Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Something From Nothing: Part 1

Wendy and I went to our usual auction on Monday. Typically we just go for the 4 p.m. furniture, but we had seen some smaller items in pictures that were of interest. We went early hoping to score those items but as auction luck would have it, we didn't get any of the things we wanted! Major Bummer! However, we did manage to accumulate what most would call of box of complete junk. We won various box lots for 50 cents, (all together our items totaled about $2) took out what we wanted and ended up with this box of complete randomness....
We had a plan for each item we picked out....Here is a closer look at some of the items....

A box of clear Christmas ornaments....


A Styrofoam ball.....


Three Sytrofoam lollipops....


And Two candlesticks...


Now being true junk/salvage girls, we created something from nothing!

The clear glass ornaments were filled with strips of sheet music and tied with a ribbon for a pretty addition to the tree! 

The lollipops were unwrapped and put in an oversized mason jar...how fun to combine modern with vintage!


The styrofoam ball was wrapped with yarn to create one of these fun yarn balls....don't they remind you of a candy store?? LOVE them stacked in clear dishes!

And the candlesticks were paired with some great vintage Christmas plates to create cake stands! (Although we will be using them for ornament display!) 

While standing at the auction for hours was exhausting and a bit disappointing, we still managed to come up with some great stuff! Moral of the post....ALWAYS look for potential in everything, everywhere you go! Happy Hunting!

2 comments:

  1. Me too! The candlesticks are nice and the yarn balls are cute=))

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