Thrifting: Summer edition


Loved this chair so it came home with me. Not sure if it’s an Eames because the back is slightly taller than the vintage chairs but it’s sturdy and comfy and i love it. 
IMG_8191I love this table so I painted it white and now it’s beside my bed. (below)
IMG_6270Thought these fungus S+P shakers were cute for my budding collection.
DSC_0008Would have been a nice DIY project for a bedroom armoire or kitchen storage.
IMG_5290Cute kids chair for my craft room. it has wheels, that’s all.

IMG_5292 reminded me of grandpa’s chair I named Herman,  but it was pea-green, and not in a good way.IMG_5293 I thought this was funky and could be fun painted. but I won’t go there again for a while. (see here)IMG_5294 Cool Brass lamp. nuff said. IMG_5295I kinda wanted this wicker to be my coffee table. but I didn’t decide fast enough and it went home with someone else.
IMG_6166 Punch bowl in red, fun!IMG_6170 cuz I’m a cute lil bear cookie jar…IMG_6172 i am attracted to pottery mugs but I think they wanted like $2, no thanks.IMG_6173 Cute nautical colored heels in wrong size..IMG_6174 I’d love to tackle recovering a wingback, someday.IMG_6175 For the home theatre goer..IMG_6176 Oh and my mini brass llamas! I got two of these puppies for 50 cents and they sit atop my mantel.IMG_6116 got this funky backpack and love using it on our outings/picnics to carry sunscreen and water. really a lifesaver.IMG_6114 saw one of these rocking chairs painted kelly green on pinterest and was tempted!IMG_6260went home with this dirty lil chair, cleaned and painted him up!
IMG_6261 painted and recovered bench anyone?IMG_6262 quirky lil dresser IMG_6263 IMG_6286 IMG_6287That’s about it for now. I’m still looking for a more mid-century modern looking coffee table and would love a funky console table to replace the turquoise dresser I have in the entry now.  Any luck thrifting in your world lately? xo Jessica

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Thrifted, vintage scarf


So I haven’t done a thrifting post recently and I wanted to try wearing the items I thrift for a new kind of post on here.  My style is very eclectic, a little boho, a lot mismatchy.  This is my very first attempt and some of the photos are blurry but I thought I got a pose down in them so I included them, haha! I thrifted this Bill Blass scarf and I tied it in my hair for when I’m out and about doing errands and things.  The shirt is from Papaya and the skirt is my tennis/workout skirt!  The necklace is from a boutique in Mckinney, TX.  On my face: Lipstick//glossy kiss, aveeno BB cream, Nars blush in Orgasm.  I wouldn’t wear this out for an occasion or anything, just around like to the (what?) thrift store.

Whew, that was fun but a little scary!  Do you like doing personal style or outfit posts?  Thanks for stopping by!firstoutfittry blurshot myscarf firstoutfit pose1 headshot

Thrift finds : ceramics


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Loving ceramic finds lately; they bring an organic element into our home that is visually calming. I love this arrangement on the dining room table of 5 pieces I found all in one trip.  Love the heart mug and the tiny blue Chinese pitcher.  Had to throw in the tiny bronze llamas!  I freaked out, they are awesome and look just the pair who live down the street from us!

Happy Friday and a very happy birthday wish to my dad!  He says he still feels 20 years old at his 54 so we are thankful for that! Love you Dad!

Thrifting lately


IMG_4725I have a Confession or 2: One, I’ve been thrifting a lot lately.  It’s retail therapy for the cheapo (that is not a word I realize but I’m using it) I am proud to be.  Plus, we’ve owned our home for 4 years now and it still needs lots more stuff something to feel cozier + homey in my opinion.  My second confession is that I’m a little majorly obsessed with lamps lately.  Our $60 IKEA lamps totally fizzled on us so I’m on the look out.

I know I’ve seen quite a few other blogs doing thrift posts lately as well and I love seeing what other people find.  It’s a fun hobby and sometimes you can find something really unique and special.  For now, I consider myself a thrifting adolescent (like not a newborn but not a seasoned adult), like I’ve gone once or twice in the last 10 years  but now I go once or twice a week.  I don’t really have any thrifting rules, just that it has to be something I love and can see myself using.  If I can live without it then it’s a no go.   So the picture above is a brass lamp I keep eyeing but haven’t bought it yet…keeping my options open I guess. And probably as a rule, if I haven’t bought it after a week or two then I won’t end up with it because I don’t really love it.IMG_4724I’m also looking for some bedside tables…liked this all wood Thomasville one ok…maybe a little paint and new hardware…but I want something a little simpler in design…IMG_4743 Was a tad obsessed with this table…painted glossy white, hello! but someone got it for $60(was waiting for the price to go down)…good for them.DSC_0019 Can’t resist bargain books…didn’t know that in his biography, Roald Dahl is described as a creepster (can’t wait to read it)…I’d love to build a wall unit in the Living room to house them all, if I could ever get the hubs around to it…DSC_0017Oh, and this I found at the flea market last summer, painted and how cute!DSC_0001Always wanted to find one of these…$7 cart at a Terrell, TX thrift shop.  Tempted to paint it but not quite sure which direction to go…Fun and bright like red or glossy white, or more simple like oil rubbed bronze or black…hmmmm, what do you think?IMG_4753 $5 lamp at Censational thrift shop in Rockwall–love it, it’s by my side of the bed:) So granny chic.DSC_0147 $5 Espresso maker at Censational (the steamer doesn’t work but still makes good espresso)DSC_0050LOVE these $40 Chrome chairs I found at a consignment shop in Royse City. The best part, the dogs can’t sit on them and get their hair everywhere;)  Yeah, they were $40, but I love them and will have them for-EVA!DSC_0140What? $2 brass deer candleholder at an estate sale, yep.DSC_0151 $10 metal typewriter desk at an estate sale. Gonna paint it pebble grey…not quite sure where it’s home will be…DSC_0154$2 midcentury stool at Censational
DSC_0155 $5 vanity stool at an estate sale. Needs a new cushion but it’s cute right?
DSC_0188 $3 wool blankets at an estate saleDSC_0191And this guy for $3!  I totally got made fun of for this one, but it made me laugh, plus, we played with the dogs with it, huh-larious!  He’s hanging in the kitchen now, silly little guy.  Any fun thrifting lately?  Would love to hear what you’re finding out there!