Decorate a nook

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Ok, so even though most of these items are not thrifted… I still decorated this nook for under $90! That sounds like ALOT… but that includes everything EXCEPT the chair. I originally wanted to do a gallery on this wall and have like 6 pictures of family etc, but I couldn’t find 6 identical frames that were cheap enough, nor could I find 6 pictures I wanted to display. The pics in the frames now, are all from downtown Charleston, and I snapped all 3 – actually every photo in my house I took, its cheap and its a great way to show off your own creativity.

The chair is from TJMAX I believe is was around $100 (my cat has now ruined it :()

  • Large Frame $8 (original price $50 from Michaels)
  • 2 small frames $5 ea. (original $20 from Michaels)
  • Glass Table $40 (from Ross)
  • books $1.50 (Goodwill)
  • pearl candle $2 (Goodwill)
  • Glass vase $4 (Goodwill)
  • Lamp $15 (Goodwill)
  • Peacock feathers $4 for all (Earthbound)
  • Vince Camuto gold sequin pillow $10 (Original price $50 Tuesday Morning)
  • Photos in Frames $FREE (I took them & printed)

                        TOTAL $89.50

 

 

 

 

 

Thrift store drama

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I hate going to a thrift store… and seeing someone with something that you ABSOLUTELY must have! Its the worst feeling ever! The other day I was at goodwill and there was this lady in there, that is ALWAYS in there.. and apparently we have the same taste because she always seems to get the BEST stuff, & she almost always has something I want! Anyways, I always seem to do this weird stalky thing, and keep my eye on her the WHOLE time im in the store, just in case she changes her mind and puts it down. YEAH RIGHT! like that will ever! What she had was a Charleston tray! I live in Charleston, SC (& yes it is the best city in the world, but please stop visiting because I cant even get to my own beach!). There are these pillows that you can buy (over $150) that are for each state or even cities, and it looked like someone turned one into a tray or something… IDK – but IT WAS ADORABLE! and it was only $8! (as I was stalking her I saw the price).

When I got up to the register the associate looked a little irritated, so I asked her if everything was ok, and she said yes, but the lady in the blue shirt had been there since 10AM and was driving her nuts.. mind you it was 4PM!!!!! SO I felt a little better knowing that she spent her entire day in a thrift store and only ended up scoring 1 amazing item :/

Garage Sale Sucess!

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Michael Kors Store Opening

Michael Kors Store Opening (Photo credit: Urban Mixer)

My yard Sale went amazingly well!

Between me and my mom we made over $700 ($600 just in clothes)

It was so hectic… people showed up before 7am, and were going through things faster than I could get them out of the house!

I had a bag full of shoes, and there were at least 5 people reaching into 1 bag! It was SO CRAZY! A line kept forming for people to bundle a bunch of items.. and so many people bought like 5 things and spent over $50! I have to admit it was so much fun! Everyone kept complimenting on how great the stuff was, and I even got a few people that work for a local tv show (Army Wives) telling me I should apply for an internship to work on the show, to work in wardrobe! That made my day! What a lovely compliment! I never even thought of having a job like that.. be a stylist for a tv show! HOW FUN! I would get paid to shop for clothes!!

Anyways overall the Garage sale was EXTREMELY successful, and I couldn’t have asked for a better day! I still have a ton of stuff, so maybe I should have one once a month to get rid of it all!

Today I went thrift store shopping, and I’m about to upload Photos from my Haul! I found a bunch of cute house items! I also scored a pair of Diane Von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, and Lilly Pulitzer shoes! &  a Jonathan Adler vase!