Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sticks and Stones

Ok, no stones.  But definitely sticks.  Candlesticks, to be exact.  I had seen these pink ones last time i went to my favorite thrift store, but talked myself out of them.  What do i really need them for anyway? But then i saw bloggers putting pumpkins and other decor items atop candlesticks for added height, and crossed my fingers these were still there when i went back. 


Yikes, from this angle you can see how icky those silver ones are. Blech!

Hmm, it's surprisingly sturdy upside down...i wonder...maybe i can....


Yep, i can.  Whaddya think about that? 


And here they are raising up the leaf candles...except i think visually that's a no.  It doesn't have the same effect as the jars.  The jars are like "aww yeah" while these are like "it's leaf candles balancing on regular candlesticks.  Why?"  Maybe if i tried them upside down, but, meh, i'm past it.


Speaking of upside down...do you know what this means?  oh yes, my friends, one X.  Let's just say that XXX means 75 cents.  All of these had one X.  25 cents each.  All together 1.33.  Taxes.  Don't hate.  What are your latest and greatest scores?

Linking to: thrifty treasures, Debbie doos garage salen, nifty thrifty tuesdays, second time around tuesday, tales from bloggeritaville, penny pinching party, show and tell friday, fruglalicious friday, fabulous friday finds.

28 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your candlesticks are wonderful and such great finds. I love them in your different vignettes. Great displays. Hugs, Marty

K said...

I totally vote for jars. I have a bunch of those leaf candles too, in various sizes, and I swear, I can NOT find a good spot for them! a insists we use them, but they just don't go with the set ups I have. I think they'll all wind up in her room, honestly.

And check my blog later. I actually have a post pending with my recent garage sale/thrift store finds. My most braggable? A pair of pink Converse OneStars for a, practically new, for $1. :)

For The Luv Of Boys said...

I LOVE what you did with the jars! Very very pretty!

New follower, too!

Kara's Korner said...

So fun!! Love the upside-down-ness with the jars, they look awesome!

Love the price too! Great job and great find!

Tracey Roden said...

Such great ideas! I never thought to use a candle holder for anything other than holding a candle! Oh, the ideas are flowing!

BTW...you were the FIRST person to comment on my blog that I didn't know personally. Will always {heart} you for that!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Oh how cute! Isn't it amazing what happens when you step back and reconsider things?! You started with some old, not-so-cute candlesticks and now you've got an adorable fall display! :) Great job!

xo- M

Laney said...

I have never thought of doing that! What a terrific idea, I love it!:-)

elizabeth said...

Love it! And we do write alike! Thanks for stopping by my place today!
Elizabeth
http://www.justfollowingjesus.com

Beth said...

Wow! It looks really great! I love how you used the jars, candlesticks and pumpkins. Now I'm going to my decorating cupboard to see if I have any candlesticks available... :)

Michele said...

I'm going to run around turning my candlesticks upside down now! Great idea ;)

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Aren’t you smart! I LOVE what you did with the candle sticks! Looks like the GW gods were smiling down on you when you went back. :o) I’ve gone back for a few things in the past and was too late.

Kendra aka “Domestic Princess in Training”

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Great candlesticks and glass jars - you can never have too many!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I really like the jars on the candlesticks. Looks awesome.

Kirsty said...

Love the glass candlestick! So pretty!

Deb said...

super cute candlesticks for a super good price..lucky you!!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

They look great with the jars on them-have fun!

Carolynn said...

Love the jars on the candle sticks!!! So clever!!! Great fall decor....and thrifty to boot!!! I grew up outside of Philly! Still have all our family and friends there. Small world!

Gail said...

Great find and I love and vote for the jars. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment.

Have a wonderful day.
Gail

Diane said...

Love using candlesticks to give height to different objects. Yours turned out great. Glad those pink ones were there when you went back Ü

Thinking Out Loud said...

What a great idea to turn the candlesticks upside down to hold the jars. I love the way they turned out!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for the compliment on my fall decor.

Have a great night!

Oonafey said...

I love the way the look under the jars! I really wasn't sure what I was supposed to be seeing until I looked at the leaf candle picture - they look like they belong under those jars!

Ha! I have that Vampire Book too!

Jeralee said...

What a great deal! .25 each... what a steal.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I also like the jars on the candle sticks - great idea.

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Love the flip upside down idea! How creative!!!

Debbie said...

ok so you broke the bank lol!!~ I know what you mean you sometime go back and hope that item you passed up is still there calling your name. I have learned so much about decorating and finds out here. I love adding different heights and interest...and you did just that! nice job...thanks for joining me this weekend. It is always a pleasure to have you.

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Love the vignettes!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Great finds! I love how you arranged the candle sticks and jars. Very pretty, Annette

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

I loove candlesticks too! I really don't have enough of them!

I have the same scarecrow from the dollar tree! =) We have scarecrow twins!!