Goodwill And Flea Market Finds......

3.21.2010

..... add up to a new Spring tablescape. I went to Goodwill last week in hopes of finding some kind of treasure. Not sure what, but just looked around and the only thing that I found was a bag of moss type filler originally from Target that sold for $9.99 down to $2.92 at Goodwill.  Who can't use filler. I was surprised someone got rid of that. Oh, well their loss is my gain. Here are some pictures of what I used some of that filler for.


Took the filler, a found bird nest from our yard, a little bird I already had, and a crab apple branch I had on hand...

....along with this lantern that was by the fireplace

and made it into this.

This little nest was very fragile and I messed with it one too many times and it kind of
fell apart. I didn't like the way it blended in with the filler anyway and switched it

to this nest with the blue robin's eggs.

I picked up these old books at a flea market 

added a little magnifying glass on top that I already had
Love the little rooster tassel.

found this majolica replica plate at another flea market last week 

to create this new vignette. Cost was under $22.00


Here is a mosaic of something else I have been working on that I will share with you soon.
                                                               

This week I am joining  these linky parties:  It's So Very Cheri  for it's so very creative Monday.
                                                                 A Stroll Thru Life  for tabletop Tuesday
                                                                 A Coastal Charm  for nifty thrifty Tuesday
                                                                 The Little Red House for mosaic Monday
                                                                 Cottage Instincts for make it for Monday
                                                                  Southern Hospitality for today's thrifty treasures

Please be sure and click on the highlighted links and see what everyone else is sharing this week. I think because it is spring now I am in the nesting mood or something. I just can't stop creating things. So be sure and visit often.
Thank you so much for all the comments and I certainly look forward to hearing from you again. I hope everyone has a great week.


Y'all come back now,

KIM

86 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love the way you put it all together. Is that a slipcover I see on your sofa? I need to find one for mine!

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  2. You have such wonderful taste. I just love to come over and visit you. So glad I found you recently!
    Brenda

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  3. Hi, Happy Mosaic Monday and Happy Spring! Very nice Mosaic picture.
    Hope you have a wonderful new week.
    Hugs...
    Bobbi

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  4. What a pretty vignette and it makes a great mosaic.

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  5. Hi Kim! I really like the way you used the lantern! I wouldn't have thought of that! Great vignette! Happy week...hugs...Debbie

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  6. Love it. I have a lantern that I was going to put away for the summer. NOT NOW!! Call me Copycat..

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  7. The little bird nest was so perfect and cute!~ I wonder why someone would get rid of moss? Oh well like you said your gain. Wonderful little rooster tie too!~ Nice job Kim!

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  8. This is great!! I love your finds and how you put it all together. I am so glad that you have this blog, it inspires me soooo much!

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  9. I love what you did with all your amazing finds! The little vignette you put into the lantern is gorgeous! SO unique and creative!

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  10. It's beautiful Kim. I think I'll do something like this with one of the lanterns we have around the house.

    The vignette is wonderful!

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  11. Kim,

    Your so creative!! I love what you did with the lantern, beautiful.. Looks great where you put it.

    Cheryl~

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  12. You have such a knack for styling things. IMO, the way items are arranged makes all the difference. When a bunch of accessories are just lined up in a row they aren't nearly as interesting no matter how much they cost.

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  13. Kim, thank you for stopping by my blog, The Sweetest of Days. I'm so glad you did, I just love your blog!!!

    Unfortunately our Goodwill isn't all that good but maybe I'll give it another shot. You never know. Not to mention I could probably drop a few things off at the same time.

    I'll be back to peruse your older posts. Some of them I already went through but I need to go through more : )

    Sharon

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  14. Love your interior decor photos...girl, you've got class!!! Zoe sends your Bailey puppy kisses!!!

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  15. Love all of your photos. We have very similar taste. In fact, I have that bird too & love it.

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  16. Hello Kim! You really put that filler to good use! I love finding bargains at Goodwill. Happy Spring to you...

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  17. Love it! Only you could find a tassle with tiny rooster ties! What a brilliant idea to put them in the lantern. Just gorgeous and so springy!

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  18. Lovely vignette! Love the nest arrangement!

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  19. I had a moment to catch up and I wanted to thank you for your thoughtful words and prayers for my mom. I'm leaving tomorrow to go spend some time with her. We are still trying to find some answers.

    I love the way your bedroom turned out. It is beautiful, the bedding is fabulous and you have it so perfect! The mansion was also stunning. So, that is how the other half lives! I also really like what you did with the lantern...almost anything can be a cloche! Thanks again.

