Sunday, February 10, 2019

Thriftshop Finds ~ 10 on the 10th




Bienvenue à  this month's 10 on the10th for $10 or less!  10 wonderful Thrift shop Finds + Upcycles will be shared in today's blog hop {plus maybe a few more}Here you'll find some great new ideas to use in your own home for Valentine's and beyond. Plus, who doesn't love a good thrift shop outing??! ;)




Last month we shared Valentine's ideas as part of 10 on the 10th, and you can find those linked here

 If you are coming over from any of the others participating today ~ thanks so much for stopping by today! I also wish to thank our wonderful hostess Katie from Let's Add Sprinkles for hosting February's 10 on the 10th party!  This party promises to be wonderful and I am excited to see what everyone has found in their thrifting adventures... 

Come check out what I've found lately...


Most everything here is a thrift shop or antique store find.
The Instant Ancestors can be found at Joann Fabrics.


I was fortunate to have found  this brass heart dish this past month and knew it would be perfect to share for Valentine's Day!

I thought maybe it was an ashtray in its former life but it has no lingering smell so perhaps it was always meant to be a wall decoration and hung by it's little raffia cord. 



The only special thing I have done to this little heart was to wash it in soapy water and dry it right away ~ that's it. This little thrift shop find was just $2 bucks!
I may eventually pull out some brass cleaner and give it a light scrub but for now I am enjoying it with its wonderful patina.


So today I thought I'd show you how I changed up the picture frame vignette I shared last month by taking the grapevine heart wreath away and replacing it with just these two hanging hearts. The look is much simpler now and really brings out the gold of the picture frame and the aged patina of the two hearts.

Plus I love the added bling from the lower heart locket... Don't you?

The small heart locket I found at our local Buc-Ees, which is a small chain of an enormous 100-pump gas station plus snack food/bbq place and a shopping mecca for all kinds of kitchen goods, t-shirts and fun things for kids.

When I first stopped at a Buc-Ees with my family almost three years ago now, we were awed by all the gas pumps ~ no waiting in line! Plus finding cute kitchen towels and leather purses and also Rae Dunn-style dishware to carry home was a bonus.




But enough about gas stations and back to fun thrift shop adventures!

I also found this lovely silverplate chafing dish along with a beautiful cut-glass bowl on another recent thrift shop outing. I am loving this chafing dish for displaying one of my vintage rose Theodore Haviland Limoges plates which has fully bloomed realistic pink roses strewn all over it. The latter was a piece I found while antiquing one day.

Lovely with the dried roses set on top of it...



These pieces are all part of a larger story shared this week using Valentine's fabrics and that post can be found here.  I made new table linens which were used for a Valentine's tablescape photo session and will be used again to share the day with Mr. Ethereal, too.
;)


Next up is Susan of Homeroad as she shares her special thrift shop finds...

Here are the links to everyone participating in today's blog hop 10 on the 10th Thriftshop Challenge. Come back by to pick up where you've left off when you need to ~ the links will be here for you.

Do sign up for our posts and leave sweet comments if you would? With G+ going away, signing up on my sidebar will help you to continue finding me, thank you. I appreciate you, sweet friend!
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*Check out my Pinterest 10 on the 10th board too for even more fun inspiration!








Enjoy the tour!

34 comments:

  1. Your project looks beautiful Barb! I love the vintage look of that old frame!

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    1. Thank you, Susan! I appreciate your sweet comments. Happy 10 on the 10th!!!

      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  2. I love vintage finds! This project is so pretty!!

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    1. Thanks, Tammy! This was a fun one to put together. Happy 10 on the 10th to you!!!

      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  3. That is darling. I love the patina.

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    1. Thank you, Katie! I appreciate your thoughts.

      Happy 10 on the 10th!
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  4. You always find the prettiest things. I love how you placed them in the frame and they fit perfectly together! The vintage heart is so pretty! I love Buc-ee's and always find something there, especially the Mud Pie products! Have a great one! Hugs!

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    1. I know... Love Mud Pie's cute items! I couldn't think of the company's name so now I can go back and fix that, thank you. Since Buc-Ees opened, I fill up the car there a lot {blinders if entering the store, Lol!}.

      Happy 10 on the 10th, Benita, <3
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  5. Cute finds....isn't it fun hunting for sweet treasures.?

