Archive for the ‘thrifty’ Category


Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

I think I found a spot for the thrifty rattan stools I picked up at the Goodwill. I’m operating under the idea that they could be pulled out as an ottoman for the Eames wannabe lounger or as extra seating for visitors to gather round the computer…which is surprisingly often a big problem.

Is it too Florida retirement home with the planter and white couch? Something is off about the color scheme…maybe I should find them a more exciting place to stand out and say “Hey! We are here, we are rattan and we are awesome. Sit on us.”


Monday, August 31st, 2009

$10 at Goodwill for the pair.

Golden Girls or Modernist Rattan? I think I really like them, but I’m not sure where they will end up.

$3.99 Salvation Army.

Owls? Done and dead? How does scale affect tired trends?

Does 14″ of vintage hot red ceramic owl qualify as more sculptural and therefore more interesting or remain firmly planted as trendy tsotchke? Hmmmmmm.

I’m not sure if the owl thing is dead dead dead – but I suspect this guy may still be pretty rad.

Sweet jesus I’m so glad I’m getting back to a normal work schedule and can go thrifting. I was jonesing big time for my thrifty adventures during the past few months. What a sweet sense of relief walking in and smelling that oh so familiar musty fart smell of the thrift store.


Thursday, August 27th, 2009

On the vintage shopping rounds I also picked up this vintage painting of a sassy pink lady at the Goodwill. She watches over the computer and den with her monochromatic steely gaze.

What a sweater kitten. Meow.