I gave my last batch of students their final this morning and stopped by the DI (for those of you not in Utah, it's pretty much a Goodwill). I never find good stuff there (with the exception of this one chair I found and will someday make a slipcover for and then will blog about), but I think I totally scored today.
I didn't find the one thing I was looking for (nightstand for Mim's Christmas), but wandered and found some other stuff I got really excited about:
The design on the milk jug:
The candlesticks are already spray painted and on display- they're what I'm most excited about, probably. I have been looking/considering buying candle pedestals at a number of places, but always balk at the price (even when Hobby Lobby had them half off). I really wanted some for my mantle, though. So here these are. The crappiest spray painting job I've ever done (when it's warm again, I'll redo them), but I still love it.
Oh, I also got the crystal platter in the background from DI on my trip today, but forgot to put it in the first picture. It reminds me of a snowflake.
You know how PB and Ballard always have gorgeous white birch or aspen branches they use for decorating? I don't have any white-barked trees, but I found out that a light coat of white spray paint on a normal gray/brown branch makes it look naturally white. You can see a bit in the picture below: