Archive for the ‘thrifty’ Category


Monday, January 25th, 2010

Donna Palimino, I hope one day you google your name out of vanity or boredom and somehow this post finds you. I have your slightly suggestive (and mildly inappropriate) dolphin stroking photo taken at the Miami Seaquarium in 1980.

It’s currently installed in my hallway, right outside the master bedroom. For romance of course.


Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Well kind of Thrifty! I didn’t but these rad paint by number paintings, but I always love me some PBN.

My Mom collects Moriage Dragonware so I picked up this little creamer for $1.

40% off everything Salvation Army day rocks my balls. It may explain why I also bought this 1970’s mirror coffee table. Why? I don’t really know, I don’t need a coffee table but this thing was so rad and so very cheap that I was sucked into its glamor. It looks kind of crappy in the store but trust me – it’s big, it has a Lucite base, it’s mirrored and it’s very seventies sexxxy.

I also picked up a few other small things…

More to come!


Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

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I’ve been on the hunt for a new coffee table for the den for a long while. We’ve gone through multiple coffee tables (for a recap let’s time travel to here, here, here, here, here, and here.)

Most recently we used a pair of John Keal for Brown Saltman end tables (just like these on fancy 1st dibs) that worked adequately but never really made me happy.

This weekend I found a pretty beat up Eames elliptical table at this place called Foothill 5 Fifty.

This place is not for the faint of heart, well…pretty much its just plain awful. The store is seriously packed with amazing pieces of furniture (all the biggies – Eames, Nelson, Bertoia, Wegner, Nakashima, you name it they got it stuffed in there – like crazy hoarder style) but it’s almost impossible to move around and you can’t see anything. When I’m feeling particularly masochistic I tend to check it out.

Customer service? TERRIBLE. Prices? OUTRAGEOUS.

So, my little beat up table was $90. I like it, Iggy loves it, The Boy, well he’s not convinced. You gotta get low low low low low low low low