On a recent thrifting trip I came home with these dried tropical-ish flowers.
Oh yeah! Now that's my kind of bargain for meaningless dust collectors.
After arranging them a bit.
They're now adorning my island themed master bathroom. Aren't they lovely?
Why yes, that is a salsa jar that I hot glued shells to.
My solution to this was to stuff loose raffia into the jar to cover the stems.
I kind of love it. Odd though it is.
Aaahhh... hello pretty thrift store dead plants!
Still working on it, but it's coming along nicely.
Tropical-ish "painting" was a yard sale find from last year. $4 I think.
My organic, homemade beauty treatments from American Samoa.
There's this amazingly talented woman who has a shop. She makes all the products and they're just lovely!
I was addicted, but now the cheapo in me is winning out and I'm making my own for less than a fourth of the cost.
Oh yes, I'm using the last of my supply sparingly....trying to draw out the inevitable.
Oh well, I use them for bathing now anyway, since finding the Oil Cleansing Method.
Ooh, my scent bug from Bath and Body Works with their home fragrance oils.
I have scent bugs in the guest bath and living room as well. All gifts from some wonderful family members.
The two oils used to scent the master bath are : 1)Caribbean Salsa 2)Sensuality: Black Current Vanilla.
I mix them on the pad to create a unique fragrance. Mmmm... romantic and islandy.
Hey, we're going for an island resort feel on a very tight budget. Work with me here!
My basket full of Bath and Body Works goodies. Also gifts. Wow, I have frivolent tastes. And some very wonderful family members (enablers) who know what I like!
And yes, I love homemade bath products, but this stuff is a deliciously fragrant habit I have not been able to kick yet.
What's sad is that I used to have twice as much, but only now put up the shelves.
I love this Dollar Tree flower pot holding one of my repotted African violets.
It's twin is also holding a plant in the master bedroom.
And one look at the entire thing.
I'm feeling a little closer to Samoa already. *sigh*
Yes, I love my frugal man. And I love those shelves!
The green lei twisted with white flowers is actually from our wedding. Sent with beautiful aloha from my lovely Aunt in Hawaii who also blessed me with the sheepskin rugs I'm so crazy about.
The bamboo box on the commode was full of gorgeous tropical flavored tea from my sisters.
So I transferred the tea to a kitchen cabinet and couldn't wait to get the tropical looking box to the master suite. It's empty for now. I'll eventually find something to put in there.
Thanks for stopping by to see my progress! I'm really enjoying putting our home together :) Each room is an adventure. It's slow going but so far I'm extremely happy with the results!
Ooh, Guess what? In the first photos are the brown shelves from my To Do list in the sidebar! I get to mark that item off! Sweet!!