Tuesday, October 04, 2011

day #4- seeing green {31 days of thrifting}

Day #4 find as seen in the big office reveal:

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green crushed velvet chair= $40, pillow $4

While it wasn’t as screaming of a deal as some I’ve gotten, I was really happy about buying this little chair because it was in good shape for a vintage velvet armchair, it was the right size for my space, and it was far less than $300 {which is what almost all cute retail armchairs cost, or more}!

It’s the perfect shade of funky light green, it matches more than one room’s color scheme, and it’s exactly the perfect size for me! I can’t count the number of mornings I’ve curled up in this soft little chair for coffee and Bible reading.

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thrifting tip #3:

Watch your back. Or at least your shopping cart.

So you’ve landed the motherload- the lamp you’ve always dreamed of, a KitchenAid stand mixer for $12, and the best pair of skinny jeans you’ve ever tried on. Then you spot a pair of Jimmy Choo’s and you sprint to the shoe rack, leaving everything behind for that.amazing.pair.of.shoes.

But sadly they were 7.5’s and you’re a 9 {does that happen to you too??? the cute shoes are always too small!}, so you turn back and see that your buggy {as we say here in the South} is missing your sweet KitchenAid.

And suddenly, you see it. In the checkout lane. In the arms of another.

Now this didn’t actually happen to me {I might not’ve ever recovered!}, but many things like it have- you just never know when you will turn around and someone will be digging in your cart, trying to find their very own thrifted treasure!

Stand by it, all the time. Man your buggies, my friends, or your goods will quickly become someone else’s…

So did you ever lose an item to an overzealous thrifter? Or did you have a pair of Jimmy Choo’s {figuratively speaking, of course} that got away? :)

{I once found an adorable pair of Coach shoes in size 8 that I came thisclose to buying even though I could barely squeeze my foot in!}

tomorrow: dressing up GW style!

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