Tuesday, August 3, 2010

thrifty finds.

With our low budget in mind, we have been thrift store/garage sale shopping for things to decorate the new store with! These are some of my faves...

thrifty finds

1. vintage gumball machine ( what would we put in it? )
2. large wrought iron bird cage (love!)
3. LOVE the legs on this table, I had to purchase it- I think we will paint it ( what color??? ) and make it our coffee bar.
4. turquoise potting table- love the color and the structure of it.
5. ladder shelf to give a pop of red somewhere.
6. cute secretary desk- I {heart} secretary desks.

Which one is your favorite?

45 comments:

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

I LOVE that birdcage! Is it just going to be decorative, or do you have a use for it? [either way it's amazing. . . I'm just curious :]

The WoodLand School said...

Score central! I love that aqua potting table -- great color with such a lovely simple design.

Shari said...

Oh wow.. what awesome treasures you have uncovered. My fave is the secretary. Although - I love each and every one of them. The coffee bar table makes my toes curl with delight. :D

The Tesdalls said...

I love the gumball machines!!:)

janelogancato said...

I love the bird cage! And...the pattern of the fabric behind the vintage gumball machine... :)

janelogancato said...

I love the bird cage! And...the pattern of the fabric behind the vintage gumball machine... :)

Stitches by Katy said...

Cute secretary desk. Great find! Are you going to paint or stain it?

Renee@Modus Operandi Designs said...

oh, I love that you bought the table! That's my favorite item on the page. It's going to be perfect as a coffee bar!

twolittletots said...

what fun stuff! i love the turquoise potting table...really cute!

i can't wait to see the shop!

Jessica said...

I love, love, LOVE the birdcage!! It's so adorable. I think I will go to a thrift store & see if I can hunt one down!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Erin, those are some great finds!!

julie said...

I love the pop of red!

Jacki said...

I LOVE these, Erin! Such great finds! That red ladder shelf is fabulous. And the table - love! What about a blue/turquoise under ivory/white, distressed to show a bit of the blue.

I'm thrift shopping right now too for my new apartment. It's so much fun to find a little treasure that just needs a bit of love or proper styling to become really special!

Candice @ Made With Love said...

Wow- great finds!!! I love all of the pieces, but especially love the awesome bird cage as I can see your beautiful necklaces hanging inside. I'm so excited for you! :)

cooperkelly4 said...

definitely the secretary desk. =0)

Elizabeth said...

I am going thrifting today! Love all your finds...couldn't pick a fave. Great idea for the shop and they all look great together!

Put treats for your customers in the gumball machine! or fill it with your stamping oopsies...not to say that you would have any of those :)

Erin said...

My favorite thing is the secretary desk. I love little desks like that with little compartments. So cute!

Rebekah said...

If it were me, and I know this is totally out there, I would put orphan beads in the gumball machine. Then customers could get a handful of eye candy. I know you sell jewelry and not beads, but I think it's a fun idea.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I like the table with the cute legs. I'd probably paint it white, but that pale aqua being seen all over the place these days would look great too.
Blessings,
Marcia

La said...

The little table with the unique legs.

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

The potting table is my fave, but they are all great finds! Your store is going to be lovely!

the thrifty ba said...

gumball machines!

Marcy said...

Can't pick a fave, I love them all!

Karen said...

The vintage gumball machine, for sure!

Britney Jean said...

ummm...i can't pick a favorite. i love them ALL! thrifting/garage selling is so much fun!

Ali @ Mommie Life said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the red ladder shelf! Absolutely gorgeous and it's going to look just perfect in your shop! :)

Maria said...

I love the table that you will use for your coffee bar! That will make your store so homey and welcoming! I also do love the birdcage...I envision that as a unique display cage for your charms and chains!

Sarah @ 365 Glimpses of John Parker said...

Love the gumball machine! I never find cute stuff when I thrift-shop. Only junk! :)

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

I recently discovered thrifting and absolutely love iT! What great finds!

kbloems27 said...

I have to pick one?? I LOVE them all, they will all look so great!

Celeste said...

Love it all!!

I'd say paint that table either turquoise or a mustard yellow ... or dark gray?

Katie said...

I love the secretary dest, so cute!

Julie said...

definitely loving the secretary desk. What great finds!

hiyaluv said...

how fun! i love that you could redo so many of these and paint them to make them "new" again! I love the sustainability of repurposing old things!
smiles,
gina

Tony said...

I love the pretty leg table..I can totally see the final product!! Bird cage is beautiful, could totally hang your necklaces off the poll inside! And for the gumball machine, how about simple inexpensive little charms to add to there necklaces...maybe say you must make a necklace purchase to purchase from the machine...that could be fun!! I know I'd sit there with like 50 bucks in quarters!LOL... <3 it Erin!
Gina

missyg said...

You have found such amazing things! I would have to say my fav out of them is the turquoise potting table. I am actually on the hunt for a table like that and would be so excited to score one!

Malorie said...

Where will the store be? I live in Tulsa and would love to check it out! Maybe you could fill the gum ball machine with old buttons or clear marbles?

Amy K said...

I love all your finds. My favorite is the ladder shelf, but I really like the secretary desk as well.

Sarah said...

The desk is so awesome! You could use it to display things or actually use it as a desk for the store's paperwork! Our huge secretary came from an auction, and it's one of my most favorite pieces of furniture. It has the old bubbly glass panels and everything!

Naomi @ Joyfully Seeking said...

love pretty legs table, so pretty!! aqua, fuschia, gray??

GreerAnn said...

Could you put your already stamped charms in little plastic containers in the gumball machine? Kind of like a classy version of the toy dispensers at grocery stores.

SM Anderson said...

It would be between the vintage gumball machine (my boys LOVE gumballs) or the secretary. If you decide you don't want the desk I would LOVE it.

Sara said...

They are all so gorgeous! I have such a hard time finding beautiful things but it makes me want to go search some out! My favorite though, is the red ladder shelf!

lee said...

i love the gumball machine. i would fill it with beads or jewelry!

sarah said...

I love all VINTAGE!!! but the gumball machine is very cool! i think you should put little daily quotes on rolled up little papers and let each customer grab one? or use it so customers can leave a quote and drop it in.Maybe like a leave a quote and take a quote type thing