I love antiquing, scouring craigslist, thrift stores, garage sales and estate sales. There are just so many items out there that deserve a new home and many great deals to find. I browse Craigslist on a regular basis and while, there plenty of people trying to make a buck and overpricing their makeover finds and plenty of fake leather, there occasionally a few gems crammed in between.
This is my gem. I saw this chandelier listed for $60 and emailed about it right away. I loved the petals on it. It’s something I haven’t seen a thousand times over so I was totally drawn to it. Plus, sixty bucks, I couldn’t say no. I wasn’t sure what I’d do with it at first, but I decided I’ll hang it in my living room. Bye, bye, ceiling fan.
I found these glasses with gold rims and filigree from a thrift store and couldn’t pass on them. I’ve had a thing for glasses lately and have been wanting to collect any and everything. Space is a bit limited at my house, so I’m “curating” the collection and putting some in storage, makes me so sad.
At another antique store, I passed by this flatware set and remarked how it was pretty great, upon closer inspection, realized what a great deal it was too. A full set of 12 brass and teak flatware, not missing a single thing. Some of which is still unopened. It also included 9 serveware pieces all for $60 and even got the world’s cutest brass golf club for Beckett. He’s already put the flatware to use, and I can’t wait to myself! I want to use this everyday, just not sure if that’s a great idea. But oh boy, am I in love with this flatware.