Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Trash to Treasure: A tiny lamp and birdhouse

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This week I went to the Hope Village Thrift Store and found these two little 'Treasures' I would like to share.


First, I found this little pineapple lamp. The large pineapple in the picture is one I showed a while back. The little lamp cost $3.00 and really brightens up the space.
I have a real love for birdhouses, and found this one the same day. It has a place in the bottom to attach it to a dowel, so I may use it outside later, but for now it is on a bookcase in my home. I paid $2.00 for it! Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to visit the other Trash to Treasure participants!


42 comments:

Raggedy Girl said...

Diane
I am always amazed when I see such great things and the price was so amazingly low. I paint birdhouses but the real fun is when we hang them in the trees because first my paint job looks a lot better from way down on the ground and more incredible... a bird family moves in. Way cool!
Roberta Anne

Darlene said...

Those are all GREAT trash to treasure...treasures!!!

Sandy Toes said...

I love pineapples..such a cute lamp!!! Love it!
That is a "treasure"!
-sandy toe

Rose Haven said...

All of your "goodies" are so pretty, Diane. Don't you just love decorating and re-purposing items?

Jan

Shelia said...

You find the greatest treasures, Diane! I love that little lamp too! Thanks for the visit.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Melissa Wertz said...

Nice finds Diane! You find the best stuff.

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

The pineapple and the birdhouse are lovely! Great treasures!
-Kim

The Muse said...

Love the way pineapple plays off the shape of the lamp :)
is the top on the pineapple black or green:) ?

Great bargains!

Blondie's Journal said...

I can't believe you got the pineapple lamp for $3.00. What a buy. I like the pineapple theme. The birdhouses are adorable. I have many but they are all outside and very weatherbeaten! :-(

xoxo
Janie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, those are some great finds! You did good on the price... WOW! The lamp is so cute, and you know how a magpie loves a birdhouse! Better be careful, that could take wing! ;-)

XO,

Sheila

Cynthia said...

Hi Diane,
Love your treasures and you have a neat blog! Cindy

Southern Lady said...

What pretty treasures, Diane. I love little lamps in unexpected places. I can't believe that birdhouse was just $2.00 ... I love it!

April said...

Diane,

I LOVE your pineapple lamp and that birdhouse, too! I REALLY need to find myself a good thrift store and go huntin' for some bargains! You inspire me!

Happy Tuesday!

Smilingsal said...

I love pineapples and the fact that they symbolize "welcome."

Beth @ Blue Socks said...
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Beth @ Blue Socks said...

Great finds!!

DH is taking me junking today and out to lunch (we haven't had our "date night" in weeks, this is a makeup for that) so hopefully we'll find some goodies.

I have a set of pineapple glasses that I got for a wedding gift. They are still in the box; just not my thing. Wish I could find a pineapple lover near me to pass them on to.

ann said...

Diane you find the cutest treasures.i love the pineapple.woow...Ann

Cam said...

I love the birdhouse and the pineapples - Great finds!

Deb said...

Such great finds Diane. I like the pineapple theme you have & I also have a soft spot for birdhouses - yours is pretty enough to stay indoors all year long (but I am sure there are lots of birds in your garden that would love to turn it into a home this Spring) :-)

Marie said...

It's great to find the treasures we love then find that special place for them. Your TREASURES look great.
Marie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You are definitely a bargain shopper! I would never have guessed that the pretty pineapple lamp only cost $3! What a deal! Your bird house is so cute, and you can't go wrong for $2. I'm just a little bit jealous of your "finds". laurie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Diane
You always find the best bargains! I wish I could go shopping with you sometime. I love both the pineapple and the birdhouse.
Hugs, Pat

bj said...

Great treasures...I would arm wrestle you for that cute little lamp...

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love that birdhouse! And what a cute lamp!

jeanne said...

Hello Diane, Your trash is always a treasure and I love to visit on Tues. to see what you have found to share. Today is no exception. The lamp and the birdhouse are such a great find.

We went out today and I wanted to visit my favorite thrift store but the snow is bad here so after our errands we came straight home. Alas, we could not get up our road because of the snow. We kept sliding backwards. This is a new experience for us. LOL. We walked up to our house and realize it wasn't a good idea to go out today.

I hope your weather is better than ours.

Hugs...Jeanne

Bo said...

Hi Diane...I can hardly believe that darling lamp cost only 3 bucks...a light bulb cost that much these days! ;-) Bo

beth at aunties said...

Diane,
Thanks for your visit. I really love the lovely pineapple lamp!!! Great buys on both.

Beth

Jen r. said...

Love the lamp! Great finds!

Angel said...

You really do have a knack for finding those treasures. Love the birdhouse!

nikkicrumpet said...

Diane...you always find the BEST stuff! I need to come with you treasure hunting! Love the tiny lamp.

Joy said...

What a fantastic deal you got on your pineapple lamp and pineapple figure! They're really lovely.

Gretchen said...

Diane,

What great bargains and finds! I love the birdhouse.

Gretchen

Christina said...

Diane,

Your pineapple lamp is great. I love lamps. You def. found a great deal.
I'm joining you today on mr. linky. Sorry about how my name appeared. I didn't know how to change it.

Look forward to looking at everyones links.

DomesticDivasFancy said...

Just found your blog...I love it! What a steal for that bird house.

Ashley Nichole.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful finds Diane! I need to visit our two resale shops in town, more often and explore.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I love bird houses too! So cute.

Picket said...

Morning Diane..love those great finds..especially the birdhouse. I love having birdhouses mounted on poles in the flowerbeds...I'll catch the on sale at Hobby Lobby and Bill will cut a post for me and mount it the birdhouse and 'plant' it in among my bushes...thru the years some of my very favorites have really just gave up the ghost! lol
I have a huge Rock City one mounted way up high on a post that I have had for over 10 years and a couple of years ago I went out and the whole roof and one side had just fell off...Bill said it was just rotten and need to be taken down...I started crying and said ok and walked back in the house...the sweet toot 'patched' it back together and so far it is still holding up! lol lol I get to attatched to my stuff! lol lol Have a great day sweetie!

Queenie~ said...

Great Finds Diane...love the prices too!

Joy said...

Very cute lamp. Love the shade.

Nancy said...

Hi Diane, Love your treasures! You always find the best things!
I haven't been back on facebook yet...I stay so busy just keeping up with blogging...lol :) One day,I will sit down and spend some time on it and get it! (I hope)
Blessings, Nancy

I am Harriet said...

Very cute.
enjoy it.

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