Friday, October 15, 2010

One Stop Shop!

I love a good day at the thrift store. Yesterday I came home with a phone full of pictures of must haves.

Here are some of my favorites:

I could have easily used all of the items above in the same home. I loved the many pops of orange, the asian influence in some of the furniture pieces and of course the fact that I could have walked away with everything for around $1,000.

You need to keep an open mind while thrift shopping. During my first loop around the store I really didn't see much, but after checking the whole place out I realized that many of second glance pieces had a similar vibe.

Immediately I started picturing some pieces with a coat of paint, a fun toss pillow and a pair of lamps and knew that they could be stunning if they all came home with me.

What are your favorite tips for shopping a thrift store?

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Blogger heather s. said...

I LOVE the rockers with orange piping! Why can't I find anything nearly as pretty in Detroit?!? :)

October 15, 2010 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger pk @ Room Remix said...

The rockers with orange piping are my favorite too! What great finds...

October 15, 2010 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Wow! There were some great finds there! The rockers and ottomans were my favorite!

October 15, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Anonymous christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I agree with everyone else..those chairs with the orange piping are to die for!

October 15, 2010 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Sweet Nothings said...

ugh, the desk and peacock bech. i die. i was planning on doing a post on monday about the lack of thrifting in my life lately..going to use these picturse and link back of course :)

happy weekend love bug!

October 15, 2010 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

I am coming down to your thrift store... finding one of those items at mine would be an anomaly.. how do your resist?

October 15, 2010 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love the advice I read in Bunny Williams book about thrift store shopping: Take inventory of the shape and quality. The bamboo desk could be extraordinary with a coat of paint, for example. I can't believe you found all of that on one trip!

October 15, 2010 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chic said...

So many great items, I agree taking your time and looking at things twice is always a good thing. That's when I ideas start flowing :)

October 15, 2010 at 12:34 PM  
Anonymous Kate Collins Interiors said...

What great finds! I'm on the same page as everyone else - I love the rockers with the orange piping! Happy Friday!

October 15, 2010 at 12:36 PM  
Anonymous Julie @ said...

Nice! I'm all about thrifting!

October 15, 2010 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Seriously wish my thrift store had some of this yumminess. I love those chairs and bamboo desk.
Have a great weekend.

October 15, 2010 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger kayce hughes said...

I love thrift store shopping and would not have been able to leave with out the faux bamboo desk. Even though I already have one.

October 15, 2010 at 10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been a fan of your blog for about a year now. I wish you luck on the pursuit of your career. Can you generously share where is that "One Stop Shop"? I live in NJ, I'm always in the hunt for beautiful things to decorate my new home and this place seems to be a wonderful shop.

Thanks in advance,

Your Fan.

October 16, 2010 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger Beau lifestyle said...

My thrift shop tip:
Even when you have spotted your biggest treasure, act cool about it, untill you have paid for it.
Here in Spain, woman look to other woman instead of picking something out by themselves.

your new follower

October 18, 2010 at 6:30 PM  

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