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Monday, June 23, 2014

My Second Hand Finds

As most of you know I am a thrift store shopper! I grew up shopping at thrift stores with my grandmother so it's in my blood! I love going to Goodwill, flea markets and garage sales. My home is full of great finds that I have purchased over the years.

I started shopping at antique stores a few years ago. I simply love going and looking at all the items and the decor. Thrift store shopping has become an essential part of being a good homemaker for me. My husband even appreciates the time and effort I put into making our home lovely. I love cleaning and organizing. You can see my blog post here about home-keeping.

Sometimes I even hear him tell a visitor where I purchased an item. One thing I wish I had more of is passed down family heirlooms. I have nothing from either one of my grandmothers so starting this heritage for my daughter has been rather important to me.

Along with decorating I also love having my home smell divine. I love when people walk in and say how good my home smells. If you wish to know what I use to keep my home smelling great please read my blog entry about home scents here. 

My favorite second hand places to shop are the Goodwill, Value World and the Beech Grove Emporium. See my blog entry here about the emporium and my blog entry here about my Goodwill shopping.

Now below I am going to give a tour of my "Sitting Room" in my home. I do enjoy using this room. It's a great place to host my girlfriends when they come over for a little chat and maybe some tea. I hope you enjoy looking at my finds just as much as I do. Enjoy!

I found this leopard cloth at the Beech Grove Emporium for only $7.99. The shag pillow
I found at Garden Ridge for $12.99. 

I am a huge Martha Stewart fan. So whenever I see her books at the flea markets I buy them.
I purchased these at the Half Price Bookstore. Fantastic right? I love my Jane Seymour "Making Yourself at Home" book. It was a great Ebay purchase. 

More Martha Stewart books 

And more Martha Stewart books. I purchased these for $1!

I have some of my books sitting on my brown trunk. I love this trunk! It reminds me of a Louis youknowwhat. But in time I believe that I will be able to purchase one of those trunks!

I found these plates at Value World. I only paid $2.50 each!

I love my gigantic floral arrangement. I actually purchased this from my mother-in -law's friend. She was downsizing and needed to get rid of some things. She sold it to me for only $10! But it originally had these ugly green and gold roses. I pulled all of those out and replaced them with flowers I love. 

I purchased this antique pitcher and bowl from the Goodwill store. The price was only $25 but on that day everything was 50% off! So I paid half!

These Royal Albert cups were purchased at the Emporium for only $5 each! There other large tea cup was purchased from the Manor House antique store but it closed its doors last year! Sad face! The angel statute was a gift from my husband years ago. 

The goblets were a gift from my mother-in-law. My pink and white cherry blossom tea set was a birthday gift from my husband from the Teavana store.  The other tea cups were purchased from the Emporium. I will pass down these items to my daughter.

This floral wall decor was purchased at the Old Time Pottery Barn. I thought it was splendid!

This table was purchased at a garage sale from my neighbor for $5. The other table items were purchased from T.J Maxx

Okay, I had to have a chandelier. I love it! I purchased it from Lowe's. 

This lovely mirror picture was purchased from Hobby Lobby. 

All of my pillows were purchased from T.J. Maxx and the Goodwill. 

Oh gosh! I found this fantastic tapestry at the Emporium for $16!

My bamboo table I found at the Manor House for $29. My tray and pineapple are from Marshal's. 

Overview of the room

Another view from the stairs. 

I just recently found this beautiful vintage lamp at the antique store for $25! 
I wish I knew what the year of it was. 

I found this gorgeous wing back chair from the Goodwill for $40.
It is in great condition. What a find!

This is my chair in my office. My husband purchased this for me at a garage sale!

Here is another view of the room. 

I found this lamps at the Goodwill store for $3.99 & $5.99!

I purchased these window panels from the flea market. 
I loved the fabric that was added to them. I paid $20 for both!

I don't know where to put them yet so I just sat them on the nightstand in our bedroom. 

I have been inspired by the Enchanted Home blog. 
The blue and white looks so classic!

I will be redecorating my family room and kitchen with the blue and white decor. 

This was a great find. I found this at the antique store. The Royal Albert Old Country
Roses plate and tea set! I was so excited when I saw it! 

Now if you need some ideas on how to decorate your space then read my blog entry about ideas here.

(photos via Mrs. Shockley)

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