There is a good reason why I spend so much time in thrift stores. Every Tuesday night my daughter takes a jazz class for one hour. It's in the next city over and it's not really worth driving back and forth so I wait. There's a thrift store just a couple of blocks from the dance studio so really, how can I resist?
Here are some of the things I was drooling over last night. I am seriously considering going back for a couple of these items.
Everyone loves to decorate with books but they're not inexpensive. These 2 home decor books were each $2.99. I pulled off the dust cover and they had beautiful spines. A steal.
I have been looking for brass lamps with swing arms for the night stands in our bedroom. This wouldn't work in there and there is only 1 but isn't it gorgeous. The kelly green glass shade is beautiful and I think this could work on our desk.
I am seriously considering going back for these. There are 4 in total and I think they would look fabulous with a new seat cushion. Just picture them at a round tulip table with a marble top. Do you think my husband would notice if I snuck these into the house?
This chair is so big and has quite a presence. Currently the presence is utterly disgusting but I could see it with a paint job and completely reupholstered.
So here's what I did buy...
2 prints by a famous and highly acclaimed Native artist named Benjamin Chee Chee. He died over 30 years ago but his work has been highly praised since his death. I was lucky enough to see a large display of his work last summer and fell in love. He is considered a pioneer in bringing a modern twist to the Native art form. I love the simplicity and clean lines. They were professionally framed and I do like the frames but the mats have had some water damage so I'll need to replace those.
I was given an trophy for the Best Thrifter in the female category. I would like to thank all the people who donate their awesome junk. Okay, I bought this but isn't it cute?
I also found a cute iphone cover that is brand new and under $2. I didn't get it but now think I should so you know what that means. I have to go back. I wonder if those chairs and lamp will still be there. Stay tuned. Not you, husband. You need to look the other way while I drag big things into the house.