    Sue

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  20. Very pretty vignette! I love what you did with the lantern and all the new little touches. Can't wait to see the whole thing! Martina

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  21. Love it, your "terrarium" is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  22. Nice styling on the lantern, Kim. I love using nests for my displays. Your entire tabletop turned out really nice! :-)
    ~ Sue

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  23. Your lantern is so pretty! I don't think I could have put that together. I also looked at your new master bedroom. It is GORGEOUS!!

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  24. That turned out so beautiful! My mom has a lantern similar to yours that she has on her coffee table and changes it out for the holidays/seasons. Gonna have to be on the lookout for one for me!

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  25. What a lovely mosaic . I love what you did with your finds.

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  26. You will get tired of me complimenting your creativity, eye, and interior decoration talent....will you also get tired of me begging you to come to my house and help me??!!

    Beautiful work, Kim!

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  27. Kim,
    It looks great! Very creative.
    Robin

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  28. What a great idea. I love the books stacked, great colors for your room.

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  29. Goodwill is so much fun! I love your vignette, it looks gorgeous:)

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  30. Oh I adore how you filled your lantern!! What a creative display. I think it looks so charming. I also like how you displayed your books (now I can see what they look like - ha!) and the new plate you got. It all looks so pretty.

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  31. Very nice! I especially love what you did with the lantern. :)

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  32. Looks great Kim!! Is that a slipcover I see on your red sofa?? I too have a red check sofa (from my country days-ugh!). Looking into having a custom slipcover made. Btw-your bedroom looks fabulous-great job there too!!

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  33. Such a clever thought to use your lantern like that. Only just 'found' your blog, but I like what I see and will be back for more! Now where can I get a lantern from?...

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  34. Very creative!! I love that lantern. Nice mosaic, you have been busy! I love your bedroom post and plan to do something with a mirror I have, too. The bedding was gorgeous! I can't decide what bedding set I'm going to with yet. That was a great tour of the home, too! It was very impressive, especially the fireplace. I hope to do a tour of historic homes soon and take lots of pics! Thank you for stopping by my post and the nice comment, its greatly appreciated....Michelle :)

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  35. You did a great job on that table! Very nice!

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  36. I have that same lantern by my fireplace. I am thinking there is going to be some copycating going on :) Love your blog.

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  37. Hi, Kim, yes of course I remember you! Welcome to blogging. I'll have to add you to my Reader. Love your cute little springy lantern. Perfect for a vignette. Thanks for sharing & for stopping by. Glad to see you are blogging too!

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  38. You are kidding! We do not have any good thrifting places here, just over-priced flea and antique markets. Great finds, and I love what you did with them!

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  39. I just love the goodwill i use to go a lot you can always find something .Love what you did so tasteful and creative cant wait to see whats next :) ps you take really great photos:)

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  40. That's so cute. I love what you did with the treasures. Thanks for the visit.

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  41. What talent! And the filler probably came from someone like me who is cleaning out her basement storage. I can't believe how much unused craft stuff was just sitting there, forgotten. . .

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  42. Hi kim, i love what you did with the lantern!! It looks great....Kathy

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  43. The lantern is beautiful with your arrangement inside. I love old books anywhere! Your table looks great!

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  44. the lantern vignette looks terrific! I never would have thought to take a bag of spanish moss home from GW.... you have a good and creative eye!
    Cass

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  45. I adore vignettes and could fiddle around with them all day long. Love the little eggs in the nest!

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  46. ~WOW! Kim this came out beautiful! Your created such beauty with your creative talent.

    Happy Spring! ~Melissa :)

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  47. Ah, majolica! A major weakness of mine. Your arrangement is very pleasing and all the more so for having been achieved thriftily!

    Amanda

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  48. What a beautiful blog you have! Thank you for stopping by. It lead me to your blog, and I love it! I also love your little sweet dog, Baily! What a treasure! I look forward to visiting you often, Kim!

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  49. so very pretty! I love me some birdnests and eggs!

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  50. Very nice, love the way you used the lantern. All your pictures are fantastic! I enjoyed my visit.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Come back often.

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  51. Kim you made everything thing you touch look beautiful my friend...I just loved your home on RMS and even more now as your photos are just wonderful...thanks for coming by my Dear friend and seeing me on my soap box ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  52. Great job!! Looks wonderful!

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  53. Kim, love what you did with the lantern. You have given me an idea of something to do with one that I have! Linda

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  54. Hi, Kim...I love every single treasure you've shown us today...and i love your talent for putting such pretty things together.
    xo bj

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  55. I love all of your vignettes...they look great.

