Monday, November 19, 2007

Thrift Store Finds..........

Thrift Store Finds........
Every once and a while you find something really unusual in a thrift store. A few years ago I found these three items at a local thrift shop. I really didn't know what they were when I saw them but I was sure I had exactly the right place to display them at home. They looked old and slightly crooked but I just loved them.

Three other ladies who were shopping at the time, asked me if I was absolutely sure that I would purchase them. They followed me around for quite some time until I convinced them that "they" were coming home with me!

This is where I decided to display them, on top of a cabinet.
Later that day my daughter came home from school and asked what "those things" were. I told her that I really didn't know. She stared at them for a while and finally said, "mom....they are upside down and happen to be candlesticks!"

She was right of course, but I couldn't get over the fact that I never realized it. I kept them upside down anyway and never looked back.......

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  1. I think your upside down version is much more interesting. I have to admit that I knew right away what they were. But then I have a passion for candle sticks.

  2. Becky:
    I bought a friend with me that day and she also did not realize they were candlesticks! Now when I look at them it seems so obvious. I do agree with you, they are much more interesting upside down.

    Thanks for visiting the site.
    Come again!!

  3. That is so funny! I think they look great upside down. Makes me want to look at *my* candle holders to see if they would work better that way. Love your blog and what you do with thrift store finds.

  4. It's one of those stories I won't ever forget. I was really convinced that these were just wonderful design elements....never realizing they were actually candle holders.