|Most everything here is a thrift shop or antique store find.
The Instant Ancestors can be found at Joann Fabrics.
I was fortunate to have found this brass heart dish this past month and knew it would be perfect to share for Valentine’s Day!
I thought maybe it was an ashtray in its former life but it has no lingering smell so perhaps it was always meant to be a wall decoration and hung by it’s little raffia cord.
The only special thing I have done to this little heart was to wash it in soapy water and dry it right away ~ that’s it. This little thrift shop find was just $2 bucks!
I may eventually pull out some brass cleaner and give it a light scrub but for now I am enjoying it with its wonderful patina.
So today I thought I’d show you how I changed up the picture frame vignette I shared last month by taking the grapevine heart wreath away and replacing it with just these two hanging hearts. The look is much simpler now and really brings out the gold of the picture frame and the aged patina of the two hearts.
Plus I love the added bling from the lower heart locket… Don’t you?
The small heart locket I found at our local Buc-Ees, which is a small chain of an enormous 100-pump gas station plus snack food/bbq place and a shopping mecca for all kinds of kitchen goods, t-shirts and fun things for kids.
When I first stopped at a Buc-Ees with my family almost three years ago now, we were awed by all the gas pumps ~ no waiting in line! Plus finding cute kitchen towels and leather purses and also Rae Dunn-style dishware to carry home was a bonus.
But enough about gas stations and back to fun thrift shop adventures!
I also found this lovely silverplate chafing dish along with a beautiful cut-glass bowl on another recent thrift shop outing. I am loving this chafing dish for displaying one of my vintage rose Theodore Haviland Limoges plates which has fully bloomed realistic pink roses strewn all over it. The latter was a piece I found while antiquing one day.
Lovely with the dried roses set on top of it…
These pieces are all part of a larger story shared this week using Valentine’s fabrics and that post can be found here. I made new table linens which were used for a Valentine’s tablescape photo session and will be used again to share the day with Mr. Ethereal, too.
Here are the links to everyone participating in today’s blog hop 10 on the 10th Thriftshop Challenge. Come back by to pick up where you’ve left off when you need to ~ the links will be here for you.
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