It was a sad weekend 'round Philadelphia, friends, on account of a majorly depressing loss by the Phillies late Friday evening. I'm not being hyperbolic when I say that a somber sort of mood hung over the city the next morning, and certainly we all needed some kind of pick-me-up.
What's a better cure-all than a trip to a great thrift store?
I was overdue for a trip to the local Norristown branch of the Impact Thrift Store chain. I've written about this particular store before and usually find many, many secondhand finds that I have to share with blog friends far and wide. So, without further ado...
These chairs would look as cool on your lanai as in your living room.
Reminiscent of Anthropologie's "Banda" armchair (at a much more spendy price), no?
Sturdy and in excellent shape. $50/each.
This large dining room table, $35, was unfortunately covered in a pea green finish.
Wouldn't it look great refinished and paired with Ghost chairs?
Yeah, I thought so, too.
This brass etagere was only $50 and in great condition.
Apply a little Brasso and it would be a perfect foundation for your collection of books and vignettes.
This small chest, only about 3 feet tall, caught my eye.
At $35, it would have come home with me, too, had I the space for it.
This mid-century armoire was around $65 and it was fantastic looking.
Shiny and pristine.
Flamestitch sofa, anyone?
I'd tear off the skirt and never look back.
Okay, go with me on this one.
Get rid of the millions of separate cushions, and replace them with a single one and a bolster on each arm.
What you really need to notice is the shapely detail at the legs.
I recall this might have been ~$100.
All in all, lots of good finds. No, none of these items came home with me, but I did walk away with a $4 lamp shade for my demijohn lamp (still to come).
Can't beat a weekend afternoon visiting a great thrift store.