one of my favorite ladies, closest friend, and pottery master is today's FRUGAL FRIEND. Emily from The Object Enthusiast is here sharing some of her favorite finds. Emily's first appearance on The Fox, Frugal was great and I was unsure she could trump it but, boy howdy has she. take a look for yourself. . .One of the many positives to being an artist is having artist friends who give you art. This blue and purple bowl was given to me by one of my fellow potters, and it fits right in with my cupboards full of mismatched pottery. Most of the dishes I have were either made by me, my boyfriend or one of our friends, and they usually didn't cost us a thing. This ceramic wall sculpture was dug up out of the trash! During college, a lot of the graduate students who were graduating and moving out of their studios would leave some of their work in the garbage pails and dumpsters. This one was worth the dive! I cleaned it up and it hangs wonderfully on my wall. I just wish I could remember who made it...These succulent planters were all made by me. I rarely keep any of the items I make, but this spring I specifically set out to make myself some succulent planters. They turned out to be some of my favorite pieces, and since I made them myself, time was my only investment! This turquoise ring was thrifted from a store called Grand 'Ol Trunk, and it truly is one of my favorite finds. I talked the man down from $11, to $7. That is what I like to call a bargain! And I'm getting pretty good at it! My letter organizer....who can guess where I got this?! Yep. I bought this from Jen! I want to say it was $2, but maybe we traded for something? I walked away with a lot of Jen's things that day... My favorite skirt of all time! I got this bad boy for a whopping $9 from Wildman Vintage because the zipper was busted. I conquered my fear of the sewing machine, bought a new zipper for $1.99 and gave this skirt a new life. The sewing details on the zipper aren't quite perfect, but this is still my favorite skirt of all time! Llamas down at the bottom, and X's and O's up at the waistline.
Em, you've done it again! Thanks for sharing all of your great finds with us. I'm envious of that skirt (you should hide it before I come over next) and I believe I got a couple pieces of your pottery for that mail organizer. Win, win!
It's succulent season so if you're in need of the perfect little planter, head over to Emily's Etsy shop to pick up the cutest.