Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My Salvation Army shopping spree...

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Vintage cat planter, wall frame earring holder, and glittery snowflake candle holder - a great shopping day!


Okay, this little girl needs a bath - pronto! But just look at that sweet little face under all the grime! Little pink ears, a little cottage blue bow... Do vintage planters get any cuter than this?


Hmmm... a votive cup fits perfectly into her little planter area... Definitely something to consider...


But when she has flowers and ivy in her planter, she looks like she came straight out of my Nana's house in the 50's... I'll let you all know which look I decide on and where she ends up!


I love this earring holder! I haven't decided what color to paint it yet, but I'll show the finished product when I do decide. (Of course I might even leave it just as it is!) There are two hangers on the back so it can be hung horizontally or vertically.


The frame is so intricate! If you aren't lucky enough to have one of your own, take a look at this post on Tracey's blog... She just made the cutest earring holder out of a picture frame!! If I hadn't found this one, I'd definitely be copying her idea! I still might use ribbon to hang mine, just like she did!!


This little footed candleholder is so sparkly (unfortunately the sparkle doesn't show up in my photo). And each of the four snowflakes has a rhinestone center... It will be perfect for next Christmas!


You know what they say about cats and curiosity... It didn't take long for Flea Market Cat to come over and check out Salvation Army cat. And I'm happy to report that they have already become the best of friends! I may name my planter cat Sally (since she came from the Salvation Army). I got that idea from a post I just read on Jean's blog, where she named her sweet little bunny Sally because it came from the Salvation Army... Hope you don't mind if I borrow your idea, Jean!!!


Donna

20 comments:

Tracey said...

Donna, I love your finds and LOVE the earring holder. I think it's so great, my earrings were always in a jumble and never could find the mate. I love the kitty and the snowflake holder..Isnt' it funny that other people's cast off's can be our treasures! Have a great day! Blessings to all..

Cait O'Connor said...

Came here via Aunt Amelia, could not resist the words enchanted and cottage. Enjoyed my visit.
Love the cats! and the cat photos below.

vintagewindow said...

great buys. I can't wait to see the finsihed earring holder.

Have a nice day

Kris

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Going to the Salvation Army Thrift Store is a treat for me! Going with your daughters is certainly priceless! Plus you found some sweet thrifty finds, especially that adorable kitten! I always find something at the SATS! What a great way to spruce up the cottage home and help out others at the same time. Win/Win/Win! Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen said...

Donna, I love all your treasures from Sally's. Each is better than the next...can't pick my favorite. Oh, yes I can, the cat planter is just too cute. Hugs, Kathleen

KarenHarveyCox said...

What great finds. I love the hunt and the magic that you can find. Your treasures are lovely. I can't wait to see what you do with the earring holder.
Karen

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Nice finds! What does the cat say on the bottom?
That earring holder is really neat.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I like using Sally as a candle holder! Over the years, I've repurposed lots of things into candle holders! You had a good day at the Salvation Army!

Home Decor said...

Nice candle holders, I like it. Simple but fantastic.

Sunny
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Tracy said...

Cute finds, I'm anxious to see the makeover of the earring holder, I'm sure it will be beautiful.

Angie said...

I love the little kitty planter! I was lucky enough last summer to find an old dachshund planter that I use on my desk to hold pens now. I just love your home and you find so many charming pieces to fill it up with...wish I were close enough to see it person! Oh, and thanks so much for voting for me in the Haiku contest..I am crossing my fingers I get enough votes to win! Thanks, again!

cargol said...

OMG, On the way home tonight bought some of that no pudge brownie mix and just made some, yummy!!

Cynthia said...

I'm always one for a great deal! I think your finds are great. Cindy

Pink Slippers said...

What I ever did before thrift stores, I have no idea.
Great finds.
Wendy

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Great finds Donna. The "cat" is very much in it's element :)

tam said...

Donna LoL you are so funny girl! I am glad that the "cats" get along so well! LoL! Very cute kitty's and the earring holder is awesome too! Funny my daughter and I were just today talking about how we should make something like that and sell them! People are always looking for those. Thanks for sharing you found treasures and I hope you are having a fun week~Tam:D

Teresa said...

Love that earring frame. The cats are cute too.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Donna, you found some of the BEST bargains! You're right, finding so many treasures for so little money is priceless! laurie

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Donna, I love your finds from SA, I was there today, too. I found a plastic box of seam bindings and ricrac, and some other sewing things, a little wooden box that you hang on the wall, (it needs paint) and a set of curtain rods ends (wooden balls), I figure I can use in a craft. But best of all, I found a fake ceramic banana! It's cute and so realistic! I think I'll do a post on the stuff. I'm flattered that you like my bunny's name and it's a good name for your new kitty, too.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Isn't it fun to find such great treasures? I especially like the kitty cat planter. I'm glad that all your newfound pretties made you happy!

Kady