Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Tickle Pink Thrift Thursday

Speaking of couples, as in the Royal couple, Randy and I as a couple, I found this couple on a shelf just waiting for their day.
I couldn't believe it when I turned them over and the sticker said $5.99/each.

 Not only did I find one charming couple, I found their friends sitting beside them a few feet away.
I have no idea where they are from, but I have my own little story.
I think they were sisters or best friends. They have the same little dresses, the same purses, and their beau's have fancy pants with pink flowers on them.
Maybe they were twins marrying twins, yes maybe that's it. If you look closely, you'll see only a slight difference.
I found these little shades for $1.00
and some very pretty trim for a mere $2.00
Here they are sitting in Paris... (actually on my washer/dryer), but I thought Paris was nicer, more romantic.

They are approximately 7 inches tall, actually more like little midgets, but cute midgets.
I love the way they turned out. I just have to polish the brass where many hands have 
"turned them on".
I thought I would spray paint the brass a nice soft pink, what do you think? I'm not much for the "brass" look. 
I'm enjoying them in our little pink cottage even if their not quite polished yet. 
Know what this is? I call it a chic serving tray.
It's a light fixture you see in many different colours all over the place. This one was $1.00 brand new. 
It already had a hole in the middle, because your suppose to use it on older ceilings as a light fixture. I actually had one in my bedroom growing up. 
I bet you $1.00 you had one too.
 I had one of those silver handle things, screwed it in and VOILA. 
My pink tray minus the bunny at this point.
Clever oui?
 I can see serving my girls some cupcakes in this pretty little thing this summer.
And I found this sweet T-shirt for $3.00.
It's pink so I had to have it. 
Love the little rosettes don't you?
That's it for today.
Happy Thrifting.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OH what great finds Claudie!
Love the pink t-shirt and the couples are so charming!
I hope it is warming up a bit by you. We actually got up to 65 today....a heat wave! hehe.
Take Care,

Kimberly said...

I love your thrifty finds! Love the $3.00 tee shirt!
Happy Day to you!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU SCORED IN A BIG WAY!!!!! Those lamps are ANTIQUES it seems, not just thrift store things! Quel bon marché chère!!! Anita

Sandy Michelle said...

Those are such great finds girl friend!!

Sandy xox

Rita said...

You are a true bargain hunter; I am always amazed at the treasures you show us. C'est très mignon.!
Have fun on your girl weekend.

Jo Ann said...

Wow...the lamps look great! You are so very few have!
Have a great day! xoxoxo

wendy said...

Whooo hoooo...what fun finds. I don't have a thrift store around here worth going in.
toooo dumpy.
The lamps are SO you!!!! Can't wait to see them
You'll look great in that t-shirt....serving up a cupcake and margarita of course.
I DO REMEMBER those light fixtures...yup, had them in our house growing up.
I would never have thought to turn it into a serving tray. You're a smarty.
Your ya

jorijepps said...

You found some awesome stuff!!! Great job. I think you should paint that brass thing pink, very pretty! You are so handy. I still want to paint my fridge like yours. Do you know my grandma and her twin sister married brothers? CA-RAZAY!!!

Jori said...

That last one was me, I was signed in wrong.

Tracy said...

you cute little bargain shopper! Nicely done my friend!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Twins marrying twins! :) could be for sure! :)

I especially like the tee--

Ps...btw i did think of something french I dont like -- for some reason I have never gotten into the craze of Maria Antoinette (sp?) I dunno she just never fluffed me up :)

Hugs darlin


jeanne said...

Hello Claudie, Your thrift post made me smile. The lamps were sold as a pair so they would be quite similar. They look so sweet when all trimmed out. I kept looking at the dish with the handle and thinking it looks like the light we had in our bedroom growing up. You take the cake with your original ideas. I would never have thought to use it as a dish but it is the perfect cute cupcake etc. holder.

What did you think of Jacob being voted out on Idol tonight? I hate any of them to go. I like them all so much.

I am checking my email to see if CC has seats yet. I hope we get together.

In three weeks We leave for Maine. I am already packing the RV. We are pretty excited about it.

You are going to be a great Aunt? Is one of your sister's children having a baby? How exciting.

I am not sure what is wrong with Sheila. Just that she hasn't been feeling well and needs to rest. She has had a lot to deal with this past year.

It is bedtime as usual. I hope you are sleeping better Claudie.

Good night my sweet friend.
Love you to pieces,
Jeanne xoxoxo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love that tshirt with rosettes and it's Pink!! The couples are amazing, love you story! Great finds Claudie!

pinkim said...

Wow, what wonderful finds...and of course I had light fixtures like that...How clever you are! I love it! Pinkim. I love the Tee also!

Teresa said...

oui, oui! Did I spell that right?? Anyway... Yes yes!! very sweet pink Claudette!