The Crazy Suburban Mom: The difference bewteen thrifting and retail is not money it's...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The difference bewteen thrifting and retail is not money it's...




patience....



I bought this mirror a long time ago...

mirror

It fit in a really awkward corner. To the left my kitchen, to the right a main stairway and then my living room. You see the mirror when you walk in the front door.

I love the copper and the design but it hung, stark...for years.



Many years.... Until someone gave me this....

mirror1

And I was getting somewhere...but still....

Stark. So stark.

Than someone sent me a plant in a basket.

A ha!

mirror2

I think if you want a home you love you have to have the
patience to wait for your home to happen around you.

Happy Vintage Thingies Thursday, Colorado Lady , Dolomba Days and everyone else!

20 Comments:

Vonlipi 10/22/09, 9:07 AM  

Oh so right you are my friend! Have a great day!

ladyjanewriter 10/22/09, 9:50 AM  

Hee. That's usually how my life goes...

Normal person: "What do you want THAT for?!?"

Me: "Um, um, um, um...SOMETHING...? I just don't know what FOR, yet."

It's very easy to confuse normal people with this whole concept, I've noticed.

Christa 10/22/09, 10:13 AM  

it amazes me how my home has happened around me. I've taken little bits of my personality, stolen from a few others, googled the word vintage and bakery atleast 1 million times, searched consignment/thrift stores, and finally I'm getting somewhere.

mama-face 10/22/09, 10:17 AM  

Wow, your last thought blew me away. It is so true. It takes a while for a house to become a home.

LV 10/22/09, 10:33 AM  

It might have taken you awhile, but what you have done with the mirror is beautiful. I really like it. I do not believe I have ever seen a mirror shaped like that.

Janet, 10/22/09, 11:00 AM  

So true. I'm always wondering what I'm going to do with all my stuff, but I usually find a use for everything.

heidi 10/22/09, 11:40 AM  

I dig your mirror - way cool angles.

I agree on the house/home way of thinking - that's why these 2 cool retro prints I bought months ago stay propped up in my living room until I have a homeowners' ephimay. Or until we move to our dream digs.

Maureen 10/22/09, 12:07 PM  

Love the final outcome! Patience definitely required! But certainly worthwhile.

The Elegant Thrifter 10/22/09, 12:22 PM  

So, so right. Patience makes perfect. And sometimes people feel such an urge to shop that they go into debt buying thrift. Sort of ruins the whole purpose, don't you think? Stan

justjoycee 10/22/09, 12:39 PM  

I agree....

Coloradolady 10/22/09, 1:31 PM  

That is very good thinking. I have to admit I have gotten rid of things before that did not really fit and later wish I had not done that....great look, I really love it!

Have a great fall weekend and a wonderful VTT!

Diann 10/22/09, 3:18 PM  

True words! Things just slowly evolve and the net thing you know, your house is a warm inviting home!

~~Carol~~ 10/22/09, 5:07 PM  

You definitely brought life to that little corner when you added the plant! It looks fabulous now!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Debbie 10/23/09, 12:15 AM  

The corner looks great, it's fun to watch a home evolve over time.

Kelly's Ideas 10/23/09, 12:27 AM  

I love the planter - it's perfect!

Love to you.
Kelly
http://www.ivebecomemymother.com

Lynette 10/23/09, 2:19 PM  

amen

Happy Cottage Quilter 10/23/09, 2:36 PM  

Wow I certainly agree with you. It does take patience. I'm finding that out more and more.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

gina 10/26/09, 9:27 AM  

Exactly, which is why my new house is just about bare- save for the new paint on the walls, because I am waiting to fall in love, piece by pice with the items I fill our home with! Love your little space now. :)

JUST ME, THE MOM 10/26/09, 2:24 PM  

synergy:)

Kristin

REbekah 10/27/09, 11:13 AM  

...and THAT is why I NEVER get rid of anything!!!! LOL!!! So true, Sista!!!

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