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This is my Thrifty Bathroom. This is the bathroom that my "tween" kids share. With a boy and a girl, I wanted something gender neutral and friendly. Something that was "Happy & Sunny". Of course, it ended up having some beachy influences.
The Shower Curtain was a Thrift Store find. It is from Pottery Barn. The palm trees and clouds are all chenille. It cost me $2.88
The pictures in the mirror refection came from a garage sale. Sorry I didn't get any closer shots. The pictures are travel themed prints featuring old maps and compases. The basket on the toilet is another thrift store find, 39 cents. It holds travel/guest soaps and shampoo's.
I purchased this lamp (below) at Old Time Pottery for less than 10 bucks. I liked the fact that it looked like a lantern. My kids use it to light the way to the bathroom at night, should they get up.
The seashell box (I love these things) was a 59 cent thrift store find. It alsoholds travel hand soaps.
These glass jars that look like old apothocary jars came from one of my favorite stores in Homewood, Three Sheets. I had eyeballed them for quite awhile. When they were put on clearance, I snapped them up. One is filled with beach glass, the other found seashells.
This shelf came from Home Goods. It was a clearance item. It cost me $7.00
Inside I keep more travel sized toiletry items, as well as children;s tylenol and the like, so that if we have a nighttime emergency or illness, I have those products on hand.
Now, onto to Tablescape Thursday, which is hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.
I am not a big fan of Valentine's day. Forgive me. I just prefer to celebrate the essense of Valentine's Day throughout the year rather than the day when the world expects. I feel cheesey doing it, but I don't think you are. It's just the way I feel.
That being said, I do get the concept. And I do buy my kids Valentine's card and candy, I guess because I think maybe they won't be jaded like I am.
This being said, I am not the best one to have a V Day tablescape. I might try a "romantic" tablescape on a regular day. You'll have to wait for that. In the meantine, I bring you this table and thrity ideas from from BH&G:
Visit a crafts store for a heart-shape cardboard box to decorate with pink crafts paint and glued-on seed beads.
Also pick up pink organza ribbon to tie around a light pink linen napkin and a votive candleholder.
Then stop at an upscale candy store for chocolates to nestle into a cloud of pink tulle that's tucked in the box.
Top the whole thing off with a bunch of pink roses arranged in an antique silver creamer, just the right size to dress an intimate table for two.
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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Thank you, all, FRIENDS! I appreciate YOU!
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