Lovely Finds: FIVE DOLLAR fabulous (4)

June 15, 2011


Finding fabulous for under $5
to share with you is PURE PLEASURE
so I hope you're okay with more lovely
coming your way on the cheap!

See last week's installment? It's right here.

(I shoot with an Olympus e-520 with the lens that came with it.
I use natural light and don't have time to edit!
So this morning I took 10 minutes to quickly shoot and upload.
Just thought you might want to know.)



1.
Monogram Collage.
This was done on stretched canvas
but you could use leftover wood,
cardstock, or a cereal box.
Vintage book pages and engravings
are cheap everywhere.


2.
Tulle skirting for a dress form.
Ok.
Maybe a skirt for your dress form
is not at the top of the list.
Maybe you are short exactly one dress form.
But tulle is magnificent for tutus too
(you know you need one),
and for mine I cut strips from $3 worth
(Hobby Lobby), knotted them randomly
around an elastic band, and voila...



now I can add clothing to photograph and sell on eBay.



3.
Pink geraniums.
Loving these this year,
and for $1.25 per plant
from the greenhouse,
we're sitting pretty.
These are on my front porch.



4.
Naked books.
We're seeing such nudity everywhere,
and I needed additional texture on my shelf.
Dumpster diving at your library
will probably save you the $5.



5.
Chippy old framed print.
Omg totally in love with this one
found a few years ago at a
garage sale for $1.




6.
Chipped ironstone basin.
It would have had a pitcher too.
Paid $2, rescued it from the landfill,
and it holds inspirational clippings and photos.




7.
Decor books.
Picked up this volume
of MODERN COUNTRY
a few days ago for $1.
When I opened it up on my table
to shoot, look what appeared:
a glass jar full of corks!


8.
Vintage children books.
This is a 1957 copy, and I bought
it for .50 because I remember
checking it out of my school library
and loving it when I was little.


9.
Vintage paint brush.
It's gorgeous, textural, sculptural,
and even functional for brushing away
dust on a window sill.
NO I WON'T BE PAINTING WITH IT!
I am a lazy, messy messy painter
and would spoil its beauty!


all photos by me
Sort of in love with the vintage LV box found the other day which may be
counterfeit since the stamp is not centered as it should be.
Inside is a dust cover containing an LV international style wallet
in perfect condition. The seller was an older woman who claims
it is authentic and purchased in Florida years ago.
I offered $10 and she accepted. Think it's real?
If so, I saved myself $600 plus shipping.

10.
Sterling bangles.
Yes sterling.
You can find these vintage
beauties at the flea market
or tag sales everywhere.
Wearing one is sort of ho-hum.
But MASSED?
Now that's funky fabulous, mama.

Inspired? COOOOOOOOOL.
Wonder what else we'll find this week
for five little buckaroos?

Peace to you right where you are.






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19 comments

  1. Michelle, You put together a very creative list! Such simple pleasures for such little money! You have given me something to think about!
    Inspiring post!
    Yvonne

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  2. Happy to have found you and happy to follow! Great finds and a fun challenge to limit yourself to $5.00.

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  3. You know I love your $5 Fabulous! I always have so much fun with it. I love the children's book you found, especially because you read it as a child. How sweet is that?

    I hope you're enjoying your day.

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  4. thanks you guys! i honestly had not realized how many good buys i had floating around until i thought of this $5 fab idea. everywhere i look there are bargains, and this makes the pieces even more special to me.

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  5. What fun! I haven't been to an estate sale for awhile...makes me want to go "saling" this weekend!

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  6. Oh I do love this series! Your bargains and your love of imperfect perfection just shines through and your photography is the icing on the proverbial cake baby!

    My favourite has to be your monogram collage though - bliss.

    PS I was paging through the book Creative Walls the other day *in my kitchen* and turned to a page and saw my exact oven staring back at me. Bizarro.

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  7. Love the ropes of pearls on that sweet little cardigan!
    Bright pink geraniums, ah, I can't have summer without them.

    judy h.

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  8. Oh I love lovely good deals! I can't believe you got that book for $1, it looks fabulous!

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  9. I love when you do $5 fabulous!!
    Too funny about the book and wine corks!
    Hmmm I wonder about that Vuitton wallet? Could it be real? I hope so! See ya soon...

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  10. Oh my favorite is the old picture and chippy frame. That was a total steal. Love pink geraniums too. The color is just so lovely.

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  11. Love your ideas ... The naked books are awesome xx Ava

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  12. I have no doubt you'll find lots of things in common with that design book. You have got great style, lady.

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  13. Lovely post! Cool creative ideas here! Stunning pink geraniums..and great shots too!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

    Sanghamitra.

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  14. all of your photos are completely gorgeous. hopped over from life made lovely.

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  15. Love this post.
    Would you consider linking up to my 20 minute tuesday party? it will start tonight into tomorrow!
    It's for projects that take 20-30 mins and cost less than $10!
    Hope to see you there!
    Tina
    www.sweetfloweret.com

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  16. Great eye candy. I especially love that collaged monogram.

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  17. I LOVE that you do a $5 Fab posting. This stuff is amazing! It would be awesome if you made this a linky party, so everyone could share their great finds.

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  18. This is a great idea. Love the post:)

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  19. Great pics and you have many lovely things! Thanks for linking to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays

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