Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Trash to Treasure: Christmas Finds

Welcome to Trash to Treasure on Tuesday. Please link your treasures at the bottom with Mr. Linky. I look forward to visiting you!

A few days ago I went to the Hope Village Thrift Store and spent $2.50. I really don't need any more Christmas decorations, but I came away with three little Christmas treasures.
If you get them so cheap that makes it okay-right???

I really like Christmas sayings, and found this little plaque. I have it hanging inside a wreath that I've had for awhile-I'm not sure if the faux leaves are bay leaves or olive branches. It is hanging on a doorway in the kitchen and will be surrounded with Christmas cards. I think this would also be cute to decorate a package.
I also bought this gold star basket. At first I wasn't sure what I would do with it, but I think it would make a great container for a small Christmas gift, or maybe Christmas candy. For now it is displayed standing up to serve as a backdrop for one of my small nativity scenes.
And last but not least, this cute little shirt for Cooper! It says "I've been good all year...mostly!"
So, think about what you've bought, found or had given to you that no one wanted and has become a treasure to you. And add to Mr. Linky if he is here....there have been issues with him today on lots of blogs! If he is MIA, check back later...he has been popping in and out today. LOL
Thanks for stopping by!


32 comments:

sbuser said...

Cooper is just too cute.

Love the gold basket idea.

Sorry you missed out on the trip to New Orleans. But I bet you will make it happen soon.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, I loved your finds! And that shirt is precious, but what is even more precious is what is in the shirt! I think you did very well with your finds today.

BTW, I accidentally put my blog name instead of my name, and i have one more picture to link before i link up with you. I will get linked up in a few. My mind is on auto pilot. Loooooong day out shopping. Not complaining, but even for a magpie, it was something -- a shop till you drop and then visit a friend you haven't seen in a month kind of day. :-)

XO,

Sheila

The Muse said...

Here is a lovely Christmas prose...
"The Unexpected Gift"
I hope it helps you treasure your family this season...
(it is my latest work)

http://www.jlomowriter.blogspot.com/

Thank you and many blessings...I really am happy to have found your blog :)

Darlene said...

Those are definitely some great treasures you found!!! Love them! Cooper is just so CUTE....he really is a darling little guy!!!

Tara @ Feels like home said...

I haven't written a post about it, but I wanted to share a find I made a month or two ago. One morning, my husband and I were coming back from breakfast at a local diner when we noticed a what we thought was a (very nice) toddler desk at the curb with the trash cans at a house up the street from ours. I made my hubby get out of the car and take a look. The desk was clearly in the trash, and he said he could see nothing wrong with it, so we stuck it in our trunk and brought it home. It turned out to be an activity center with a piano keyboard under the desk. It's awesome, and our toddler loves it.

We saw the exact activity center today at Walmart for $99.97. I almost fell on the floor. What a great treasure we found! Ever since, we go past their house on trash day every week! :)

philben5 said...

Trash to treasure... How much fun!! Great finds..

Tootsie said...

all your ideas are great! that is one cute little baby!!!!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Love your "finds"!!! Especially the shirt on Cooper!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Okay, that little cupcake, Cooper, is so, so, adorable. And that T-shirt...how CUTE is that? : )

wallstory said...

It is so satisfying to have a great find or bargain. I love to make my find/junk into treasures for my home and garden . See the friends I made on my blog post today http://wallstory.wordpress.com/2008/12/02/trash-to-treasure/

Lorrie said...

Good morning Diane--I love your Christmas finds! Cooper is adorable in his shirt! I would like to link up with you this morning, but I don't see Mr. Linky at the bottom of your post.

Dawn said...

Good morning Diane. I really like that plaque. I have a collection of Gingerbread people that I display. I also like the star. I received a gold star last year filled with candy. It's quite lovely.

Oh, Coopers shirt is just perfect! What a cutie.

take care,
Dawn

Bo said...

Goodness Diane...the only way your "thrifts" could have been any better would have been if the store paid you to take them..LOL
Great finds! ;-) Bo

Tammy said...

Love Cooper's shirt...that is exactly the way I've been this year! ;~D

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, I came by to do the tour, but Mr. Linky was MIA. I tried to go around to the people who posted to you, but I'm not sure if I made it. I will try later. Am on the go today!

XO,

Sheila

Sandy Toes said...

I just love that shirt..my daughter had it too, last year! So very cute..her blue eyes are so pretty!
Great treasures!
-sandy toes

jeanne said...

Good morning Diane, Thanks for your comment and you are entered in the drawing.

Love how you used the word sign. a good idea. the star basket is cute and I know it will find it's place. Right now it looks cute as a backdrop for your sweet nativity. 'Mostly' I love Cooper in his cute shirt.

I'm glad Mr. Linky appeared.

Love...Jeanne

Rambling Girl said...

Love all of your goodies but you really saved the best for last...What a cutie!

ann said...

MORNING DIANE.I AM ALSO READY AND WAITING.MY TRASH TO TREASURE IS UP....ANN

ann said...

YOU DIDN'T SAY WHAT YOU GAVE FOR THE STAR BOX.IT ORIGINALLY CAME FROM BED,BATH AND BEYOND.IT COST $15.00.I BOUGHT ONE FOR MY HUBBY FOR HIS GIFT A FEW YRS AGO.GREAT FINDS YOU GOT HERE.AND THAT BABY IS PRECIOUS.I WANT TO JUST PINCH HIM,HE'S SO CUTE.HA...ANN

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

All neat treasures, Diane. The cutest of all...Cooper!

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

That is one cutie-patootie! Love his shirt!

Liz said...

What wonderful finds! Cooper is such a doll!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Diane, Great goodies and finds! Cooper's T'shirt is too cute! I know I've said it before, but it is worth repeating, he is one pretty baby! :)

My tablescape post was so long, I didn't do a trash to treasure contribution, but I'll be back next week with one! :) ~Rhonda

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Diane! Great finds; love the star I may have to duplicate that one! I agree with the saying on the shirt!! He looks adorable. Have a great night - Sincerely, Jeannette

beth at aunties said...

The star looks so pretty with your nativity set. I especially liked the little shirt cooper has on. He sure is a beautiful child.
I had a post ready to link up for Trash to Treasure today and I can't find Mr Linky.
I can save it in draft until next week.
Beth~♥

bloggin' Chrystal said...

You're still out getting all the deals. Looks like your cutie pie loves your deals. Keep it up! I'm needing some ideas for Teacher Gifts this year for my own children. Any ideas or recommendations on what would make their day???

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Such fun finds....I can NOT pass up a good thrift store. :)

Alex said...

Good evening, Diane. I love your whole trash to treasure idea...and it looks like it's going well! Congrats! :)

I love the gold star, and especially that fragile, little navitiy scene. Thank you so much for sharing.

*hugs*

Picket said...

Hey Diane...great finds girl & little Cooper is the best 'treasure' of all! lol lol Thanks for coming by girl..take care and have a great week1

tardevil said...

Well, my favorite is the little sweetie in her pretty new shirt! Is she cute, or what???

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hey I like how you used your star Diane.I wish I could squeeze that little Cooper's cheeks. He is so darn cute !