So a while back, i found the cutest little cupboard, and painted it white, and painted the inside blue, but i never really took time to make it pretty like i see so many of you guys do.
I start so many things, and get distracted and leave stuff half finished.
It's like i get to a certain point, and the idea is in my head, and that's good enough.
I've been inspired a million times by cupboards filled with white ware... so i went on a thrift shop hunt!
I already had a collection of white pitchers...
And low and behold, that very same day, i found these wonderful old Homer Laughlin plates at the thrift shop for 49 cents a piece
There must have been around 30 of these plates, so i took a few and tied them up in some burlap and ribbon
i thought the extras would would be cute as a little thrift shop gift for someone
they are very functional plates,
and they're not from China and loaded with lead
... at least i think they're not loaded with lead...
anyway they are
-made in America-
that must be said with a southern accent, don't know why, but that's what i hear when i say it in my head
I find Homer Laughlin platters and coffee cups and plates at the thrift shop alot
They have a great look and weight, and i love them
so, i piled in the plates...
shopped the house for other white stuff
and i filled up my cupboard!
I'm gonna keep watching thrift shops for other cool white stuff
I have collected silver from the thrift shop, and tried filling it with silver, but it didn't look right..
i also had bunches of wine glasses collected from the
(you guessed it)
the thrift shop
i sound like the girl from "American Pie" the movie, who starts every sentence with ,
"this one time at band camp"...
I've saved the wine glasses over the years for if i ever have a party and lots of guests
which i never do
Here's how it looked before with silver and wine glasses
sorry, i don't really have a close up shot of it
Here are a few of my many inspiration photos of cupboards with white stuff in them
I love how unconstructed this one is
oh my goodness
another beauty, Pinterest is so filled up with beautiful images, it will make you swoon
So, anyway... it could use a few tweaks and some more cool pieces
I mean it's not ready for "Better Homes and Gardens or anything
but i do like it better
everything in this photo looks just a tad crooked...
as i said before, lower your expectations of good photos from me
You'll see one of my sheep paintings in the photo
and it appears that it is in a frame here, but actually it doesn't really fit the frame, so i rigged it with the metal hanger thingy, just to see how it looked in the vintage shabby frame...
So until i find a frame that actually fits it, it'll probably stay this way for a while
and how else to end a blog post but with some other finds from the thrift shop,
and a touch of pink of course!
some little silver baby spoons tied up in a little pink bow...
they're so cute !
the silver on the spoon is worn thin at the tip
and it has little dents in it, baby teeth?
the whole spoon bends like butter it's so silvery and soft and worn
how cute is that!
that's what i call patina baby
I'm totally gushing here...
So that's it for current thrift shop finds, white cupboards, white plates, and sweet little baby spoons..
"and there was this one time at the thrift shop"....