Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Thrift Finds...

I had ordered a couch online but due to weird zoning rules the company was unable to deliver it.Apparently there is a weight limit of nothing bigger than a lumber truck being allowed on my road and surrounding roads.The company delivers in a semi so I'll take it as divine intervention.The vintage gods REALLY didn't want be to have a new "vintage style" couch,they must be saving an awesome real deal for me out there.

Now that I'll HAVE to shop locally for a vintage couch I thought today would be a good day to start.No luck in that department on this trip but I did at the second thrift I went find this chair(fist was a TOTAL bust in all departments).It is orange and stamped July 24th,1962 on the bottom.Orange doesn't work with the idea for the color scheme I've been hunting for but for $4.00 I couldn't bring myself to just leave it there!Even if I can't use it in my living room it can have a good home in my office.

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The third (and sadly last place my kids and dear husband had the patience for) scored me this fantastic dress for the shop!I need to give it a clean up before it hits the shop.

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Another fun piece I also picked up for the shop was this kitschy drink set!I thought it would look amazing on someones tiki bar!The straw bottle is open on the bottom and slips over the alcoholic beverage of your choice and the cups are pretty much like much more decorative cozies.I know what I am about to say may shock some readers but...I don't like tiki *ducks and covers*.I mean I can definitely admire it but as far as collecting it for my personal collection not so much,but I can say this would look awesome on a tiki bar none the less.

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I figure if I was lucky enough to score a 1961 Kroehler sectional once for $35.00 I can find another great couch again and hopefully SOON.Oh and vintage gods if you could throw my way an art deco bedroom set so I can complete my bedroom that would also be greatly appreciated.

10 comments:

  1. Oooh what a cute things.Love the orange chair.$4.00 is amazing.most furniture I find is expensive.Thats a shame about the couch.That dress is really pretty.The bar set is adorable.Looks like we both got lucky.I just got 2 lamps with the heidi schoop figurines.I'm on the antiquing high right now.lol.

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  2. Dear Desiree,

    I hate you because you found that fab orange chair for 4.00.

    Love Always,

    Thomas

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    1. Awe Thomas do you know how many things I hate you for that you've found?Many ;)
      Love Always,
      Me

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  3. you seem to find the best deals. im sure an amazing couch is just waiting to surprise you! also, i agree with you about tiki items. i do have to confess to owning a tiki bar, but that is the absolute extent of my tiki collection.

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  4. I don't have any tiki, just not found any. And I had a beautiful art deco dressing table and wardrobe in the charity shop I used to volunteer for, but alas not enough room at home. I was so upset! X

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  5. I love that chair and the tiki set is fab too! I'm sure you'll find an awesome couch for a great price, it's just time and patience isn't it?!

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  6. Really like the chair! Having pops of color in furniture makes rooms feel lively, have you thought of maybe getting a electric blue pillow or some sort of beaded pillow to put on it?

    -Jaz
    http://summerlilacs.blogspot.com/

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