Tuesday, August 12, 2008

20 minutes & 20 dollars

So I went to the Flea market again this week but only had 20 minutes to look around and only had $20 to spend. Not hard but here's what I found.

This embroidered ribbon wouldn't usually be my style. I like light & flowing and soft colors. This is thick and heavy and dark but it is the most GORGEOUS ribbon I've ever seen in person!

End of things I got for $20. Some great deals all together like the candle holder with a ridiculous amount of crystals on it for $10. Trims were about $5. Brooches $2 & 2 plates for $2.
Here's what I've been working on today. Long process for such little things but the look is worth it on the lace trim cards. I have to save and cut up pieces of cardboard from food packaging boxes. Then use decoupage to give the stars a thin coat. Then press them in the finest glitter I've ever seen. Unfortunately with a one year old I've cleaned up this mess so many times I'm sick of glitter. I take it back I don't mean it. I just won't be using glitter while she's awake. Our family will forever be sparkly because of this craft. Then spray them with a sealer and hope most of the glitter doesn't fall off.

I've also been working on finishing the decor in my living room. I've painted almost everything in here so It's taking a while but the look is what I really want. It still needs some glitter and vintage flowers but it will get there. This candelabra I found at my consignment shop when I was dropping a load off I saw this on the way in. Marked at only $10 I had to get it. I went and asked the clerk how much I had on my account & she said $10. So I payed only .29 cents for this! $5.18 for the ivory candles from Walmart.

Here are my past flea market mirrors I've shared with you all. 4 of the 5 have been painted.

Don't forget to leave a comment on the post below for your chance to win some pretty vintage packages. I'm pulling numbers tomorrow! Fun!


Preppy Mama said...

Wow! Amazing finds! Can I just say that the candelabra is gorgeous!!! You have such and eye!!

Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Hi Angela,
I think we are kindred spirits. ;o) I love finding vintage goodies at inexpensive prices. I especially love that riboon. Your living room is looking lovely.

Sherry said...

Great finds Angela!! I love your mirrors!


Contessa Kris said...

The living room is looking gorgeous! I'm envious of the leaves and the pretty red trim you thrifted. You must have wonderful stores there. Could you have used glitter glue on the stars instead of glitter? Glitter glue is my friend.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

You did great! You're right, gorgeous ribbon. I love your lace trim cards. Twyla

jenny fowler said...

great stuff. i love trims! you got some awesome things and all those crystals! great 20 minutes i'd say. where do you live?