One of my latest finds from a recent yard sale was a much talked about item at the recent Mother's Day tea party. I don't think it's silver, but at $1 do I really care? Wouldn't it look nice in a feminine bathroom as a soap dish?
Anyways, I'm digressing as usual. The other day I was back in Oshawa visiting with my BFF, Helen and we went thrifting. This time I had my eye on a couple of garden items which walked themselves right into my trunk. I imagine that they just felt a connection with me like I did with them.
This little terra cotter planter was only $1 at Value Village (chip on the corner included). I quickly filled it with a couple of succulents I found on sale for $2 each. It's sitting on the window sill just outside our kitchen door. Yes that's chippy paint on the window frame. And no, the trim is not painted purple - it's a dark burgundy but looks really grape in this picture. Yikes.
Our next stop was The Classy Attic, an upscale consignment shop in Oshawa. Sadly Karen is closing the store at the end of June. Happily (for me) everything was 20-30% off. Apparently one of her regular customers is moving and brought in this metal obelisk - it arrived the day before I took it home for $8. I've had this metal planter for some years and it needed something to give it some presence. The ivy are clippings from a huge growth I have beside the garage. It's underplanted with nasturtium seeds so in a couple of weeks the bottom will be filled with chartreuse foliage and then later orange and yellow blooms. Now THAT will give this old planter some presence.
Moral of my story is: when you're in the thrift stores don't just think about china and crystal pieces or even that piece of furniture for all us paint addicts. There are a lot of other places where thrifted items work too. The garden being just one of them.
It's a long weekend here in Canada and I'm heading to a huge barn sale to find more treasures. Apparently this place used to be a farmers market and is filled with apple crates and bushel baskets. Should be fun.
What are you doing this weekend?