I've said before that "Thrifting is Hapiness" and boy, I meant it! :) I've slowly but surely been gathering all of the "essentials" for my Wunkie Princess' upcoming "Cupcake and Tea" birthday party! You can check out my DIY invitations here. :) My local thrift store has "half off week" at the beginning of each month (I KNOW! GREAT, RIGHT!?), and I usually hit the store at least three times that week! Over the past two months, I've gathered the following tea cups, tea pots, and cake dishes (most of them vintage):
The "Dream" sign was picked up by my mom-in law at her local Christmas Tree Shop for something awesome like $3. Here is some more I picked up:
The BEST part: THE PRICES!
The complete green set with teapot and creamer, 5 teacups, 5 saucers, and 5 cake plates was marked at $15. I got it for $7. The two blue sets were each marked at $4 and $6. The 2 pink teapots were each marked at $3. Half off, baby! :) The teapot that says "Tea" is from TJMaxx, for $3. Oh and a free box to put it all in! My grand total for Wunkie's tea party essentials: $16!!!! :)
Aside from the actual tea sets, I purchased a vintage silver tray for $2, and a vintage silver cake stand for $4 at an estate sale. I also purchased several crystal pieces at the same thrift store, during half off week for $1 each. I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself! But I have to say, la piece de resistance, is this incredible vintage vanity with mirror and stool I scored on Craigslist for only $75!!!
I can't wait to get started on it!! Just look at those details! The ball and claw feet!! AHH! :) Wunkie wants it to be pink, of course. I really hesitate to paint such a lovely piece in pink. I want it to be antique white!! What do you think??