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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Let's Go Thrifting: Auction and Thrift Store Finds Vol 9

A curated vintage furniture and decor collection from auctions, Facebook Marketplace, and thrift stores! It's time for another edition of Let's Go Thrifting !  In my area, thrifting during the winter is a little slower than in warmer seasons.   It's much slimmer pickings and more times than not I walk out empty-handed.   I say this, to remind you to stay encouraged while thrifting.  Each day is different and you never know what treasures you'll find!  It's better to walk out of a store empty-handed than miss out on possible deals.  I live in Maryland and often travel to Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia to thrift and pick up auction finds.  I always follow my Thrift Like A Pro Tips to help find the best items and deals. My current thrifting list consists of the following:  - Vintage jeans - Vintage flannels (wool, made in USA, Woolrich, Pendleton) - Wood furniture (solid wood, smoke-free, dovetail joints) - Old books  - Vintage and antique ite...
Monday, February 5, 2024

Vintage Dining Room Mood Board

ADD CHARACTER AND INTEREST TO YOUR HOME WITH THIS VINTAGE-INSPIRED DINING ROOM MOOD BOARD! I finally removed the dining room Christmas tree and decorations the other week.  It was the last room I needed to put away, and I was dragging my feet.   Once the room was cleared, I was left with a blank slate and the urge to change the decor in the space.  Does anyone else feel their home looks bare and empty after putting away holiday decor?  Do you get the urge to change your home this time of year?  Before I get to the dining room mood board details, I wanted to share a few budget-friendly tips to help you save money when redecorating and making changes to your home.  BUDGET-FRIENDLY REDECORATING TIPS AND IDEAS  1.  KEEP WHAT YOU CAN  What do you love about the room?  You can save money by keeping the current paint color(s), area rug, or large pieces of furniture.  Reusing what you already have will allow you to replace what no longer brings you joy with items that do.  2.  BUY SECONDH...