Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Look What My Thrifting Fairy Godmother Brought Me

My Thrifting Fairy Godmother has been rather good to me again this month, I mean no Oroton bag good but still I had a few finds.

Like this old wooden Jewellery box $2.50 Elizabeth wants to give her a makeover using chalk paint, how can I resist that request?



This rattan spice rack $3 also for Elizabeth, she saw someone using one as a nail polish holder on Pinterest, I think I've created a monster there


Not sure why but this little photo frame $1 called to me, don't know where it's going.


However the thing that excited me most, I scored two of these vintage pure wool blankets from the 70's in the same colour. Gorgeous pinks and blues. I can't decide whether to get my Mum to make the girls jackets (I love them too much for me to hack into them) or whether to use it to upholster a couple of chairs. Seriously, love love love them. $8 which I actually think was a little pricey but you know what, I fell for them hard, I paid for it.

Actually the picture doesn't do them justice but wait until they have been made into something, you'll understand my love. Actually I am asking a lot of myself with what I plan to use them for and I am a little terrified to cut into it.



What did you score this month?

Mel xo

15 comments:

  1. You scored a lot of great goodies. I cannot wait to see their transformations. I need to go to Goodwill at lunch now. :)

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  2. Love the jewelry chest! Does your fairy godmother leave the money for your great finds under your pillow?

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  3. Elizabeth is definitely a mini you ! Cheri is almost 21 and she can not get a like in Pinterest {yet - give me time!} Anyhow, I like the jewelry chest most, and the blankets are lovely !

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  4. I wish I had a thrifting fairy godmother!

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  5. I wish I could have some of the things my grandmother loved when she was alive. They'd make such great vintage items for the house (and the sentimental value would be priceless). I have one thing of hers. I can't even open it. I'm very glad to have it though. :) Glad you got a great score!

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  6. The stained glass on the jewelry box is so pretty. It'll look really neat with chalk paint!

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  7. Hoping her little wings will make it to Canada! Excellent deals Mel..People are buying up wool blankets like crazy so I think you got a great deal!

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  8. Love those blankets! Maybe you could make a pillow or cover a chair seat with part of one for your craft room. The colors look like they would go great in there.

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  9. I have heaps of woollen blankets from the 70s - originals. And I have one that's very close to the one you scored. Will be watching with interest to see how you use it.

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  10. I can't wait to see the jewelry box with chalk paint.

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  11. I think you are in trouble. Whenever I sew and my girls want to make something I think...how much am I going to spend in fabric and yarn for them in the coming years?

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  12. I think it's awesome that she is following in your foot steps. Maybe you two can tag team projects. I like the rattan shelf and the wool blankets. Can't wait to see the transformations!

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  13. You are turning into a thrifting diva!

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  14. Another great score Mel! I love those blankets and jackets would be so cute, but then so would chairs! Tough call. Looks like you have several new projects in the wings. Maybe you'll even do a Valentines post this year with that heart-shaped frame!

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  15. Oooohhh...love the jewelry box!!!!

    -andi

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