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Just the other day, a fellow bee posted about her need for fun votives as part of her centerpieces! She said she went to Salvation Army/Goodwill and got many pieces for a bargin! I was intrigued… So I took a look-see and sure enough, I feel in love with 42 pieces of glassware! Some are tiny shot glasses, cnadle stick holders, votives, vintage ice cream scoop bowls, and long stemmed wine glasses. I paid $30! Then, I freaked out cause I thought “oh no, this is too much and they’re gonna look silly with all thsoe candles in them”. So lets take things one step further… I called my florist and we’re going to do about 25 MINI arrangements for some of the glasses!!! MINI MINI MINI arrangements. Almost pomander-like, or tiny tiny kissing balls. Some pieces are so small, I’ll put just a rose bud in them!
My centerpeices are actually huge (some low, some elevated) hydrangea and rose arrangements, but I think adding these with flowers and some candles will add that “super romantic, girly, vintage-y” look! YIPPIE….
My mom was mad at me for taking from the less fortunate….so I will donate them back to goodwill!
THANK YOU FELLOW BEE. I’m sorry I could not find your original post…. but thank you thank you!
Post # 3
See how nicely it blends with my table inspiration pic!?
Post # 4
Love it! what an awesome idea.
Post # 5
This is going to look so great! Yay for a great outcome =)
Post # 8
Thank girls! Obviously those are fabric pmanders, NOT flowers–lol. But I think when it’s said and done it’ll be great! And just what I wanted, for $100’s less!
Post # 9
I think that will look so beautiful, awesome find!
Post # 10
Those will be cute. I think it will definitely add a vintage-y feel.
Post # 11
I so need to do this too! Your mom got mad at you? But that’s what those stores are for! And then the profits get donated! Homeless Joe down the street doesn’t have any use for candleholders. Just saying.
Post # 12
GENIOUS! I love that idea! gotta love Salvation Army and Goodwill too! theyre so vintage looking too!!!!
Post # 13
- Wedding: April 2010 - Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort, St. Thomas
Yay, VirginiaMarie, that was me 🙂 ….
Salvation Army to the Rescue
Your table looks like my countertop! And I, too, will be donating mine back to the Salvation Army. I’m happy I inspired someone, and I love the thrift stores, they have such great finds there. Your centerpieces are going to be beautiful!
Post # 14
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Awesome! What a great find!
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
@VirginiaMarie – On a related note (regarding your mom being mad), my mom used to get mad at me for shopping at thrift stores too. Finally I found out (and explained to her) that thrift stores want ANY business. They don’t exist so that the less fortunate can shop there (though it works out that way a lot of times). They exist so that people can donate stuff, they can sell it, then they can use the profits to HELP the less fortunate through whatever programs they organize.
So for example, there is one here where the proceeds go toward programs for developmentally disabled people. Another one in the area uses its profits to help run its homeless shelter & soup kitchen.
Once I explained this to my mom, she started shopping at thrift stores too. hehe. Those of us who are able to spend more, are actually very useful to the store because we will go in and buy stuff (like your glassware.. or a pile or clothes, or whatever) that then clears off the shelf-space and allows the store to put something else out there for sale.
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@Nachos– WELL THANK YOU. It’s a lovely idea and I’m so sorry I was unable to find your post today. You are a very smart and thrifty lady! Thanks for posting here as well~ I was hoping to find you!
@Maryjane–Well thanks for the insight! That is helpful…I will have to tell mom. I must say, I do understand where she’s coming from. Being there today made me realize that if Fiance and I were really struggling, there are some nice options that would help us make our house a home. No, not everyone NEEDS candlesticks…but if you’re poor and you want candle sticks–you’re pretty much SOL! Unless you can find them at Goodwill for 30 cents that is…. 😉 But this is good to know, thank you for sharing!