I love thrifting. I'll spend all afternoon scouring the highest shelves and crawling through creepy, dusty corners of thrift shops for the most unique and beautiful little things that I can find. I get a strange thrill out of finding things to add to my almost entirely thrift-decorated apartment, as I love things that have character.
My adventures can be hit or miss. Some days I'll be able to fill an entire basket full of things, and other days I'll come out empty handed.Today was a lucky day. My findings from this afternoon's hunt include:
A vintage Tetley tea tin, which now houses a few of my finest tea bags. I'm in love with it -- the colors are vibrant and the container itself is still in great shape, despite its obvious age. It looks pretty sitting at the top of my tea cabinet (which is a mecca for all things tea-related.)
A brass peacock. I fell in love with this majestic little fella right away -- I happen to love any and all things that are brass.
Two lovebirds. You can't exactly see it in this photo, but the painting actually has gold accents as well which adds a bit of depth.
Colored dishes. Stained glass window panes are crazy expensive, so a lot of times I'll find pretty colored glass to place in my window or around my apartment, which works just as well if not better. These little beauties have found a home on my coffee table where they hold incense and sage.
A turquoise bird, whose purpose I guess could be multi-faceted. It would make a cute succulent or cactus planter, but for now it sits on a small shelf above my stove and holds toothpicks. I particularly love the colors as well -- turquoise and gold are my favorites.