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 d├ęcor.

    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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