My recent thrift haul kick started a decorating frenzy. I've been re-arranging, re-painting and generally fluffing everything in my path. A couple of projects are still in progress, so I'll have to share them in the coming weeks, but I was able to play with my thrift finds this week for a little bit of immediate decorating gratification.
I put my new white pitcher on the mantel along with 2 creamers from my collection. The mantel is always tricky for me because we have high ceilings so we had to hang our pictures pretty high. The items on the mantel need to "fill in" the area between the fireplace and the pictures, so they need to be tall. Everything in our old house was on a smaller scale, so I'm still collecting larger items (like the new big pitcher) that fit in the new house.
The Pepsi crate isn't strictly a thrift find -- I found it in my neighbor's garbage pile several years ago! It was in the closet holding mittens, but in my decorating fever, I thought "That is too cool to be hiding -- what can I do with it???". This little mini wine bar is perfect for our evening glass of wine.
I shifted the topiary from the kitchen (where the lavendar now resides) and added the architectural picture above the table. We are on a *tight* decorating budget, so buying art for this spot is not going to happen. Enter my favorite free image sites! You all know that I love The Graphics Fairy and I've also found a new great site, The New York Public Library Digital Gallery. The NYPL site provides thousands of images from their collection, which are completely free to use and print! Gotta love libraries ;)