I think it was back in December that I told you I ran out of yardsticks so you wouldn't be seeing anymore yardstick projects from me. Well, I walked into my local antique mall a couple of weeks ago and found one booth with dozens of yardsticks for $1.00 apiece. I did my part to help the economy and purchased several.
It was time to make more stars.
In the past I have used 5 yardsticks to make one big star for my mantel.
This time I cut each yardstick into five 7" pieces to make smaller stars to accent the ironstone plates hanging in my kitchen.
The yardstick for the star pictured below came from TG&Y. Does anyone else remember TG&Y stores? We had one in my hometown when I was growing up. Kind of like a Walmart on a much smaller scale.
Since I was on a roll making stars, I decided to make a red one for part of a 4th of July display....this time out of paint stir sticks.
I'm displaying the red star with a white ironstone platter, and blue canning jars for my patriotic display.
The blue canning jars were a great find at a yard sale last week. I bought 12 jars with lids all for $10.00.
The vignette is displayed on some stacked picnic baskets I found recently at thrift stores.
Total cost for all three baskets was $9.00.
I think I found some good bargains the past couple of weeks so I'm linking this with Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.
With garage sale season in full swing I'm sure there are a lot of thrifty finds linked to the party. Be sure and check them out.
Have a thrifty Tuesday!!