"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thrifty Candle Holders!

I was able to run by the thrift store yesterday and in my hunt, I found 3 pairs of pants for my boys (like new and one pair Levi's) and these little treasures.

I honestly have no idea what they are or what they are "supposed" to be used for, but I saw pillar candles in them.

Then I walked past these little beauties a few times and decided that they would go perfect in my "Cafe" theme by holding tea lights in them.

They have a really pretty design and the color went perfect with my decor'. They look really pretty all lit up.

Here they are on my hutch. Isn't that just a nice calming glow? I love candles.

Now back to the stainless steel thingys. I've done the coffee bean filler before but did it again so you can see the versatility in what you can use to add a different feel to your decor'. The possibilities are endless. You could use candy hearts for Valentine's Day, potpourri, beads, etc.

But ultimately I decided to go outside and use some of our landscaping rocks. Shhh! don't tell my husband. Maybe he won't notice.

I didn't want to just set them on the table the same height so I used a plastic container with a handkerchief over it and put one of the candles on top. But I can't decide which I like better on top.
Tell me how you prefer it. The red one on top or the white.

So what was my thrift store grand total for 3 pairs of jeans, 2 stainless steel sunthins', and 2 glasses?
Right around $13.00. Not to bad I say.
What have you found thrifty these days?

Have a fabulous day my friends!

I'm linking up to Twice Owned Tuesday!
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  1. Very pretty, Kim! :D I need to think out of the box more.

    Have a great day!

  2. Great post, you should join my first Twice Owned Tuesday Party at http://creatingahouseofgrace.blogspot.com/2010/04/twice-owned-tuesday-party-1.html

  3. I like browsing Goodwill and thrift shops for things like these. I like how you did the candles.

  4. I really love those glasses!! Great idea.


  5. those glasses are so pretty! that was a great find! And anytime I can find good jeans at the thrift store, I feel like I have hit the jackpot! :)

  6. Love those glasses and love the thrift store! Your decor turned out really cute! I have found a lot of good clothes for the kiddo lately at the thrift store and got myself a sweater and skirt and shirt recently.

    Big I-can't-make-a-decision-on-your-candles-'cause-I-can't-seem-to-make-any-decisions-lately-LOL size hugs to you! Have a fantastic day my friend!! Love ya!

  7. Love the thrift stores and the awesome finds and the great prices!!

  8. Looks good you thrifty thing you :)

  9. Kim,

    All I know is I need to spend more time shopping at thrift stores and antique stores to find those little treasures not often found in the larger stores and save so much money in the process.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  10. Fantastic finds!!

    I love second hand stores.

  11. Great finds. I got 5 old records, a pair of baseball cleats, two pairs of baseball socks, a ring, & a spring dress coat for the girls for 6.00. I love the thrift store.

  12. Great deals and you made them look so cute too. Seems I never have time to thrift or antique shop these days. Love and Blessings, Angel

  13. I love bargain hunting - you can find all sorts of things. The candle stands are excellent.

  14. So cute and clever!

    - The Tablescaper

  15. Love the rocks as filler. Have not seen that before!

  16. What awesome ideas! I love candle holders

  17. That is so clever! Wow- simple and classy way to use the bowls- they look like little trifle bowls or something along those lines.

  18. Hi Kim, love the bargains and what you did with them. Clever, girl!

    Thanks for linking up today at RE! Hugs!

  19. You go girl! Those are great finds.

    As for the candles, I vote white one on top. I like the height difference. :)


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