Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My Latest Finds...

It's been a couple of weeks since my last mini haul. Since that time, I have found some really great items for my home.

This iron piece, in a niche just off the family room, is one of my favorites. I had been looking for just the right accessory for the narrow ledge beneath it. I found this great iron votive holder at Kirkland's. It came with 9 votives, in alternating shades of red, amber and green. It also included a small bag of river rocks, to scatter in the tray. It's really pretty at night, when the tealights are lit.

Next, I got a green seeded glass vase for $9.99 at Ross. It's nothing fancy; but, I liked the color and the jute around the neck. I think it will be a cute accent piece somewhere in the kitchen.

I started collecting urns a few years ago, and have them scattered throughout my home. I think they are such a classic statement piece; and they never go out of style. Thomasville was having a closeout sale and guess what I got???

I just love the detail!

I don't normally buy accessories at furniture stores (they're waaaay overpriced); but, when you can find them at "going out of business" sales, you can get REALLY good deals! I got two of these.

I also like to use finials as accents on tabletops and on top of books and book boxes. I got these two at Hobby Lobby

This one was $7.50 at 50% off...

And this one was on clearance for $2. It is actually one half of a set of bookends. (I guess the other half got broken; and they had to sell this one alone.) The base has such pretty detailing, that I HAD to get it!  For $2, I'll just turn the flat side to the back...LOL!

I love iron candelabras of all kinds, and I thought this one was pretty. It was on sale at Hobby Lobby for 50% off, as well. I'm thinking of using it on the ledge, behind the tub, in the master bath.

Finally, I found these great vases. I love the 'molten drip'; and they were the perfect shade of red. I think they'll be perfect in the office above the bookshelves. 

Well, that's it for now. I have a couple of projects that I am working on. I hope I'll be able to post them in the next day or so. Until then, "Happy Decorating!"

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Verse for the Day:
The wise woman builds her house; but with her own hands, the foolish one tears hers down.   Proverbs 14:1 (NIV)


  1. HELLO!!

    And so very pleased to meet you!! Thanks so much for following me and I have just done the same for you!!

    So your beautiful Fall decor!! Stunning!!
    You have a beautiful home!!

    I am off right now to an inservice for work but I will visit a bit more when i get back home!!

    Have a great day!!


  2. You found some "great" treasures, my fav is the bookend.. so many uses for that one.. hugs ~lynne~

  3. Thank you for visiting us and following Red Rose Alley. Your decorating is lovely, and is a bit Tuscany, which I love. My taste is similar to yours. I will be back to visit with you often, and I hope you have a nice week.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!What a lovely blog you have. I'm enjoyong looking at all your gorgeous treasures.I'm your new follower also.


  5. Love what you did with your art nitche! I have one of those as well. Do stop by this evening once I have Treasure Hunt Thursday up!:) I would love for you to share your treasures with us all!

  6. Wow, Shenita, I want to be your shopping buddy! You really got some beauties for great them! Your home is very cozy and welcoming!
    Blessings, Audrey

  7. Wow, Shenita, what great finds! And the quote at the end, I really needed to read that today!! xo,

  8. Great goodies...i'm really loving your niche piece..perfection! I also am really enjoying your gorgeous blog.
    Be blessed,

  9. You found some beautiful pieces. I really love the urn. For some reason I have been more into vase recently. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Hi Shenita. Love the iron piece.
    You found a lot of nice things for a great deal. I look forward to seeing your next project.

    I wish you a happy day~

  11. Are you sure that is a MINI haul? Looks like a major haul to me of some great stuff! I really like that glass bottle you got at Ross. I love that kind of stuff. It resembles the one I have in the center of my dining room table. Looking forward to what you've got in store for your next post!

  12. You really got some great finds! I especially love the glass seeded vase. It's beautiful with the colors shining through. I also like the 2 red vases. I like adding touches of red to my rooms.
    Happy Decorating.