    Sylvia

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  56. Kim, you just amaze me! You can take a variety of items from here and there and turn them into most lovely and artful decoration! Very Nice!

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  57. Your vignette is stunning. I love the lantern used as a cloche and decorated with the nest and the apples and bird. So pretty. The books, lamp and everything together are gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining the party. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

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  58. Oh, I love what you have done!! Anything with birds surely does speak to me!! I have several around the house (fakes) and lots of feeders outside. I was surprised at the size of the books --they tie in so nicely with your tablescape. I couldn't read the title on the bottom one, but was curious. I don't think I have read the top one, but I have read the middle one. Have fun! Oh, love the magnifying glass!

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  59. Hi Kim, love your lantern. Your birds nest and bird with the vine is the crowning touch. Would love to go to a flea market with you, you found some great treasures... hugs ~lynne~

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  60. Love that lantern, Kim! What a great idea! The magnifying glass is fabulous! The lamps are gorgeous! The whole vignette is beautiful!

    I have that exact same table ha! I switched out the knobs with brass lionheads. My son & daughter have forbidden me to paint it, along with the armoire and the GF clock ha!

    Thanks for your visit and fun comment!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  61. Kim, I love the birds nest in the lantern. Great idea. And, those little roosters on the tassel are the cutest!
    Rhonda

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  62. Hey Kim, you are a class act, I love how you pulled that vignette toether, it is beautiful. Love the nest in the lantern. Smiles, Marla

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  63. That arrangement turned out so beautiful. I love that glass container.

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  64. Beautiful vignette! Love the rooster tassle!

    Great job!

    Katherine

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  65. What a lovely vignette and it looks expensive even if it wasn't! I really like the cute birds nest with the robin's eggs, the real nests really are very fragile.

    Kat :)

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  66. Beautiful! You are so very Creative! Thanks for visiting Color Chic!

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  67. Hi kim!

    Everything looks wonderful! I love how you put it all together.

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  68. Sometimes the "real" thing is a little TOO "natural"...I like the faux nest with the eggs you used better too, it goes perfectly with the moss. Your whole vignette is perfectly done, not too much, not too little and looks terrific on your lovely sofa table in your gorgeous room.

    DD

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  69. Kim,
    I am so impressed all the ideas one little bag of filler sparked!!!

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  70. Hi Kim,

    You DO have a special talent for creating special little gatherings of items. I really like your magnifying glass in this one. We used to have one & I asked DH if he knew where it was...must have disappeared in the last move from FL. :-(
    I really enjoy seeing what you're doing with the different corners of your beautiful home. I even called DH in to come see your gorgeous floors! He was duly impressed.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely world with us.
    fondly,
    Rett

    ps. Cool mosaic!

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  71. You made such small, lonely items come to life!!

    I enjoy reading your blog.

    Take care-
    Cindy

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  72. WOW! it is all is amazing and beautiful! I love how you done the lantern! Everything you done just made your table setting there so pretty. Be blessed. Cindy

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  73. Beautiful. And so spring like. Great job and great prices!

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  74. I may have commented already but your latest display deserves a few comments lol.. its just so perfect and elegant , yet subtle and charming and if I could think of a few more adjectives I'd use those too.. Could you just c'mere and do my living room? I know you could make it just right..
    Happy Day to You~!
    Sonny

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  75. Very creative! Happy Spring!

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  76. Gorgeous vignette! You put it all together so beautifuly
    *hugs*Deb

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  77. Kim,
    I'm so happy to see you at my PAR-TAY:) Your lantern is so PRETTY...and your vignette is very stunning! Hope you have a FUN day!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  78. ~Happy Spring~

    WOW...I love your blog and am now a follower. Your finds are wonderful and the way you have everything arranged is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I look forward to your next post. ~Liz =)

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  79. Hi Kim!

    Everything looks so beautiful...you have such a nice touch! When I lived in TN, I used to go to Good Will every Sunday. At work, people would comment on my outfit and I would always say, "It was 99 cents!" I was known around the office as "The 99 Cents, Girl"!

    As Always, I enjoyed the visit!

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  80. You have a great eye for decorating!

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  81. You made the most of the moss filler - lovely!!

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  82. You would think you paid a lot of money for that centerpiece! That is just amazing how you brought it all together. Another Springtime glory unfolded right there in your lantern! :) Simply lovely!

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  83. Hi Kim,
    I really like your table top...it looks so inviting. I love the lantern you put together, especially the little bird. I also love your tassel on the magnifying glass, I've never seen one like that before! It all is a calm, great look. Thanks for sharing!
    Sharlotte

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