My Alpine Home

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Thrift Finds for a Farmhouse Mantle

Hello my friends, the other day I met up with a blog friend, Paula from Pollyanna Reinvents to borrow some of her vintage trophies.
 
I'm hosting a baby shower at my home on Tuesday and we're going with a theme of, "Our Little Champ".
 
When I contacted her she suggested that we meet at our local thrift.  Let's just say, she didn't have to twist my arm.  lol!
 
I didn't find any vintage treasures, but I found some fun items that inspired me to come home and create a farmhouse scene on our basement mantle.
 
The first thing I found were these two sweet plates.


I loved the checkered border and cute rooster image.
 


They called for me to add my rooster and hen S&P.  I found them at a thrift shop as well.

 
It certainly needed a red rooster.
 
 
I rounded the corner to the next isle in the thrift shop and spied this large white bowl.  It screamed to be paired up with the
 rooster plates.
 

I also found this wire egg basket.  Of course it was the red handles that caught my eye.    I tried filling it with wooden eggs, but it wouldn't stay open unless it was hanging.
 

 
So I just tucked it inside the white bowl and settled for my chippy red chicken basket instead.  I placed it on one of my vintage scales to add a bit of height.


 
For a little over $6 I found some fun things to create a simple
 'farmhouse mantle'.
 
 
Have you found any fun thrift finds lately?
 
hugs,
Jann
 
I will be sharing at these lovely parties:

 

27 comments:

Melissa Stanley said...

Love your mantle. That scale is my favorite!

Lisa Ricardo said...

Awww... Just gorgeous... especially love those plates!! What a deal!!!!

Happyone said...

Oh I love your finds at the thrift store. Those red and white plates are lovely.

Gayle - Moments With Me said...

Love the look! I haven't thrift shopped in a while. Now I'm inspired. :-)

Cindy Rasley said...

Soooo cute! Love it! Great look!! Ya can't beat farmhouse style!!

Mountain Mama said...

What a super cute mantel idea!! Of course I adore those red checked plates - they'd go perfectly in my kitchen!! :)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Those rooster plates with checks are adorable, I love them!!
They're perfect for your basement mantel and you did a great job dear friend.
FABBY

Rose L said...

You do decorating so well!

lynn cockrell said...

I love anything with roosters and hens too, Jann. Your mantel looks terrific with all those wonderful finds. You have such a great eye for putting things together like that. How smart you are!

Pollyanna said...

What fun you had, and so many, many goodies.

cynthia lee designs said...

Jann...everything looks great. Love the rooster plates...so cute.
~Cindy

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love your big chunky mantel, and for just a few dollars you've got a great farmhouse look to decorate it! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

For a few dollars you've created such a cute mantle display, Jann!!!

Art and Sand said...

Of course those dishes found you!

Deanies Stash said...

Cute mantle. I love the scale and all the things together.

Stacey said...

This is so cute, Jann. Of course, the red would call to me too. Thrifting isn't something I do but I'd love to go with you to learn the ropes. :)

Mary Ann Potter said...

Wonderful chicken stuff! I have ten hens, one rooster, and all the fresh eggs I need. Love my babies. They're all pets and never have to worry about being on someone's plate. I tell folks that when we want to eat chicken, we buy strangers wrapped in plastic!

Laura said...

There is nothing more satisfying to me than finding a treasure at the flea market and incorporating it in my home.
We are kindred spirits!
Thank you so much for sharing this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

Laura
White Spray Paint
TOHOT

Linda said...

Gorgeous finds!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a great mantle! So fresh in red and white. I was at the Cleveland Flea market this past weekend and found lots of great stuff....most I couldn't buy for the high prices! I did find a few things though :-)

Consider It All Joy said...

Red dishes, white bowl, scale - Oh Yeah - my kind of mantle!! Have a blessed week! Cindy xo

My Kentucky Living said...

Great mantlescape. Sheila

Creations By Cindy said...

Awe...loving the red and white plates and the roosters are so cute! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love those red check trimmed dishes, Jann! Sweet thrift finds!

Pat @ bringingfrenchcountryhome said...

Oh my goodness! I absolutely love this post...the rooster plates, the wiry chicken, the scales. Yum. Winner winner. Chicken dinner!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Jann you always find such treasures! :)

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Oh my, what a pretty mantle, Jann! Love those rooster plates and the rooster and hen S&P is so darn cute! You always find the most wonderful things makes me want to tag along with you :) Hugs, Poppy