So, I think that the best way to cool down is to post something else today. But still keep with the Goodwill theme. And I can post pics from other sites! Go figure....
In case you think that all my creative ideas are born in my head, I'll admit right now that I seek out other bloggers who amaze and inspire me. They share some of the best ideas- (with pictures!!!!) and I'm in awe of their talents.
Isn't this pure genius? Photo courtesy of this blog site
Confessions of a Curbshopaholic is a blog packed with eye candy and smart projects that will make you rip up your autographed photo of Martha Stewart and replace it with one of Rose. I love her thrifty and low-costs ideas for recycling and re-purposing ordinary things.To get the full enjoyment from her blog, click on some of her past posts and be ready to inspiration to kick you in the butt!
Sometimes I spend the entire afternoon looking through the posts of A Few Pennies.
I never get tired of the crisp, professional photographs, the artistic displays, and the obsession she has for pre-loved things. Patty has a keen eye- and I envy her obvious talent for finding the most wondrous treasures- without spending a fortune.
|The clip on earring is attached to a piece of old drawer hardware.|
Read her post about using old camera parts to create unbelievable jewelry!
Diann at The Thrifty Groove is just that- thrifty! And nifty! Not only does she display her secondhand goodies in a formal and unique way, but this lady cooks! Drooling over pictures of a delicious piece of pie or a spot of tea- served with her china collection- makes me just double jealous!
We can all stand to be a little more thrifty nowadays, and Diann makes it absolutely painless! And fun!
52 Flea is another of my most favorite "found treasures" blog. Laura is not only talented and creative, but she processes a sophisticated "junk market" style that makes you want to ditch the Pier 1 for her innovative decor. Chock full of amazing photos and finds, you may end up spending an entire afternoon reading her blog!
Even though Delusions of Grandeur has some French words and various unknown languages on the sidebar- it doesn't matter. When her blog unfolds, it captures you and invites you into a magnificent world of wonder. Her style is posh without being pretentious and wild without being artsy. Although her budget is well above my Goodwill change purse, her love of beautiful things is contagious and universal.
Since I couldn't share my Goodwill Wednesday pictures today, I hope you'll take time to visit all the above blog sites, leave them a nice comment, and reap tons of inspiration from their unselfish efforts.
My childish-looking projects are lame in comparison to these ladies who all have a definite style that I envy.
Enjoy your Goodwill Wednesday- and keep your eyes open for treasures!
Note: Most of these blog authors/artists do not even know I exist. However, I want to thank them for allowing me to use their images and names in order to promote their vast imagination and brilliant accomplishments to my readers- whom I love. Thank you.