April 16, 2012

Quails & Candle Holders

I am so excited that it is finally garage sale season again!  I love spending Saturday mornings outdoors searching for possible treasures.  I’ve been to a couple of garage sales so far this year.  On a recent trip, I found some cute decorative items, including these quail birds.  From doing some Googling, I believe these birds are from the ‘70s.  I picked them up thinking I’d paint them white, but now I’m thinking they’d look cute in a glossy bright color.  What do you think?


At the same garage sale, I found these turquoise candle holders.  At first I wasn’t sure if I should get them because I have about a billion candle holders, but I bought them because I don’t have any quite like this and I love their color.  (Yes those candles are different heights, but that’s all I could find at home.)


I am SO happy I bought them because I absolutely love how they look in my dining room!


I think the turquoise looks gorgeous next to a bowl full of (faux) colorful citrus fruit.  And they look a little tropical next to natural fiber placemats.


I am just in love with the candle holders and they make me smile every time I walk into the dining room. 
Have you done any garage sale shopping this year?

I'm linking this post to Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures party.


thistlewoodfarm said...

I really like those quails! So much fun! I think they would look great in a bright, glossy color....like red!


Brandi @ His Shabby Her Chic said...

What great finds!! I need to get my garage sale on soon.

Can't wait to see what you decide on the quails. I'm not sure what I'd do (probably white and boring).

Heidi said...

I absolutely adore those quails! Apparently I need to find some new yard sale territory because I never find anything nearly as cute as those or the lovely turquoise candle holders!