One thing you can always depend on, though, is finding treasures at garage sales and thrift stores in the springtime. Look at these adorable little baskets I just found:
Won't those be fun to fill with Easter candies? I've already polished the one in the foreground, and as you can see it cleaned up beautifully. These little charmers were 98 cents at Goodwill.
And this elegant footed dish was $1.98:
Of course, if I couldn't polish these beauties, I would have just spray painted them, like I spray painted my thrift-store silver pitcher for flowers. Last Sunday I bought some grocery-store flowers for my pitcher:
And this is how they looked yesterday, six days after I bought them:
Still going strong! Daisies, lilies, and alstroemeria are particularly long-lasting blooms. If I'm going to pay even grocery store prices for flowers, I like for them to last awhile.
Hope you've had a wonderful weekend! For those of you who were stumped at my "Welcome, Spring Springtime" reference, I refer you to Episode #53 of The Andy Griffith Show. "Welcome, Spring Springtime" (also known as "good old 14A") is one of the songs sung by the Mayberry Choir. Episode #53 is called "Barney Joins the Choir," in which Andy learns that Barney can't sing. . . not a lick. Anyone else out there an Andy Griffith fan?
--Linking to Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures Party