We moved to Charleston during my first trimester, my second trimester hit right in the middle of the crazy holiday season, and my third trimester found me melodramatically lying on my couch.
Why am I sharing this with you? Simply to explain why it took me no less than nine months to feather my new nest. Our home was so spartan that visitors couldn’t help but comment. In a nice way, of course, but still. They noticed. And though Jen’s fantastic post tried to assure me that this was not a result of my laziness, I have to admit to being pretty relieved when the home decorating bug finally hit me last week.
My Dad happened to be visiting from California and wanted to buy me a birthday present (so sweet!) so we headed to my favorite thrift store while my awesome husband watched the kids. To say that we hit the jackpot might be a little bit of an understatement.
Here, take a peek at my five favorite thrift store finds:
My Dad and I didn’t end up buying this one when we went shopping but I did send Dan a picture and then wouldn’t stop talking about it so he took it upon himself to pick it up, bring it home, and give it to me for Mother’s Day (along with those gorgeous tulips).
He’s the sweetest.
I just love him to pieces.
This one was a birthday gift from my Dad and brings me such joy for the promise it holds. Can’t you just hear it crying out, “Your children will never lose their coats or shoes again!!!”? Or is that just my imagination? (Shhhhh! Don’t break the spell!)
Another gift from my Dad! I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this dinette set. Sitting in front of that big picture window in the morning with sweet Charlie, a book, and a cup of coffee has filled my mornings with such sweetness.
Wish me luck (or pray your little hearts out) as I attempt to turn this into a chalkboard! I’m not exactly the crafty type. I just hope I make up for it in enthusiasm because I’ve got buckets of that.
This picture doesn’t do this shelf justice. The color is simply gorgeous in real life. It currently sits to the right of my new dinette set and opposite the mirror above. I’m thinking of perching chalk on the top of it but if you have any other ideas for what it could hold please let me know!
Happy favorite-ing, friends!
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