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Thrift Store Finds-Baby Shower Style

My recent trip to the thrift store had me leaving with 10 items all for a total of $14.55!  Over half of the items purchased I plan to use at my sister's baby shower in October.  It was definitely a successful trip!

I've decided I want Meredith's baby shower to have a shabby chic, vintage vibe.  To me, shabby chic designs are so lovely and sweet.  So even if Baby Smith turns out to be a boy, I think it will work (with a slight change in the color palette-gray, green and blue (instead of pink)).  After all, nothing is more sweet or lovely than a new baby right?  My vision is of wooden crates, bunting, lots of cake stands, flowers mercury glass, etc.

Here's some of my inspiration...

I'll give you the rundown of all of my finds starting with the baby shower items. 

Baby shower items
  • Glass cake stand- 2.99
  • Lantern- 96¢
  • Black wooden crate- 89¢ with 75% off= 22¢
  • Brown wooden crate- 1.99 with 25% off= 1.50
  • Cutting board- 1.39
  • Black metal tray- 79¢
Regular Items
  • Glass cylinder- 59¢ with 25% off= 34¢
  • Brass candlesticks (4)- 2.99
  • Letter holder- 69¢ with 50% off= 34¢
  • Silver bowl- 1.49
Tax- 1.12
Total-$14.55

Cake stand- 2.99
I already have several white ones from our wedding registry at PB and I think this one will fit in just fine.

Lantern- 96¢
I'm going to get rid of the tacky ivy, paint it white (I think) and add a pretty floral arrangement in the middle to add height to the food table.

Black wooden crate- 89¢ with 75% off= 22¢
A wooden crate to stash goodies or possibly favors.  For 22¢ how could I not snatch it up?

Brown wooden crate- 1.99 with 25% off= 1.50
 I'm saying goodbye to the school houses flanking each side and will use it to hold food or drinks.

Cutting board- 1.39

 After being inspired by this dessert table featured on Amy Atlas, I thought it would be a good idea to use this cutting board as a serving platter (after a good bleaching of course!).  It looked brand new!

Black metal tray- 79¢

Someone really tried to "dress" this tray up with a coat of paint and tropical stickers, but it just isn't working.  I plan on painting it with chalkboard paint, hanging it vertically and using it as a message board over the food table or sign-in table.  Don't you worry little tray, I will make something of you!
So there you have it.  Those are all of my baby shower finds.  But they only account for 6 of my 10 items.  So here's what I scored with the other 4...

Glass cylinder- 59¢ with 25% off= 34¢
 This one was a major steal because Pottery Barn sells an almost identical one for $19.00 (before tax)!

So I basically got this item for 98% off!

Brass candlesticks (4)- 2.99
 Yes, I know I have a problem.  But they were too pretty to resist.


Letter holder- 69¢ with 50% off= 34¢


I'm not sure if this is really a letter holder, but that's what I'm using it as.  I love the finish and shape of the dividers.

Silver bowl- 1.49
And last but not least, here's the bowl I mentioned on the House of Hydrangeas Facebook page yesterday.  I love the scalloped edges and detailing.  I'm beginning to think I've picked up my mom's addiction to pretty bowls.  Uh oh.  

Here it is in all of its side table glory. 

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