Archive for the ‘thrifting’ Category


Monday, November 8th, 2010

I’ve been out and about thrifting it up and not finding too much that I can bring home. Big stuff is questionable due to spare room being an issue, but I might just start stockpiling furniture and begin offering things for sale yet again. I’m finding it more and more difficult to pass up on good deals and pieces I know would look killer in someones stylish home. It may have to be some kind of online thing – that’s what the kids are all doing, right? I’m kind of done with Etsy and Ebay as a seller and have been considering Big Cartel or some simple format that would be a little less stress. I don’t know really. This is all ramblings of a furniture hoarder trying to justify their madness.

But back to what I did find.

So, on the rounds I picked up this poor butterfly with its ass hot-glued to a stick as well as a sea urchin type shell thing. It’s like Animal Planet around here, totally nature themed.

I also grabbed this illustrated brass serving tray. The eyes sum up how I’ve been feeling lately.


Thursday, September 30th, 2010

I’m not sure how to start explaining this mash-up of stuff.

Well, it all started with that temptress Craigslist, which I’ve been perusing for fun and for profit. Just kidding, I need to finish off the master bedroom. I recently bought a fourth butterfly chair frame and then sped off to Ontario to pick up this Modernica Nelson Bubble Lamp (Medium Saucer) from an electrician who had it leftover from a big install job. Brand new, still in the box and at 25″ wide this thing is a beast. Normally it retails for $329, and I am a tad bit ashamed to admit it, but I broke the $100 rule and paid $125 for it.

Come on. It’s brand new! It’s huge! I talked him down!

I know, it’s also a little bit of an expected classic choice, but I love love love bubble lamps in bedrooms. See, even Maya has one and I want to be cool like Maya.

Look at that furry bed.

The overhead fixtures around the house are going to play a game of musical chairs. The lucite and gold baby from the bedroom will go to the guest bedroom and then the sputnik will go to the den and then the den light will go nowhere since its just from Ikea. Shazaam. It’s like a whole new house.

On the way home from craigslisting I stopped by Salvation Army and picked up this cute little ceramic owl lamp. Why? I don’t know. I have zero spots for him to go. I also grabbed a sweet vintage gray wool blanket in PERFECT condition and this crazy long faux fur monstrosity. I was thinking I could use either for this headboard project I’m planning on making, or to make a coat for Iggy, or maybe just drape myself in for winter. For $5, it was totally worth picking up both and deciding later.

Fur on your bed or fur on the ground. Furry fur fur fur.

What! It’s too hot to even think about fur.


Monday, September 27th, 2010

I found this strange vintage lamp at The Salvation Army for the low low cost of $6. I can’t decide if it is barfing up the lights or slowly devouring them. The petals at the bottom look like some sort of crazy fish mouth or, well, um…a flayed penis.

It was made by Tower Craftsman Incorporated in New Jersey and may be the last decent thing to come out of that state…I’m going to go throw it in a hot tub and see if it breeds.

It’s flaccidly flipping off The Captain! Rude.