Here are my finds of the day that show how, if you put your mind to it, it is possible to decorate your home in the latest style for just pennies. From the picture you may think I am crazy… However, try and imagine a beautifully decorated brownstone in Brooklyn. I envision a mid century modern chair in the corner and above it, a large cool piece of artwork.
Well, voila! Here is my mid century modern chair that I found today in the trash. Don’t laugh! Yes, it needs a lot of work and I plan on sanding it back, staining it and re-doing the seat before listing it. Can you believe we found a cushion in the store for $2.50 that fits the seat? Hey guys, the chair was free! For the interesting artwork, how about this framed original blueprint? It’s from the Moison Architect company and is the front elevation of a house named Holland Residence, Bacon Road, Roxbury, Connecticut. It is super cool! How very strange that it was sitting in the thrift store. Who and why did they throw it out? I think if I were to see this in a Pottery Barn catalog, it would cost minimum $150. I got it for $4.00. Sitting on a desk next to the mid century modern chair that is under the framed blueprint (in my imaginary brownstone) is this little wooden moving mannequin. My little man that moves! I found him today and he was less than $2. I happen to love him. Plus I found more vintage, colored glass. I collect it and this piece is very old and has a green tint to it. Lastly, I picked up this great vintage suitcase. It definitely would look great in my imaginary room sitting on the floor next to the chair.
There you have it. My thrift score Thursday!
Love it! I love the blueprint!!!
Will we get a peek of the cushioned chair and blueprint vignette?
Yes, you will! I can’t wait to pull it all together!
I LOVE your scores. I celebrate them. Woohoo. I, too, am a thrift store, treasure hunting Queen. Let me ask you, please, where do you put all your treasures? Are you just simply uber organized like, object in, object out? My problem is I LOVE everything I get and don’t want to part with any of it. After awhile…sigh, it gets crowded. What is the treasure control strategy. (Hey, new blog idea…). I need help.
Rita – that is actually an excellent blog post! When you are like us it is so hard to leave a good find behind. I either sell or find space. Actually, I used to do the Luckett’s market and would part with treasures there. I’m pretty good at either flipping my finds or using them. My home is pretty crowded at times! I need help too lol!
That blueprint and the suitcase are so awesome!
Thanks, CoCo! I was so psyched when I found that blueprint. The second I put it in my cart, a man came over asking me about it. I could tell he wanted it but hey – finders keepers! Beat him by seconds lol!
chris aka monkey
wow i was i had your insight, love what you get xx
Always love your finds. The chair is going to be fantastic. Can not wait for the after! And thank God you’re not like me, because that would be in my ‘great ideas pile’ for about a year
You really make me laugh, Mimi! BTW, I have a pile of “great ideas” in my garage too, lol!
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That chair is an awesome find. It blows me away what people throw to the curb – bonus for us DIYers. Suzanne I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with it and the cushion (because something tells me that’s changing too).
Hi Marie! Yes, the cushion is changing too – you know me so well lol! Cheers!
Oh, I love your finds… I can’t believe you found that chair in the trash!!! Can’t wait to see it fixed up!
Thanks, Tania! I was also pretty amazed to see it there lol!
Where do the Holland’s live? We need to visit them and have a Red Solo Cup party!!
I know – isn’t it funny that I have their house plans? Holland Residence, Bacon Road, Roxbury CT! In my local thrift store – so strange!