I've realized a couple things in the four years as a wife/homemaker.
I hope this little tour of my home inspires you to think "Thrift Town" instead of "Target" the next time you need a trivet or table cloth.
- Purchasing new housewares is expensive
- I like the way used/vintage things look better
Here are some pictures of some of my favorite thrifted housewares.
|I love this picture, It was a major garage sale score, $5. The couch was given to us by the guy who painted our house.|
|The ballerina drawings are Degas prints I picked up for $5 each at a garage sale and the robot is a sharpie on old piece of metal done by my friend Aaron Hassler.|
|This awesome orange chair belonged to the guy who lived in our house before we did. It was his ex-girlfriend's. Our cat is sleeping in the chair.|
|Speaking of art. This is a found sculpture I did with a garage sale robot and a bunch of old cell phone chargers and controllers. I call it, "Controlled."|
|Our bedroom. I love this space. The vintage suit case was purchased at Crimson and Clover, the trunk was found on the side of the road in Eureka. My friend Becky gave us the dresser, the mirror we found on our back porch and Luke re-stained it and cleaned it up for a valentine's day present. We actually got out bed at Ikea, but sometimes you have to buy new. My grandmom made the quilt for us as a wedding present, she used vintage reprint fabrics.|
|My Mom is so incredibly talented. She's helping women in Tanzania give birth right now, so she lent me one of her biggest brightest leave paintings. My kitchen table is covered with a thrifted lace table cloth from This n' That, I found a vintage trivet and electric hot plate from Thrift Town. Luke protested claiming there's no such thing as a trivet, but I think he's given up on that battle. The veggies in the bowl I grew and the bowl is a Fire and Light second purchased for me by my friend Sayuri. I don't know where the red vase came from, but Luke bought me those flowers.|
|Close up on electric hot plate, Fire and Light bowl and my veggies.|