My niece, Catie was singing that song to the family yesterday and I can't get it off my mind....so I decided to title my thrifting blog today with it!
I stood in my family room and looked around today and took some pics of all the things I had either bought at Goodwill or some thrifting store. Again....I think my house should probably get the prize for having the most Goodwill items in it for decorating. Is this a bad thing? Have I gone off the deep end?? Do these things really look as amazing as I think they do? Is this just all in my head? Sighs. Well...it's my life and I'm living it. So, either laugh at it or get your thrift on! I really don't think I'm crazy yet! Just a bit crazy about wheeling and dealing I guess. I have finally turned into my dad. That's all I can say about that. *gulps*
What 5th grader doesn't need an electric pencil sharpener. Also, a Goodwill find for $2. It works perfectly and it's been well used since school started. (doncha just love the dachshund?)
This is an elephant bowl, right? It caught my eye at one of the local thrift stores...it's a bit tattered. I'm still trying to decide what to do with it. It's found a place to rest for now....I may paint it...not sure. For $2....I liked it.
Here little fishy....yeah, I'm strange like that. $.99...sold! I love his charm....just something about this fish...and it matched the picture frame on this table!! The detail is great....don't you think?
Who wouldn't want to sit in THIS chair at their computer? Ours that we had purchased a few years back had clearly had it.....there were several of these chairs in Goodwill...perfect condition...an office must have either re-modeled or closed....I snatched it up. $30. I've had this for a year or more now and it is probably one of the most comfortable chairs I've ever had at my computer!
I just recently purchased the FAMILY wooden sign. You can find these at Hobby Lobby and probably a ton of other stores....for me? Goodwill. $3.99 a couple of weeks ago. See my monkey on the shelf? Kirklands. I told you I had monkeys in my family room!!
So...there you have my family room. I've been able to add so many nice touches to my decor in here at a very cheap price. I know these items at retail would have cost me so much more. When I go into a Goodwill my eye is traveling fast. I can almost immediately find something that will draw me in. Most of the time it's either gently used or it still has the price tags on them.
I hope you've enjoyed this little tour. I actually did not make it to Goodwill this weekend. I'm surprised the staff didn't come looking for me. We had our grandbaby Sophia here....she'll be leaving us tomorrow. We had a wonderful weekend with all my children here. My mom's birthday is today, but we celebrated as a family Saturday night. There seemed not to be a minute to spare all weekend!
I hope this gave you some decorating ideas. Fish, Monkey's and Elephants! OH MY! Until next time...
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