Friday, January 10, 2014

Recent Home Decor Thrift Store Finds

The first few weekends following Christmas are some of the best times to go to thrift stores.  After Christmas, people (including myself) tend to get rid of a lot of things and take them to D.I.

Last weekend, after taking down all of my Christmas decor, I redid this bookshelf with some of my newest found treasures.  This year I am incorporating a kind of beach cottage look to my rooms.  Note the sea shell art and coral.  There are only 2 items on the shelves that did not come from thrift stores!

In the dining room I added some candelabras and a fun frilly pillow (both D.I. finds).

A lot of people say they never find anything at D.I.  My secret is to spend about 2 hours on Saturday mornings and watch for them to bring out the newest items.  There are large crowds of people that do the same thing, so it gets a little crazy, but I am patient and polite as I knock people down going for the things I spy.  (really, I have seen that happen, but I DO NOT do that)

Give it a try!
Good luck.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Hey Macklemore, can we go thrift shopping?

It is a well known fact among those that know me, that I love thrift store shopping.  My home is decorated almost entirely with thrift store and yard sale finds.

Lately, I have been having just as much fun 
shopping for 
clothes at thrift stores.

Of course, my favorite thrift store is Deseret Industries, but I enjoy Savers and other less well known shops as well.

So, I will begin to show some of my fashion finds on my blog, along with my home decor discoveries.  I still need a better camera, but my goal this year is to update my blog more often.

What I am wearing:
Denim Versace Jacket---Thrift Store $10.00
Chevron Maxi Skirt---Thrift Store $6.00
Leather Boots---Thrift Store $5.00