|The pretty spoons were just a couple of dollars for six of them.|
I love it when Beauty meets my budget! These spoons added interest to the "still life", the other three spoons reside in the twin crystal goblet which sits to the right of the silk flowers... I like symmetry.
|A 99 cents Japanese teacup|
Pretty teacups are not always easy to find cheap but the one above was at Goodwill last week. I carried yellow roses at my wedding so I have a soft spot in my heart for the flowers.
|Another 99 cents beauty...|
This German teacup was sitting next to the one shown above. Actually there were a lot of teacups that day but these were the only ones that came home with me as each offered a unique aspect to my collection.
I have other teacups with red roses but not one with the lovely creamy background (which you cannot see here due to the flash). This is a gorgeous thrifty find.
I found three of these Friendly Village teacups at my favorite antique mall where I love to take a few dollars and think about thrifty decorating. The antique mall does have expensive items but many of the stalls also sell budget friendly accessories.
They were quite inexpensive because they have those spider web cracks vintage china can get... which doesn't matter to me since I wash all dishes by hand.
|Snowman 49 cents, crocheted potholder $1.00|
The yellow potholder also came from the antique mall where one can find very pretty vintage accessories for only one or two dollars (the red crocheted potholder was a gift).
I do enjoy showing thrifty finds because to me it proves when you look for inexpensive ways to bring beauty into your home, your eye will be drawn to them.
I also get inspiration from other blogs when I see an item used in a way I hadn't thought before and I add it to my mental shopping radar.