Friday, February 26, 2010

Colorful finds...

I love colors around my life, they can brighten a sad gray day. They make me smile.

I was in my favorite thrift store without any luck, but suddenly I saw this beauty. A Talavera chest from My Beautiful Mexico and it was only 1.99 dlls..!!! I know Talavera is very expensive here in the US and in the border, I really would like more pieces, but for now I am very happy with my treasure.

I found this bowl at one of the Salvation Army Stores, it is actually a set of 3 bowls, but they seem very fragile to prepare food on them, so I used them as planters, just cover the bottom of the pot with plastic to avoid stains, I paid 5.99 dlls. for the set and that little tree cost only 99 cents at the clearance rack at Lowe's, it was a very sad tree, but now it is beautiful.

This cookie jar was found in my favorite thrift store, it's from Italy, used for some sort of pastry, I love the colors, I believed it was around 3 to 5 dlls.


Julie said...

Oh my, those truly are brilliant colors. It does remind one of Mexico and cantinas, and swirly skirts and lively dancers. No wonder you were excited. And they are all lovely finds. don't you just L-O-V-E thrifting. Salvation Army is great, too! Just checking up on you to see the latest and greatest!:-)

CACHANILLA73 said...

Thanks Julie! =) I DO L-O-V-E thrifting, it is a good therapy, I find so much peace digging out those forgotten treasures.