Thriftfabulous West Palm Beach
This is our dear friend Lee who is so Thriftfabulous her home has been featured on the Old Northwood Home Tour in West Palm Beach, Florida. Old Northwood is the first historic district formed in the West Palm Beach area.
Lee found this pair of white slipcovered sofas at the local church thrift shop.
The large basket chandelier hanging between the sofas she purchased at Habitat for Humanity. Thriftfabulous!
A TO DIE FOR faux painted rosewood screen makes a grand statement in the living area. Another Thriftfabulous Find!
Imagine finding this oversized mirror in a thrift shop. I'll take it!
Oh yes, believe it or not, this antique table is a thrift shop treasure!
This decorative metal chandelier was picked up at the Salvation Army.
Lee certainly has a knack for pulling it all together and making her home Thrift Fabulous!
Thrift Fabulous Suzani
Tommy and I really scored today! When we go out on the prowl together we always seem to dig up tons of treasures. Word has it on the street that we're quite the pair. When they see us coming the thrift shops haul out their wares!
We were super excited to find these vintage Suzanis at a killer price! This large piece we will use for a decorative bed cover. Suzani comes from the Persian word "needle" and the word refers to embroidered hangings or traditional tribal textiles.
This pagoda style pendant lantern sold the minute we popped it in the store.
We absolutely LOVE vintage clothing, shoes, eyewear, and accessories. Tommy scooped up these white Gucci loafers. These are most definitely vintage Palm Beach Chic!
Kooky vintage Coca-Cola pants. Thriftfabulous!
Good luck charms we keep in the truck.
This vintage bag was our favorite find of the day! Enough said!
Thrift Fabulous Finds
Thrift Fabulous Florida Style! Vintage Lilly Pulitzer has always been one of my favorites. It's more difficult to find but I can spot it a mile away in a thrift. The happy, colorful fabric jumps out against the more ho- hum clothing. Finding Lilly always makes me smile!
The pagoda fabric is a pair of designer patio pants by Steven Stolman.The Hermes belt is marked Made in Italy. Imposter? Not certain. I always pick up colorful plastic bangles and funky jewelry. Such a fun look to mix and match. Of course I can't ever leave a straw Panama behind! Thrift Fabulous!
Checkout this St. John Sport pink ruffled jacket. Dreamy.
Bought this pair of chinoiserie pillows and a pair of black leopard print decorator chairs at the same shop!
Beads, baskets and baubles.
Vintage rodeo shirt, Frye boots and a cool pottery bowl. Giddy-up!
Thrift Fabulous Asian lamp. Nice color and detail in the design. The toile fabric under the lamp will be perfect for chair seat covers. I'm always on the hunt for interesting fabrics, tapestries, throws and needlepoint pieces.
Pretty bamboo table with chinoiserie top.
Size nine and a half, size nine and a half were my thoughts when I spotted these shoes. Sigh.... they were a size 6. Don't know anyone who's a size 6, so I left them. I love Belgian loafers. Especially when they're red, mint condition and reasonably priced. Retail cost -$275.00
This vintage paper mache flamingo is signed by a Mexican artist. When buying and selling in Florida , all tropical birds are a homerun!
These painted cockatoos hang from a white metal perch. They will be great displayed in a window. Funky 1950's fabric panel on the wall.
This fun pagoda piece is decorated with found treasures and Mardi Gras beads.
I would consider this outsider art.
Cheers to thrifting!
Anything leopard I'm crazy for. Loving this 1970's Italian pottery planter!
This sofa is sporting a leopard slipcover.
The slipcover is linen with navy velvet spots.. Now that's a Thrift Fabulous find!
Pretty handpainted bonnet top armoire.
Large 48" x 60" Oil painting signed by Lee Reynolds.
Cheery prints with kelly green laquer frames.
Habitat for Humanity offered these chintz valances for $25 each. Did you hear the news? Florals are making a big comeback in the design world!
Sorry northerners, not to rub it in, but it's so fun to be out thrifting in January when it's 78 degrees and sunny outside.
Florida is most definitely Thrift Fabulous!
