Sunday, August 30, 2009

Today's Thrifty Treasures and Met Monday

Happy Monday! Today I am joining Rhoda for "Today's Thrifty Treasures" @ Southern Hospitality
http://southernhospitalityblog.com/yardsales-once-again/
and Susan for "Metamorphosis Monday" @ Between Naps on the Porch http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2009/08/welcome-to-33rd-metamorphosis-monday.html.

I didn't have a very successful thrifting weekend. I decided to visit some new thrift shops that are south of the city but didn't come away with much.

What I did buy were six bottles for 50 cents apiece. I initially intended on using them for some more snowmen but decided to dig through my supplies and alter the bottles with a vintage flair. I used some book pages, stickers, copies of vintage postcards from my collection, lace, keys, wire and old jewelry. A simple project with not much time or money invested.

Here's a before and some after pictures.

Happy Thrifting!!

23 comments:

  1. So precious! You're so clever to think of this.

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  2. Those bottles sure got a great little makeover. Nice job!

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  3. Very cute decorative bottles!

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  4. The bottles turned out great! Although I do love your snowmen too. :-) I look forward to seeing your wall rack with the vintage stove knobs!

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  5. Cute idea for the bottles. What a great way to "jazz" them up.

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  6. What a great idea!!! I have some old bottles I could try and get creative with! thanks for stopping by!

    Leslie

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  7. Jane,
    The bottles are lovely...they would be an asset in any room....

    Thank you for visiting with me and I do hope you'll drop by again...

    God bless...Betty

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  8. Those look really nice.
    I hope you will come by for a visit.
    Cheri
    Its So Very Cheri

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  9. NEAT project!!! :) I love the vintagey look with the cool scrapbook papers. Very creative. Thanks for the visit!

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  10. Hi Jane,
    love your jars and bottles.

    thanks for coming by last week. i'm slow getting around but here i am. Love your blog and have signed up to follow so i can stay right on top of your lovely things.

    blessings,
    barbara jean

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  11. You must have so much fun creating these great pieces. Can I come over and play?
    Dawn

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  12. I love what you did with the bottles, they are beautiful. I see in an earlier post you got a wonderful birdcage too. I'm on the hunt for one but so far have had no luck!

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  13. Wow....I love what you did with the bottles. I really enjoyed your blog and I've signed up to follow yours. Thanks for visiting mine and leaving such a nice comment.

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  14. Love the bottles! I have tried decoupaging some bottle with vintage images and haven't had any luck. I think I will try stickers next.

    Blessings,
    Jan

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  15. What a creative project, they look lovely! Thanks for stopping by yesterday.

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  16. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these bottles, any chance you'll pop over to Normandy Life and give me a tutorial. This is something I would love to learn how to do.
    a bientot
    Maggie.

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  17. Love the little bottles, but REALLY love what you've done with them! The are perfect!!

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  18. What a sweet and simple look! Loved them.

    I dont know if I have ever had the pleasure of you stopping by my blog... I would love you to stop by anytime.

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

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  19. I just love how your bottles came out...wonderful!

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  20. The bottles look great! Really pretty :)

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  21. Hi Jane!
    Thanks for visiting. I think we may have been separated at birth! I collect bottles for collage work too...my favorite one of yours is the one with the orange flowers...Sweet! Your blog is lovely.
    Pam

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Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy reading all of your comments!