Friday, February 18, 2011

Thrift Store Thursdays + Weekend Plans

I know, I know...I usually visit my favorites on Friday, but something about yesterday's sunny 70 degree weather put me in the mood to do a little thrifting early. Thank you, February, for gracing us with your lovely weather!

I'm glad I made the choice to go a day early because I came away with some fabulous finds. The little stuff is still in the bag but the big stuff, oh my. I took a picture of the find of the day and tweeted/facebooked it yesterday asking for quick advice. {Have a twitter handle? I'd love to follow you...leave it in the comment form if you wish!}

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"Should I buy it?" The overwhelming response?

"Yes!"

And I'm not the girl to disappoint.

This baby came home with me and is hanging out with us until I can find a home for her. The fabric is the prettiest kelly green and it is in tip top shape. I just couldn't leave it sitting at the Salvation Army all alone. She wanted to come home with me. You understand, right? : )

This weekend our agenda consists of a little thrifting, a possible trip to the movies, some more furniture makeovers for the WWSS, clothing shopping for another Great Day St. Louis appearance on Monday, and a much needed girls outing to the Botanical Gardens for the Orchid Show + a yummy lunch. Busy, busy!

Thank heavens for three day weekends!

xoxo

P.S. I'm trying to talk my sister in law into this piece. It wants to be rescued from the Salvation Army, too. ; )

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26 comments:

Rebecca said...

Soooo - how much did it cost? It's gorgeous!

Dana-v said...

Seriously drooling over the desk and camel back sofa. I'm dying to know what you paid for it. And how much that desk is?

Heather said...

i love your new couch, what a great find! and yes, your sister in law should get that vanity/desk...so cute.

Kerry said...

OH WOW! I can't believe something that gorgeous was living in the Salvation Army! What a good soul you are saving it. I wouldn't have thought twice and definitely would have brought it home with me to replace our current couch... it's GORGEOUS!

DomesticJenny said...

Oh green! I'm not sure why but I'm currently loving all things green! :) I wish our thrift stores had better stuff! They are all full of junk :(

KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

Those are some great finds! I especially love that Kelly green couch--gorgeous :)

Jami@AllergictoMornings said...

What an awesome find! Can't wait to see where it ends up!

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

The couch is perfect. The shape is awesome and I actually like the colour.

Great find!

Jessica said...

That couch is gorgeous! I don't think I would have even thought about not purchasing it!

Marissa Waddell said...

That sofa is AMAZING! Does it even need re-upholstering? What a find. And please talk your SIL into saving that vanity, definitely a diamond in the rough.

Marissa
@wmarissa

Oonafey said...

Firstly, that couch is superduperawesomelyrad and amazing!

Secondly, you always find the best shit. If you decide to start doing in-home decor tweaks I may have to hire you!

Karen said...

Great finds Joi, I cant believe that sofa is in such great shape.

Leah said...

I can not believe that was at the SA! Amazing! They must have you on speed dial to clue you in. ;)

Hilary @ My So-Called Home said...

What an awesome find! You'll have to let us know how much it set you back, being the SA and all. And that desk/vanity needs to be rescued for sure, it would be so beautiful after a coat of glossy paint.

DecorandtheDog said...

Love, love, love, love that couch!
I just hit up my local Salvation Army and outlet (yes, there is an outlet...amazing!) this afternoon. Couldn't think of a better way to spend an afternoon off!

I didn't find anything near as lovely as that couch but I'll post my finds next week!

Sharstin said...

what? i love that green lovely! what a find!

The Vintique Object said...

Brilliant! When you say "find a new home" do you mean find a new home *in* your home? Because if you don't keep that baby, I'll be very disappointed. (Smile.) - Camille

Alena said...

Love the desk and the couch!! Wish I had this kinda luck when I go thrifting!

jonalynn said...

So pretty! Are you going to keep the green or have it reupholstered?

Sounds like you have a jam-packed weekend. Have fun!

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Mrs. Chic said...

I adore it!! The shape is amazing - would love to find a love seat size one of my babies nursery

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

Great looking pieces. I've just been doing windowing thrifting lately I have so much stuff. Happy weekend to you.

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

How about my home? ;-) Really love that sofa - the shape and the color.

Lovely Little Nest said...

The sofa is amazing! I LOVE the lines ~ who in the world would get rid of that??

And how much is the desk? If it's less than $20 she should definitely go for it!

Hope you have a fabulous week! :)

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Green is certainly the it color! Imagine the possibilities of
accent pillows!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

modernvintage said...

Which Salvation Army is that white desk at??? I'm in desperate need of a desk for my family room.

Amanda @ Tall Glass of Water said...

I am beyond jealous! We need a new sofa so bad. I always think I can find one on Craigslist and always forget Salvation Army. I am back on the hunt!

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