It’s amazing what you can find at a garage sale or a thrift store…and how cheaply you can slowly uncover some fantastic accessories to make your house more your home, no matter what your decorating tastes…
My home decor is VERY eclectic. It’s a bizarre blend of bohemian/Moroccan/Indian/vintage/traditional/retro hodge-podge of items that I absolutely ADORE. And so it works for me!
My friends and I sometimes go scouting the garage sales/thrift stores/clearance racks on weekend mornings when the sky is still hazy and the sun is still forgiving, to see what treasures we can uncover for pennies. I always wear a comfortable cotton sundress or an outfit that’s barely a step away from pajamas. It’s soooo important to be sublimely comfortable during these treasure hunts because they take time. Sometimes you have a rough idea what you are looking for, and sometimes you have no clue until it’s right under your nose. This makes the process so much more special to me. I love that it’s taken YEARS for my apartment to come together the way it has…our home is constantly EVOLVING. And, I can honestly say, I’ve received nothing but compliments over the years on my “unique” decorating style…and people always say that my home is so “me”. Sometimes they study objects like they are pieces in a museum. This makes me happy, because I have never paid retail price for one item in our house…most of it was acquired very inexpensively, and some of it was even free.
Every item I own has a story. Strange places, other countries, fascinating previous owners. If you choose to decorate and acquire household items this way, you will have some great conversation pieces!
None of my dinner plates “match”, but they “groove” together very harmoniously! 🙂
And isn’t that the ultimate goal of decorating a home? So that it reflects who you REALLY are on some inexplicable subliminal level… and after it’s done you justice in that respect, it’s also goes the extra mile and is pleasing to the eye and touch?
Have you found anything good at garage sales/flea markets/thrift-stores lately?? I’d love to hear about it!! I get all warm and fuzzy inside when I hear about treasures people have hunted down…Indiana Jones has been my hero since I was a kid! 🙂