Thursday, February 11, 2010

One Dollar Decorating

I have seen so many fantastic purchases from thrift stores lately that I decide to pay my local Salvation Army a visit to see what I could find. While I didn’t come home with an undiscovered treasure, I did manage find these wonderful milk glass vases. The total cost for all five – one dollar.
As the saying goes, there is power in numbers. I love how they look all grouped together and filled with coordinated flowers on this silver tray.  The simplicity of the white color and the different textures and shapes of the vases creates a wonderful display.
They also look pretty lined up across a fireplace mantel.
My original intent when I purchased the vases was to use them as gifts for friends. Fresh flowers are always wonderful to give or receive and when they arrive in a pretty vase it is an added bonus. Some of these vases will undoubtedly find their way into other homes but most, I think, will end up staying here.

   



44 comments:

Linda said...

Now that dollar was well spent...luv how you displayed them:)

Blessings,
Linda

Pine Tree Home said...

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow! What a great buy for $1.00! I love them displayed on the tray ~ very fresh looking.

Julie said...

Fantastic buy and I love the milkglass and the bright green flowers and the silver tray. Prettier than a magazine setup!
I think I would have to keep them too. Think of daisies and single hydrangeas or peonies in each one this summer...oh come Spring!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

The silver, white, and green is stunning!!

Boxwood Terrace said...

The green flowers are beautiful in the white milk glass vases. I love how the local SA store can yield some great finds sometimes!

Maria Killam said...

There's power in numbers!! Those look so sweet on the silver tray!
x
Maria

Jeanne said...

So sweet and simple...lovely idea!
Jeanne :)

Becolorful said...

So glad I stopped by. I like the white grouping too that I am seeing on some of my favorite blogs. I was especially excited to see your pillows. I just started doing a pillow of the week feature on my blog. I will be back to feature you one of these weeks.

AB HOME Interiors said...

Those are great! They did a similar idea on Good Morning America this morning. I like simple gifts!

Nawal said...

I love that they only cost $1. Nice idea to pair them with the green.

Lara Harris said...

Very nice!A real fresh look!:)

Brabourne Farm said...

What a gorgeous find and don't they look fabulous on the silver tray! Leigh

Jane said...

Wow...I love those milk glass vases! And so pretty in a grouping too. Thanks for sharing and for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday!

Jane said...

The green and white is so fresh. Love the different ways you displayed them. The best thing about thrifting is the easy come, easy go, easy come again nature. I never feel bad about giving away a thrifted item because I know that eventually I'll find another.

Jennifer said...

That is so beautiful!! And all for $1... you can't beat that! :)

Abbi said...

Vases are something that I keep my eye out for at second hand stores and garage sales. They are usually very cheap and they are so pretty! I do end up giving a lot away with flowers in them but I also have them around my house for decoration.

Ronnie said...

Thanks for what you do here. Simple beauty and thrift are a great combination these days.
I have you on my blog list, so I'll be visiting often.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great finds! Thanks for linking up. :)

Teri said...

What a find! :)

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Awesome find and i love the displays!

Patti said...

What a great find...I love milk glass and especially like how you put them grouped together on the silver tray - just lovely!

Reid said...

LOVE them! Great finds and good job arranging!

The Little Red Shop said...

Ahh...I just love milk glass! You found a sweet assortment of vases!

: )

Julie M.

Happy Nester said...

Love them, and I especially love the price. Great find. Have a great weekend. Monica

One Cheap B*tch said...

To quote Bob Barker: the price is right! Nice finds but even better prices! New follower here!

Lion said...

lovely, wish I could find lovely things like this!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Great deal and a great display. I started collecting milk glass and have about 10 pieces so far. I'm looking forward to yard sale season as the thrifts around here aren't that great.

Crystal Dever said...

Ooo, I LOVE it!! Jealous! Nice find!!

House and Garden Boutique said...

Very beautiful.......love the look on the mantel! Great bargain!

Beth said...

Thank you, I just returned from the grocery store with my own treat for myself ! Thanks for sharing.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

My mom has a few pieces like that and they always looks so pretty in the spring with fresh flowers!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

I love these! They make it look so springy!!

Leslie said...

Very nice!

Hoosier Homemade said...

What great finds! I bet they will be pretty with daffodils or tulips come Spring!
I'm visiting from Tip Junkie!
~Liz

ThriftyAnnabella said...

What a great buy!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

All 5 for a dollar -- what a steal!!

Tammy@InStitches said...

I love your vases. I just got some milk glass too !

this blessed nest said...

i so agree with everyone about the price, but the different shapes & sizes is what i like about them! beautifully displayed as well!

happy easter!
kellie

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I'm so glad you found your way to my blog and linked this post up! I've been on the search for milk glass for months now and our thrift stores have been picked clean of it. Guess I'm not the only one on the milk glass hunt! Your vases are beautiful. Happy Spring!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Fabulicious!!! And cheap too. Looks like a million bucks.

Bekki said...

Love you milk glass vases, what a great price! I have some of those too! I love how versatile they are. I have some on my mantle for spring. So pretty with the greenery.

I think I have a silver tray very similar to the one in your post also. :)

Marianne@Songbird said...

What a wonderful find for an amazing price!
I love the clean, bright look of them all together with the green flowers.

Amy said...

amazing price!!!! And they look lovely on your mantle :-)

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