The thrifting was very good for me this last weekend.
Nearly every single thing in our home is second hand. From the towels in our kitchen, to the desk I am writing this post on, to the jeans in my dresser and even the band-aids (unopened) in our first aid kit. I buy very few things new anymore. Sometimes when I have an item on my thrift wish list I'll buy something that will "do" until I find something more perfect. When I first moved to Santa Rosa I found a fabulous teak and tile Danish modern dining room table for $250. It came with 4 matching chairs but the seat were somewhat worn. Since I am the mother of two children, I didn't think much about the chairs especially with my then 8 year old son in mind. He comes home from school covered in sand and dirt.
Last Friday, I went to an estate sale where I found 6 Mid Century Modern Burke Fiberglass chairs. They were priced at $35 each. When I saw them in the ad for the sale in my in-box I had no idea that I would see them, fall in love with them and bring them home. I actually expected some of the other MCM dealers to swoop them up. When I walked into the garage and saw them waiting for me, I had to buy them. Although it wasn't a brilliant time to spend $210 on dining room chairs, I think if I had left them behind I would have regretted it for the rest of my life. I love these chairs. They completely make our dining room.
To balance out the purchase of the chairs, I found this amazing globe at the next estate sale. I had no idea how unique it was until I arrived home and researched it. It was made in 1961 and is a Columbus duo globe. It's actually a glass globe although at the sale I thought it was metal. You can read more about this globe at this website where it had sold for $395. This globe was my gift to pay for my chairs. I love the balance of thrifting.
Saturday morning took me to the east of town where I went to a downsizing sale. I bought this Bose CD/Radio for the kitchen for a mere $10.
This may be my first wrought iron piece that I've ever purchased. It certainly is the largest. This is a vintage wrought iron panel that I think originally was part of a decorative fence. At first I thought it was a gate but each side edge is exactly the same. It's so heavy that it took two of us to unload it from my van. This photo is only a small section of it.
I found this painting at the flea market in Santa Rosa. I walked by it the first time and of course those teal colors caught my eye. I was going to ask the price but I just assumed that it was too much. And it's not like I'm lacking in thrifted art. An hour later I wandered by the booth again and decided to ask about the cost. The seller said $15. I looked at it some more but for some reason I didn't want to spend $15. As if he read my mind, he lowered the price to $10 and I took this very large painting back to my van.
Overall it was a very positive thrifting weekend. I can't wait to see what you all found.
Did you go thrifting this weekend?
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