As all of you know, I am a HUGE fan of the thrift store. I can not tell you how many hidden treasures I have found there. Diamonds in the rough my friends :-)
My latest was this amazing copper pot. I just think it fits my house well and has so much character.
Look at the TARNISHING! Real copper.....turning turquoise - love it!
It was a whopping 10 bucks (actually, even though I kid about the price, usually I don't spend more than 3 dollars on a home decor item!)
All to say, one thing that is very fun to do when you start thrift store shopping is look for a collection. Maybe it's globes, unique pottery plates or old vintage mirrors. It's just so exciting when you find a item that can be added to your collection. (My collection would be anything that looks OLD and WEATHERED that looks like you might find in a home in Italy)
Lately, I have run across so many posts of people using silver-plated trays (which you can get for cheap at the thrift store!) as a collection for their home decor purposes.
How about creating a large wreath out of the collection!
|Itsy bits and pieces|
How about adding a collection over the sink or hood area in your kitchen?
Or place them sporadically on your wall for fun! I love the blue wall against the silver.
|via apartment therapy|
In Altered Artifacts blog she used command strips tape and made a wall mount of the silver "stuff" she found just in her cupboards. Such creativity!
This picture is just GORGEOUS! I love that the trays were brought down almost to the ground. (OK and yes, I love the wooden beams above too) ;-)
And yet another wall collection using silver trays.....it just adds so much character to what could be a very boring wall.
|All 3 photos I believe taken by Blayne Beecham|
And lastly, putting up the trays outside would sure let them tarnish fast! I think it's lovely.
What do you guys think?
Ready to start searching your local thrift store for your next collection? You can get more inspiration and ideas on this post I shared with you about decorating with collections.