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?