Monday, December 14, 2009

Thrifty Monday

I don't know if I would call this thrifting, but I found some items today in our local consignment store. I actually find nicer things and some antiques, and a lot cheaper than the thrifts lately.

I wanted a big basket for my dining bureau, but I guess I got one, too big. It just didn't look right sitting up there, so I put it on the floor and an old piece of cloth and guess who decided it was a fun place to play hide and jump out at the dog.



It is a wonderful old basket, with the wood staves on the outer sides and bottom. There is a little damage, but the basket is still in good shape and perfect for prim decorating. I played around with what I had and some more pines from outside. Would love ideas on what to do with it. I was thinking old quilts and dolls would be nice too. If you have a picture of a big basket and how you use it, would love a link, to see it. The cardinal was a swap gift this year and the sled, something I painted years ago.



Izzy loves to follow me around and play games, as you can see, when I put the other items back on the bureau.
I spent half my time, vacuuming the cat hairs, off of the fake poinsettia.



I also found another tin candle holder in the sale aisle, this time in black, for only 2 dollars. I hung it above the old basket, I found, earlier this year.



Another fun find today, was this pair of folk art rooster, candle holders. They are hand hammered, they look great on top of my kitchen cabinet, but had to take a picture in a lower spot, to show you.

10 comments:

Joanne said...

Great finds Debbie - love the "cat basket" you found for Izzy! Isn't it something how they "claim' these things!

kelley said...

A great old basket Debbie...looks good with everything...especially Izzy...

OldeAnniePrimitives said...

LOVE your finds. The basket looks beautiful with the greenery. I like the idea with the quilt (I'm partial to quilts), but your kitty seems to love it with the old piece of cloth in it! LOL! How cute! ~~Annie

Carrie P. said...

Very pretty decorations. Love the big basket. You will be able to do so much with it. I like the pine boughs and other things in it right now.

Brenis said...

Debbie, you find the coolest deals at the greatest prices! I wish we had cool stores like that here!! Love your basket and decorations!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love that basket and love the kitty in it too..give him/her a love for me..;)

moosecraft said...

What great finds! I think the basket is great for the kitties! LOL! But also like the idea of doll quilt and dolls...

Kim D. said...

What a great old basket. I'm a collector of baskets also, I've been using them for my fabrics and projects in my sewing room. Cute kitty hiding in the basket. I like your idea of storing quilts or old dolls in it. Have a joyous Christmas Season.

cynthialeedesigns said...

Love the basket!! Looks beautiful with the greenery in it...but it also looked pretty cute with your kitty in it!!
~Cindy~

Cassie Shella said...

Love your blog! I'm glad your cat enjoyed your basket. I will definately visit again.