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 amongst 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!
My mother is (finally!) figuring out Facebook and has created a new page BeautyFromThePast (link here) as well as an Etsy shop (link here) where she is selling her lovely vintage linens and finds. Go, Laurel!