I love decorating and I love shopping! Whether it’s a small boutique, IKEA, garage sale, antique store or Goodwill thrift store. Okay, big box stores don’t thrill me very much but they have their purpose too. One of the things I find most enjoyable about decorating my home is combining favorite finds from thrift stores with something purchased new. Mix and match is my decorating style! I find that it makes a room feel much more cozy and inviting than just purchasing everything that matches (no matchy-matchy here!).
My daughter, Liz, has the thrift store bug too and whenever she visits Seattle she heads to their large Goodwill store. She fills up bins with tons of clothes, shoes and home decor and pays next to nothing (each bin is weighed and she pays a small fee per pound). The dear girl brought me home a beautiful grey quilt from her last trip. I happened to find the quilt listed on West Elm and low and behold it was for sale for $160 (Liz paid $3.00).
I combined my new Goodwill treasure with an IKEA duvet (which I’ve had my eye on for quite some time). The two work wonderfully together and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. They are the perfect combo for Summer in the beach house!
Note: the dark pillow shams are actually a lovely charcoal grey, not brown like they look in the photo.
Memorial Day Weekend found the hubby and I driving around the Long Beach Peninsula for the annual “Longest Garage Sale” so we had to at least go out for a few hours to see what treasures we needed to have. Two antique fans; a six-foot shabby chic mantel; like-new Pottery Barn duvet and various coffee table art books later … what fun, fun, fun! Once the floors are finished in the living room I can get these new treasures displayed and photographed for you (seriously…I promise!).
How do you feel about combining garage sale items with new home goods?
Hope you have a beautiful week!
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