Thursday, May 26, 2011

Oldie but a Goodie!

Hey guys...I'm feeling super lazy and haven't written a post for today so I thought I would share one I wrote when I first started this little blog and had about 2 readers!  It was the first time a famous blogger (Emily A. Clark) re-posted something I wrote.  It was an exciting day to say the least!!!  So here it is:

So yesterdays thrifting did not go so well!  Of the three places I tried, two were closed and one was A. gross and B.  mostly clothes.  I couldn't end my shopping trip on such a sour note so I headed to Pier 1.  Don't you just love how that place smells!  Yesterday it was smelling even sweeter since the one open thrift store was so foul! 

I went in looking for pillows for my living room but found this little beauty! For $3.95!!!

Intended as napkin jewelry, I thought it would make great human jewelry!  Does she not look like she is right out of the Stella and Dot catalog? 

Sorry for the headless photo but I had just gotten back from a walk with a neighbor and from the neck up was not lookin' so good!  Anyway, here is a very similar one from Stella and Dot (who I love...and own many pieces from, including this exact brooch/pendant in silver!  A gift from my sisters!)

Stella and Dot -  $49+shipping!

All I did to my Pier 1 find was forcefully remove the ring part and slip a chain through one of the openings!  You could take it even farther and hot glue a pin to it and turn it into a brooch.

I know this isn't a thrift store find but I thought you'd prefer it over a picture of worn out mom jeans from the stinky thrift store!

SO I hope you enjoyed my blast from the past.  Last time I was in Pier 1 they still had these!


  1. I remember seeing this. I think that's how I discovered your blog . So happy I did. Brilliant idea! You are full of them.

  2. Ummm super heart love it! What a gorgeous statement piece!!

  3. it looks so pretty as anecklace! it was meant to be that way!

  4. Love the necklace. How creative you are! I can't imagine wearing that as a ring, its huge. Smart gal you are to re-create this beauty!

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  5. LOVE this! Such a great idea! Makes me want to run down to Pier 1. And I have to laugh because that is totally something I would do-find nothing at a thrift store then to make up for it go to Pier 1 or Cost Plus!