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Onto Thirfty Thursday....
Thrifting isn't always about what you buy. If I kept all that I bought and didn't ever purge, I would be a horder. No, thrifting is also about reinvention, rethinking a piece other than it's intended purpose, expanding your creativity and thinking outside the box. Like with the burlap sacks that Swampgirl sent to me. (Thank you all for the wonderful ideas, BTW, I will be sharing with you all at some point the ways in which I am using them).
Although today, this Thrifty Thursday, I am giving back to my local thrift store. I love decor magazines, almost to much. I went through so many magazines last weekend and am ready to donate them back to my Thrift. Before I did though, I combed through the magazines and got final ideas for my decorating notebook. I started mine back in 1993. Of course my taste have changed since then and I have kept some ideas, while I have tossed others. I used prepunched pages with plastic pockets to store my photos.
Today I also have a folder on my computer of inspiration photos taken from many of you. I like to refer back to those pictures and "expand creativity" in my own home. My photo inpiration has come from magazines, homes of friends, open houses, showhouses. Today it includes bloggers beautiful home ideas.
Below are some of my saved ideas from different places that I wanted to share with you. It's ways to repurpose those thrifty things:
Sort old postcards and photographs by using a weathered old window frame. Crisscross twine and tuck in family photos, recipes, postcards and memoribilia.
Frame covers of old tattered books. You can color copy and enlarge pages from the books to use as the mats. Mount on foamboard. Hot glue the book covers to the mat, then frame them using old floor grates as the frames!
Shop thrift stores for a side table that needs sprucing up. Use old vintage wooden rulers to make the tabletop interesting. Use a circular saw for a precise cut and then glue onto the tabletop with wood glue.
I loved this idea that I saw in a recent Southern Living magazine and stole it myself.
I have really seperated myself from fake flowers, but this is an idea that I can appreciate. My friend Pat used sticks and faux fall leaves placed in an urn to decorate for fall. Might I recommend, use real sticks from the yard. Purchase the fall leaves at Dollar Tree. Cut leaves from the strand it comes on and hot glue to the sticks for a more realistic look.
Going back again those those burlap sacks, I saw this idea on http://www.houzz.com/ yesterday. Love it!
For my tablescape today I am sharing more ideas, these from Better Homes and Gardens. I loved this tablescape, which is also very inexpensive using things that can be found at the Dollar Tree, Party City and even Walmart. My favorite idea? Using plastic spider rings as wine rings!
What is a tablescape without the food? I invite you to stop by my food blog, PLATES & PLACES, tomorrow for Foodie Friday!
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