Watch the transformation of an MCR - our mid-century ranch

Watch the transformation of an MCR - our mid-century ranch
Built in 1957 as the model home for the development. 1796 sqft, 3 bedroom, 2 bath.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Thrift Log

We started going to estate sales and garage sales to look for furniture for our house and we did find some things, but mostly I just found cool vintage pieces (at fantastic prices) that I didn't have a use for. Since we love estate saling so much, and it was hard to pass up all the great things I was finding, I decided to start picking up the cool vintage pieces I found and start a vintage etsy shop (which I'm working hard to get filled back up after a recent break). Going to sales has become a really fun activity for us as a couple, especially as brunch is often involved. We also live in a part of town that has a ton of thrift stores, so I've also grown to love thrifting, which has led to the discovery of thrift blogs... Since C already had this blog going, I am going to start sharing my thrifty finds here as well.

We found all of the items in the above photo this Saturday and the bright colors really reflect the bright sunny weather here in Dallas this weekend. I also picked up some clothes - shorts and corduroy pants - I'm wearing the shorts today, but I imagine the cords will make an appearance before too long (Texas weather!). Anyhoo, the mushroom (it's a little container - the cap pops off!) is all mine!! I thought he would complement our mushroom-centric Christmas decorations quite nicely, but I think he may be more of a year-round kind of mushroom. The enamel Reed and Barton bowl is something I picked up for my brother-in-law - my sister started collecting them years ago but lately my bro-in-law has really gotten into it. They have an amazing collection, not just of the bowls but also the mod paisley, rectangle, and triangular dishes.  I suspect they already have this one and I bet my bro-in-law is going to sell it and use the profits to buy something more exciting - can't wait to see what he scores!  The green plastic desk caddy caught my eye and it is marked West Germany on the bottom. I always love enamel pieces, and C spotted this little Turkish coffee pot. I scored the ash trays on a solo thrift store run - I hadn't seen them before, but the second I spotted them I knew they were interesting. I quickly learned they were designed by the famous Japanese designer Isamu Kenmochi . Thrifting certainly provides excellent learning opportunities!  

We also found these great ornaments (along with another box with similar ornaments). We'll definitely keep a few for our collection!

Did you find anything fun this weekend?