Thrifting for treasures to beautify and decorate our home is one of my favorite activities. Items I consider beautiful and that have a past from another loving home, just thrill me to the core. How wonderful can going green be? And than as a true Dutch girl of course…it has to be for the right price!
We moved last year from a rustic country bungalow in Canada to a cool modern house in a lovely suburb in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Walker and I decided that a change in decor was necessary and we both like Mid-Century Modern from the fifties to the seventies. Mix and match as we think is gorgeous ;0)
The good people of Cincinnati do not care for the sleek lines of Mid-Century modern. Very good, I say, more for me! And I have snapped up so many ‘too-good-to-be-true’ items for ‘too-good-to-be-true’prices already. Every thrift store, garage sale or flea market makes my heart throb!!
Mr.Walker and the Walker boys love the way the house turns out but do not like treasure hunting, let alone me going on and on and on about all these excellent finds. Since they are really lovely fellows and the centre of my universe, I forgive them and so you, dear reader, are the next victim….
These gorgeous Drexel hutch and side board were last year’s best scores.
Here this year’s loot so far…
Two lovely pieces of Kobe enamel ware ( $5.- for the two) , a 1950 Mellita coffeepot (love that color, $2.-) and how about that gorgeous Hornsea spice rack…good as new! ( can you believe it, only $8.-!!)
Lovely 1950 wine glasses (6 for $3.-) The two milk glass beakers look so lovely on the dining table with tea light candles ( $0.50 each) And how about that ice bucket with silver plate rim…for only $5.-! Be still my heart!
And the BEST so far, finally after 2 years of hunting, the dining rooms chairs I was looking for and wanted so badly. Where did I find them? Just down the road, at a garage sale! The young lady that was selling them, told me her parents-in-law bought the set years ago ‘at some Scandinavian Design store’ and gave it to them when they just moved and were a little short for cash at that time. She was shaking her head all the time in disbelief and clearly considered her parents-in-law reckless hippies. She moved the set to the basement as soon as she could afford it. She wondered if 40 dollars, for the whole set was too much? Ha, before she finished her sentence the money was in her hand and the dining room set in my car ;o)
The chairs came with a table, but I like my own table better. And I needed a bigger table in my studio anyway, so…tadaaa!
Mijn buit zover van t jagen op koopjes dit jaar, op garage sales, antiekmarkten en kringloopwinkels om ons nieuwe moderne huis te verfraaien. Ik ben zo blij dat retro home decor niet in de smaak valt bij t publiek in Cincinnati ;0)
Thank you for listening.
Love and Liefs, Johanna.