Friday, March 11, 2011

Flowers and Finds on Friday

(There's the glorious happy sun pouring in from the east at 8:45 am! I'm going to have to wait another month to see it again once we switch to Daylight Savings Time on Sunday. Grrrr.)

They're just the thing for my new round table.

I don't know what they're called, though.

The plain glass vase was looking, well, a bit plain, so I put these plates I found at Value Village this week underneath them.

Two plates, two separate shopping trips, two different stores.

One price: 99 cents each. I would have preferred just the smaller one, but I found the big one first. I'm not complaining, though.

The back, in case you're curious:

I trimmed the flowers and put the "remainders"--you know, the bits at the side which don't quite reach to the top, in a glass and set it on my desk.

The lego sculpture showed up yesterday to keep it company. I don't know: they look like they're friends, don't you think?

I found these sweet needlepoint ducks, too, this week.

I need to re-frame them--something simpler. Though I kind of like the importance these fancy frames give the humble art.

I should probably paint those goldy frames white--right? At least tone them down a bit. Strangely, they seem to be growing on me. (My mind's eye is still impressed with the power of brass and grey (or gray.))

My last find is this lamp base. I had thought I would spray paint the black bits white.

It's just the thing for my desk. I'd like a cylindrical shade for it: I don't know if I'll be able to find it.

Linking up to these parties, today. Such kind women at these events--please check out their stuff, too. Thanks for stopping by!

Home Sweet Home #5 at The Charm of Home

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Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

and Junkin' Finds Friday #19 at A La Carte.



Linda @ A La Carte said...

Great finds but my fav is that lamp! Sooooo cute! Thanks for linking with JFF this week! hugs, Linda

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog - i love your table lamp and the blue chairs are right up my street! Happy weekend Scarlett x

A Few Pennies said...

Lovely finds! Really liking that lamp--

Sherry said...

Really nice finds. I love the lamp base. That will look good anyway you fix it up. Very striking style about it. Thanks for linking up!

Leena said...

And I thought you did not enjoy the animal images of the farmhouse style. ;)

How about frames of pine or oak, unpainted.

imriz said...

interesting finds you got! i do needlework, and some of my stuffs, i had to finish with barely enough sleep. It's sad that those duckies were on sale finds. but, at least, you adopted them, woohoo!

i am a follower thru GFC. Pls do.

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