I am not so sure about the flamboyance, but I would like to think that I approach thrift store shopping with gusto, confidence and zest!
In fact, Mr. S would probably say that I do buy a vase on every trip!
Just look at the possibilities here!
The vase collection at Sweetwater has developed over time.
I have had to focus my purchases on a few very specific types.
I limit my purchases to a few favorite types.
This style looks great with a flowering plants as well. This is a photo from a few years ago. The poinsettias bloomed for a long time that year!
Other silver shapes to look for are footed bowls, mint julep cups and ice buckets.
There always seem to be examples of these wonderful containers at the thrift store.
They can be found in a variety of sizes and finishes.
Fill a small one with an orchid or a larger one with a rustic flower arrangement.
You can drill a drainage hole in the bottom and use them for outdoor planters.
I think I will do a distressed paint technique on some of these for the front porch this summer!
Or….how fun would these colorful buckets look! Just a quick spray painting job and you could really make a statement!
If you are planning a baby shower….get yourself to the thrift store!
Buy a few of these little ceramic containers for your centerpieces. Fill them with flowers and scatter them around.
They are an inexpensive baby gift too!