Being thrifty and a lover of shopping for all things vintage, I tend to *browse* antique shops and DROOL over beautiful things that are typically priced out of my cheap cheap reach.
Not anymore suckers.
Welcome home new coffee table. I love you.
You are perfect with no scratches, dings, funny smells or some other thrift incurred defect. You were handmade near Palm Springs in 1956 and so beautifully cared for. You are the first piece of furniture I’ve ever bought from a antique shop and you are 45″ of gorgeous walnut. You were also marked down 70% and passed my $100 rule.
The economy is assuredly falling apart and antique shops are suffering. The word on the street (well from some chatty old ladies at a antique store I stopped at this weekend) is that collectors should start hitting the local shops and auctions for rare steals.
I’ve adjusted things in the living room to accommodate my new lovely. There is still more work to be done:
*Add book shelves on both sides of fireplace
*Replace yucky mini blinds with custom privacy roller shades for front windows
*Clean fireplace and add aesthetic stacked logs
*Find a solution for a sofa table behind the couch
*Create landing strip
*Front door hardware
My question to other lovers of vintage goodies and decor is this: Are you hunting for deals in this economic crisis or holding tight to extra cash?