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Boomerang Chairs and More Cool Stuff


Remember this pair of chairs that we picked up last spring for $10 each? Yes, $10.

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Well here they are sporting their new looks just in time for the Holidays. One for the living room and one for the basement. I picked up the upholstery fabric on Ebay for a song, had them rebuilt and recovered and repainted the iron legs. We spent less than $280 total for both chairs. Hows that for a bargain?


I was recently at a sale in a 1967 home. This was the basement kitchen floor. What I would not give for them to reintroduce that pattern now!

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This pair of Oriental chalkware plaques were an antique mall find at 75% off: $5 for both!

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This coffee table in the basement may get me into trouble with other mid mod enthusiasts; It is a newer table in a retro style.

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This atomic Fire King casserole with stand was just too cool to pass up for $17. I have never seen this pattern and it is in great condition.

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As was this $12 aqua and black swirly enamel one:

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These cute brown poodles were a gift from my youngest son and his girl. They are in the main bath.
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This huge lamp weighs a ton and has ended up in the living room on the corner table. I want to paint the base but am not sure which direction to go. Ideas? We are leaning towards charcoal gray.


Here is an orange footstool found at a garage sale for $2:


After a date with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser she cleaned up pretty good!

I cannot wait to frame this for the Holidays:

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Won’t be long and we will all be putting up Kitschmas decor.

I will check back in then!


A Quick Little Buying Trip


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 🙂