Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and Table Top Tuesday






Today I am joining Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday and Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays. Please visit these lovely ladies and see what is happening at their events.


A few months ago I posted our bedroom mini-makeover. One comment that I got from bloggers and family members was that I needed to change the picture above the bed. We have been looking for something to use there ever since. Over the weekend we visited a very nice furniture store in our area. We are looking for a new chair for our living room. We happened to get there for their "Tent Sale". We didn't find a chair, but we did find a painted canvas that we thought would work in our bedroom, at least until we find something we fall in love with. Imagine our surprise when we found out that their pictures which ranged up to several hundred dollars each, were $5-$20 in the tent sale. Our new artwork was $10. I think we can call that thrifty, don't you?




Before


After

I think maybe I need something on either side of the artwork, but I'm not sure. Any  suggestions? They also had a huge box of throw pillows, reg. prices were $99-$129, Tent Sale price...$5 each. What a deal! I came home with four new pillows that I will use somewhere! It just goes to show that sometimes there are real bargains at upscale stores...we shouldn't only think of thrift shops as the place to look.



I looked around the house to see what tabletop area I could show today. I'm actually going to show you how I add touches of the beach around my house. The first is an iron and glass shelf that I bought from a hotel auction for around $15. It sits just inside my front door, under a beach picture. The dried roses are actually tucked into a crystal hibiscus flower. They were in a teacup arrangement that a good friend sent me when my mom died.



The last thing I will show you is a small vignette that sits on an antique legal bookcase in our hallway. The palm tree we purchased years ago in Marco Island, I've always loved it. The candle my husband brought home from Cracker Barrel and the vase is vintage and signed...but I can't read all the words. I don't remember if it was my grandparent's or my parent's, but I've had it a long time.

18 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

I do like what you have above your bed and you really hit on a great sale!! The colors are perfect.

Your beachy vignette is really neat...I am always looking for similar ideas for our house at the lake. The shells look so nice on the glass shelves!

Have a wonderful week, Sue! :-)

xoxo
Jane

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

I love the new picture--really nice!! The shell slelve is such a nice display area too!

Maya said...

I love the painting above the bed..., maybe it could be wider, I'm not sure. Love your beachy display..., but of course!

koralee said...

I so love what you have done!!! xoxox

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sue, I can't believe you found those things for such great prices! Way to go! And I love all the colors in your vignettes. Pinks and blues are my very favorites.

XO,

Sheila

Maria said...

Hi Sue!
These are just great finds... I LOVE coming across sales like that... they just don't happen very often around here...
it's most likely that I'm not good at finding out about them!
All your finds are great! The simple switches and small touches made a sweet difference in your home ...
Take Care ♥
~Maria

dee dee said...

Sue,
It looks like the painting was commissioned for your room! It matches perfectly! You were wondering about what to put on either side?...maybe some rod iron pieces in brown or cream?
Keep showing me the beach decor photos...I think it will get me through till we go in July!
Dee Dee

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Very nice Sue!
Great deals and I love the colors, very serene and pretty!
Cindy

kim said...

I would definitely call that thrifty on the painting and pillows.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love your new art above the bed. It is just gorgeous and what a fabulous price. The pillows are just fabulous too. Great bargains. Your beach vignette on the glass shelves is so pretty. I really love the palm tree too. So different and so lovely. You do have such pretty things and I really like the beach themes. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

The art above your bed is lucious! What gorgeous colors, and it adds such a punch to your bed! You have a good eye. I would have certainly brought this piece of art home too!
And I love the pillows. Isn't it wonderful to find such a bargain! I'm sure your bedroom is a haven to you! Lovely! You have beautiful things!
Yvonne

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

I love your print above your bed and your pillows are lovely. Your little vignettes are really, really pretty!
Hugz,
Kim

Jenglamgirl said...

Hi Sue~ What you chose to go over the bed is PERFECT! iT COMPLETES THE FRESH BEACHY look. LOVE IT. Everything looks great, way to go. Hugs, Jenn

Patti said...

Love the makeover...especially the painting over the bed!

xinex said...

Good morning Sue! I cannot believe the deals you got on the painting and those pillows. They are all so nice. I would love to find a tent sale just like that! Love your vignettes and your bedroom looks really good....Christine

Debbie said...

Love the art over the bed...color scheme is great too, very coastal and warm.

Silver Strands said...

You're AMAZING Sue! Love it all.
BTW ... I'm your newest follower :)
oxoxox
Denalee

JUST ME said...

I looovee those sheets.

And trust me, you do not want to see my bedroom. Explosion. Of the worst kind.