Monday, August 24, 2009

Unfortunately Fortunate

We had a busy weekend, unfortunately it did not include working on our current home improvement project. But fortunately, I did manage to get a little thrift shopping in (I can always manage to squeeze thrifting into a busy schedule).
Here are some of my finds from last week:
Two framed botanicals for two dollars each. The frames need a little care but I love how large and beautiful they are.
A four dollar, perfectly primed and ready to paint, plant stand. Isn't it gorgeous? Can't you just see it topped with a luscious fern, or for fall, a large pumpkin with autumn leaves draping down.And last the best of all the game, this Honey-I'm-not-sure-where-we'll-put-it-but-how-could-I-pass-up-this-gorgeous-Ralph-Lauren-twenty-five-dollar-sofa.Actually I'm thinking of cleaning out an area of our unfinished basement for a "reading room". Being the only female in a house with a hubby who likes talk tv and three sons who love guitar hero, I need
a pretty, little quiet place of my own.

42 comments:

Candice said...

Every mother of boys needs a quiet space to call their own!

Wendy said...

Love the plant stand! And the couch looks great!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow ~ you've got some great finds there! I love the pictures and the plant stand. The couch looks in pretty good shape, too.

Erika said...

Holy crud! So insanely jealous of that couch find that I can hardly breathe.

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

I hear ya sister! Every woman NEEDS ( not just a want here...) A place of her own to retreat off to!! I do love the plant stand! And I so would have gotten the sofa if I would have seen it first! LOL
Mercy Otis ♥

Songbirdtiff said...

Great deals! That sofa was a steal!

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

Darling couch! Did you find it online or in a thrifty store? I do wish you'd let me in on which thrift store you shop at!! (Exact locations!!)

duchess said...

$25 sofa?? Seriously, I never find deals like that. Great job.

Gwen said...

You had me at the gorgeous tall plant stand and then my jaw dropped on that couch!

You get the big puffy gold star this week:)

foxxy said...

That couch is great! I especially love that candle stand. I like your ideas for it too.

Pam @ This Humble House said...

Oh wow! I was going to comment on the candle stand, then I saw the sofa! What an awesome deal! You absolutely HAD to buy that! I hope you get your girly space!

~ Pam

Jenglamgirl said...

Love the plant or pumpkin stand. It would look great black! and you so didn't get a Ralph Lauren couch for 25 bucks? STEAL! love the couch. Great finds!

Sue said...

WOW! You sure did score some GREAT finds!!

MiriamR said...

I LOVE that couch. It is beautiful. I wouldn't have left it in the store either!

Brittany Ann said...

I can't believe that couch, it's fabulous, and for $25!!!

Kim said...

I wouldn't have been able to pass up the couch either. And you definitely need a space of your own.

the undomesticated wife said...

I want that sofa. Slap a stamp on it and send it my way. ;)

LizO said...

That couch is a fabulous find and yes, every woman should have her estrogen cave (or at least space)!

ceekay said...

unbelievable...a couch like that for $25.00! Oh, and I LOVE the fern stand.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

I can't believe you found that sofa for $25!! Wowsa, what a deal. You can eventually recover it & still have a deal, but the fabric is even pretty.

Darlene said...

Oh my WORD...you find the BEST deals!!! LOVE that beautiful sofa! I think a little reading room sounds perfect!!

Bonnie the Boss said...

That couch is making me salivate!

Lisa said...

Great deals! I love that couch,your right you do need a place all to yourself.
:)Lisa
kssnnikkel.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Your sofa is fab - and I agree, buy now, figure out where to put it later! Your botanicals look like some I bought at a thrift store (2 for $4). Does it say "Redouté" anywhere on the bottom left? He was a well known Frenchman who did these botanicals some time back in the 1800's I think (or earlier, I've forgotten). Anyway, they sell on Ebay for $5 and up apiece unframed. The red ones are especially popular and inclined to cost more. Remember, that does not include shipping, sooooooo you got a great deal! Linda

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Accckkkkkk...that sofa is absolutely FAB! And for only 25 smackers? What a deal. I am also in love with that plant stand...I'm envisioning a big white pumpkin with your monogram on top. I am soooo ready for fall!

~Amanda

Kelli said...

Splendid finds!! I do love the sofa! It's my favorite!!

Cottage Lifestyle said...

That sofa is fabulous...you did well.

Renee @ Cottage Lifestyle

Amy said...

SUCCESS! ! ! What great finds! ! Love the sofa!

bec4 said...

OM goodness, that sofa is an amazing find, lucky!!!

Heidi said...

wow! I dont understand...you find $25 sofas...and I find nothin! LOL I love the pumpkin stand..can you send it to my house?

I've given you credit for more stolen...er, uhm, "inspired" halloween decor! LOL

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Wow, so jealous of the sofa! I love the plant stand and the prints too! You did Awesome!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

That sofa IS a fortunate find! WOW!

Sweet Millie said...

Wow-weeee where does a girl go for such an awesome sofa deal, our thrift shops do not carry those sort of things...Good for you, and I will say every girl in house of fella's needs a soft spot to land.
Erica

Court and Britt said...

ok, so WHERE do you find all these great finds? I'm not seeing this great of stuff at my local thrift stores/garage sales :)

John & Jennifer Savage said...

Joy are you sure you don't want to sell your couch for a profit?? :) I'm completely serious, I love that couch. If so, contact me jthesavage (at) gmail.com

modestmuse said...

I wish I were as creative and domestically gifted as you and Ali!!! We hosted your lovely daughter and her kind husband in our home, and at my request she completely rearranged my living room and kitchen and made coherent use of my random decorations. I LOVE IT!!!! I aspire to making my home as warm and inviting a place as yours looks! Thanks for your inspiration and the talent you passed along to Ali!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

That sofa was a STEAL!!

jodi @ back40life said...

I was thinking you'd hit the jackpot with the plant stand, but then the sofa too! fabulous!

Sabrina said...

Awesome score with the couch. I wouldn't have been able to pass it up either!

African American Mom said...

Wow, you scored a $25 couch! You lucky dog!

Anita said...

I would sit on that couch in the garage if I had to...I think it;s great!

Jennifer said...

I love the sofa! I have a friend who made a "quiet room" in her basement. No kids or husbands allowed. She also hung a cute chandelier and put in a small desk area so she could write notes, get on the computer or do some scrapbooking. She loves it because she closes the door and has her own retreat!

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