Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tole and More…



It’s time, once again, to visit Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality for Today’s Thrifty Treasures. Stop by to see what she and all of her party participants are showing as their thrifty finds.


Although I didn’t get out to visit any sales this week, I’ve been wanting to show the tole tray that I found at an estate sale back before the holidays.  It measures about 9x21 inches, is in pretty good condition, and I only paid $22 for it. I’d like to start collecting them, and I’ll definitely be on the look-out for more once the season gets into full swing.

tray close-up

While out at the drug store picking up a prescription, I found this little guy and couldn’t resist bringing him home with me.


Quack, Quack, Quack……..      Couldn’t you just see him floating in a bathtub, head bobbing up and down?

But wait…………..


He’s a hollow piece of chocolate candy!!!!  At $.99  I think he was a darn good bargain and he’ll make a great addition to an Easter vignette.

And speaking of vignettes, I added this paper mache’ bunny rabbit to my dining room table decor.

paper mache bunny

I’m always thinking ahead to the holidays when I’m shopping summer garage sales. I picked this up at a sale in my neighborhood for a quarter. Can you say Bargain?!

bunny table

While these eggs and bunnies may look like chocolate, they definitely are not edible.  There is NO WAY I would dare set out the real thing. I’d be nibbling every time I walked by!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your tray is so pretty! I need more of he faux chocolate around here, so I don't eat any.
Have a great week.

Alicia said...

Wow, those eggs do look like real chocolate. I don't think I could even have those faux ones around because they would make me want to go buy real ones all the I love your tole tray, it's gorgeous!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I think just the mere sight of all that chocolate would send me nibbling! In fact, I'm craving some right now! Great finds and a fun vignette.

xinex said...

Your tole tray is so pretty, Sue and what a ice size. Love the chocolates, they look so real...Christine

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I also am using the faux chocolate and I love it. So cute..yet not dangerous! Everything looks so pretty!
The little yellow ducky is ...candy!! Really?!
How sweet! Literally! :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

p.s. Your "bargain" ...ready? A BARGAIN! :)

soanywaytoday said...

love the bunny ...and the price you were able to bring him home for.

Marianne@Songbird said...

You could have fooled me. That chocolate looks delish. I would have started to nibble on it for sure.

Sharing with Sherri said...

I can say BARGAIN!! And you definately found and adorable one!! Love the faux chocolate bunnies and eggs too, they look so real!!

Oooo and beautiful tole tray and lace tablecloth also!

Have a nice week Sue!

janet said...

Love that tray!!!!! What a great bargain...lucky you...;-)
PS...I love Sia!

Kammy said...

I adore that bunny !!! Love that tray , the art work is super !

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your tray is beautiful, Sue! And I love that little cute!

Twice as Nice said...

Looks darling. How can you not like bunnies? Love the one from the yard sale. He looks big too. Hope your hubby is getting better. With the weather getting so nice I hope the two of you can start enjoying it. The Twins

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sue....That is a great deal for a quarter! I absolutely love the tole tray and for another great price! I only see expensive tole trays in antique stores so you did very well!~Patti

Dawn said...

Doesn't everyone love tole trays? I know I do. It's hard to find them at good prices. Those colors will be especially great during the fall. Will you be looking for any colors or just the black backgrounds? I'll keep an eye out for them but if it's a red background I'm not sharing!

You really had me with the yellow duck. I thought you'd gone quackers! The faux eggs and bunnies are beautiful but they would still make me want to eat!

Loved the bunnies playing leap frog yesterday. My daughter was bugging me to use the computer so I didn't get to comment then.

Kathleen said...

Your tray is gorgeous! Don't let Kammy near it, she will spray the whole thing black!
The faux choc looks good enough to eat! :)
Hope the patient is improving!

Jessi said...

I love that bunny! He's adorable. And the tray is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Audra said...

Your bunny is just darling. Love all the chocolate surrounding him. I am on the look out all year round for holiday decor. Best time to find it and at cheap prices.

Thanks for sharing your goodies!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Your little duck looks just like a rubber ducky. I had to read it again, just to make sure I read it right. So your duck is chocolate and doesn't look like it, and your eggs looks chocolate and aren't, did I get that right? How clever! The tole tray and bunny are wonderful too.

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Cozy Little House said...

LOVE the bunny! Yeah, I'm munching on my Easter candy. Oh well, the holiday has almost arrived. Wouldn't want it to go to waste.

Herself said...

Definite bargains, Sue. I adore tole trays! And chocolate, of course!

Sue said...

Hi Sue.....I just love the bunny that's on the table with the little basketon his's so cute it looks just like candy....Have a wonderful Easter Sunday....
"The other Sue".....

Susie Q said...

I love that bunny in your dining room...yup. I sure do.Not that I like bunnies or anything.
Your home is so pretty and look at you! With all you have had to deal with, you still create all these oh so pretty spaces!
I tried to call you...missed ya but will try again. You KNOW if you need anything I am are all in my thoughts and prayers.