thrift store finds

this post is about 3 weeks late, but it's taken me that long to kind of clean up the house enough that i could take a few pictures. and to clean up the house enough to find my camera...

the day after christmas i went shopping with my mom. i wasn't planning on buying anything because we had limited packing space in the car. but then i found a new store... a vintage store... in the mall.

the store was an interesting concept. they mixed vintage furniture and accessories with some new decor items. anything marked with a "v" on the price tag was vintage. they had a decent collection of mid century furniture. and, the day that i went, everything in the entire store was 50% off. it's probably a good thing i was limited on packing space!! but don't worry, i did buy a few smaller things, i haven't had a chance to take a picture of everything i bought, but here are a few of my favorite finds:
the candlesticks were the first things i picked up. i was already excited about them, and then i spotted the teapot. i may or may not have run across the room. isn't it fantastic??
right now the teapot and candlesticks are on the buffet, along with the gray tray from west elm that my mom got me for christmas. (the white candle holder on the corner of the mantel was also from the same vintage store).
the vintage decanter and the cocktail glasses were a gift from my uncle, and the wine decanter was a gift from my brother-in-law. i don't know if i will keep everything on top of the buffet, but for now it is one of the few clean surfaces in the house.

i bought a few other things at the vintage store, but they are still packed away. i'll post a few more pictures once i start to put the house back together!

and before anyone asks, yes, we are still working on the floors. we didn't get anything done over the weekend (but we did enjoy a lazy weekend!!) - i hope to have more progress photos to post soon.

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5 Responses to thrift store finds

Rachel Le said...

I loooove the teapot! I want to go vintage shopping now :)

Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess said...

Ooooooooohhhh.... I **adore** that teapot! Of course, I have kind of a thing for teapots, but wow. Gorgeous. What an amazing find!

Dennis and Su said...

Like everyone else, I think the teapot is especially amazing! Who was the designer or manufacturer? I got Rachel a vintage teapot at an antique store (in aqua) in Louisville.

I'll have to get your Mom to take ME to that store next time we're down there!!

Katie said...

the teapot has the name claudia shwide on the bottom, hope that helps!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

I love the finds. Especially next to that awesome tray!


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