Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thrifty Things Friday #93

Hi Friends!
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A couple of weeks ago I shared a thrifted copped compote dish I found.
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I loved the warm color of the copper and the potpourri looks so pretty in it.
Winter months usually means I am surrounding myself with warm rich tones of metal. I use silver more in the warmer months because it gives off a cool feel.
Along with copper, I love brass to warm up a room. I found these solid brass wall sconce's recently at a thrift store.
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They only need a little cleaning and polishing. I will have to make sure to secure them to the wall really good because these are very heavy sconces.
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The pair was $4.99 and then 50% off. I couldn’t beat that price! They are vintage Gatco.
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I also found these two framed pictures. Each were $2.99. And then 50% off that price.
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I like the little pictures inside but, I was buying them for the frames and matting.
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I generally have no problem finding pretty thrifted frames for pictures, but, finding the right matting is always a lot harder. I really like this double mat and it is just perfect for the photos I want to frame.
These 4 items will hang together in a wall gathering in our small entryway once I frame the photos. I think they will look very nice together.
Now, it’s your turn! Let’s see what fun thriftiness you have to share this week!
I'm joining: Home Sweet Home

16 comments:

  1. I have been thinking about you so much....and praying.
    Hoping you are well...

    xo

    Andie

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  2. Thank you so much for hosting! Have a great week end...hugs, Penny

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  3. DiAnn,
    Thanks for hosting each week!!

    I still love brass too! I know some people would paint it but I love it . I think it has a timeless elegance....


    And what a great price for them too!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  4. Love those brass sconces. I read it is big again. Glad I didn't spray mine ORB like everyone was doing! I wouldn't, it is like a cashmere blazer, timeless!
    Thanks for hosting, stay warm!

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  5. Diann I love the frames and mats! I want to frame some photos and I need to start looking for frames instead of more dishes...lol! hugs, Linda

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  6. Gorgeous frames and mats! I'm a brass lover, I have some things and I love them. Thank you for hosting, sweet lady. Hugs,
    FABBY

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  7. Your brass sconces are really nice. I have some that were my grandmother's and then found a pair at a yard sale to match. They are also super heavy; I haven't hung either pair yet. Still looking for some wall space - a hazard of being married to an artist (wall space shortage).

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  8. Great thrifty finds, Diann! Thank you for hosting and you are in my prayers. xo

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  9. Oh Diann, I like those sconces...don't you just love 50% deals!
    Thanks for hosting each week.

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  10. LOVE such deals!!! It's been a very long while since I've linked up...so happy to join in, thank you for hosting!


    XO's,
    Jessie

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  11. Hi Diann; thanks for hosting. I love thrifting.
    Joy

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  12. Hi Diann....Love your brass candleholders. You know, I LOVE brass! Some think it's old-fashioned but I think that's part of its charm.

    Great job on all your thrifty finds!

    Thanks so much for hosting this par-tay. Love it. Susan

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  13. Great finds! I had a lot of brass things when we first got married but then switched to a primitive style. Now I'm back to shabby and romantic and sure wish I had some of those old things back!

    Thanks for the link up---have a lovely weekend!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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  14. I've kept all the brass in my home, Diann. It's timeless. Your thrifty find is great. They're really pretty. The pictures too. Nice finds. Stay strong, dear. I think of you and pray your prayers are answered soon.
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek
    www.cottageandcreek.com

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  15. I have always loved the warmth of copper. I have so much on the top of my kitchen cabinets. Which reminds me; I must get up there one day to clean them... gad.

    Your brass is beautiful too; I am sure it will make a comeback; the 80's were all about brass. I should know - I still have a bunch from then too! Thanks for hosting Diann... have a good weekend.

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  16. I love your take on different metals! Your home must be a true delightful place! I think and pray for you and yours each day. Always remembering and making sure you remain in God's hands today and always!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Diann :)