Sally’s does it again

It’s Thursday and while some celebrate the coming of the weekend by posting throwback photos, I mark the occasion by posting thrifting photos of my finds at the local Salvation Army (a.k.a. “Bargainista Paradise”).

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Seeking salvation from a long day of work, I drove to Sally’s (we’re on a 70’s name basis) in search of treasure. After chanting “I shall not hoard” over and over again as I scoured the store, I left with only two items. I’m friggin’ proud of this, peeps. I will let others claim bargain shopping victory in an act of selflessness.

Without further ado, I share with you my top finds tonight at the Valencia Street store.

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1. Brass coffee table

Brass is everywhere and trending big time right now. You can replace the glass top with a marble slab to give it an updated and unique look. I’m not a fan of glass top tables, I already have a coffee table, and I want to stay married, so I walked away. Price: $55. Extra 40% off tonight: $33.

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2. Brass coffee table #2

That’s more than I typically spend at these stores but it’s priced higher because of the base, and it’s in pristine condition. $175. After additional discount: $105. Top view for a better shot of the base. It’s a beauty.

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Here’s a yummy inspiration shot from Apartment Therapy to give you an idea of styling a room with a brass coffee table. Sassy brassy.

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Moving right along…

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3. Wicker divider/screen

Wicker/rattan/cane/bamboo is sizzling hot right now. I’ve seen people upcycle and repurpose these screens as bed heads, which looks rad. $22.50. After additional discount: $13.50.

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4. Wicker side table

Solid, cute, and functional…just like every man should be. You can bar cart the heck out of it too, with tropical drink fixings in a Trader Vic’s or tiki bar style. $25. After additional discount: $15.

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5. Slat back chairs

You really have to see the potential in these. I picture them upholstered in a yellow/white chevron pattern fabric or brightly colored serape fabric. $10 each. After additional discount, $6 each.

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6. Brass lamp

This lamp is just plain cute (and works!). It’s more on the girlie side and would definitely fem up a space with its frilly shade. I see this lamp in a room with pink/blush or purple hues, or Pantone Radiant Orchid of the Year blah blah, as the design community likes to boast. $20. After additional discount: $12.

really, really, really wanted everything above but couldn’t justify any of the purchases and had to remind myself that I’m no longer a hoarder. So I sulked, snapped some shots for you bitches, and walked away.

Oh don’t you worry your pretty little heads, my friends, Mama Thrift here didn’t leave completely empty handed.

I scored this sweet pink boucle wool vintage coat (that hubby thought was a bathrobe – sacrepink!) for $7.50. It’s in pristine shape and the color is pure fabulosity. I’m thrilled to bits with this find.

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The best part? The lining!

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It was definitely coat themed tonight because this was my second purchase, for $9.60. It’s very Audrey Hepburn 1960’s mod and passed my super comfy (and non static inducing) test. Bonus.

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I realize I will pay more for dry cleaning both purchases than I paid for them, but it’s totally worth it.

Sally’s does it again! And I emerged from the thrift store rubble a non-hoarder with two fabulous coats. Now, that’s what I call salvation.

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