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    1. Yes it is, Patti. I do love scouting out new treasures and have to plan out trips to not go overboard spending. Will be selling a few treasures later this summer, I'm sure.

      Happy 10 on the 10th to you with hugs,
      Barb :)

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  6. Nice finds. I enjoy thrifting also. It's like treasure hunting, we never know what we can find.

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    1. Hello Thel! True, we never know what wonderful thing may just be waiting for us to find. Little treasures from heaven! <3

      Thank you, hugs and keep warm where you are,
      Barb :)

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  7. Don't forget the cleanest bathrooms in all the land at Bucees too! LOL. Love your finds Barbara. You shop in some great places to find such treasures!

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    1. Hi Cindy! I thought about adding the bathroom feature but then was like... um, maybe not, Lol! I DO like that the restrooms are always clean and plentiful. Time for another outing for all of us!!! <3

      Have a great rest of your weekend,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  8. Well, I was at Bucees this weekend and all I bought was a Slurpee. I like your shopping a lot better. Keep the patina on your little heart for sure!

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    1. Hello Eilis, my hubby likes the Slurpees, too! That's his summertime favorite to keep cool. Too cold for me and these teeth, Lol! I look a lot at Buc-Ees but have only picked up a few things these past three years. Trying to be good... ;)

      Thanks again for your sweet thoughts,
      Happy 10 on the 10th,
      Barb :)

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  9. Good Morning Barbara!
    Such a sweet treasure and I love the way that you have you have displayed everything! Sounds like a really great day:)
    Fun to share this creative format with you!
    Hugs,
    Jemma

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    1. Thank you, Jemma! This was a fun hop with so many great ideas!! Keep warm up there and again, Happy 10 on the 10th to you!

      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  10. You really hit the jackpot with thrift store finds, Barb. Wonderful finds...and that chafing dish!

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  11. Thank you, Ann! There have been some great finds out there this winter locally. Will run by my favorite California haunts when we get there this spring and move our goods here to Texas, too. <3

    Happy 10 on the 10th to you,
    Hugs,
    Barb :)

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  12. Barb,
    You can find the best things at the most unexpected places. My sister had a favorite thrift store in San Diego called Pat's, and got some great deals on doors and windows. Sadly, the old building was sold, torn down, and replaced with a chain store. Real estate in San Diego is so pricey I'm sure "Pat" made a lot more money from the property than from the previous thrift store.

    Judith

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    1. I bet that store owner earned more $ selling the property, too. It's a shame... I'm glad that your sister did find some wonderful things at Pat's, though. <3 Thank you for sharing your story, Judith!

      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  13. Such wonderful finds Barbara! You transformed them into darling vignettes. This Saturday the D/FW costumers are having a sewing Saturday at Joann's in Lewisville.

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    1. Thank you, Laura! The DFW Costumers sewing circle sounds fun!! I'll try and come. Thank you for the invitation! <3

      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  14. Oh so pretty! I'm always looking for silver pieces at thrift stores. Lucky find!

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    1. Happy Valentine's Day, Kim! I think silver tableware is still my favorite thrifting finds, too. Thank you!

      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  15. Barb, thanks for sharing your great find. I love adding unusual and vintage hearts to my home. When I look at all I've collected through the years, I'm amazed at all the different things in the shape of a heart. Will add your find to my Pinterest Board ~ Have a Heart.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Hello Sarah, thank you so much! I have a board on Pinterest called Hearts to You but I will definitely stop over and check out yours. <3 I do have many heart-shaped items: an old tin baking mold which I use to bake big heart cookies (the first thing I gave to my now husband when we were dating), a heart-shaped baking pan with six small hearts, many other things.

      Hope you have the best Valentine's Day today,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  16. Hope you had a great Valentines day! I love all your lovely finds its so much fun.

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    1. Thank you so much, Maria! Sorry I am just seeing your message here on March 1st... We got the keys to our new house yesterday so some of these thrift store finds are making there way over already!

      Thank you for your sweet thoughts, <3
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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  17. I love the burlap in the vintage frame with the hearts hanging from it! What a delightful repurposing idea! Enjoying reading your blog, and following you on IG, blessings!

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    1. Hi Marilyn! Oh, thank you so much!! I am so glad you are following along. I am enjoying all your snow pictures over IG! Your neighbor's horses look happy to be outside in the winter sunshine. <3

      Have a great weekend,
      Hugs,
      Barb :)

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Barb :)

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