Thrift Shop Finds

Share Your Style #349

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #349! Happy Wednesday to y’all, dear friends!!

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Happy Wednesday, dear friends! Hubs and I were out in the heat wave this weekend working on a new shed for the backyard. Yes, you heard correctly, #2, only this one is much smaller. (Post coming soon!) I have been writing posts today but the one I want to share isn’t quite done. But here’s a little tease of the new shed…

It was really windy when I took this. A wild hair got in the lens’ way!

I went with my mother-in-law to Costco last week and picked up this one for the side yard to house our lawn mower and all of the stinky lawn things, like fertilizers, the weed wacker and gas powered things. We didn’t want them adding their odiferous scents to the really nice shed so this should be a good spot for them AND this will free up space in the garage for Mr. Ethereal to create a bigger, better workshop area!

As we head into summer in just a few days, let’s check out some fun summertime ideas! I’ve linked a few of my own into the party at the bottom, too, if you’d like some more inspiration. So let’s get this party started, shall we?

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Debbie from Debbie-Dabble is back with an summery update from around her home ~ Flowers Planted and a Few New Things. Love the pops of red!
Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge brings on the heat with this gorgeous dress in her post ~ 4 Style Tips for Dressing Up for Special Events in 2022. This is de rigueur for me since I am looking for easy travel clothing to take to France…
Newcomer Stephanie from Steph Creates – DIY Home & Crafts shared this sweet basket DIY in her first post here at SYS ~ DIY Wood Crate Floral Display with Mini Watering Can. Fun idea!!!
Lynne from Thrifting Wonderland shared this pretty floral post ~
Sunday Flowers in an Italian Bag. Love the super bright colors!!!
Linen Dress in Tulip Fields
Jennifer from Curated by Jennifer shared her fun thrifting find in this post from Holland, Michigan ~ Linen Dress in Tulip Fields. Gorgeous tulips and love the dress, too!
Penny from Penny’s Treasures shared a new-to-me (and maybe you, too!) area of her home in this post ~ Summer Reading Nook in the Studio. You’ve got to check it out! Penny also shared a swaparoo in this post ~ Hand-Me-Down Rug for the Front Porch.
completed patriotic star shaped wreath diy project with red and white flowers and blue ribbon
Oh my how cute!!! Allyson from Southern Sunflowers is back with a fun and easy 4th of July summer craft in her post ~ Patriotic Star Shaped Wreath. Love it!!!

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Thrift Shop Finds

My French Sweethearts Thriftshop Find…

This past Friday I went out for the first time in a month to test the limits of what I can do before wearing out since coming down with the virus. While I was out, I decided to stop by my favorite North Texas thriftshop ~ Twice as Nice! I found two beautiful pieces on this trip so today I thought I’d share this gorgeous French couple sitting down for a little tête-a-tête…






I was soooo excited after walking through all the clothing racks and checking out the craft supply area to turn into the kitchen accessories and housewares area and find this diamond…

As a “senior” I didn’t even pay the $5.00 shown on the tag! Out the door, this gem of a porcelain figurine was $4.11… It is in nearly perfect condition. While waiting in checkout line, I inspected the man and the woman’s fingers and toes and they are all perfect. The noses are perfect and really, if there is anything wrong, it would be where this piece may have been glued down to a shelf or something underneath. You can just see on each leg along the feet some brown stuff.

I haven’t tried to scrub off any of it yet, haven’t even cleaned it!, I just came home giddy to photograph it to share with you…

I am super excited to find out what company made this piece and how old it may be! You can see the firing number here on the bottom but otherwise I didn’t find any other maker’s marks.

Here I’ve grouped this couple with the Taiwanese Federal style man and woman which were my husbands (of course still his, but also mine! 😉 ) before we married. I thought how fun it’d be to bring them all together as a family!

One vignette leads to another…

Here I pulled out the French soup plate found at a thriftshop several years ago now. I thought it gave a nice wallpaper effect. Then I added in a black spaniel I found while thrifting with my sister-in-law in England in 2005. I paid Ł1.00 for him. 🙂

The styles of dress are similar but I have noticed that the new porcelain couple are maybe bone china?? They have a hollow sound that the other couple does not have. I love them all and am completely happy to add them to my small collection of figurines!!!

Time for tea, anyone???

I love how delicate this Parisian couple looks! Their clothing has a lovely late 1700’s look to it. Soft peach and lavender with gold and floral highlights add to the beauty of this little $4.00 find…

What lovelies have you found lately??

Will be sharing with

Hearth and Soul ~ April J. Harris

Thursday Favorite Things ~ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Friday at the Fire Station ~ A Fireman’s Wife

Bisous, mes amies,