Friday, December 21, 2012

Pale Nutcracker

We visited my sister and her cute fam a few weekends ago 
and I fell in love with how she had decked out her 
dining table with pasty white nutcrackers.  
So classic and understated but still fun and whimsical.  

My sister bought hers at Goodwill, The Dollar Store, and Jo Ann Fabrics 
and spray painted them with a glossy white.  

West Elm used to sell these guys.  Love the neutral look, probably would have hated the price tag.  I'm thinking that I'm going to hoard these guys when they go on major clearance after Christmas at Michaels, etc. Next year (if i remember that I bought them!) I will give them a little spray job and throw them on the mantle or dining table.

spray paint craft store nutcracker
West Elm

And if you like something a little more colorful, I saw these at Class and Trash the other day.  They were in great shape $8 for the small guys and $10 for the big.  They were so pretty I don't think I could have taken the old spray can to their cute little faces.  Plus they have hair and I think spray painting fake hair is gross.  Side Note: My sister removed the hair from  hers.  Also gross but totally necessary!

Class and Trash 
$8 for small $10 for large

And for a shameless plug from Charles Emerson Designs (my new jewelry venture!)
This is our daily steal today...
On Sale for $22 here

Happy Holidays Everyone! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Find of the Day (or maybe the year!)

Hey Everyone!  
It's the long lost thrifter!  

I managed to get out to a few places today and wanted to share my most favorite find 
that I snatched up as an early Christmas present to.....ME!

I have absolutely NO WHERE to put it but I had to get it because it was....

I know, completely insane right.  
The people at Habitat ReStore clearly don't know 
about the faux bamboo craze...and I'm glad!!!

It needs some major TLC and hopefully I will find some time to make it pretty.

Hope everyone is having a good week!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Out and About

I was out a little bit today and wanted to share...

Saw this at the Goodwill on Broad St. near Glenside.  
Not my favorite shade of gold but it was a monster and could be so pretty painted.  

Goodwill $35

And I found this crazy similar one online just now...

And I officially HATE myself for not picking up the Goodwill version!  
What was I THINKING!?!?!

Also wanted to let locals know Class and Trash got a HUGE shipment of those amazing industrial letters in...

Class and Trash $39.95

Remember I found the EXACT same ones for $180.  
Maybe I need to go buy one to make myself feel better about not buying the mirror!

Alright, so lets hear it!!

Who's going to get that amazing mirror and
whose running out for their favorite rusty letter in the industrial alphabet?
Oh, and in addition to the letters they have arrows, & and @ too! 

Call 'em if you want one!