Thursday, April 14, 2011

Oh Spring Where Are YOU?

My hysterical friend told me to call this post "F*&% You Spring", but for obvious reasons I decided against it and besides it's not me.

Anyway, yesterday turned out to be another dud, so what do I do when my son has a half day at school, I can't paint due to the rain, a few other projects are stalled due to unforeseen issues and I'm uninspired to cook or clean? I check out a few favorite second hand stores. And here are a few items I saw...

A vintage Asian lamp with beautiful dragon detailing on the base. 

The lamp above reminded me of the lamps in this chic bedroom and at $40 not a bad price for a unique vintage lamp...
Lee Kleinhelter

I am very drawn to this painting and would love to know its history. Who is that guy in the painting? Did his friend paint it and give it to him as a gift? Were the walls really striped and that vibrant or was that the artists interpretation? It belongs among a sea of other oil paintings blending into the scenery of stories. 

A simple pale blue garden stool. I almost bought it, but it was a tad overpriced for my budget. I'll be back for 1/2 priced Monday because a stool always looks cool...

Image via Sadie + Estella

A simple table that needs some love!

A close up of the table top...
I really like the chic detail. I would somehow keep it intact before I painted it! 

This is a silk batik print stapled to a large canvas. It was about 4ft. x 4ft and I thought it would be hot in the right room above a sofa or even a bench...

Image via Chattafabulous

Have you all been thrifting recently? What treasures have you found? 

18 comments:

  1. I had a neat little brass buddha that I found. I just sold it in my Etsy shop the other day. I almost kept him for myself though. Sometimes it is hard to let go of certain items. I have to say I love that Asian lamp in that first pic. It is beautiful. have a wonderful day.
    www.skylarkmanor.com

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  2. Love the vintage Asian lamp...I would grab that up!! Take care, Caroline

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  3. Love the vintage lamp - and it could handle a beautiful shade!! And I'm a huge fan of garden stools - hopefully it will still be there for 1/2 priced Monday!

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  4. This post reminds me I need to go thrifting soon, perhaps this weekend even. Love the table. Are you going back for that?

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  5. Girlfriend, we need to go thrifting together!

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  6. Great finds Danielle! I especially loved the asian lamp. The image of the bedroom with 2 of those was just wonderful. Too bad they only had one example, if there would have been a pair I would have bought them in a sec:)!
    Sending lots of love:)!
    //Tina

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  7. I just recently moved to DC, can anyone tell me where the great thrift stores are?

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  8. Hi,
    I've been enjoying your blog for a while, I'm local and I'm curious who has 1/2 off mondays? I'll share my thrifting hot spots if you share yours:)

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  9. I have been thrifting lately! I had great luck at my local Salvation Army where I scored two armchairs. Now I just need to pick out fabric and get them reupholstered :)

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  10. I really enjoy hearing all of your thrifting stories...thanks!
    @Al..I know what you mean. I have a hard time giving up some of my great finds.
    @Ashley..yes I think I may tomorrow. It'll be for a woman whose home I'm designing...can't wait to show.
    @Doreen...let's go girlfriend!
    @Tina...lots of love back to you!
    @Laura and Julie...shoot me an e-mail at freshquince.danielle@blogspot.com
    @Carrie...awesome! I'll pop over to your blog to maybe see them.

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  11. And of course..
    @Caroline...think I'm going back tomorrow to get it. xx Danielle

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  12. Yes, where is Spring?!? Ugh!

    Sadly, I haven't been to a thrift store in a long time. Every weekend, I'm excited to go and then something inevitably comes up. I really love seeing all these great finds though!! Keep the inspiration coming :)

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  13. Danielle: I can't believe you did not buy the lamp you featured in the first picture! A steal and so much "LOOK" for not much $$$....my kind of decorating! thanks for inspiring us ALL to thrift this weekend!

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  14. What the heck! If the lamp is still there, just buy it for me! For $25 you could have UPS pack and ship it to me and I would be so happy. Where do I send my check??? Great thrifting around you!
    I am going to sign up for emails on your new blog!
    You rock!

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  15. And that purple orb in the background would be great in the right spot! Just sayin.....

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  16. Hi Vicki...so sorry I'm just getting this now. Thanks so much...I'll see if it's still there, but it's probably gone by now. And thanks for your comments...so sweet!
    Alena...I hear you!

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  17. I just brought this home from craigslist for free!
    http://fisilis.wordpress.com/2011/04/15/whats-better-than-a-sale/

    It's getting a makeover right now!

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  18. love that lamp!! I can't get enough of figurine lamps- whether they are people or animals. Great price indeed.

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