Thursday, August 18, 2011

THURSDAY'S THRIFT....travel vignette


Good Morning Darlings, I hope you are having a good workday or perhaps a morning at home sipping coffee and flitting around like me.  I have been inspired lately by vintage suitcases and have been wanting to decorate with them so I gathered my new thrifted blue suitcase and a two others that were a gift from my great friend and follower of this blog Kathy.  I hope you don't want them back now that you are looking at this because you can forget it Kath, ha!

I stacked the 3 which almost made it to the ceiling but did not thank goodness because these were the 3 I wanted to use.  Total cost of all 3 suitcases $2.00.  My next find was the globe which was $3.99 from Goodwill and lastly was the vintage kodak camera that cost me $12.99 at Goodwill but was found about a year ago.  The books under the camera were also a gift so the total cost for this travel vignette was less than $20.00.  You can  decorate on a budget and acquire the look and feel you want for your home if you shop thrift stores and other discount venues.  It does require patience and a vision but it also requires a little practice, it can be done by anyone. 


Just another closer view of the faux deer antlers that I added to my wall gallery of small vintage photos.  Thank you for stopping by...I love your comments, they inspire me a lot.  Dawn xo



9 comments:

kris said...

I love everything about your style both in fashion and interior design. You are so wonderfully unique!

two birds said...

that looks amazing! i love love love the travel theme. such a cool idea. seriously, when can we go thrifting together?

kathy said...

LOLOLOL.....I'm going to sneak in & take them back ...:) p.s... Don't buy the new IN STYLE mag.. I got it for you..xoxo

Debbie Baker Burns said...

I enjoy seeing into your home. You have a knack for decorating. I love the little lights around your travel scene. You know, I made "before" photos all around my house, but I haven't got the "after" done yet. One of these days...maybe this fall. Debbie http://thriftygirlvintage.com

Cat said...

A morning at home ... flitting around with coffee sounds like perfection, Dawn! Hope you had a lovely one :)

❤ Cat brideblu

minnja said...

Beautiful

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LOVE
Minnja

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

oh i just get mass tingles when i see any kind of vintage luggage! you have everything set up so lovely, the twinkly lights make my day!! thanks for checking in on me Dawn, you are so thoughtful and sweet. happy almost weekend! ♥

The Dainty Doll's House said...

I absoloutely love it!! This is a splendid space, I love all your bits and bobs :) Thrifting is magical isn't it?? I just love all I can find. Thank you for the sweet comment. I once found a green velvet jacket in a thrift shop and I was in love, but sadly a woman had it in her hands already :( It was the best green item I ever seen..maybe I'll get lucky again one day!! I shall be returning the kidness and adding you to my side list as well..wish you a great weekend petal!! xo Kizzy :)

Mongs said...

I love this styling of your room, you're so talented, totally vintage chic. And you always make your thrifted finds look so stylish and beautiful. I'm amazed!

love,mongs
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