Friday, April 17, 2015

Decorating Inspiration at Local Thrift Stores

A few weekends back, I decided that I needed to take a break from my day-to-day routine for some quality time with my Mom. We agreed to meet early one Saturday morning to go scour some local thrift stores in our city. Our city's thrift stores are top notch! 

The multi-tasker in me decided that I needed to use the hang out time with my Mom as an opportunity to practice my photography skills in weird lighting situations, so my trust camera was along for our shopping trip. Yes, it was a little odd for me to have my camera out inside the thrift stores and yep, the workers asked me what I was photographing (they didn't mind, just were curious). Slightly embarrassing, but whatever! 


We discovered that people who rent thrift store booths either do one of two things. They either fill it with complete randomness without any rhyme or reason. OR They decorate their booths with a style and theme in mind. I felt like I learned a thing or two about decorating from those booths. Plus, I found a tons of items that fit my design preference these days. I love chippy wood, whites and neutrals. 






The absolute best display that we experienced was an entire room that was set up just like a bedroom. A big, beautiful bed was positioned in the corner -- complete with a darling night stand and lamp. It drew us right into the space! Additionally, this room had a delicious warm fragrance throughout thanks to a wax warmer. It was a nice juxtaposition to the old smell we experienced elsewhere. 





Even though I told myself I wasn't going to get anything, I did. We both did, actually. My will power was weak as I justified my purchase as a new photography prop that would double as a new furniture piece in the nursery. I kept picturing Blakely sitting on this little bench / toy box in a field, wearing a girly tutu. Sounds cute, right? So, I bought the yellow bench (sans the doll). 
Mom got a cute little wooden bench. 



We were excited... and inspired! How do you like to spend time with your Mom? Any fellow thrifters?

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