It finally happened. After 4 months of living here, I finally felt ready to get back into the estate and yard sale game, and it felt really good! Before we moved, I sold so much of my vintage goods at Sweet Clover, or on facebook (I showed you how here). After we moved, I felt like we just had such limited storage that the thought of bringing in anything we really didn’t need made me twitch. Finally, after several months of living here and getting the house set up as well as purging a bit more, I felt like I was ready. Last weekend, I unleashed my inner beast, and let her out to hit a couple of estate sales and community yard sales. Let me tell you, there were some incredible sales and finds, and I almost wished I had a store to shop for, but I held back because I am choosing to be really intentional with what I actually bring home. I want to make sure it has a spot or purpose before I buy it, because otherwise it will end up junking up what little storage space we have. I don’t need that, and neither does my marriage. 😉 Today I thought I would revive an old feature and share my purchases with you in Thriftscore Thursday: Recent Finds for Our House. (Please let me know if this is something you’d like to see more of! Also, I have linked some similar items at the bottom of this post for you and these are affiliate links.)
The last I shared my living room with you was back in February, and since then we’ve had a few little changes which I’ll share more of in another post, but for now, let’s see if you can spy one of my favorite finds.
If you guessed the bird wall hanging, you guessed right! I didn’t actually find this piece last weekend, but came upon it a couple weeks ago when I decided to pop into a local shop. It was only $17, brought in the pink I was hoping to add to this space, and had a great midcentury vibe with the shape of the birds. It was stapled onto a piece of wood and cardboard when I found it, but it popped right off.
Like I mentioned, I am trying to being a little more pink into this space because of our newly painted pink door, so when I saw this pink vintage book at an estate sale last weekend, I had to get it. This particular sale had so many amazing books! It had classics with beautiful bindings in an array of colors, and I was tempted to buy more. Each hardcover book was only $2! I came home with this one as well as an EA Poe book to use at Halloween and a gift book for a friend. The tiny tudor painting also came from the same estate sale and I paid only $1 for that; Emmy is infatuated with tudors so I thought she would love it. I went to that sale on a Friday so Wilder was with me, and he held onto the painting for me… he’s training to be my shopping companion.
Side note: As I was searching Etsy to find similar pieces with you, I came across this exact book twice and each time it was listed as “rare find” and the price was $55-65. What?!??! I feel like I stole it!
The next morning, I headed out to a church sale that started at 7 am. I found so many things to buy…. if I had a shop! I came home empty handed from that sale, but grabbed a coffee and Emmy, and we headed out to another estate sale and some community yard sales. I always have fun shopping with my daughter, so I was thrilled to have her company. I think she knows that I enjoy it so much that I am always willing to buy her things… she’s got my number! At the estate sale we did indeed find a few new additions for her room.
I scored the brass pineapple clipboard you see above at Friday’s sale. Emmy has a thing for pineapples, especially gold ones, and I knew she’d love it. Saturday morning, she spied this sweet little vintage jewelry box complete with some jewelry and a key to lock it. I loved the hand painted design, which on the bottom is marked as “Mademoiselle de Paris” and states that it was painted in Japan. She loves that it has a working lock. I’ll be sure to make myself a copy of that key. 😉
We also found a fabulous vintage Samsonite train case which also has a working lock and key, and I suggested it could be great for her makeup, so we took it home for that purpose.
Finally, my last find to share with you came from my local Goodwill store a couple of weeks ago. I really felt like our green master bathroom needed some vintage art, but I was waiting until I happened to find the right piece. I spied this little vintage seascape print in just the right earthy tones for 99 cents.
I love how it adds a little warmth and charm to this space and really helps it tie into the clay color blocking on the master bedroom wall.
That’s everything thrifted that I’ve found for our home in the last couple of weeks. It’s been so much fun to get back on that horse, and take him to all of the sales around town. Emmy and I are looking forward to more adventures together. Tell me about the best thing you’ve thrifted for your home lately?
Check out the shoppable gallery below to find items similar to those that I’ve featured today.