Especially when they are on the side of a dumpster full of good stuff! Well, not all of it was good, but it was all old. Much was broken or ruined from rain on the dumpster the night before or from years of neglect in the basement.
If only I was searching for polyester, I'd be set.
Here are my favorite finds from the dumpster. Love the mirror!
I filled the bottle with glitter, added a silver engraved bit from an earring to the top, an aurora Borealis rhinestone pin to the bows, and a lovely tag from Holly Doodle to the neck of it. I tied another of her tags to the Tuesday Morning clearance aisle bottle that I got for 99 cents and am using it for glitter too.
And how was I lucky enough to get these pretty tags with "K"s on them from Miss Holly Doodle?
The package that came in the mail today from Holly had the prettiest box, covered in old wallpaper and sheet music.
Inside the box were three vintage wall paper tags with glittering "k"s on them.
And nestled down into a pink tissue nest, was this little ballerina fairy. She is sprinkled with shimmering glitter and seems right at home here at the cottage.
I have her next to the pansy mug I bought at Junker Jo's garage sale for $2. It is filled with my $1.99 clearance roses from Monday's floral markdowns at the grocery store. Aren't they are perfect fit together?