Friday Finds

Happy Friday folks!!! It’s been an exhausting week for me so I’m truly embracing this weekend.. I hope you all are doing well.  Last week I tagged along on another golf trip with my husband and you know what guys… It was another fantastic trip of me finding great deals out there.  If you recall my last tag-along trip I found my beautiful Culver glass barware (still jumping for joy over that!), well this time I found some more goodies.. the only problem was I couldn’t fit them all in the truck.  Let me start by saying on my first stop I spotted this brass etagere.. That’s when I felt really, really and literally sick to my stomach when I realized I couldn’t get this home with me.  Talk about meditating on an object.. I was trying hard to figure a way I could take this apart and get it home with me.  For $39.98 I was hot mad.. Grrrrrrrr….It’s truly another piece that will haunt me.  It was a good solid structure and very heavy. The glass shelves were thick and the brass was sturdy.  It did need some cleaning..but nothing Barkeepers Friend can’t handle..  It’s times like this that I realize I need to travel in a U-Haul…lol

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Found a pair of barstools for $30.00/pr (and they swivel)

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This here was a perfectly good chair and the fabric was in great condition.  I liked the faint chevron pattern, but I wasn’t too big on the legs, however, for $14.00 I could learn to like them.

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Came across this picture for $5.00

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Here’s another ottoman for $18.00.  I did like this one but had no place for it..

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This chair & ottoman set was very comfortable, although it could use some cleaning.  All in all the fabric was good condition and for $45.00 ( it’s workable)

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I totally loved this screen!  If only I had a place for it – it would have made it in the truck

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This pair of contemporary lamps did make it home. They’re perfect for my son’s home and they were only $30.00 for the pair..

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and lastly.. this wasn’t a bad looking chair and for $29.00 – well worth the price

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I’m totally astonished what I find out here at such great prices.  Even though I couldn’t bring them with me, I just chalked it up that it’ll be someone else’s blessing.  Not everyone can afford new, but it’s great to see people can find good furniture to decorate their home on a dime.   I hope you liked my thrift finds and wishing you all a wonderful weekend. Until next… Happy hunting while you thrift your house into a home !!

Smooches

Jamala

 

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Light Up My Life

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Hey! Hey!!  I know it’s been a while but I’ve been trying to catch up with myself.. The heat is on and the thrifting scene is HOT!!!!  I’ve been on the go and I still found time and energy to hit a few thrift stores.  I hope you’ve been staying cool.  What I first like to say is Atlanta is one big thrifter’s paradise…Oh my goodness!!!! I can’t wait to go back and hit the scene.  I thought Charlotte was booming —- but chile, let me tell you– Charlotte ain’t got sugardity on Atlanta.  I want to recap with you all the wonderful items I found in the past few weeks from going to Atlanta, to Charlotte and then Jersey.  My lamp fettish has gotten off the chain.. Lamps galore.. and the best thing about lamps is- there’s a ba-zillion out there in thrift stores. In this post I’m going to feature a round-up of the favorite lamps I came across.  All didn’t make it home with me, but I snagged a couple.  Look at these beauties I found…This pair of classic ginger jar chinoiserie lamps would look awesome in a living room and at $17.00 ea.. they were a steal

I found these beauties – perfect for a garden inspired sunroom (or if you love birds).. they are an excellent accent.    I love the iridescent sheen and soft glow on the glass

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and here’s another pair that I came across – do you see that price.. $20.00 ea.  My brain was on lamp overload – I kept wishing I had a place to put them (I’ll regret leaving them later).  They’ll look excellent with your Fall decor.. the rich earthy tones will accentuate the rooms’s accessories.

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This brass beauty was only $10.00 at Goodwill in Atlanta – perfect behind a reading chair

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I simply adored the pineapple leaf inspired top

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I came across this pair of mint green & brass beauties at Palmetto Thrift Store in Columbia, SC.  They were marked $15.00 for the pair and the store was having a 20% off  sale so that made them $12.00 for the pair (yes – these came home with me)

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Retro cool!

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This modern mother of pearl lamp was  a mere $28.00

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A little brass table lamp for $6.00 was another bargain.  I loved the black/gold lamp shade.

