Thursday, February 22, 2018

February Thrift Polish Share

A great winter find was a group of tin fence decorations - butterflies. Earlier thrifted finds were brass stands (don't know what they were used for) but wiring each stand to a butterfly - magic.

Dreaming of gardening? Dreaming about your bee hives and that wonderful honey? Reading seed catalogues? Planning your garden? Starting the seedlings?

Found a metal screen with attached candle holders (removed them for another project), a Hall teapot (no lid), a pair of candle holders that had been wearing those pink flowers, a wooden camper made by Bob and two mugs (for my tea) in pink.

The Butterfly Pyrex casserole and the well oxidized four sided grater were thrifted from the 'vintage' section of the thrift store on the 50% off Saturday. It is amazing how things that were just 'thrifts' have become 'special vintage' in thrift stores. Tupperware snap top individual servers are minus their snap tops - I always hope that I will come across some in my travels.

As February progressed a few more garden decorations were found at the thrift store.

The brown low plant holder (or maybe a trivet) in the above photo now has an addition - I added GARDEN with CeCe Caldwell Antique White and clear wax.

The stencil is from Muddaritaville Studio. I used this stencil in January here.

I did find a large enough board at an Estate Sale two weekends ago and when I actually make the sign I will post the entire ... stenciled Garden Sign.

The substantial oak tray background for the brass vases and candle holders needs a bit of steel wool cleaning and an addition of hemp oil.  


February's Thrift, Polish and Share Project

Picked up two small wooden garden decorations at the thrift store. 

Here are the table and seat - before (on the deck after a snowy day).


Sprayed them with Mrs. Meyers Clean Day and wiped with a clean damp cloth

Just the right little pieces to get ..... wait for it....


 GARDEN on little table and and PLANTS on seat

Handy for little plant pots or garden decorations.

Finished with Fusion Tough Coat.

As always, thank you for visiting today.

January Thrift, Polish, Share

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  1. Good finds, Joy. I especially love vignette #2. Stay warm!

  2. Love your plant stands. I have to say I was extremely excited to see my chives growing again the other day (before our snow) and am thinking about what to plant this year. Growing season is just around the corner!

  3. You know, I was in Hobby Lobby yesterday trying to find cute little garden tools like the ones you found. I never thought of looking in a thrift store, but I'll be heading there tomorrow! Thanks for sharing. Loved all your finds.

  4. I'm getting excited about Spring looking at all your fun gardens finds!

  5. Lovely stuff, and like Linda, your post really made me believe Spring is on the way.

  6. Lots of fun finds! I love when you stencil things!

    xo Dianne

  7. Love all your finds ... looks like you will be ready for Spring real soon.
    Love your stencils and cute birdhouses.
    Audrey Z.

  8. I just love the assortment of cute little stools/plant holders. Great finds!

  9. Those butterflies are awesome! Great finds and upcycles.

  10. Wonderful finds, Joy! Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  11. Joy, you find the best stuff and then upcycle it into something even nicer, seeing your projects develop is always a treat.
    Happy Mosaic Monday!

  12. I want to go shopping with you!! Chilly here today, but now I am dreaming about spring and drooling over that table and chair. So sweet...

  13. Butterflies are always pretty in any decor. And you've reminded me that I need a new mug from the thrift store! Love the ones you found! Hugs!

  14. What treasures! I need to make more frequent trips to the thrift store!

  15. I got the tiniest twinge of spring fever looking at your post, but I am still enjoying winter here .... More than anything, your finds give me the itch to get to decorating our new home!!!

  16. I love the garden tools stencil Joy! I love it when I find fun garden themed things when thrifting. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  17. Great finds! Love the garden treasures. Thanks for sharing at TFT!

  18. Pretty garden treasures you found!

  19. Isn't that garden bench and seat just the cutest thing ever and I love those butterflies Joy. They would look amazing in the garden doesn't matter what season it is. Hope you're starting to see signs of Spring and that the cold Winter weather is moving on.


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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