Do you get overwhelmed or underwhelmed when you stop in a thrift store?
Come along and I'll show you how I navigate, what to look for and how
to incorporate it into your decor.
A few things I spied to create an eclectic mix...
The indigo tablecloth is AMAZING! $3.99
World Market pillow and small canvas both $3.99
Large 1939 artwork - $35
I know this looks like the most un-inspiring pile of garbage...
...BUT down on the third shelf I noticed this gorgeous hand painted wooden bowl - $3.99
AND hidden under the turkey roaster was this brass tray 15" x 23" - $3.99.
I'm not finished with it yet, but it's cleaning up nicely with Bar Keepers cleaner.
More artwork...you could easily have the beginnings of a gallery wall with these
old prints, $3.99 each.
How pretty would this be on a nightstand to hold jewelry,
in your bathroom or just laid on top of a pile of books - 99 cents!
I love using miniature vases at individual place settings with a single flower stem or
sprig of greenery. It's simple to put together a unique collection - .99 cents each.
Looks like your run of the mill vases you find everywhere (don't be fooled), that tall brass
crane back there looks interesting?
Here's the artwork I showed you in the first photo, the crane, three pretty vases (.99 each)
and the brass tray. Oh, and wouldn't this media cabinet make a great bar!
(Do you see my new friend I wrangled into helping me? He was a gem and showed me
all his photos of his latest finds ~ come to find out he has great taste, and is quite the thrifter!)
It would be easy to replicate this with those glass bottles I found amongst the boring ones. :)
This great brass and glass side table and chair were right next to the media cabinet so I
just propped a few things up to give you an idea.
Another ho-hum collection, or is it?
(Oh my gosh I'm just now noticing that pretty green tea pot in the back!)
Did you see this black lacquer and gold leaf look tray and the Fitz and Floyd cup and
saucer (love the geometric pattern). They'll be great for creating the look below for a fun
client I have.
I didn't bring home all that I showed you, but I can't wait to share some of the
finds and how I'll be using them for myself and clients!
Hope you're inspired to poke around your local store.
Happy thrifting, friends!