Monday, October 17, 2011 | By: My Great Finds by Linda

I Love Love Thrift Store Shopping!

I was on a fast.  A deprivation fast. You know the kind of fast where you are not allowed to have something you love?

Oh this was a fast that would not allow me to visit my local thrift stores until I got thru a majority of projects I designed from previous purchases.

The fast lasted 2 weeks and then I cracked, I just had to go and see and buy and I did. So glad I did cause look what I found.

These lovingly made white crocheted flowers for $2.00. There are 3 flowers and three leaves to each part.  I already had planned on making a black and white fabric rose wreath and oh  I thought wouldn't these look fantastic on the wreath.

I separated the flowers and used only two flowers and 2 leaves for this wreath. As you can see I added some little mini buds with coordinating fabric to the center of the flowers.

Black and white flowers look so good up against a burlap wrapped wreath.  Fabric roses are so much fun to make. Do a google search for tutorials on fabric roses if you haven't  made these yet.

This wreath was made to hang on a wreath chair which will be an addition to an entry way. Right now the wreath is just sitting in the seat of the chair. Chair is missing it's wreath hook. (I'm working on that)

So glad I gave into my urges to shop and found these so very pretty flowers. It actually made my day.


Shasta @ intheoldroad said...

Hi fellow newbie! I really like your blog...great design. I'm following you back :)

Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

Very pretty, in a shabby, elegant way...does that even make sense? Hahaha! Love it!

My Great Finds by Linda said...

Welcome Shasta and thank you for the following.

Wendy thanks for the comment. Hope all is well with you.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

See, we just can't thrift store deprive ourselves! We miss all of this great stuff


Chris said...

Hi Linda, you should never listen to common sense - look what you might have missed, LOL The wreath looks lovely. Good job. I found you and am following you through Debbie's Newbie Party and will visit more often. Please drop by my blog and follow me. I would like that. Hugs, Chris

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

That is a darling wreath~ So glad you shared with my newbie party.

Katie Franck said...

I thought that i was the only one who set this rule for herself...must finish projects before I go out & "hunt"

Love the wreath :)

Jaymie said...

I love it. I found you through the Project Queen. Your wreath turned out so fun. I love the variety of textures that you used.

Jaymie @

laxsupermom said...

What pretty flowers! Love the wreath! They're just the perfect touch between the delicate appearance of the flowers and the texture of the burlap. Thanks for sharing.

I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party and would love it if you'd come and share something you made/did/bought sometime before blogging. Can't wait to see what you share at the party.

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