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January 9, 2011

Colour My Life…

Filed under: Thrifty Finds — Laura R @ 8:57 PM

I bet you can guess the “theme” for this thrifty posting.


I did not have a theme in mind when cruising the thrift store aisles.

First I found these cards. (49 cents and half off, sticker color)

It was the color wheel that convinced me.   I am a sucker for a color wheel.

Included is a booklet to help you identify your seasonal coloring.
On the back of each color card I guess you list pieces of your wardrobe.

Walk a little further and find these too cute to pass up crayon stumps.
Actually they are erasers.
I wish I had found a few different colors, but at 29 cents I was Ok with these.

And then

the book on color combinations.


I pretty much appreciate any Country Living publication.
So I paid a dollar for this.



Addressing different coordinating palettes.


Of course they share those wonderful pictures of the colors used in fabulous rooms.

So even though I was not looking for anything in particular or even in a certain line,  my finds seemed to suggest their own theme. 


I am linking up with Laura’s Penny Worthy Project  because to be educated is always a good investment,  and Selena’s Thrift Share Monday.  (I would add the buttons but my old computer is acting up again.)
And since this is about Color coordination, I am linking to Show Me How  on It’s a Blog Party where every day is a party and linky.
I have just learned about Amie and her Pinkapotamus Monday.


Tuesday will find us visiting Linda for Nifty Thrifty  at Coastal Charm. We hope you join us.



  1. I’ve never done a color wheel- I do love the little erasers though SO CUTE-you and your little cute stuff

    Comment by laura — January 10, 2011 @ 12:35 AM

  2. Those are the cutest erasers I have ever seen. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I love your water station idea. That would be precious!

    Comment by Tiffany — January 10, 2011 @ 8:23 AM

  3. I enjoy the serendipity of finding things in a theme even when I’m not looking for them. I remember doing ‘my colors’ and of course I’m a winter! I was told I looked good in most colors…flattery still did not get me to buy whatever they were selling. Love the country decorating book.

    Comment by Linda @ A La Carte — January 10, 2011 @ 8:55 AM

  4. Color! Maybe we’re all desperately seeking a little color in the dog days of winter.. 🙂

    Comment by Van — January 10, 2011 @ 9:22 AM

  5. Fabulous finds!!!

    I’m sorry I don’t know anything about wordpress, maybe someone will and get back to you 😦
    Enjoy the start of your week!

    Comment by kristin — January 10, 2011 @ 9:24 AM

  6. I love all interior design and gardening books. They are timeless as every great design, both interior and exterior, repeats itself.

    Comment by kris — January 10, 2011 @ 10:26 AM

  7. The season colour guide is so kitsch. Here in Australia we have a great comedy series called “Kath & Kim” where they did a great little skit about having their ‘colours done’…hard to explain across the cultures…but here in ‘stralia it would be enough said if I commented, “so Kath & Kim”

    Comment by Nick@colecting feathers — January 10, 2011 @ 2:30 PM

    • I have seen that so do understand. 🙂

      Comment by dogsmom — January 10, 2011 @ 2:40 PM

  8. My mother-in-law did my colors and seasons several years ago. We had a bunch of fun with it. I love to go through Country Living and really, any decor books. 🙂

    Comment by Monica — January 10, 2011 @ 7:44 PM

  9. Oh, I would have bought these fun treasures as well. The color wheel is a fun find! And the Country Living book, please it would have leapt into my shopping cart so fast! LOL

    Comment by Diann @ The Thrifty Groove — January 11, 2011 @ 10:27 AM

  10. You got a lot of good buys there. Loved the crayon erasers. Too cute.

    Comment by Donnie (NewBlessingEveryday) — January 11, 2011 @ 12:06 PM

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