Thursday, January 3, 2013

What I'm Thrifting For - Winter 2013

I don't do well at furniture stores. Most of what they stock I only kind of like. And what they want you to pay? I just can't do it! In my house I have 2 (yep, 2!) pieces of furniture that were bought new, at a real furniture store. Now thrift stores, garage sales, antique and resale shops? THOSE are my friends.

Here's what I am hunting for this winter!

A secretary or tall bookcase for my office. One of my goals is to really get my office organized. Ideally I want something with drawers on the bottom and open shelving on top.

{L}: My Old Country House {R}: Better Homes & Gardens

A server/buffet/dresser to use as a new tv console. We are planning to (finally) move into the current century and purchase a new flat screen tv in the next few months. That means our old entertainment cabinet won't work any longer since its one of those sweet '90s models made for square, wideback tvs. I would love to find something with three drawers across and 2 or 3 rows of drawers down. And in a perfect world it would have bun feet. If all else fails I will kidnap the buffet masquerading as our dresser and replace it with something a bit smaller.

{L}: Sweet Pickins Furniture {R}:Two Twenty One

I always keep an eye out for frames (especially ornate ones), apothecary jars, old books, dessert stands and pretty glassware.

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