Monday, April 7, 2014

Blue and white bash-Scored!!

Today I am linking up with the Pink Pagoda's Blue and White Bash. Head on over to see loads of inspiration.

I love to score great goodies in thrift stores but my local pickings are slim. I browse, get discouraged, and quit for a while. Then I have some sort of mission, like the ORC, and I hop right back in the saddle.

I found the vase and shallow bowl above several weeks ago and bought them for my TV room.
A pair of beaker vases from The Pink Pagoda was on my mantel but their way back to the table by the front door.

 I needed some blue and white for the ORC and I am keeping the budget small because I never know when she will just stash everything in a closet. I went to every thrift and consignment store in my area at least twice a week.
Nuthin! I mean nuthin!
Just as I was about to throw in the towel when a bridge closure and detour took me past a consignment store that I had forgotten about.

They had oodles. Some was unmarked and I asked for a price. Mind you, I was trying to contain my excitement so as not hear an inflated price. Instead she cut the price in half on the marked ones and gave me the ginger jar for $10. I loved saying, "I'll take them all."

Some of these I am keeping for myself and some will be a part of the ORC for a certain budding watercolor artist.

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stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

Seriously???? how lucky are you? And I mean blue and white paired with your art = perfection!

Alison Fauls said...

That’s the perfect container for brushes! What a find!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Score!!!!!!! Love all your pieces.

Andrea said...

Such fun, I love finding a bargain! And that last piece could not be more perfect for your paint brushes... LOVE!!!

The Glam Pad

Vel Criste said...

Fabulous finds Kerry!!!!!!

Karena Albert said...

A fabulous score Kerry, Bravo!! I love everything you found! Perfect!

The Arts by Karena

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

This makes me want to drop everything and go thrifting RIGHT NOW! How awesome that a detour took you to just the right spot.

Elizabeth Day said...

Oh my, makes me want to run out and scavenge every consignment store in the city. Reality tells me I won't be quite as lucky as you were, however. Awesomeness!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

You did well, my friend!! Love that piece where you have your brushes - so unusual! xoxo

The Pink Pagoda said...

Score is right!! Good for you!

Laurel Bern said...

Hi Kerry,

I'm a newbie on here and having so much fun! Wow! what an incredibly talented artist you are! I'll look forward to seeing more of your work! xo, Laurel

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

Don't you just LOVE a great score like that!??! FABULOUS! I'm so excited for you! And they're all beautiful! Yay!!!

therelishedroost said...

Great score, keep up the creative juices too!