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I got this modern wood/pewter lamp for $2.99 at Goodwill in Maryland. It’ll be perfect for my son’s new place (and he liked it -wooohoooo!).   It didn’t have a shade – but I’m not worried about that.. One will turn up.  If you follow me on Instagram then you know recently introduced my son’s brick cottage house he bought. He took a step towards freedom from rent to owning his home.  It’s a fixer-upper but it’s most definitely worth it.  You can follow along with us and the new hashtag for his home #brickcottageproject in which we’ll be showing the re-hab journey.

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And last but not least…. I snagged this retro chandelier for $25.00 for his new place as well – (he wasn’t too much a fan of this but I assured him once he gets it hung in his kitchen – it’ll look fantastic)

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One thing for sure.. it won’t go to waste… !  I hope you enjoyed my luscious lamp finds.  It’s so much fun when the thrifting scene is good.  At prices like these – you can play switcheroo anytime and not feel the pinch in your purse.  Remember as always- Happy Hunting and enjoy Thrifting Your House into a Home!!

Smooches!!

Jamala

 

 

 

Thrifty Thursday

Forgive me guys, I know I’m suppose to continue the Victorian Charm home tour, but I wanted to interrupt it with a quick post of thrifty Thursday.. I have to say one thing for sure …. it’s been a freaking thrifters’ paradise out here.   I can envision us (fellow thrifters) sitting in the anonymous cyber circle and admitting to our guilty pleasure of being a “thrifterholic”, meanwhile showcasing our fancy finds,  giving the reason behind the addiction.  So with that being said.. My name is Jamala and I’m a “thrifterholic”.   Anyone else ready to step inside the cyberbox and confess with me?  Don’t be afraid..there’s a lot of love in this group… chuckles…. we’re birds of a feather that flock together… 🙂

Okay.. now that’s over and done with.. let’s jump to all the goodies that were found!

I heard about a new Goodwill that opened in Lancaster and decided to take a visit.  Glad I did, because I found this loveseat for $50.00.  Excellent condition – no stains, smells or damages.  So this came home with me for my son’s house.  He just purchased his first “starter” home and he’s pretty excited.  Woohooo to him!!  This will be perfect for his living room.

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I’m no wine specialist or sommelier but when we popped into another off the beaten path thrift store, I stumbled upon what looked like swizzle stick with a cork thingy..and did a quick research and found out it was a Winecicle.  They sell for in the range from $8.00 (without an Aerator) to $50.00 (with an Aerator).  If you’re like me and hadn’t heard of them, you simply freeze it approximately one hour before using your wine.  Once frozen, place the icicle in the bottle to keep your wine perfectly chilled  Wait for 10 mins and it is ready to pour at right temp.  They’re easy to wash and clean and it’s dishwasher safe.

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The one I found has an Aerator and it was $4.00.  A perfect accessory for the bar cart

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If you’re following me on Instagram, I posted this gorgeous crystal cut pitcher that was another thrifted find for $2.00  –  They make my fresh cut hydrangeas look so beautiful

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another look… because they’re just so darn beautiful… (I loooooves me some hydrangeas!!!)

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insert another smile   🙂

I got an email from the Goodwill Blog letting us know of another Goodwill grand-opening in West Columbia. Me and my musketeers got up early and headed there and boy are we glad we did.  I found this set of Threshold gold flatware for $10.50.  They had 6 boxes  – so needless to say… you know what I used my contest giftcards on (yippppeeeee !!)

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A thrifting diva Toni found this snazzy club chair for $12.46.  I can’t wait to see what she does with it.. High-5 Toni!

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and fellow Instagrammer Marla found this fabulous pair of metal & lucite lamps at a local thrift store.. (She really peeped these bad-boys out!!) she spent a whopping $6.00 on them..lol..  High-5 and a hip bump to you girlfriend!)

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and last but not least – Up next – is one of the grandest mirrors found by another thrifting diva Shelly and it was “THEEEE best” $45.00 spent.  You know my mouth dropped open and eyes got big as pool balls.. lol… She gets 2 high-5’s, a hip bump and a heel kick on this score.

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She’s using it in her boutique and as you see, it adds the perfect chic-ness for her decor- WAY TO GO Shelly!!!

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Now you see why I was soooooo excited to post a Thrifty Thursday???  It’s really fantastic seeing all the gorgeous finds out here and how everyone is thrifting their house into a home.  As always, it’s not what it costs, but how you style it.   Happy Hunting and have a wonderful weekend!  (up next is the Victorian Charm home tour continuation 🙂

Smooches!!

Jamala