Hey! I hope that you had a great weekend! We worked on #projectentry .. more on that a little later, but we made progress!!
Today I want to talk a little about my recent thrifting and Craigslist finds.
David and I went to Florida on vacation a few weeks ago and also did a little thrifting .. we had big hopes to find something amazing and all we found was a pair of brass duck book ends and a triangle display box (seen in this post). So our truck came back empty .. then, when we came back to Knoxville we found TONS.
So, my number one tip if you're starting thrifting is, don't give up! It takes persistence, and you strike out more than you score .. See my other thrifting tips, here
Here's what we've found recently.
1. A goodwill just opened near me .. we went opening morning (there were news cameras, embarrassing since I basically just rolled out of bed) but look at what I found!!
It pays to get there early! The diving helmet is actually an ice bucket, it's missing the top, but at a $1 I figured I could use it as a planter or find/make a top. The brass duck bookend is an exact match for the pair that I got in Florida .. The smaller items were .50 - $1.00, the bench was $12, the brass lamps were $8 and the foo dog lamp was $5.
2. We found a Campaign set on Craigslist. The quality was pretty good (brand Bernhardt).. I wish the hardware was brass, but thats ok .. $160 for the set (hutch tops are removable)
I took the pic as the sun was going down .. so David had some fun with the slow shutter speed.
3. Last weekend we went to a vintage fair in Knoxville, we found an elongated octagon mirror, a carved wood ball (seen in this post) and a expandable rack (not sure what the original purpose was, thoughts?) $27 for everything.
4. In Maryland, we found this Dyrlund desk/vanity top (top section flips up to a mirror) (legs were missing) How cool are those circle pulls!? The condition is pretty rough, my first thought was paint, but once we found out that it was a MCM Danish piece, we're definitely going to try to refinish it, the condition will never be perfect, but thats ok.
My grandmother wants a desk, so if it turns out, I'm planning to give it to her! :)
p.s. here's the dress that I posted about Friday, pretty good for $11.99!!
I hope that you have a great week! I'll be getting caught up on some projects, blog stuff and things around the house .. love going to Maryland for the weekend, but I get behind!!