Friday, February 26, 2010

Highs & Lows of the week

So you already know that one of my low points this was heading back to the thrift store and finding my lamps missing.


Yesterday I decided to head out to another Thrift store that has everything 25% off on Thursdays. So happy I did, because high point of the week was picking up these following items:


This pillow reminded me of Jonathan Adler so in the cart it went. Normally I don’t pick up pillows at thrift stores, but it’s zippered so I can get a new pillow form for it and wash the cover! Only $6 bucks!

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I wish there had been two of these guys below, but alas I only found one for $3. It just needs a new coat of spraypaint and it will be brand new!

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Doesn’t it remind you of these?


Have no clue what I’m going to do with this mirror, but at $6.99 it also went in the cart. Perhaps a lucky client will get it!

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Another completely random purchase were these curtain panels for $10. I don’t need them at the moment, but I loved all of the colors and know they will look great in a stylish gals apt. Now I just need a client to fit the bill!

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3 lovely roomies will be enjoying my last thrift store find. These amazing bamboo chairs will be getting a coat of kelly green paint and moving on up to the Upper East Side.

Another high of the week was coming home later that day and packing for my trip.


But a huge LOW came this morning when we checked our flight on DELTA and saw that it had been CANCELLED, because of this:

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I’m beyond upset. I was all set to fly into DC tonight and spend some time with Daniela and Lauren along with a detour to Baltimore to hit up De Bois and see Meg.


So sad!

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Blogger Vanessa said...

Love all of your finds - makes me want to hit the thrift stores this weekend. Sorry about your trip.

February 26, 2010 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Dweller-Carly said...

I think spray painting the mirror white would look great! Congrats on some good finds. :)

February 26, 2010 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Eddie Ross spray painted a similar inexpensive mirror for his home and it looks amazing.

February 26, 2010 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Jake said...

You are way lucky to have scored that mirror for the price you did. They are really en-vogue right now. I tried to bring myself to buy one at an estate last weekend for $60. Couldn't do it.

February 26, 2010 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger Jake said...

P.S. Jake is actually Michelle...Three Men and a Lady.

February 26, 2010 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Blueprint Bliss said...

Camila- great finds! Sorry about your flight being cancelled... hope your weekend is a good one.

February 26, 2010 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Averill said...

I'm so sorry to hear your flight got cancelled -- damn this bloody snow!!!

But your thrift finds ARE fantastic.

February 26, 2010 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

To quote Caddyshack, "DOUBLE Turds" on the cancellation of your trip - that sounded like a blast. :(

On the other hand, you ROCKED that thrift store - I bet they didn't have a clue!

Reschedule that trip - I wanna live vicariously!

February 26, 2010 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Adrianna said...

Love the curtains! All those bright fun colors. And the mirror, I've seen some in a shamrock green room, they looked fab. Whoa on the snow! Good grief, I'm tired of the cold already.

February 26, 2010 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Anchored said...

Love the Mirror! dont spray paint it! Its beautiful that color!

February 26, 2010 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Scientific Housewife said...

Sorry to hear that your flight was cancelled! You got away with some nice stuff!

February 26, 2010 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger Living It At Home said...

Love, love your finds! You are very good at this! Sorry to hear of your trip. Can't wait for spring myself.


February 26, 2010 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger Abbie said...

I wish I lived in a city, so I could find better thrifted items! These are amazing... that mirror was a steal!! I can't wait to see the chairs in kelly green. Bummer about your trip!

February 26, 2010 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

Bummer! I only like snow when I have no place to go.

Love your finds. Especially the bamboo chairs. I just picked up some off craigslist, I wanted to paint them a color, but I think I have to stick with white because the space is so small. Maybe I'll do my table a color.

February 26, 2010 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Great finds. Love the bamboo chairs! Sorry you are stuck. Amtrak is still running if you change your mind.

February 26, 2010 at 2:55 PM  
Anonymous Magchunk said...

Sorry about your trip! What a bummer.

However, I am massively jealous of your thrifting trip! Can't believe the low prices!

February 26, 2010 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I've got a little mirror almost identical to the one you found... I spray painted it and LOVE it! Now if only I could convince my husband that it truly is fabulous...

February 26, 2010 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

err--that last comment was me too, but I had signed in under the wrong account. At any rate, I included a link to your page in my blog post today :o)

February 26, 2010 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Flavia @ Estilo Home said...

Awesome finds, but that is such a bummer about your flight! I seriously hate snow sometimes. If you reschedule, let me know if you want to meet, I'm in DC/VA too :)

February 26, 2010 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger Lovely Little Nest said...

Thanks for your rug review on my post!

So sorry to hear you couldn't go on your trip! But those are some great thrift store finds.

Question: How do you deal with pillows that come from the thrift store? Do you pop them in the wash? Spot clean them? I'm a bit of a germaphobe, so it creeps me out to buy something that someone with lice could have slept on :/

February 26, 2010 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger my favorite and my best said...

delta LOVES to cancel flights. fuckers! sorry about that...but those chairs...and kelly green no less!!!!

lucky 3 roomies!

February 26, 2010 at 11:02 PM  
Anonymous Ashley said...

I love that mirror! For $6.99, it seems like you stole it from the thrift store. I would love a pair of them for over the nightstands in my bedroom...

(Also, those are great curtains.)

February 27, 2010 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger Christen said...

Oh I'm so sorry your flight was canceled :( Are you still going to be able to make it somehow?

And that pillow is crazy gorgeous! Love it!

February 27, 2010 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Sorry to hear about the lamps. They were too cute! I too love elephants...

Congrats on the great finds. Wow on the bamboo chairs!

February 27, 2010 at 7:02 PM  
Anonymous Bailey @ peppermintbliss said...

So sad!! That is the worst...Hoping this week will be better!

February 28, 2010 at 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Debbie@Vintage Scout said...

After your lamp loss, you deserve these wonderful treasures! That mirror for $6.99? WOW! And I love the barstool; I don't even think I would paint it. Bummer about your flight though.

February 28, 2010 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger nkp said...

Aw, sorry your trip didn't work out. This has been the wackiest winter, even for those of us in the south! But your consolation prizes are nothing to laugh at. Those are some amazing deals you snapped up! Enjoy!

March 1, 2010 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger Pigtown-Design said...

Bummer that you were not down for the weekend... it was actually a nice weekend here. I was at DeBois for about three hours on Saturday.

(But I was also in a very sad mood all weekend, so might not have been the best company.)

March 1, 2010 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Cristin said...

Great finds! Bummer about your trip.

BTW - I mentioned one of your posts in this one today:


March 1, 2010 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger paula said...

what fabulous finds. That metal stool is just like the one I featured on friday.

March 3, 2010 at 8:20 AM  

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