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Need a little Valentines Inspiration? I put this little vignette together for you at the Aurora Goodwill on Belleview. (They are used to me re-arranging things.) One stop shopping. The cabinet matches my dining room, but I don't have anywhere to put it. I love the little silver serving dish. It would be great for hot fudge sauce.
The candlesticks are mercury glass, and they are all less than $3.00. The two tiered cookie stand on the top shelf is really beautiful. (you can't see the pattern) it is English China. ($10.99 I think)
The graduated canisters would be cute filled with cookies or Hersheys kisses for a quick teachers-lounge gift. (Add some coffee while you're at it!)
The cabinet is $199.00 (MUCH less than retail, but still a little steep!)
The good news is that by shopping second hand you are helping the community, saving things from going into the landfills, and recycling your old stuff. Everyone wins!
These are some of the things that I am currently searching for during my thrifting adventures. You know what "they" (and by "they" I mean Oprah) say, you put it out into the universe and it will come to you. Let's see what happens.
Dale of Norway Sweater
Well, here is what I came across the other day at the Goodwill. No they aren't there anymore, I bought them both!
Okay, this coat tree is in the "before" state. I will paint it black and show you how cute it is. The sweater is not a true "Dale of Norway", but it has the alpine detailing that I adore! It fits, it's cute, it's warm, and it has pockets!! I love it!
See, Oprah was right. Throw it out into the universe and see what comes back to you!