Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Thrifting Finds and the ReStore

 On Saturday I was able to steal away for a couple hours and went thrifting. I visited some (new to me) shops not far away and enjoyed some eye candy. Here are a few shots of what caught my eye that day.

I thought this lotus flower holder of sorts was so gorgeous. Wouldn't it be beautiful as a centerpiece on a dining table or holding your jewelry on a bedside table?


So unique and simply stunning in person.


I believe owning set of goblets are in my near future. Even if only used on occasion, they're so pretty and would have a place of honor in my china cabinet.


I saw this basket of wallpaper that I contemplated getting and using for a project. It had a faux bois quality to it that I'm diggin' right now. I've been looking for the right kind of paper to cover the back of a glass-fronted cabinet (future china cabinet for the dining room) I have and this might be it. Didn't get it, but I'm planning on going back next week. If it's still there, it was meant to be;)



And now on to the ReStore. I went earlier in the week looking for some hardware but found a few other things I enjoyed.

I seriously thought about getting these chairs for the boys' room but didn't have a plan of where they would go so I passed them up. Wouldn't they look cute in a boy's desk area? I'm not at that stage of life yet, thank goodness. Some day soon though:/


I did buy four of these cute chairs for the boys' playhouse. They'll be perfect around a little table (still looking for one of those) but for now, they're being used for extra seating outside and as a step stool to climb the tree in the backyard. (Gotta love boys!)


I always check out the tile when I'm at the ReStore and LOVED what I saw this time. They had these subway tiles on sheets there. They were smaller than the typical 3 x 6 sized subway, perfect for a backsplash or accent wall in a bathroom. Loved them. I seriously can't get enough of white subway.


And these I totally thought about getting. I'm still slightly obsessing over them, but we don't have any current place for them. I could use them when we remodel the boys' bathroom, but who knows when that'll be. I think they were like $1/sq ft. Aren't they gorgeous? They were powder blue.


So that's it. Oh and I did buy some massive corbels that I'll show you later. Don't have a plan for them yet but couldn't pass them up either. I'm sure I'll rig something up for them:)

Have you been thrifting lately? Find anything good? I'm excited to go to this huge yard sale on Sat at a local antique flea market. I'm sure deals and treasures are waiting to be discovered!

14 comments:

  1. Wow! That tile is amazing! I never see anything like that at my ReStore! I love the aqua and green chairs too!

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    1. You just never know what's going to show up at the ReStore:) It's definitely worth dropping in from time to time.

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  2. Nice finds! Especially those tiles... gorgeous! Amazing the things you can find thrifting... always makes me so inspired :) Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love the Restore. I haven't been in awhile but I'm thinking I need to go again soon. You never know what you will find. I once found this drum shade chandelier that I still regret not buying. I'm loving the subway tile and the powder blue tiles you found.

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  4. What nice stuff at your ReStore! I have a set of goblets just like the ones you saw--they were my grandmother's--and we use them daily at our house for our drinking glasses. Adds a little class to the every day. :)

    Erin
    Carolina Country Living

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  5. $1 a square foot?! That's an unreal deal. I haven't been to my local Restore in AGES and I think it might be time to take little trip...

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  6. Which Restore did you go to?? I am in PA and I am in search of a subway tile backsplash. That is a great price!

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    1. I went to the one in Lancaster. It's right off of Rt 30. It's totally hit or miss, but sometimes it's a HUGE hit--totally worth checking out! Here's the link to their FB page. http://www.facebook.com/lancrestore

      Good luck!!

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    2. We are only 35 minutes from there so it's worth the drive to see if they still have it!!!

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  7. I think you need to go back and get the goblets for everyday glasses. I am sure you boys will think they are super special. We just got a restore and I can't wait to go. It is right across the road from where I work and I haven't even been yet?!

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  8. Wow...so fun to shop with you. Don't you just want to tile something? Cute chairs.

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  9. Now I am itching to get back to the thrift stores! You had some great finds. I'll have to look and see where our local Restore is...

    -Lane

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