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Thrifted Finds: Plant Stands and more

August 21, 2014

Hello all!  The last couple of flea markets have not disappointed!  Here’s my latest loot:

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If you haven’t noticed by my latest finds, I really have a thing for plant related items, as in I really might have a problem!  Not a bad problem to have though, in opinion!  Enjoy your day!

- Melissa

Monday Motivation: Everything changes.

August 18, 2014

everything changes

Thrifted Find-Brooklyn Bridge Drawing

August 14, 2014

This past weekend Mel and I hit the Elkhorn flea market. Even though we both had long days on Saturday and would have liked to have slept in, we were so glad we went to the flea early. Two words: less people. The difference between going to the flea at 7 AM and 10 AM is HUGE. You can actually walk into the booths, turn around, and get back out. Go later, you will spend half your time trying to navigate.

We didn’t find any furniture pieces, but we did find some cute little stuff (look for the little stuff in next week’s post!). When we were about halfway through, we came across this framed drawing of the Brooklyn Bridge. It was one of those, I love it, but I don’t need it, but I love it… Then I went back to the idea that I should have things in my home that are meaningful. New York is one of my favorite cities, and Tall Guy asked me to marry him on the Brooklyn Bridge. I have quite a few ‘filler’ home decor items that are just kind of placeholders until I find something that I love and that means something to me and/or Tall Guy. Someday I will be like Nate Berkus and have a home full of accessories from my world travels!

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The artwork was marked at $45 (pretty sure the framing cost more than that), and I got the seller down to $40. Mel gave me a little nudge and I pulled out the cash. Sold!

Mel added it would go perfectly in my living room. I’m still trying to figure out where I can fit it in and make it work. Maybe you’ll see it when my living room Re-Deux is complete:)

Happy Thursday!

-Amanda

Monday Motivation: Be daring. Be different…

August 11, 2014

be different

Monday Motivation: Give it your best!

August 4, 2014

give the world your best

Seems like a no-brainer, right?  Hope you all have an awesome week!

- Melissa

Whimseybox

August 1, 2014

TGIF!  With the weekend just around the corner and the hope of finishing all sorts of projects grows stronger, let me tell you about this gem I just came across that will intensify your DIY spirit.  I introduce to you, Whimseybox!  A beautifully designed site that gathers a plethora of DIY and craft projects, lets you connect with a community of makers, and best of all, you can purchase the supplies needed for those projects.  I don’t know what rock I’ve been living under but I’m so glad I stumbled upon Whimseybox, it’s my latest obsession.  I’ve always thought that ‘if you pin it, you should make it’, and Whimseybox helps you do just that!  Enough of my rambling, get over there and check it out for yourself.

Happy Crafting!

- Melissa

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Thrifted: Vintage Mirror

July 31, 2014

Hello all!  This week’s thrifted find cost me a whole $3!  It’s big and heavy, and there are a few chips along the edge, as well as a some cracks but I still think it’s pretty.  I may leave it this way for awhile, but let’s be serious, it’ll probably get painted at some point.  What do you think, a neutral, bright, pastel, neon….oh the decisions.   Now to find the perfect spot to hang it. Have you found any great finds lately?  If so, we want to see them!

- Melissa

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