Trash to Treasure ~

Diane at A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words hosts a Tuesday Meme called Trash to Treasure. You can click over to her blog and see an explanation.

I was doing some thrift shopping and found these items. Someone took a great old silverplate sugar bowl and made it into a lamp. I thought it would be fun to use in the guest bathroom (our only bathroom) in our condo. It’s a nice soft light that we can keep on while company is over to help them find their way in the dark.

This silver planter/candle holder was another item someone trashed and I thought I could use. Both the lamp and the centerpiece were $4.00 each. These little tea lights that I think are so pretty were $1.00 for the box of 6. I got 2 boxes. Here’s a photo of how I ended up using the planter/candle holder at a recent Open House at the Condo.

For more Trash to Treasure or to participate visit the Hostess Diane here.

18 thoughts on “Trash to Treasure ~

  1. Wow! Your pictures are beautiful! It just goes to show that a little tender loving care can do to turn something unwanted into a fabulous treasure such as these!

    Thanks so much for playing along!
    Diane

  2. Just gorgeous, Ellen…what a clever treatment of that sugar bowl! You really did a Cinderella makeover with that! Love those orchid tea lights…sooo luxurious…Happy Day ((HUGS))

  3. Ellen, you do have an eye for decorating. Your lamp was a great find and looks wonderful in the bathroom. A touch of elegance too. Your vignette is beautiful too. A great use for someone’s discarded items. Good job.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  4. What great finds! They look perfect in your home. You get gold stars for finding these treasures.

    I love your blog header. If I’m not mistaken, that’s a picture of the castle in Scotland that sits on Loch Ness. Erchless? I might have that spelled wrong, but I think that was the one on the loch. I love Scotland more than anything. Appears someone else does, too! Would love to have you come visit my blog. I have treasure posted there as well.

    Thanks for sharing,

    Sheila

  5. So very elegant and pretty. What great finds! The lamp is so lovely and the lighting so soft. The candle holder turned out beautiful for your openhouse! It makes everything so inviting. It is a beautiful post!

  6. Hi Ellen, I have that same candle/centerpiece thingie! I love it….very versatile! I found mine at a thrift store. Your silver lamp is amazing! I would love to find a beautiful piece like that! Great post! šŸ™‚ ~RHonda

  7. Oh I love that little lamp! So darling! I see your Praline Trifle in the corner. I decided to make it for our Christmas party at work…I’ll have to let you know how it turned out.

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