April 25, 2015

Thrift Shop Madness & Giveaway!

I don't know that I've ever mentioned my new found love of thrift shops, but in DIY land, there is little you can do to keep from becoming a bit obsessive about money-saving shopping techniques. I do a lot of crafts, most using inexpensive stuff that I have laying around or that I pick up from the dollar store, but every once and again I feel the urge to stretch my decorating/craft loving dollar just a bit further.

As of late, I am addicted to thrifting brass planters, mirrors, baskets and worst of all, picture frames. My picture frame hoarding has gotten so bad that I have more than twenty frames sitting in a pile on the floor in the living room waiting for me to commit and just hang them up already. Ideally I'd like to put up a gallery wall without a bunch of extra nail holes, so I'm going to wait until I've acquired just the right pieces before I take the plunge. Still, I've got to do something with my collection, stat. Especially because we're expecting company for dinner on Friday. They're going to think I'm a crazy person.

Although, let's face it, I am a little crazy, but who's keeping track?

Last weekend, I acquired three brass planters, three small silver trays, three baskets, two medium picture frames, one German china serving dish and a small rectangular mirror (and a partridge in a pear tree!). I also happened to pick up a few pretty little teacups, hidden behind some broken down buckets and plastic tableware in the home goods section of Goodwill. Sadly, the teacups are without saucers but that doesn't mean anything. I haven't decided what I'll do with all of them, but...

In celebration of 4000+ blog views, 250+ Pinterest followers, and just because I wanna, Castle DIY is having it's first giveaway!

There were five cups, and although I'd like to display them somewhere eventually, I'll probably only use four because: even numbers. Obviously. And yes, I know that's a decorating faux pas. So I decided to turn one into a cutesy little candle and give it away! Lucky you!

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Contest will begin tomorrow, Sunday, April 26th and end Wednesday, April 29th. Winner will be notified within 48 hours of contest closing. Must be a US resident. See below for terms and conditions.

Good luck!


Terms of Contest: Entries will be accepted beginning 12:01 AM Sunday, April 26th and ending at midnight Wednesday, April 29th at 11:59 PM. One winner will be selected at random. Winner must have a mailing address within the continental United States. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. If you have any additional questions - feel free to send an email to castlediy@gmail.com. 


  1. This is adorable! And makes me want to buy all the antique tea cups.

    1. I was sad there were only five, but I've seen plenty there before, so I will most certainly be on the lookout for more. I just wish I had somewhere to display them! But I've got an idea or two. :) I'll keep an eye out for some to decorate your new fancy house with!

  2. This is cute :) I love your decorative projects!

    1. Thank you Stella! And thank you for stopping by and entering the drawing! Good luck! :)

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    1. I'm a candle fanatic, too! And I love these little teacup ones! Thanks for saying hello & good luck with the drawing!



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