Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Thrifting Haul - Finding My Groove

I think I'm finally getting the hang of this whole "thrifting to resell" business. I no longer feel pressured to buy anything and everything, and I no longer feel the need to avoid thrifting altogether. I can now go into a thrift store and only buy the things that I really like. It's a nice feeling! So here are some of my favorites from my weekly finds.

This vintage needlepoint was the first thing I found this week. I love the bright colors and the little critters are all so cute!

I probably picked this cat mirror thingy up and put it back down about five times. I still can't decide if I really like it. It's not my style at all, but I think I would have regretted leaving it behind. It was inexpensive enough to take a chance, and hopefully some cat lover will enjoy it.

I love old little wall plaques like this one. It has a sweet quote about friendship and was a total steal.

I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that I looked at this for a good minute or two before realizing it says "mugs." Apparently I'm a little slow sometimes! I'm going to spray paint a fun color (suggestions, anyone?) and put it in the booth with my favorite mugs on it.

My mom remembers using trays like this when she was a child. It's a little dirty, but nothing a little elbow grease won't fix!

I'm a sucker for any art done directly on wood. I loved how this piece is not only carved, but the flowers and bucket are slightly tinted. Pretty and subtle!

This chair is my latest curbside find. My son and I found it while on our walk yesterday morning. Apparently people in my neighborhood don't like pressed back chairs.

I can't figure out why though! Isn't the back pretty? I can't wait to paint it. I can't decide if I should stick with white or go for something for fun. I'm open to suggestions!

And of course, like every time I thrift, I came home with more monkey pod to paint for my shop.

Although I should probably stop, since I have quite the collection already.

And the saddest part is, this picture was taken probably a month ago. The collection has grown since then.

But on the plus side, I've finally started selling things! Five sales already - yay! But no reviews yet - boo! Is there any polite way of asking for reviews on Etsy? The lack of reviews is killing me. 

I'm running a grand opening sale at Tess and Ivy. Use coupon code GRANDOPENING20 to save 20% on all your purchases throughout September. Find a unique piece for your home or a fun gift idea!

Be sure to share your great finds!

Linking up with: Thrifty ThursdayThe Cottage MarketFrench Country CottageThe Thrifty Groove


  1. I you are selling the chair, I would paint it white. If keeping it you could paint any color to match your décor.

    1. Thanks for the advice, Ann. I'll probably end up doing what you recommend, and paint it white. I have to remember that not everyone loves bright colored furniture!


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