copy cat bj I need candle sticks for my mantel so I'm going to start looking for some to paint...your look as good as p.b's ....and the black and white cups are adorable. Merry Christmas God Bless Trish

nancy said...

I love this entry. THose black and white cups are cool. Where did you get those and who made them? THe angel is cute! Love banana bread. I got to start meking them again.
Happy Holidays to you.
Nancy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You have such wonderful style and great ideas! Merry Christmas, dear one! ♥

Kathy said...

Wow you sure get lucky with your thrifting -I love your little angel lady -that's what my hair looks like in the morning :-)

Kathy said...

Wow you sure get lucky with your thrifting -I love your little angel lady -that's what my hair looks like in the morning :-)