Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday Thrifting = Score!

Yesterday I took my mom out on her very first thrifting adventure and discovered she may just be my new lucky charm! Check out these two amazing danish modern chairs I scored yesterday while out and about!

Both of these lovelies came home with me to the tune of only $79! (Yes for both!)

The actual chair frames are in mint condition and are possibly teak? I am not sure, but regardless they are beautiful! The cushions are the only thing that needs some attention... it seems that these burnt orange ones that came with the chair are possibly old couch cushions? But that is an easy (and fun!) fix! I have an Orla Kiely tablecloth (from Target) that I have been saving for just such a project, so I am anxious to see if it will be enough for both chairs...

John and I have been looking for what seems like forever for chairs like these, and it seemed either we would find ones that just weren't quite right, or we would find a pair that we adored but they cost half our monthly mortgage, so when my mom spotted these (and on her maiden voyage and everything, go mom!) I about lost my mind! I just love vintage scores! :)

Another tiny purchase I made were these sweet little patches. When I originally picked them up I thought maybe they were Girl Scout badges (hello RVA summer camp!) but I think they are actually travel souvenirs. Either way, I thought these three were definitely worth $2. I'm not sure what they'll be used for yet, but I am sure I'll find something fun!

Our day got cut slightly short because I had to go back to work, but it was such an awesome afternoon! What amazing thrift store finds have you happened upon lately?

Hope you are all having an amazing Wednesday! Here the weather is absolutely beautiful! I've got all the windows open and the breezes are flowing, which is just making me love my house right now! Hello Spring!!!

I'm off to work on Indie Biz projects, and later dinner with friends at our favorite Mexican joint... can you say guacamole and 'ritas ;)

the Bird


  1. oh wow!!!

    those chairs are a seriously amazing score!

    i just saw some like that in an antique store last week and they were wayyyyyy out of my budget range.

    excellent work!

    i love the patches too - if that ocean beach patch is from california, i used to live there! how cool. <3

  2. thanks diane!! :)

    i do believe the patch is from cali! i have such a soft spot for cali and the pacific ocean...

    john lived out there for 8 years and we have traveled there many many times, and spent the last ten years talking about moving back, but the cost of living just kills!

    so instead we set up camp a stones throw from the atlantic and both our families :)

  3. I need some chairs just like those. Could I borrow your mom please? Or just have her send some good chair vibes my way!

  4. AH!!!! i love these chairs SOO much. I want them!

  5. queen of fifty cents- my mom said she is sending you good chair energy ;)

  6. Hopefully I can go with you next time. We have lots of thrift shops in New Smyrna.
    Aunt Linda:)

  7. Aunt Linda,

    Absolutely! I think Mom was right, Tuesday is the day, so we'll have to get a plan in the works, maybe do a girls lunch and thrifting day! Sounds fun! :)