Look at how pretty this is. My friend, Maria, sent me these photos. The charger plates, vases, and table runners all came from, “The Bins” and were purchased second-hand. This is a great example of decorating with used items to create a beautiful lifestyle. You don’t have to spend lots of money on decorating and purchase new items to achieve this look.
Maria sent me these pictures and wrote, “Doing my part not to buy new.” I love it.
Maria and I run into each other at “The Bins” regularly. We also end up at many of the same estate sales and garage sales. Maria and her friend, Diane, have a business together, which is cleverly titled, “Tossed and Found” and guess where most of their finds come from? The Bins.
Maria and Diane are opening a booth soon at the Monticello Antique Mall. If you live in Portland, you can check it out. Or, you can go to “The Bins” yourself. You could also head over to your favorite thrift store, flea market or weekend estate sale and find some of your own lovely treasures. Go Gingham!
How do you decorate your backyard for entertaining? Do you have any favorite finds that you love to decorate with?
Go Gingham related links:
Using nature to decorate your home – frugal and fancy decorating
Dumpster diving woes: please don’t put a cover on dumpsters!
Green living: once a month garbage collection
Found treasures for decorating your home
A free chair – that was rejected!
Wrapping presents with free maps makes for pretty gifts
Green and frugal living – the sweet spot where green and frugal meet