Monday, February 28, 2011

Thrift Store Decor #3--Ceramic Fruits and Vegetables!

My favorite thrift store collection, hands down, is my ceramic fruits and vegetables--they make me very happy! I have them displayed all around my kitchen, and lately they seem to be making small inroads into the hall and the living room--but I think I can live with that.

It all started with the yellow pear teapot on the top left shelf--I saw it at Thrift Town years ago and was hooked! The collection has all come from thrift stores and yard sales, except for a few exceptions, mostly gifts--Chris fought hard to win the watermelon bowl (center shelf right) for me in a white elephant game (who could possibly have thought such a lovely item could be a white elephant?)

Of course, now that the collection has grown, I can be a bit more particular! I try to stay with items that are ceramic, are figural, and have a function--they are also at least somewhat realistic and have pleasing color and finish. I generally don't pay more than about a dollar, but I've paid up to $5.00 for some of the larger pieces that I really love.

I keep my small appliances and bulk foods behind the green curtain, which really is a more delightful color than it seems in the picture. And you can check out my Christmas cactus, the only plant that has managed to survive here--you can't tell, but it's about to bloom!


  1. oh they are lovely!!! Just a tad jealous my end hehehe

  2. Love your collection. It must really make you smile on dreary days. My Christmas cactus just bloomed a couple of weeks ago. What's up with that? Maybe the snow we got here in Alabama confused it :)

  3. It's so fun to have all that cheerful color in the kitchen -- especially at this time of year.

    I've always loved your fruit collection!

  4. hey there, wanted you to know I am so inspired by everything you do!! I have an award for you. come see.


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