  13. Love all your pretties, you found some good ones! Your table is so pretty!

  14. I love the corbels...great finds...and the iron piece in the niche is spectacular!

  15. Thanx for coming to the party!!:)

  16. you got some great deals! The vases are so pretty

  17. Our taste in accessories is identical! Better not ask me over for cookies - you might be missing a few pieces when I leave.
    Alas we no longer have Kirklands. They Re wonderful.

  18. Great finds! I especially love the iron scrollwork and that green bottle!

    Thanks for coming by my blog. It's great to find yours!

    Have a great day.

  19. Wow, what some great finds! Don't know if I could pick a favorite out of these.

  20. You found a bunch of goodies no doubt! The urn is classic! I discovered Hobby Lobby's discount area and always check it out. Sometimes they have a nick or a scratch but that can be fixed!

  21. Wow! You got some great stuff! Your home is beautiful! Angie xo

  22. Wow, you found some neat treasures! Everything is so pretty and I know they'll all be gorgeous in your home. Thanks for sharing!


  23. Great finds and thanks so much for sharing. :)

  24. Very pretty stuff! I love that iron piece too! Looks forward to seeing what your working on! :)

  25. Can I come shopping with you, too? You have some amazing pieces and your style is to elegant and warm. Love the ironwork, so pretty! Thanks for sharing! XO~Liz

  26. Thanks so much for stopping by today! It's wonderful to meet you and I look forward to reading more of your gorgeous posts! Your home is stunning!!!

    Best wishes,

  27. You sure got some beautiful pieces! LOVE the votive holder and really, all of the sculptural pieces. You're right, they never go out of style and you can do so many different things with them!

  28. Thank for dropping by my blog...nice to meet you! You found some great treasures! I'm your newest follower too.

  29. Wow! Terrific finds! Goodwill is having their 50% off sale here this Saturday so you know where I'll be! That's for stopping by for a visit. I am now following you back.

  30. Great deals! You have a great blog! I'm your newest follower!
    Briana @

  31. From one urn junkie to another... great find!
    I really like that bottle with the jute too, oh heck, I love it ALL... especially that URN!
    New follower too.

  32. Hi Shenita.

    Soooo great to meet a fellow Louisianian Ÿ What great finds. The fleur de lis bookend was my favorite and great idea to turn the flat side to the back. Who will know ;o)

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment at Pittypat Paperie. I hope you can stop by again sometimes.

    I am your newest follower Ÿ

  33. Wow! Your home is gorgeous. I love all the beautiful accessories you've found. I agree, they're much to expensive in the furnitures stores. Got to love a great sale!

  34. Love your home! Lovely fall table. Thanks for following my blog at PJH Designs I love your style & will be checking back with you often.

  35. Hi Shenita...

    Girlfriend, you made out like a bandit with all of your latest treasure finds! Oooh...the large, decorative metal piece is GORGEOUS and it's sooo perfect for that niche! Don't you just love when that happens! Hehe! You found sooo many pretties! It's just killing me that I haven't been to Hobby Lobby in awhile. The closest store is a two hour drive from me...eeeks! Maybe that's a good thing...I'd be broke all the time if I lived close! Hehe! I also love your urn! You're right...sooo classic and beautiful!

    Well dear friend, I just had to come by after reading the sweet, sweet note that you left on my autumn table! You just made my day, dear lady! Thank you soooo very much! You are such a dearheart!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,

  36. Wow you got some great things for sure! I love everything...especially the iron votive candleholder. And what a perfect place for it!! Thanks for stopping by!! So glad I found your blog too!!

  37. You found lots of great home items! Love them all. that little niche looks wonderful with your new treasures. Thank you for joining TTF and have a fun weekend!

  38. Gotta LOVE Ross' and that bottle! You really did get some good deals for such beautiful pieces!!!

    Have a wonderful day,

  39. Wow! You are my kind of gal, Shenita! I love your amazing hauls and I love Kirland. Maybe, next time we can go shopping together. I love that iron wall art in your niche with the votive holders... looks gorgeous! And the jute wrapped bottle is a beauty! Using finials on tabletops is a wonderful way to add accents to a table and I love using them. Great post! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a loving note. Stop by anytime,always a pleasure to have you over. Hugs~Poppy