I’m so excited about my latest thrift store finds. My first find was a cute little wooden child’s chair. The star shaped cut outs on the back rest give it real charm. It was only $1, which is such a bargain! Now, I have a child so it will be used as a chair. But it also makes a great display item. Next, an Italian orange floral scarf, which I plan to use as a table runner. Orange just screams “vintage” in my opinion, and it was also really inexpensive. I was lucky enough to find two brand new votive candle holders for only $2.99 each. They come from Country Road, whose homewares I love, and they still had the labels and original tea light candles inside. The little black and white striped pot was only $1, and as I love stripes I just had to have it. I found a bag of buttons, in beautiful pale colours, for only 20 cents, and finally the trophy. Such a lucky find. Only $4, it’s silver with engraving that reads “Anzac Day, 1939, L J Peterson, Member of the 27th Btn, Winning Platoon.” I love it for it’s nostalgia, as well as it’s display potential.
My new finds look lovely displayed here on my little mint green cupboard, with a $1 thrift store frame on the wall. I think mint green works really well with the orange scarf. Chairs need not be used just for sitting, they also make great display items, side tables, magazine racks, etc.
I think these items look fabulous together due to their contrasting shapes and textures. A very eclectic display. I like to display objects in odd numbers, and I especially like groups of three, all at differing heights.
The little chair looks right at home in my daughter Sydnee’s room, with her favourite red shoes and polka dot suitcase. A very successful thrift shopping trip indeed!