Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Sorry I didn't get a post up yesterday. I was dealing with a sick puppy, definite priority. Tonight I have a bit of spooky this and scary that decor and thrifting finds to share with you.

Keeping in mind that I haven't officially started decorating my home yet, I thought the top of the television cabinet had a pretty good start going. There's a ceramic pumpkin I found at the thrift store a few weeks ago, my pink ghoul in the background who's up there year round. Buddha is wearing a wreath of fall botanicals that was part of my autumn faery costume. Gargoyle and old tree are up there all the time as well, but the tree is now sporting a cute little bat.

I found the owl picture on the right at a thrift shop last year. The owl picture on the left is a new thrift find.

Two bags of thrift store crafting supplies finds - I paid $3 for it all. Frames, wool yarn, a wooden number, some old napkins. What you can't see are some little bits of bling and some crafting metal and... who knows what else is in there. The pink thing sticking out in the middle is a garden gnome - right Lisa?

My favorite find in this same haul was this giant Funk & Wagnall Dictionary (A-L) from 1941. I convinced Yoda to sit next to this tome just so you could see how huge it was - and it's only half the dictionary. (Alas, the other half wasn't there)

The pages are large enough to use as a full background in a larger collage. I don't know if I'm willing to cut this book up or just use copies of pages. The small photos are also varied and wonderfully old fashioned.

There are also a dozen plus large color plates. Here are two pages of examples of old metals.

And aren't these butterflies wonderful!

Last but not least, look at the fantastic gothic black planter I found accidentally on the way home from the football game this last Saturday! I went into a discount grocery store to use their bathroom and back in the corner there were some odd items, including this VERY heavy painted concrete planter. It didn't have a price tag on it so I picked it up and stumbled to the front of the store under it's weight while I debated my plan. By the time I got to the counter I decided that anything under $20 and it would come home with us even if we had to squeeze it in between William and his football gear. It cost $19.95.

For more spooky shenanigans, creep on over to Beach Treasure.

1 comment:

Susie Q said...

That urn alone is amazing! the color plates in the dictionary are so pretty. I love such things...
How is the poor fur baby? I send hugs....
To Yoda too! : )