4.07.2010

Amaaaazing Thrift Finds

I should title this post "amazing thrift finds that were so ridiculously well priced it would be a shame to pass up but I don't have space or was too late and someone beat me to it..."

But, you know, that'd be too long for a blog title...

Thought it would be very accurate.

Last week I hit up two thrift shops. One I've only been to once before but I think I will definitely return (it's where I scored this mirror).

I spotted this leather (faux?) ottoman:


Fabulous! Especially for $9.99! I immediately thought of recovering it - and racked my brain trying to think of where it could go in my apartment. But alas there just wasn't a spot for it. Darn it.

Then I spotted this beauty in the 'sold' section (the table in the background):

it was in a separate section room that you couldn't go into...

I've seen these gilt wheat tables used before and know that they usually cost a pretty penny:


So I asked the sales clerk if by "sold" it meant paid for...or "sold" as in on hold. Because if it was on hold I was not leaving there without it! Lol. Sadly, it had been paid for :( When I got home I decided to do some research. 1st Dibs has one on sale for $900 reduced from $1800. Thrift price? $59.99 Now I'm not sure if this one is an authentic vintage or a knock off but none-the-less, it was fantastic. So sad about this loss!

And lastly, I went to my regular thrift shop and spotted this loooooooong velvet tufted beauty:


Normally I'm not generally a fan of tufts (and certainly not this many tufts) and this isn't really my style - but there was something about this sofa that just did it for me. I loved it. Sadly, I don't have room for a second sofa and it's too big for my storage space. The cost? $39. I almost cried. Almost. I even thought of buying it and posting it for sale here on the blog! That's how badly I wanted it to go to a good home! But I wouldn't even know how to ship something like that. :(

What's a girl to do when she spots such great things but simply has no room?!? Come to think of it - I should have bought that ottoman and put it away in my storage space.....

Any great thrift finds lately? Or almost thrift finds?

12 comments:

Sweet Nothings said...

um well i wouldve purchased the couch and you would be shipping it to sunny california :(

Mandy said...

I have no idea what I would do with it, but I love that couch. LOVE.

My great grandma had a table like the one in the above picture. I dont know what happened to it.

erinleighralph said...

Do you mind disclosing your thrift store/location? I'm looking for a couch right now (and a lot of other furniture) and moving from Winnipeg on a teeny budget. This is amazing stuff!

Thanks in advance!

rhonalala said...

The couch was hot! I absolutely love thrift stores. Becuase of you, I am now looking at different pieces that I am redo or have for my future home. I only looked for books but now I scour these places for vintage glass (my weakness) and now furniture pieces.

Decor I Adore said...

That sofa is amazing! I posted about a $4.99 chair I found and that I plan to reapholster and paint (first time doning something like that). Here's the link if you want to check it out:
decoriadore.blogspot.com

LindsB said...

I need to get out there and do some more thrifting, these are some great finds! I'm sorry the table was already sold, such a bummer when that happens

BellaLovesPink said...

Wow, you've got some great thrift stores in your area! Bummer about the sofa. I'd a bought it too.

Sunny said...

You've certainly inspired me to go check out the Goodwill right across the street from my home. I drop things off but have never once went in to check it out!

Jason said...

I love that tufted couch.
Too beige for my current place, but MAN! It'd be so great in a room painted in a dark colour. MmM!

curiousoyster said...

I love your thrifted goodies! We've got a little Junk Love Club going - you should check out EmmaRoseArt (emmaroseart.blogspot.com/p/junk-love-club.html) for a list of us who post our thrifty finds each Wednesday.
Long live Junk! - Alyse

drey said...

$39 for that gorgeous sofa? that is... yes i'd have sat down on it and cried. (i don't have ths space as well)

Jen of Made By Girl said...

WOW...that is unheard of $39??!??! I would have bought it. Where is this thrift shop located?
:)))))

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