January 30, 2011

Weekend Junking Finds

I have gone  'thrift store hopping' several times over the last two weeks and found some wonderful items.
Most of them need a little magic and some were ready to go.

I used two of my finds here with just a little presto chango magic!

Not all artificial flowers are created equal

Some of these flowers have frayed some 
It's simple to trim a fresh edge with little scissors

It even has one of my favorite flowers - beautiful dogwood blossoms

 I love vintage Homco pieces like this one
I grab them up when I find them

I gave it a shabby white finish

-After the little make-over-
A little green moss around the top and some more fluffing
will have her ready for my  Old Banks Antiques booth

I love the pale pinks and greens with the chalky white finish of the wall pocket

This miniature soup tureen is  in perfect condition and ready to go 
It is only about 9" wide...Sweeeet!

Even the little ladle was with it and amazingly not glued together!!

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  1. I love how the wall pocket turned out...you really did a great job updating and decorating it! I am sure it is going to sell quickly. Love the tureen and ladle, too!


  2. Great finds...made even better by your amazing creativity! Thanks for your sweet visit earlier...I love hearing from you!!!

  3. I love your treasures.... and what a wonderful transformation, it looks so pretty, I bet it sales quickly!!! Hope you have a wonderful week!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  4. maybe the little soup tureen is really a jam server. Jam servers used to be real popular and that little spoon looks like a jam server. What do you think?

  5. You did great Rhonda! Love the white makeover!


  6. OMG, Rhonda, I love that soup tureen! It's in fabulous shape, too!

  7. Your wall pocket turned out beautifully!! I have the same little soup toureen!

  8. I really love what you did with the little shelf! i have two for my office that i am scared to paint...can you share with me how you did this? xoxo

  9. That wall pocket turned out wonderful and especially with the addition of those great flowers. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

  10. You changed that wall pocket's life! And the tureen is so sweet! Your latest friene and follower.

  11. What great finds! Love those old Homeco pieces too...and once painted and distressed they look pretty fantastic. Hugs-Diana

  12. Definately a put together to be proud of! Great idea to white wash that way. Maybe some directions? hint hint. I have a mirror that could use a treatment. Blessings to you.

  13. Great finds. I adore that little tureen. How nice that it was all in one piece and together. ~ Sarah

  14. I love the wall pocket!! It looks wonderful.I love your little tureen too! I have one just like it.


  15. What wonderful finds!!
    Don't you just love
    to recreate things
    that were not so cute
    into something awesome!!


  16. shabby white finish is sooo much better! looks good!

  17. What a nice makeover, Rhonda, I don't know if I like the container or flower redo better. Nice tureen find.

  18. Oh my goodness, I love it!!!! I have one of those wall thingy's and now I've got to do something with it -- and soon! Yours is just beautiful!!!!

  19. Beautiful makeover. It's amazing what a little paint and imagination can do. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Love the white shabby finish you gave that and that wonderful arrangement just tops it off. Love the soup tureen, too. So glad you are joining me this week!

  21. I just love those old Homco pieces. A little paint and you would never know that they were plastic. Great redo and great finds!

  22. All beautiful finds.. I wish I had more thrift shops around me.. I think I'm going to have to expand my horizons and search out further..

    Your Newest Follower
    Tranquil Acres of Alexandria

  23. Beautifully done! You have a real knack for upstyling! This came out so well.

  24. Rhonda,
    That paint job on the wall pocket looks GREAT!!!


  25. I love how you turned that ugly gold plastic thing - into something that pretty!! Can you tell us how? I have a couple items that need some TLC!


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