I've been there before but for some reason I've not been back in a long time. Since I've gotten my creative mojo back and have been in the 'thrifty' kind of mood, I decided to visit this wonderful place again. It is a Thrift Shop that you can't resist just spending lots of time looking through all the nooks and crannies in. The most wonderful thing about it is that they donate all the proceeds from the shop to the Hunterdon County Animal Shelter.
I picked up some lovely items there, several of which are displayed in this post, and others that I will reveal as I 'create' them.
The items that I am highlighting in this post are:
- A three piece glass jar set in a wooden stand
- The teapot
- The four bowls
What did they cost me? Oh.. only a mere $3.00...
This is what the jar set looked like 'before'.
Now, remember the post I did called, "Finding the Beauty in the Things Left Behind"? If you haven't read that, start there first and then come back to read the rest of this post. Recently, a very nice follower told me she thought that the cabinet was a "Hoosier Cabinet" and after some researching I have decided that she is so right! Thank you!
I can't tell you how happy I am with this cabinet and decided to change the theme of it this weekend including some of my recent thrifty finds.
Before doing so though I had to plan it out in my head and decided I needed a new lamp for my next display as the Tiffany just wouldn't do. I headed to Wal-Mart and picked up a new lamp and a few odds and ends. I stopped in the craft department and further spiced up my creativeness.
So, after working on some renovations to the glass jar set and ironing the doilies that I had, I am now ready to show you my newly decorated "Hoosier Cabinet"..
This was just a plain white lamp shade before I put on the trim.. I love it.
The petals in this jar were from a Valentine's bouquet that my husband gave me back in 1984. My mother was the sentimental one who wrote the date on a lovely heart shaped piece of paper.
Can you believe that the silver utensil was from the "Snoopy" cartoon collection?
The renovated glass jar set, painted white and decorative knobs added.
Filled with our favorite sweet Valentine's candy!
The Valentine Hoosier Cabinet!
You really need to see the prior post of the "Finding the Beauty in the Things Left Behind" to truly appreciate this!
Joining Sunday Showcase Party
at "Under the Table and Dreaming"