This week, my contribution is "my side" of our entertainment center. I'll spare you the sight of the other side until I can get it a little more presentable!
My total cost to decorate these two shelves was probably less than $10 because I used what I already had.
Pip Berry willow tree - gift I received from my sis-in-law a few years ago
Pictures of the boys - I bought these frames from Pier 1 almost 10 years ago, so I just had pay for the pictures
Tractor part & candle holder (more about this in a bit)
Pictures of my hubby's niece & nephews - A local department store was having a sidewalk sale last summer, and you could fill up one of those big paper bags for $20. The frames were only two of the many things my mom and I were able to stuff into the bag! Again, I just had to pay to get the photos developed.
Books - (Bottom to top) The Canterbury Tales used to belong to my grandma, and was printed in 1947; Red Pepper's Patients was printed in 1917, and I was able to get it for 50 cents at the local library's annual book sale last summer; and The Pirate of Panama was printed in 1914, and used to belong to my great-grandpa.
Ceramic Pitchers - I purchased these a few years ago with a gift certificate I received for Christmas. The dried greenery and daisies were from a floral arrangement I received a couple of years ago.
These two wonderful rusted items have been identified as tractor parts by my gramps and great-uncle. I found the one that is laying down at my grandpa's farm. The one standing up was found at my great-uncle's farm many years ago.
I used some vintage twine that I found in my grandpa's garage to wind around the tractor part a few times, then tied on a skeleton key that was in a box of skeleton keys I found. I plopped a 3x4 candle on top, and called it good!
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