Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Why yes I have some wax paper!

So this wonderful find was from a Antique store in Sandy,UT. My sister and I plus our little girls were checking out an antique store after a girls lunch one afternoon. I came across this WONDERFUL paper towel/wax paper holder. I knew it needed to come live in my kitchen! I talked the guy down from $15 to $12. Now I use my wax paper (that I forgot even lived in the bottom of my drawer) all the time now. Plus the pop of yellow and the little picture on the front are just enough to make me happy to clean up spills.

Now I Want to Bake!

Something about having these shiney little treasures make me want to throw on an apron and bake (in high heels of course)! Sifter was $1.00 and the fantasic hand mixer $1.50 :) Plus did I mention my kids have a blast helping when we have fun things like this to use. It's all about the memories!

Pretty Boxes Large and Small

I love my little daughter Reece, but man does she have tons of "things" large to small. Here are some fun finds that help contain it :) Large light pink chest (with wheels) was $5.00 to hold some of her toys. My favorite are these great vintage Jewelry Boxes twirling ballerinas and all! The large one was $2.00 and the small $1.00! She loves to listen to the sweet music they play when she is falling asleep.

.75 EACH

Here are just a few of my .75 finds from my local DI. I love having fun little choices and character in my cupboards. Sometimes it's okay not to match! Give me a variety of great pieces over the typical boring plastic cups and matching white bowls.

$10.00 Office Chair

Love my thrift store office chair that I found for $10.00! It seriously was such an amazing find! I added a cute little pillow to sit on for comfort and a pop of color. I have never been a fan of a typical looking boring office chair. They might be comfortable and give you back support etc. So finding this made me ever so happy :) Man do my kids ever fight over who gets to sit in the "rolling chair." I had to grab that thing as soon as I saw it! I promise you this it will be around my house forever :)

Christmas Star $2.00

I found this great star for $2.00! Added it to my winter wreath that was hanging on my door. Plus a little extra ribbon I had and a bulb off my tree I think it came out really cute!

Anything Can be Art

I had this great little triangle wall in my kitchen that I could not figure out what to do with. While at the DI I found a great red bunt cake pan and that made the vision in my head begin! So here is what around $6.00 worth of random things and my own metal strainer turned out to look like. The best part is I really pull them off the wall and use them all the time!

$1.00 & some Memories

This little beauty was only $1.00 at the DI! It reminds me of my Grandma Chesnut everytime I look at it. It has been fun to put random things in it from, tomatoes from my garden, roses and goodies to eat. Right now it is sitting on my mantle filled with old glass bulbs that once hung on my Grandma's Christmas tree. If it were in her house back in the day I am 100% sure it would be filled with colorful hard Christmas ribbon candy.

$3.00 Gold Mirror

So I am guessing that some sweet little old woman must have past away and her family dumped this beauty at the DI. Plus the price was BEYOND right! So with a can of white spray paint and some free time it looks amazing! It is hanging as you walk up our stairs. I love it!

Favorite Find of 2010

I can't think of a better way to start this blog! Here is my very favorite find of 2010. This vintage baby stroller is a gift for my daughter from me for Christmas. I fell in LOVE the second I saw it at the DI for $15.00. I can't even tell how much I love all the metal work and detail on this. Plus the fact that it is in such amazing shape is exciting. Reece's little baby stroller broke during the summer because she played with it so much. So when I saw this I was beyond excited to give it to my baby girl. Everytime I look at it I think about the story it must have, the little kids who pushed it around. Now I can't wait for this to be apart of our story!