Saturday, November 13, 2010

Beyond the Cornucopia

I volunteer at a Thrift Store every Friday. It is such a cool thing to do! First of all, 100% of the proceeds go towards the running of a bereavement center for kids. Kids who have lost a loved one have a safe place to come and talk, get help, and honor and remember the one they've lost. That's huge.

But, on a personal....FUN!....level, it's such a cool thing to do because I get to lay my hands on everything that comes through the donation door that day! And I get to browse the goodies that have come in all week out in the store. I've scored a couple great pairs of jeans and nice clothes for my kids. I look forward to my 4 hours on Friday sifting through bags and bags of goodies!

Here's what I found last week. I keep drooling over everyone's festive fall mantels. As I may have mentioned here, my decor hasn't gone much beyond a cornucopia stuffed with fake gourdes. So, I was on the look out for thrifty additions to my holiday flare.

Here is the nice brown vase I found already adorned with a lovely orange ribbon for a buck! Nice. Autumnal. But, I thought I could jazz it up a bit. So jazz I did....

I simply removed the ribbon and wrapped some raffia around the vase (adhering with a little hot glue every here and there as I wrapped it around) and tied on some decorative berries and a leaf. Much better! I love it!

Can't wait to see what I find next time!


  1. Cute! I love the decoration!

    (I'm not very good at decorating my house...) =D

  2. What a great find for just a dollar! I liked what you did with it, too. This would be a perfect vase to display dried flowers or even your knitting needles. What a great way to help others and have some thrifty fun!

  3. Very cute vase! Thanks for your linky party and your very nice comments!

  4. That turned out so cute. How great to volunteer and see the new stuff.

  5. I like the raffia wrapped around it. What a nice way to volunteer and see lots of neat stuff at the same time.


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