Sunday, July 5, 2009

Thrifty Treasures For Blue Monday

Did you enjoy  your holiday weekend?  I hope so.
I spent almost my whole weekend painting.  The living room, dining room, kitchen soffit and hallway are just about complete.  I only have a few touch-ups to do here and there.  Now I’m ready to start the master bedroom this week so I’ll be heading back to Lowe’s again to get a couple samples of the colors I am considering. 
Yes, I know you are probably anxious to see the painting progress I’ve made, especially after I teased you about the color I chose for the living room and dining room.  I’ll have the big reveal after the carpenter has finished the crown moldings.
The start of a new week  means it’s time for Today’s Thrifty Treasure’s party, hosted by Rhoda at Southern Hospitality.



and Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally.


Many of the items I used to decorate and accessorize  my French Country cottage inspired guest room/office, were blue and white thrifted treasures from various visits to Goodwill.


Blue & white covered butter dish used as a planter:  $4.00

IMG_1918 (C)


Framed prints:    $2.00 each

IMG_1923 (E)


Blue pitcher:    $2.00



34” x 28” framed floral print:  $20.00
IMG_1925 (E2)


Blue and white candlesticks:  $2.00 each
Blue & white creamer:  76 cents

IMG_2260 (E)



Floral print mounted on wood:   $5.00

IMG_1248 C&E


Blue & white pitcher:    $3.00

IMG_1946 CE&R


Blue and white Pier 1 basket:  $6.00

IMG_2264 (E)

Blue and yellow floral queen size sheet set:  $12.00

IMG_1937 (E) 1

If you are new to my blog and would like to see more of this room, you can click here.
Don’t forget to go over and say hello to Rhoda and Sally and while you are there,  please try to visit the bloggers who have signed up to share their thrifted treasures or blue items.



Blue Creek Home said...

Everything is just lovely. But my favorites are the two adorable pitchers. Cute!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love what you have done so far and I can't wait to see the rest. All of your blue finds are true treasures and just stunning. Love them all. Hugs, Marty

Mary said...

Oh my gosh, Shari, I love all of your pictures and blue pottery for your french country cottage bedroom! I believe thrift stores are a cottage lover's best friend, and it's amazing the things you find there - just the "right" things at the right time! You're treasures are such a blessing to all of us that see them, as well as you. Your home is so lucky to have you!

Kammy said...

Oh goodness Shari ! I am loving all the blues and such great buys !
I love a french country - anything !
Now, I must be off to go look at the rest of your pictures !
Hugs ~ Kammy

★Carol★ said...

All great finds, and they all work together so well! Love that blue and white pitcher. I never find anything good at Goodwill!

Lisa said...

Love your blues!!
Hugs, Lisa

Cindy said...

LOve all of your treasures! The blue creamer for .76 and the candle sticks are to die for!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You got some great deals.

Four Paws and Co said...

Fantastic finds! I'm so impressed. I don't have much luck when I'm out thrifting. ☺ Diane

Anonymous said...

Love the room! I have just recently started reading blogs after discovering Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality.
Your room is just exactly how I would decorate a guest room when we become empty nesters. I have been inspired to start looking for blue and white for my someday room. Awesome job!

Barbara Jean said...

Love your blue and yellow treasures.
thanks for sharing.
Happy Blue Monday.

Barbara jean

Gee said...

Love your posting. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue MOnday.

Unknown said...

Shari, I see what you mean about my B&W going well with yours. BTW, what you saw is only a fraction of my B&W stash lol! I love every single piece. I need another hutch just for my B&W collection!

Your french style bedroom is lovely! I adore what you have done so far! It is really pretty! I'm dying to see what color you painted the rooms!

I'm thinking it's a good thing we don't shop at the same thrift stores...otherwise we'd have to camp out overnight just to beat the other one to the goodies! lol


Gemma Wiseman said...

I so love the blue pitchers and candlestick holders, but my super favourite is the floral print on wood! Delightful collection of blues!

Shirl said...

Hello Shari, Happy Blue Monday! Great post, your sure do find the bargins! Loved your previous posts too, I'm painting here also. Trying to get the upstairs done before I go back to work in the fall. Loved getting a peek at Bo and Jasmine!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

bj said...

O my goodness...these are going to make that bedroom so beautiful. Yellow walls??

SmilingSally said...

I've always loved a soft yellow with blue and white. You've done a good job. Thanks for sharing. Happy 1st Blue Monday.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Shari,
I just love the daisies in that blue pitcher! Your blue and whites are gorgeous and I cannot wait to see your reveal! The prints are lovely too. Have a wonderful Blue Monday!


Mary Bergfeld said...

Shari, I love the blue treasures you chosen to share with us today. They are lovely as are your photos of them. Have a great day.

LV said...

You really picked up some great buys. You have done an excellent job using them in your decorating.

Ms Jackie's Junque said...

I love all of the blue and white pieces. They are timeless! Great job!


Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very pretty bits of blue! Thanks for sharing.


Terry said...

Happy Blue Monday to you .
Wow what awesome blues.
Loved all the great photos today.
Thank you for sharing them with us.
Blessings of joy to you .
Happy Trails

RobinfromCA said...

You are good at thrifting! I'm thinking I don't hang out in the right places. Can't wait to see all the painting you've done - what a task!

Happy Blue Monday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts
Stop by, I'm having a giveaway!

Anonymous said...

This room has such pretty touches and you have done it so inexpensively. I looked at the other pictures of the room on your blog and I enjoyed my visit.

Kathy b

Gayle said...

I wanna see....I wanna see!
I bet you are so relieved to have
that wallpaper off the wall.
Your blue and white goodies are
That color combo always looks so
fresh and pretty.
Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful blues and whites! I just love it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

One Shabby Old House said...

I am so glad that you visited me today. I had lost your blog and now I have found you again. yeah Have you hit that new Goodwill on Hillsborough/Tampa road? It is so nice an clean and they have some nice thing. Your finds are wonderful.
Oh honey I feel your pain regarding wallpaper. Even our ceilings were wallpapered at the Shabby Old house.
Can't wait to see the completed project. I just know it is going to be good.

Carol said...

Love your treasures! Can't wait to see more.


Sandra said...

Oooh! What pretty finds! I like all the blue and whites!

Gayle said...

Hi Shari,
Thanks for stopping by and especially for the tip about
the photo editing site. It's
obvious I'm in dire need in that
dept! lol
You're the best! :0)
Hope you're having a great day,

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

What lovely finds! Those sheets are so pretty and I just love that floral print on wood! You had a really lucky week!


Caro said...

great finds, i looooove blue and white china!

i have to say, your blog is adorable! Loooove your header!!

Cindy said...

You got some great stuff at your thrift stores and for such good prices! Don't you LOVE it? Hugs,
~cindy s~

joyh82 said...

Beautiful blue and white things. I love pitchers. I have a collection and yours are great. I like the prints too.