Thrifting Lately

I’ve been doing just a little bit of thrifting lately and wanted to share some of my finds with you.  I’ve been seeing lots of yummy stuff, but just haven’t pulled the trigger on a lot of it.  I guess I’m just being extra picky these days. So first, I’ll share the pieces I left behind.

One shop had loads of beautiful brass. I especially loved the little owl and the extra large duck bookends.


And these elephants were pretty major. They were huge and gorgeous, but just a little too pricey that day.  I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on them though!


I also thought this was the sweetest little bar chair, and the faux brass bamboo TV tray definitely caught my eye!

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I found a set of matching peacock lamps that were pretty cute too.  Not really my style, but they could definitely work in certain spaces.


But now for a few things that I just couldn’t pass up…

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The BOSS bookends might be my most favorite purchase ever. They were seriously fabulous, and sold within 5 minutes of listing them in the shop.  The antelope bookends are still listed though!

Speaking of the shop, I also recently added this matching pair of vintage floral lamps. Aren’t they pretty!?


How has your thrifting gone lately? Found any can’t-live-without pieces?

Are you looking for something in particular? Contact me to let me know and I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for you. I’d love to be your personal shopper!!

Neutral Looks for Less

From an early age I learned to shop for bargains and sales when it comes to just about everything (except toilet paper and trash bags).  I shop way more than I should, but I always try to get a lot of bang for my buck, which is how I discovered Kirkland’s a long time ago. I’ve been shopping Kirkland’s to decorate my living spaces from my college dorm room to our new master bathroom, where I snagged two mirrors for our custom vanity for under $80 total!

One of my favorite things about Kirkland’s is the plethora of neutrals they have available.  Since we decided to use color on our walls instead of going with beige or gray throughout the house, neutral accents don’t get washed out like they might otherwise. I think decorating is about finding that balance between bland/boring and sensory overload!  With Kirkland’s, it’s easy!

Here are a few of my favorite neutral pieces and how they compare in price.

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Kirkland’s ornate mirror vs. Hayneedle ornate mirror

West Elm metallic lamp vs. Kirkland’s metallic lamp

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West Elm storage bench vs. Kirkland’s storage bench

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Kirkland’s chair vs. West Elm chair

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Pier 1 sunburst mirror vs. Kirkland’s sunburst mirror

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Kirkland’s tufted headboard vs. Hayneedle tufted headboard

With Kirkland’s, you don’t have to sacrifice style or quality for your bargain piece.  You can get everything you want without the scary price tag! I’ve gotten so many comments on our vanity mirrors and other decorative accents I have around the house, and I always smile knowing that I didn’t have to spend a fortune to pull it off.

Which of these items is your favorite? Do you shop at Kirkland’s? What deals have you found?

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