My mother, Laurel is the queen of the thrift store score. She can look at a shelf full of total junk and immediately reach for that hidden gem buried amonge the mess. This is a skill acquired and finely honed from countless hours and years (believe me) of searching thrift stores and estate sales. If you happen to have read Outliers, she has more than completed her 10,000 hours!
Laurel is also great at incorporating her treasures seamlessly into her home’s decor. She has inspired me to decorate in a similar fashion. That is, choose wisely and fill your home with interesting and one of a kind pieces that represent your personal style.
Here are a few pics of thrift store finds that she has incorporated into her modern decor. Remember – they are all thrift store finds. All except the Pottery Barn cabinet, which was purchased new and is now full of her treasures.
Her finds range from vintage to Pottery Barn throwaways. Believe me, she has the eye!
love that chair! it is so unique!
Thanks, Cassie! It was a great find. I love those days – kind of like Christmas lol!
way to go mom………
Those lamps and those mirrors! It’s so hard for me to find those items because I am so picky. Let me know when she opens a shop online. I would buy! PS That chair with it’s details is stunning! GOOD EYE LADIES, as always :O)
Thanks, Neena! She just opened an Etsy shop (BeautyFromThePast) and is busy getting it set up. I am helping her with Facebook and getting her shop out there. Cheers!
She has some really unique and lovely pieces.That is where you get your creativity from.
Oh be still my heart! That shell back chair is to DIE for. Absolutely wonderful! Say, by any chance is that handsome young man in the silver framed photo your Dad? Laurel led by example just as you are doing with your children. Be proud!
That chair really is to die for. Such a find! That picture is actually of her father (my grandfather) when he was young, taken in London. Good eye! She definitely has led by example and I learned from the master lol! Cheers!
What paint is the gold on the back of the chair—love it!
Can you believe she bought the chair exactly as it is?! It is drop dead gorgeous. I think a similar gold would be Martha Stewart antique gold or the gold gilding from Annie Sloan 🙂
Well, you come by it honestly lol. Your Mom has a keen eye. I LOVE thrifting. My treasures wouldn’t mean half as much to me if I had to pay full price for them. Would love to shop with Laurel. Gonna check out her FB page now.
Yes, I did learn from the master! I can’t get over the full price items at stores. Once you are used to thrift store finds and prices, it is hard to pay so much elsewhere. Thanks so much for checking out her FB page. It is evolving 🙂