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Thrifted Finds- 2nd Edition

Thrifted Finds- 2nd Edition

There is no reason why it has taken me this long to post the 2nd round of my thrift score finds (except-maybe-that we are renovating a house, I've begun a new business, we have a toddler and 2 dogs, blah, blah, blah...)- I mean, I actually discover things every single week-sometimes multiple times a week. We keep a few finds for our own home and other treasures make their way into my clients' spaces. And on many occasions, it's those thrifted items that have the biggest tug on the homeowners' heart and become cherished pieces in the design. An added bonus is that the objects feel original and have a major impact without putting a major dent in our wallets!

For this post, I'll focus on the things that I have brought into our new home in the last few weeks...

The first image highlights my growing collection of busts- the modern white and tiny Greek bust of Niobe are my most recent finds. Both are from the Stratford Antique Center in Connecticut. I want to also point out that all of the pieces displayed here are thrifted (both lamps, 3 out of 5 busts), found at garage sales (candlesticks), bought on sale or clearance at target and affordable home décor stores (lamp shades, picture frames, sculpture and 1 bust)  or are from Etsy (small bust of Hippocrates). The animal photos  from Kingdom by Randal Ford were the only splurge, but so worth it!

When I spotted the blue lamps pictured below, I instantly fell in love. I knew I'd replace the shades, so when I made the purchase, I gave them back to the thrift shop. On my way home I stopped into our local Westport Home Goods, which always has a great selection of affordable shades, and found a pair with a light grey herringbone pattern . Immediate upgrade!

The baroque mirror is definitely a different style for me, but I swear it was whispering my name (with a sultry foreign accent) from the back corner of the Goodwill. The quality is top notch-it's a gorgeous, heavy, carved wood design- and it was a steal at $15! I threw this baby into the cart faster than a Kardashian can post a selfie.

And finally, say hello to David- he's another bust that I recently found at local "junk shop." He sits atop a thrifted dresser from upstate NY and charms our guests with his worldliness (wink-wink).

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I'd love to see your finds too! Post them in the comment section or feel free to email me!

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