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Trend du Jour
Nearly forgotten pieces have become the new collectible. Vintage Industrial, aka Industrial Chic or Trash Deluxe is one of the hottest trends in interior design right now.Old chippy metal chairs, workshop stools, vintage lockers, maps, chalkboards, buckets, bins and other rusty treasures are the current focus in the design world.
I found this set of four vintage chairs for a great price. Okay, they're not Eames Eiffel chairs but they are cute, sturdy and the perfect "greige" color. Greige is a cross between gray and beige which is the favorite color when decorating a home in the Industrial Chic style.
Love the metal base and wheels on this old typewriter stand.
Another Thriftfabulous find!
Fun retro file cabinets. They're the perfect height for nightstands or side tables in a living room area.
This mechanic parts cabinet is a prize piece!
It has over one hundred compartments. Perfect for storage or display. Job well done Tommy for finding this one!
I hope this gives you inspiration to try a few Industrial Chic pieces in your own home. After all, it is recycling!
What a great find today! A pair of beautiful black Chinese Chippendale chairs.
They were sitting pretty in the paperback section of my neighborhood thrift store.
Much loved by interior designers, these chairs are a classic.
Chinese Chippendale design was invented by Thomas Chippendale, an English furniture maker and was first published in a book of his work in 1754.
Black and red are favorite laquer colors in China. Whites and brights are contemporary options. Genuine Chinese laquer is made from the sap of the laquer tree. Thrifter's tip- To obtain a laquer-ish finish, simply use high gloss paint.
On the move...
My niece Juliet is moving to sunny Palm Beach for the winter. We are decorating her apartment with our thriftfabulous finds. She spotted this lamp at the local thrift. It's a perfect accent piece to brighten up any room.
Bought this great pair of faux bamboo side tables.
Bonus- They are already painted white. Also, love the bottom shelf. Perfect for design books and fashion mags.
Thriftfabulous art! This colorful painting will be perfect in the living room above the sofa.
Who can resist rattan dining chairs to finish off that boho-beach-chic look.
Being thriftfabulous runs in the family!
Thrift Shop Goodies
Love this 1970's Italian chrome and rattan rocker. It's super comfortable. My sister was visiting, so I took her out thrifting. She agrees that Florida has some of the best thrift shops in the country!
Cityscape Paul Evans style table.
Ceramic lamps with interesting string shades.
Thriftfabulous pair of antique chairs with leopard needlepoint seats and a glass top iron faux bois table.
Cute fretwork side tables.
Super cool Milo Baughman style chair. Nice streamlined deco lines. Call the upholsterer on this one!
Chinese Chippendale cube end table.
Vintage gold wrought iron bench.
Tommy found a great rattan table and four chairs.
Oh, How fun! It's not the Pink Panther. It's a pink leopard! Or is it a cheetah? Whatever, I love it!
Our little Sailor has a new friend!
Thrift Fabulous Artistry
This colorful grouping of thrift shop artwork added up to a total of $56.00. Yep, the four paintings on the right are original oils! The turq and purple abstract pair are signed by a listed artist.
These two were a super duper deal at fifty cents each. Frame them up in gold leaf, and Hello, Drama Queens!
Beautiful still life by a local artist and a Chinoiserie watercolor with butterflies.
Ethereal cloud painting. Love the large scale of this piece.
Fun vintage painting of sailboats. Sold this one right away!
This was my Mom's score. I told you, she has a good eye!
More Thrift Fabulous art.
Folding screen handpainted with a rainbow of colors.
Buy art, be happy!
Not Purple or Pink
I am not the biggest fan of formica , but I couldn't resist buying this pair of Asian style cabinets from the Goodwill. Not only are they formica , but they are mauve "mica"! Their interesting hardware and greek key legs convinced me not to pass them by.
Dated, tacky, Grandma, bad 1980's, America's most unwanted color, and it's spelled M-A-U-V-E. Well, think again. Mauve is now being featured in the latest fashion mags and home design publications. This odd shade of purple is back in a big way!
Tommy rolled his eyes when he saw them in the truck.
Mauve is a French word that rhymes with "grove". The color mauve is named after the purple mallow flower. First used in 1859, it is defined as a moderate purple, violet, or lilac color. This pair of cabinets looked super cool once we unloaded them into my shop. They sold the first day they were out! Thriftfabulous!