This week’s thrifting finds are a double feature…Coffee Talk and Pillow Talk! First, I have made a few changes in my coffee bar. You have already seen my French coffee press ($1.91) and my cinnamon shaker ($1.91). Now I want to show you…
…my new basket for my Tassimo T discs! Can you tell what it really is? It’s a silver cracker server that I found at Goodwill for only $2.92! You could also use it to store extra teaspoons and, of course, for crackers, but I like to try to find a more interesting purpose for my GW hunting trophies if I can.
This wonderful hand painted (fait main) French café au lait cup (99 cents) from a past post seemed to go along with my coffee bar. I added one of my Quimper plates to dress it up a little. Françoise…I have your cup and I’m not giving it back! lol
Won’t you have a cappuccino? I’m addicted! Now, grab your cup and join me for…
…a tour of my new pillow finds! I love this one! It was only $13…a real steal for a nice needlepoint throw pillow! And…do you notice anything?
It’s very Quimper-esque!! See the little man in his Breton garb and the stylized Quimper tree? Love it!
It has found a place in the French country chair in my dining room! (That’s Sticky Paws on the chair…keeps the staff from using the rush seat as a scratching post! Of course, I remove it for my guests!)
I found this tapestry pillow at a flea/antique market for only $12…and it came with a down insert! Woo hoo! I have seen a nice down insert for a pillow this size cost as much as $50! Here’s a trick, though…you can find expensive down pillows at Goodwill for under $3.00! I have changed the inserts in almost all of my pillows for down at a very low cost. Just give the pillows a karate chop, and if it stays, the insert is down! It doesn’t matter what the cover looks like because you are buying it for the insert.
But my favorite find is this needlepoint pillow for my black and white toile bedroom! Roosters and sunflowers…could you get any frenchier? lol And it was only $13! I actually saw this one on line for about $45! I love the scalloped edge!
And finally, a nod to our lovely webmaster, Kitty, who never tires of posing among the pillows…nothing could be more beautiful! And…notice how she matches the decor!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please visit these wonderful ladies and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today’s Thrifty Treasures
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
See you next time! A la prochaine!