I wanted to show you how to put thrift store finds to good use. At first glance, that unwanted gaudy dusty goblet might be something you wouldn't take a second glance at. Before you walk away, close your eyes and look beyond the dirt and dust. You may just think of a new way to re-purpose the lonely little guy. Now that you are aware of such a fabulous find that can be re-purposed in many ways - beware! Unnecessary collecting may become an obsession. Well, in my case the collecting was serving a purpose. I used these vintage goblets as table centerpieces at my wedding and displayed a large flower bud in each. Once I found a few goblets at a local thrift store, I began searching every single thrift store in the area and I kid you not, they all had sets of these! Did everyone own these back in the day? I collected around 30 vintage glass goblets in olive green and amber in less than a week. They varied in price, but ranged from $0.50 cents to $1.50 each. Now that I have more goblets than I know what to do with, I wanted to find a way to make use of at least some of them. I now use them as votive candle holders and flower vases.
Just think of the life cycle of these goblets: beverage holder turned wedding table centerpiece turned candle holder / bud vase. Interesting. The brass candle stick holders are from Goodwill, which I talked about here. The candle sticks are from the Dollar Store and cost $0.50 cents each.