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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thrifted & Layered

                                                            I have several layers to show...

                                                                         The cone
         Who in the world will buy pine cones? If I go around the neighborhood I  can find plenty of them. This is more than thrift-ing because not a single cent is shed from my pocket. But just a stroll in the neighborhood will do. I was in this store and they have this huge wreath full of pine cones and mind you the price is too high. Here is my pine cone ready to be painted or glitterize ^_^


                                              My Table setting since the beginning of Advent.
I have a good time layering dishes every weekend. To layer color is fun and putting colors in one place makes me feel happy. I don't buy expensive dishes, nope, they are all thrift-ed, that means finding it in garage sales, rummage sales, church sales, estate sales etc. and it is so cool because when I look online these stuff are expensive after all. It's just that some don't want it or two or more are missing and don't want it. I have one box of dishes and the old woman gave it to me for $4.00 and it  was there wedding present. She and her husband were married for 42 years (imagine how old those dishes are ^_^) and at that time she had a garage sale her husband passed away a year ago. I feel like okey this is like an inheritance and I took it right away. She told me some have chips on it but some don't because she took care of those dishes, my heart melted.


                                                  Linking to FRIDAY MY TOWN SHOOT OUT
                                                                And THRIFTY THINGS FRIDAY



10 comments:

EG Wow said...

These table settings are lovely.

Pauline said...

Love your layered table settings! The mix and match is delightful. I'm off to pick up pine cones with my grand-daughters today!

Southwest Arkie said...

Pine cones make wonderful Christmas decorations- and you are so right- free makes it even better!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Love your table settings. Pinecones are beautiful and right in there with acorns. Love them.
QMM

Kerry said...

Out here in Oregon they hire crews of Mexicans to collect pine cones to sell in the cities. Kinda crazy. But I do like pine cones, and would buy them if I couldn't get them for free.

Jama said...

Your table decorations are so beautiful! I would buy those pine cones, since there's none here. I can only find the Casuarina cone which are tiny compared to the pine cone.

DawnTreader said...

Charming!

Diann said...

What fun thrifted dish finds! It is s amazing when you layer different dishes and create a totally different look. Well done! Thank you for joining TTF and have a wnderful weekend!

~JarieLyn~ said...

Delightful. I really like your table settings.

Ann said...

you pick them, and sell them in Singapore.

I pick about 10 from the tree by the school fence, and kept it in my room, the kids asked if they cd have it. I tell them , U pick yr own. Once, with the kids, I made a pretend bird feeder.

When I move my room this Oct, I threw them out, signing, I won't give them to the kids, and now I throw them out.

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