It was a beautiful sunny morning today, so I headed out to do a little shopping.
Of course I stopped at my favorite vintage store!
I also bought some fresh flowers to add some cheer to this cold winter day.
Don't they make you smile?
I placed them in my Dear Mother's 14 karat gold banded Lenox vase.
The silver candlestick is my latest vintage find.
I also found this sweet vintage platter from Bavaria.
Perfect for Valentine's treats.
I do like to decorate inexpensively with thrift store finds. I like to change things frequently, to have a new look and thrifting allows me to do this without hurting the budget. I do love decorating with flowers and I've put together a winter bouquet of lifelike silk chrysanthemums, berries and pheasant feathers in a thrift store urn. The brass tray is also vintage.
Another arrangement of faux berries hangs from my kitchen door.
This thrift store 'painting' is in a repainted frame. Sometimes all it takes is a new coat of paint to turn an ugly frame into something of beauty. This one has a new coat of silvery green. My pantry was an old tool cupboard that I painted with shades of yellow and blue to look like a distressed antique. I stenciled the olive branch to give it some interest.
Inside a sweet stenciled reminder whenever I open the door.
I added the gold scrolled frame when I repainted the door and the colors didn't quite match. Rather than paint over the stencil, I created this 'frame'.
Vintage cookbooks are always on my list and I found this little treasure which I keep on my 'Kitchen Queen' cupboard door.
Some cookbooks are too pretty to hide away. I really love hand illustrated ones.
This is another hand illustrated cookbook I keep on display.
This little plate stays on the other Kitchen Queen door. I love the soft colors, they go so well with my kitchen.
I do hope you enjoyed my vintage finds. Now I must find a recipe to fill my new plate!
Do you collect vintage?
What do you like to find?
Linking to: http://www.youngheartoldsoul.com/2013/01/thrifted-big-straw-hats-and-link-up.html