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My Most Recent Secondhand Scores


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Even though my budget is pretty tight this year thanks to some surprise expenses from last year, I still love thrift shopping. I usually only pick up one or two things on any given shopping trip (if anything at all), but the main attraction isn’t so much the shopping itself as the inspiration I get from seeing beautiful vintage items assembled en masse. I also appreciate the elegant displays at all my favorite local antique stores. Sometimes just seeing a beautiful mid-century jug arranged next to a stack of plates can inspire me to try a similar look using vintage pieces we already have in our own collection.

Long story short, I’m definitely still an antique enthusiast, and I’ve added some really special vintage items to our collection over the past year that I thought I’d share with you today. From flooring decor, lighting, and art, to furniture and ceramics, there’s a lot to tell you about! Keep scrolling to get the scoop on my latest used treasures.

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Both the wooden practice pin and the vase you see above came to be and are now designed around the fireplace climax In nearby Charlottesville, Virginia. I’ve always wanted one of those modern-looking brooches for my collection (the simple silhouette is so eye-catching, right?), and the vase was a perfect color match on my darling. Bernard Kathleen Printing on the fireplace mantel. It’s as if Kathleen painted the vase at the same time he painted the painting – the colors are Which Spot style.

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I recently changed out the furniture on the front porch to include a rustic metal and glass table and a pair of antique metal patio chairs. The rocking chairs I had on the porch before were too big to maneuver around when you wanted to walk the length of the porch, so they took a lot of functionality away from that space. This new collection is easy to move around, and I love how the white metal stands out against our red brick house. I actually spent a lot of time on the porch reading—a lot more than I ever did when we had rocking chairs—so that must mean I did something right.

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The used light you see above was actually purchased shortly after we moved into this house in 2022. It came in about an hour ago, and was a little pricey, but I couldn’t get it out of my head. We actually got back to it after seeing it the week before, and thankfully, the light was still there. Sometimes it’s worth splurging if you love a piece enough, and that’s just the light Wire To me I’m slowly making my way through The Dick Van Dyke Show now, and The Petrie family has almost identical lighting in the background of their 1960s living room, So I take that as a sign that he was meant to be with us in our old space just as much.

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I’ve been very focused on finding bookcases to store my ever-growing book collection, and this is the newest addition to our inventory. The scalloped decoration at the top and bottom is very beautiful, and the shelf itself actually holds a lot of books. I prefer a completely full look with bookcases like these, but I don’t have enough books to extend the spines along the three shelves now, so I did some light styling with stacked books and decorative items. I’m not going to rush out and buy my book (after all, I’m on a budget!), but my goal is to have it completely stocked with columnar books by the end of the year.

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As soon as I saw this vintage screen in an antique store in Staunton, Virginia, I knew it was the perfect piece to put behind my desk. I generally find large artwork to be especially nice behind a desk facing a wall because it allows you to hang the piece slightly behind the screen (I’m personally not a fan of hanging desk artwork too high so it clears the screen), and it also acts like a “window” List so that you have something expanded that you can look at during breaks from working at the computer. The color I chose needs some restoration because it looks like someone painted over the part on the left, so I plan to take care of that with the paint I already have in the next few months.

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Finally, the last piece I wanted to introduce to you is this feminine painting I found Greenwood Antiques & Antiques. I had this vision of creating a gallery wall of all the portraits I had collected or painted myself over the years, and a used painting of a woman that I purchased from Greenwood Antiques was the perfect finishing touch. I love how it looks like it’s lit from below, and the thick gold frame also caught my eye. just me king To be her.

So, there you have it. Eight of my most recent results used. I may not be buying at the same frenetic rate I used to, but I actually prefer this new methodology of slow, deliberate accumulation. I end up appreciating the few items I invested in more deeply, and I’ve had much less buyer’s remorse as well. Tell me about your used results in the comments below.

Used home decor mid century home style

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