The magpie in me is attracted to “pretty little things.” I come by it honestly, creatively, and frugally. I blame my mother. She is a woman who sees beauty in the most unusual pieces, usually found items, which she recreates into something other-“
other than “trash.”
Found, Purchased, and Upcycled.
Here are a few of my pretty little things
• ‘Dah-lias’ from ‘Hop On’ Farm.
The holidays are approaching! Time to buy a rosemary tree to scent the room. Divine! The silver tray is from the Dollar Store; I chalk painted it and now this little dollar tray, looks like a millions bucks!
A nod to all things royal. Even if they’re not.
Sponge or Stipple Brush
Reuse and repurpose. This simple graphic ‘Kate Spade’ lamp base was found on the Clearance table of a local Homesense Store, marked 12.00. It needed a harp, so I bought a harp attachment at a local hardware store for 4.99. The shade was salvaged from a cupboard. The mix of pattern may not work for some. It works for me. The Lesson: If the price is right, don’t be afraid to adapt or ‘fix’ a piece. Especially if the object of desire isn’t a final sale.
Sage Burners beautify.
Favourite Scent: Spa Spirit