Friday, May 30, 2008


1.99 Thrift Store Finds

Gussying up my front porch with a few thrift store finds. I put a fresh coat of black paint on my old bench and dug out a few things I had tucked away for summer. These embroidered (crewel maybe?)Pottery Barn pillow covers where a steal at the Goodwill for a $1.99 each. I used some feather pillow inserts I had on hand and just popped them in a trash bag before inserting them. I also added a few rocks so they don't blow away in the wind. It has been crazy windy here!



The vintage cotton tatted (is that what it's called?) tablecloth was 1.99 too! I'm usually not a lace girl but I liked the texture. I'm thinking I will dye it red with some Rit.

I still need to add potted flowers to the yard, I had a little bit of sticker shock this week at the nursery. The price of flowers has really gone up compared to last year. Is it that way in your area too?


It will be a cozy spot for my morning coffee. I hope everyone has had a nice week. My youngest and I are off to see Speed Racer at the IMAX. Should be fun!!!







13 comments:

Jan said...

Aimee, what a find for sure. I love them. I think that rock idea is a good one. I will have to use that trick. I love that bench too. Your inspiring.

Blanca said...

Lovely setting. Funny I've used a brick inside a decorative tin container just so it would not blow away too. Have fun at the movies.

Blanca

Susie Harris said...

Oh goodie! I cant wait to see what you have up your sleeve... I'm loven' what you bought at Big Lots. I was there today but only bought a 5.00 beach ball. Susie H

Darla said...

I love that scrollie on your siding.

Cute finds (as always).

Kimba said...

Those are some great finds! And I never thought to put the pillows in plastc bags with something heavy to keep them from blowing away. What a great idea! I'm always bringing mine in and out if it's at all windy. Thanks for the tip.

You really should submit that idea to Tip Junkie. It's so simple but such a great idea!

And yes...the prices at our local nurseries have gone way up from last year. I was mildly horrified at my bill the last time I went.

Darla said...

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Kim Priestap said...

I found your blog through Darla. You have a beautiful home. I'll stop back.

Donna Lynn said...

Aimee,
You did a lovely job on your porch, the bench is awesome black! I have a maroon one on my front porch, don't have pillows like yours...what a find, don't you just love Goodwill? Great idea to put the pillow forms in a plastic bag, I will remember that one!
Thanks!

Hugs,
DL

Marie said...

I'm going to have to come up with more ways to say BEAUTIFUL. Because, that's all I pretty much want to say when I visit your blog! You have the best taste. And the most awesome luck at Goodwill! VERY nice!

Mrs. B said...

That bench is so cute and I love the pillow covers. I can't believe you found those at Goodwill! I have red and white outdoor pillows that I really like, but they've faded so badly I think I need to recover them.

Donna Lynn said...

Hi Amiee,
Make sure to stop by and sign up for my giveaway...
XO

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Amiee, you've been busy! Love those pillow covers. I was just in Pottery Barn yesterday looking around & they are SO expensive. I'll just keep thrifting too! Fun to go in there for ideas though.

Love your outdoor space too. I'm way behind getting all my flowers planted too & I'm with you, it costs so much to get all those pretty flowers & that's why I keep putting it off. Love that black & white pillow.

Rhoda

blessedme said...

Woot, woot, love those pillows and I would never have thought to dye the little tablecloth, great idea! I've fallen in love with our Goodwill. Your blog is so fun to visit!