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A Quick Little Buying Trip

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Hubby and I decided to hit the road last weekend for a little R&R. Of course our idea of relaxation is digging for vintage finds!

We left bright and early so we would arrive at our destination area when the stores opened! We hit every Re-Store,  thrift store, antique mall and junk shop we could find. I had it all  mapped out beforehand, so we covered a lot of ground. Here are a few of our thrifty finds:

One Re-Store had record albums 6 for $1. How about this cool one, which we have already framed and hung:

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Here are a few more we could not resist:

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A set of  international themed cookbooks; all for $3.00.

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Of course I am always on the lookout for Kitschmas, especially for $1.50.

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Some small bowls with aqua, 30 cents each.  I never seem to have enough bowls.

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AND….and authentic and unused (Enid) Collins of Texas purse. I bought it to sell but now I’m having 2nd thoughts 😦

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Hubby saw this down the street from a Re-Store. He wants an old boat 🙂
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This store was the best of the whole trip! I cannot begin to describe the treasures inside this place. And great prices, too!

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You will have to wait a little bit to see the awesome pieces we bought home from this place. I will post them soon!

I saw this cutie at an Antique Mall. It DID NOT come home with me. Sigh….

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We are fortunate that Mid Century has still not caught on very well in our area. There are bargains to be had everywhere you turn 🙂

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The Office (not the TV series)

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My office/crafts/sewing/gift wrapping room was probably built to be a nursery. Believe me, nothing else would fit in here but a crib and dresser. It measures roughly 8 by 9 feet.

We painted the walls and ceiling “Pinky Beige” from the Sherwin Williams Suburban Modern Collection. I LOVE mid-century Paris decor so this is where I have most of it. My accent colors are bright pink and aqua with some black thrown in.

This memento holder is from IKEA.  I change it out with the seasons or when I take the notion. For Christmas I will hang vintage cards and other “Kitschmas” paper items. The wall hanging above it is a photo of Paris at night. That was a gift from my youngest son. Those Kentley wooden trays are dated 1952 and show scenes of the French Poodles Fifi and Pepe  romancing in Paris. They were originally a set of 4; I am searching for the other 2.

This vintage buffet holds paperwork, receipts and other office supplies. The aqua radio and other trinkets were garage sale finds. The Eiffel Tower lamp is from Target. The vintage fiberglass shade was picked up for $1.

This is the computer hutch. Beside it is a steel nightstand painted to look like blond wood 🙂 That long filmstrip of photos were taken in France last year when we visited  our oldest son. The hat and wig boxes were consignment store finds.

This amazing aqua fiberglass shell chair was $1 at an estate sale!  The framed early 60’s album was 25 cents at a book store in Louisville.

These fiberglass pinch pleat drapes were a thrift store find for $7. They are the perfect colors. The black metal stand and aqua suitcase were garage sale finds. One the bottom shelf are 2 great books I picked up:

Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book from 1956.  The cover is aqua 🙂

The other is Your Dream Home and How to Build it for Less from 1950.

This late 50’s framed Pan Am Airlines/Paris magazine ad was a Christmas gift from Hubby. The little metal shelves below hold some of my vintage poodles.

Inside this good sized closet is my hoard of sewing, crafting and gift wrapping supplies, my sewing machine, my vintage fabric stash, photos, old magazines and books,  and all manner of mid-century inspiration.

The original sliding closet doors and trim were replaced at some point with these painted modern ones. We hope to find unpainted period ones.

Yes it is small room. But we are empty nesters; who needs big bedrooms anymore. Besides it has everything a girl could want, with all the mess behind the closet doors. It is the one room I have kept somewhat feminine.

It is where I am sitting right now 🙂