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Beachy Thrifty Goodness

While I was here this weekend:

and my husband was in a meeting, I decided that I would stroll around downtown. I almost bought a vintage lamp, I already regret not getting it.  I should of stayed at the beach.

To make myself feel better I remembered...

on the trip down, I spied a Goodwill Store.  I made the 5 mile trek back to see what I could find.  There is always a sinking feeling that if I don’t visit every Goodwill Store that I see, the world will end I will regret it.  I’m always on the lookout for anything silver.  Here’s what I found ($3.99 each):

I have this area on my newly painted dresser, that I wanted to summerize. Perfect summer spot for that silver bowl.

Lately there’s been a lot of blogging about coral.   Vivienne over at The “V” Spot used a recipe and baked some.   I had decided that if I didn’t find any “faux” coral, I’d come home and use her “daux” coral recipe.  I’m not a very good baker, knowing that we were going on the trip I thought I’d look around the souvenir shops for beachy decor. B-I-N-G-O, I bought several versions all that they had of coral. With my new souvenirs and my silver bowl, I got busy:

The souvenirs ranged from $1.99 – $6.99, not a bad price for faux coral and real starfish.

That silver just makes me smile 🙂 and think of the beach. I recycled a couple of bottles, using jute twine to attach a shell and  a starfish. For the larger starfish, I just stuck it down in the bottle. I didn’t want to use glue because I’m sure I’ll move it around at some point.

The fish serving tray will be moving to the lake. By July 4th, he’ll be serving up some tasty treat freshly baked from Sam’s Club that I make.

I also bought some hardback $1 books, for a future project.  Another large silver (Wilton-Armetale) Queen Ann tray for $5.99, it retails for $64.99. I’ll tell you more about it in another post.

I hope you had a great weekend and all the Dad’s had a great day today!

See you later,

more pics, because I like taking pictures:

Sharing at:southern hospitalityhttp://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/

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  1. Lovely finds… Love the cute little star fish…. And the blue bottle….. !!! Lovely arrangement…. I love the way you have tied the star fish to the bottle…!! Nice idea !!

  2. You are too clever! Love it all, very inspiring. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness Debbie! I can’t believe all of your finds. It definitely paid off to go back and visit that Goodwill. Also, LOVE the dresser below! You did a fabulous job on it. The color is amazing. So glad you shared it at the Block Party! Hugs to you!!


  4. I really like your beachy fines & the silver bowl is splendid!

  5. Wow and Double Wow! You had some amazing finds. I absolutely love your bottles and what you did with the jute. Your pics really put me in the mood for a fabulous summer.
    Thanks for passing by my dear!

    Paula 😉

  6. That looks great! What awesome finds!

  7. Great finds Debbie. Love your photos, and what you did with the bottles.

  8. Totally fabulous beachy finds at great prices! I love how you used everything.

    Hope you get a chance to come over this week and enter our “Celebrate Summer” giveaway for a pair of Beach Glass Earrings.


  9. Hi Debbie,

    I love all of your great finds from this weekend. Hope you went swimming!!
    Great accessories for summertime decor!
    Stay cool…

    All the Best,

  10. What great treasures! They will be far better keepsakes than some postcards or a T-shirt, I think!

  11. The thrift stores call my name too, I feel off if I don’t go at least a couple of times a week. The tray and silver bowl that you found are great pieces and the seashells are so pretty, I love the way you’ve tied them and placed them on the bottles.

  12. wonderful thrifting finds. The pictures make me miss the beach where I lived for 8 years. SIGH!!!

  13. How fabulous!! You truly scored on this day! I still don’t know if I like beachy themes? (for myself that is). Can’t seem to wrap my head around it!?! Yours looks smashing! Love the bottles!

  14. Your found some great buys at Goodwill – love both the fish serving platter and your bowl. I like how you tied starfish to your bottles to make them look nautical. I may have to copy that idea!

  15. OMGosh! I love your finds, and I love that you gave me a shout out! Thank you!

  16. Awesome finds! When I go looking for something specific, it’s never there. I have the same voice in my head saying ‘go to the thrift store before someone else buys that fantastic whatever’. Most days I can silence it 🙂

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