Italian Water Basin & Giveaway


It was a sunny, Saturday afternoon, and we were driving down M-24, here in South East Michigan.

There are 2 thrift stores I regularly visit, and a couple antique shops too.

Personally, I find antique shops to be way over priced.

It seems to me, that the stuff looks like it came from the thrift stores anyhow.

Don’t get me wrong though…

thrift stores can over price things too.

So…on this day, my poor hubby was the victim of his girls forcing him, not only to drive to the thrift store,

but we bribed him to come in with us as well.

He quietly walked behind us as we spoke of what we were looking for.

All the while, I’m positive he had visions of Bass Pro Shop in his handsome head.

Hydrangea Floral Arrangement


As we searched the isles I became more and more disappointed.

You come in on high, and its possible you will walk out on a low.

Not today.

Thanks to Rick.

He was behind me as I picked up a really “homely” water basin.

I contemplated getting it and possibly painting it.

I put it back down, and moved on with discouragement settling in.

Then he says, “What about this?”

Water Basin

Whoooooooo Nelly.

I backed up…

My eyes lit up, my mouth opened wide, and my heart began to beat faster.

I ask, “Where the hell did you find that?”

It was right below the one I picked up {bad Julie}.

You see…I think my discouragement got the best of me and I moved on too quickly.

Okay…so the water basin is divine.

How much?


Water Basin from thrift store

 The set was $7.99.

Plus I had a coupon.


Wait…it’s an Italian Water Basin?

Italian Water Basin Markings


Holy Mama meatballs.

It’s an Italian Water Basin.

You have an incredible eye, Richard!

Rick thrift shopping

This is an awesome find.

The creamy white water basin made decorating easy.

It now sits on our kitchen table, and will for a long time.

Here’s some photos from when I played with it.

Our hydrangeas were really peaking at the time.

Water Basin Idea


Beautiful Hydrangeas in Water Basin

No matter where I put it…it worked.

If you would like to read about how I made over this stereo console, just click here:

 Stereo Console Makeover

Black Stereo Console Makeover w: Thrift Store Water Basin Idea

 I sure hope I can get Rick to come with me more often 🙂

Before I tell you to have a fabulous weekend…

I have to share this great news.

My friend Kristi, from “I should Be Mopping the Floor”

has started another blog!

This one is all about paint.

It’s called Kristi’s Paintbrush.

To celebrate her grand opening we got together to present this giveaway to you that is worth over $200.00…

 Prizes include:

1 kit of Modern Masters Metal Effects Paint

1 quart of Modern Masters Front Door Paint

$50 to spend in the Modern Masters Shop (

$150 Visa Gift Card for extra project fun!

Enter below…good luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

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10 Responses

  1. Mary Stewart says:

    I really like the Serene – 275274 color for my front door. It’s a really pretty blue!

  2. Sandy A says:

    I always love a red door–so Sophisticated is my pick…

  3. I love your water pitcher. What a great find!!

  4. Gerri says:

    I thought it was cute you talking about Bass Pro. We’re from Ontario, driving to Chicago today,and I’m very proud of my husband, he drove past Bass Pro and Cabelas today. I’m only joking, because once we get through Chicago he will stop at every hunting and fishing store in Wisconsin and the other end of Michigan before we return to Canada through Sarnia. Rick will get his day in Bass Pro!
    Bye the way, you may have answered this before but where did you get your fish weather vane? It would be perfect for our home by the lake too.
    Thanks, Have a great weekend,

    • Julie says:

      lol, Gerri! He deserves it, that is for sure. The weather vane was here when we moved in. Have no answer for you there, but I do love it. It use to make a ton of noise in the wind until our lawn guy secured it. The girls thought it was a ghost! 😉

  5. Loving the Passionate for the front and garage door and shutters on the house we just moved to!

  6. Ahhhh, I want to paint my front door so badly! Love the water basin 🙂

  7. Whitney says:

    Bass Pro Shop is my husband’s Target 🙂

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