Thrifted Treasure

Hi, friends!

I am so excited to start this week off with a thrift store challenge. Y’all know how much I love a good challenge! This challenge was simple, shop at one thrift store, find an item(s) to create a warm and cozy vibe somewhere in our homes.

I love the thrill of thrift store shopping…sometimes you come out with a bounty of treasures, other times you leave empty handed. When I hit the thrift store to prepare for this challenge, I was determined to find something amazing! I looked and looked around, and almost had to leave the store empty handed. Because went in thinking that I was going to find something big and amazing, that’s all that I looked for. I was only looking at the big items, mostly furniture, so I almost missed all the little treasures. I didn’t find much, but what I did find, I love! I found three milk glass bud vases to add to my collection, a vintage purple colored book, and an old pillowcase with the most wonderful lace on it. This is the only vintage purple colored book that I have ever seen. The color instantly grabbed my eye! And, look at the lace on the vintage pillow case!! I’m in love!

Now, What was I going to do with these items?

I started by carefully removing the lace from that pillow case. It was perfect for the vintage lace heart that I wanted to make.

To make the lace heart, simply cut a heart shape out of a piece of vellum paper. Spray the vellum with spray adhesive.Lay lace across the heart.Trim the excess lace.Put it in a frame, and you’re done! The bud vases, a perfect addition to my small collection.And, of course, that darling purple book could go just about anywhere and look amazing! I settled her in with some other vintage books, on an old trunk in my living room. Did I mention that I love the color?Also, you might be wondering how I have fresh tulips laying on my mantel, without water? Here’s a simple solution…Add a little bag full of water to the stem of your flower. Tightly secure the bag full of water, using a rubber band, to the stem of your flower(s). I’m loving my new found thrifted treasures!!!

Don’t forget to check out all the other talented bloggers doing this challenge today…Just click on the links below to check out what they have each found at the thrift stores, and see how they incorporated their finds into their homes.

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Thank you for visiting LeCultivateur!!! Hope you have a wonderful week!!


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  1. I love your items you found for us today! Isn’t it amazing when we find things we didn’t even hunt for? I love our heart and that purple book how amazing! Love your Valentine’s mantel.

    1. Thank you so much for the sweet words, and for putting together such a fun challenge!!💗

  2. Emily!!! You are always coming up with such lovely and doable ideas!
    Tracey. XO

    1. Thank you so much, sweet friend!!!💗

  3. This lace heart is so sweet, Emily! Lace is never something I have thought to look for at thrift stores, but I definitely will now. Your mantel is beautiful and all ready for Valentine’s!

    1. You’re so sweet! Thank you!!!💗

  4. I just love your style.

    Today I’m scouring the house for heart items for the upcoming Valentine blog hop.

    1. You’re so sweet!! Thank you! I can’t wait to see what you come up with for the Valentine’s Day Blog Hop! I’m sure it will be amazing!💗

  5. Emily this is all stunning!! I LOVE what you did with the lace. What a great idea!

    1. Thank you so much!!!💗

  6. Love this! It is always nice to find treasures when thrifting!

    1. It really is fun to find thrifted treasures!! Hope you have a wonderful week!!💗

  7. So many awesome finds Emily ! The heart is so creative! I never would have thought of doing something like that. It’s gorgeous and perfect for Valentines Day.

    1. Thank you so much! You’re so sweet!💗

  8. I love your thrift store finds!! That lace heart is beautiful and such a cool and creative idea! And that purple book is awesome- what a great find! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much!! I’m in love with the color of my new vintage books!💗

  9. Emily this gorgeous! Great idea for keeping the tulips alive with the little water bags!

    I featured this post in my recent blog post, Chic and Elegant Valentine’s Day Decorating Ideas.

    I think you will enjoy all the photos. Have a great day!

    1. Thank you so much!! I loved your post today!! So much inspiration! Thank you so much for including me in it!! Hope you have a wonderful week!💗

  10. This is so darling, Emily! I love it! The vintage lace designs you make always suit your home so well! Those milk glass bud vases look perfect in there also and I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a book that color either! Love it all!

    1. You’re always so sweet! Thank you!💗

  11. I always love what you create. I have lots of vintage lace. I need to make one of these.
    Stop by Thursday Favorite Things since you are being featured.

    1. Thank you so much!!!💗 I’m so excited to be featured!!

  12. Emily, Love your sweet lace heart! I have so many little scraps of pretty handmade lace; this gives my an idea of how to enjoy them! Pinned!

    1. You’re so sweet!! Thank you!💗

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