Saturday, August 20, 2011

New Vintage

Over the last few weeks, I've spent $75 at the op shop, for which I 've bought:

Four Thonet chairs ($5 each):


One lamp ($5):


One fireplace surround complete with mantel piece ($20). The fact that I don't actually have a fireplace isn't a problem - I use it as a book shelf:



Half a metre of French grain sack fabric ($30), which I made into a cushion with a calico backing:


Not  a bad haul. My op shop has been an Aladdin's cave lately. I'll post some more finds soon.

18 comments:

beachcomber said...

how good are the op shops down your way! they're getting rather expensive here with the occasional bargain. love your finds.
x

GTV Diaries said...

Wow,wow,wow!! Thonet chairs for $5 each, great find. We are hoping to go to Shannon's colour workshop next year, might see you there.x

Claudia Lane said...

Great buys...love the chairs, wow, what a bargain!

Claudia xo

Comeca Jones said...

The chairs are perfect! What will you do with them?

GTV Diaries said...

How exciting! One of my favourite pastimes is rummaging through second hand shops. Coming away with a bargain that adds a little character to your home is so much fun. Well done!Clever idea for the fire surround!

michelle said...

Great finds! I love the chairs and the mantel used as a book shelf is perfect!
xoxo

Naturally Carol said...

I can't believe you got those chairs at that price..they are like hen's teeth! I love the idea of the mantel becoming a bookshelf too. Have a fantastic week!

Desire Empire said...

What fantastic finds. I love how you use that gorgeous mantle as a book shelf.

Camille said...

I adore those thonet chairs, and what a price!

Tell me, what is an op shop?
Camille

vintageandart said...

Wherever do you shop Beth...such awesome finds and the prices amazing. Love your creative use for the fire surround.

simmone said...

Beth you really are the queen of bargain finds! love your Thonet chairs, they'll look perfect in the Boatshed,my Mum and Aunt have the no.14 ones.Lucky find of the fabric for your cushion,lovely.

Camille said...

Hi Beth,

I just spied this image and immediately thought of your chairs.

http://pinterest.com/pin/137895181/

Camille

Iris said...

The mantel piece looks great like that!

And everything else is amazing!

Melissah said...

Those Thonet chairs are an absolute bargain!
x
Melissah
Coastal Style

A Treasured Past said...

Fantastic finds and at a bargain price. They look great!

blessedmom's simple home said...

Great finds Beth! That mantel was a wonderful deal :)
Thanks so much for the birthday wishes for my boys. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner.
Blessings,
Marcia

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Oh how fun - what lovely treasures you have purchased. I love your taste.

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Life's a Beach...
Marie

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