Friday, February 17, 2012

Shell Games and Thrift Stores

I found these frames at a thrift shop and used them for two shell collages to hang in the spare bedroom.

We are decorating with finds from thrift stores and yard sales.  The hunt has consumed at least one afternoon per week and several Saturday mornings since we have been down here.

I found this oil painting at Habitat for Humanity on a half-price day.

 It's large and hangs over the couch in the living room.

I found this one at a yard sale in a golf community last weekend.  There was some good stuff at that sale--and cheap.  I paid $25 for this and put it in the office/TV room.
 It is also an oil on canvas.

Mike found this collection of ink drawings for $20.00.  It is also hanging in the office.

We have managed a beachy vibe on a budget, but more importantly, we are really enjoying having our own place.

10 comments:

  1. What fun making your new place all your own, and on a budget no less. Good finds.

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  2. Looks like you made some good finds. Like those paintings but the shells the best. The way they are matted makes them really stand out but also look so simple. I used to haunt thrift stores and garage sales until I ran out of room for anything else.

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  3. This all sounds like great fun. I love your crafty shell items.

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  4. This is just great. I love seeing all our great finds.

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  5. Oh so fun to decorate with yard sale and thrift shop finds. The only way to go. I am really partial to the framed shells. Have a great weekend.

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  6. What fun you are having decorating your new place!

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  7. I really like the bird sketches. Would love to see a close-up!

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  8. This was just a wonderful blog and I bet you could have a some good yard games looking for those shells. Keep up this nifty looking blogs they look cute!

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  9. You are going to be sad when you head back to Vermont. Youhave to bring a few shells and artworks home with you.

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  10. That Habitat painting is awesome! What fun you're having decorating.

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