Monday, January 27, 2014

Shopping Thrift Store Style...#2

My obsession with a good deal continues. After making the bi-monthly Goodwill drop-off I popped in to check out the goods. Usually I walk out empty handed but this time I hit the jackpot.

Everything except the wicker stool was from the Threshhold Target line. Target donates unsold merchandise to Salvation Army and Goodwill. The Target price tags were still on this stuff! These items were put on the shelves that day which is why I was able to snag them.

Okay so let's break it down.

Wicker Stool $5
2 Snakeskin Pillows $4 each
Gold Serving Tray $7
2 Mini Metallic Ornament Trees $2 each
Total Spent $24

The stool was purchased because we currently have 3 discontinued Stefano Pottery Barn stools in the kitchen and have desperately needed an additional one. After searching Craigslist and Ebay for over a year with no luck I had to go in a new direction. This stool is similar in color to the kitchen cabinetry and takes up little visual space since it's backless. I will still continue to look for the matching Pottery Barn stool but this will do until then.

I loved the mini ornament trees the moment I spotted them. The ornaments are silver, champagne, gold and copper so they will play nice with everything else around it. And for only $2 each such a steal. My wreath with ornaments from the dollar store still cost about $16 to make so these were a no brainer for next holiday.

Now why did I purchase ANOTHER tray? It's gold. It's animal print. It's a tray. Plus a good friend with great taste already has this in her home. Enough said.

Finally the pair of snakeskin pillows. Finding any cheap accessory item in pairs is downright exciting. Plus it would cost way more than $8 to make pillows like these. The faux leather metallic piping is spot on so hopefully they will work in the girls room.

Did I just post one of the most boring pictures of a girls room ever? Yes I did. But this is real life and putting together these rooms takes time. I've already painted the lilac dressers, remade a thrift store lamp and spruced up a gold animal print bulletin board for these little ladies. Hanging curtains are next on the list!


  1. Love the Goodwill finds!! I find the best Target stuff there too. I lusted after that gold snakeskin tray all fall....I would die of happiness if it were to show up in my Goodwill!

  2. That tray is a new favorite of mine in the house!


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