Finding Awesome || Thrifty Finds

Happy Weekend!!

Are you guys ready for some thrifty finds?!?

I don’t know what my deal has been lately, but by the end of the day I am done! I have felt so tired, but there is so much to do I really can’t afford to be right now. To break up my normal day, I decided to change things up a bit and plan some time for some fun– some penny-pinching fun!

I have a lot of rooms to find decor for right now. Both the boys bedrooms, our bathroom, and my office. Thursday, Sam and I headed out for a day of treasure hunting around some of our favorite local shops…and it did not disappoint.

My hands down favorite find of the day is this brass antelope. I love love love when I find decor like this for just a few dollars! It’s solid brass and it just has a sexy vibe. I totally dig it and it had to come home with me.

Thrifty Finds || B @ H


I love it in my office, and I think it’s a great spot at the current moment since those antlers could impale a child around here.

Thrifty Finds || B @ H


I scored another piece of round cut stone for $1.25 at the Salvation Army. It appears to have been part of a little accent table. I found another one of these last year and I love to use them as trays. I also have plans to turn one into a plant stand soon.

I grabbed another fish bowl vase for my desk too. I think they are perfect for arranging roses.

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Since we are in “bathroom reno mode” right now, I was happy to find this vintage lucite towel bar. It was only $8 at a flea market. The hardware needs a little cleaning but it is in great shape and even more beautiful in person. It will look so great with the marble tile.

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Last but not least, I found something for Sam’s bedroom makeover. A few months back, I sat down with him and did a little “design consultation” and he totally surprised me with what he likes and wants for his room.



He is requesting all white walls and wants black and white decor. We are also mixing in some natural wood tones and copper. He totally has the hippest decor taste of any 5-year-old I know. He wants lots of animals and a guitar too. We have already purchased him a teepee from off his list and there are some other fun details that I am going to save for later.

Thfirty Finds || B @ H

This little stool is so perfect for the vibe his room is taking. He drags the bathroom stool into his room all the time to sit on. So, this was so great because now he has one for his room. Sam thinks it is a pterodactyl and it totally sold him on wanting it. For $6 we couldn’t pass it up. The tribal vibe, colors, and warm wood tones are perfect.

This warmer weather is totally putting me into treasure-seeking mode!! I don’t know about you, but I am ready to get my hunt on!!!



I am over at my friend Shavonda’s blog A Home Full of Color today sharing my thoughts on our home for her Small Home, Big Style series.

Shavonda is one talented designer and such a sweet friend!  I always enjoy a visit to her site and I know you will too! Here’s just at taste of her talent… Images courtesy of A Home Full of Color




  1. says

    love that stool! and your antelope called me last night while you were sleeping and told me he wants to come to where the brass deer and the antelope play…. MY home on the range. 😉

    • BLISS AT HOME says

      Thanks Katja 🙂 It’s one of my fave things to do. I’d rather check out a thrift store before going to a retailer. xo Kristin

    • BLISS AT HOME says

      I feel like I live in a hidden thrifting gem at times. It is hit or miss, but there are a lot of places to hunt around here. xo Kristin

  2. Suzy Schindler says

    Absolutely love your site. We may have rubbed elbows at the local thrift shops! Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas.

    • BLISS AT HOME says

      You will be back there soon enough 😉 It is so hard to shop with littles until they are older. Sam is 5 now so it is a lot easier! xo Kristin

    • BLISS AT HOME says

      I was doing a happy dance for sure when I saw it there! Seriously, Sam is already cooler than me! xo Kristin

  3. says

    Methinks I need to tag along with you when you go thrifting! You’ve got such an eye for it, sweet scores! I’m so not surprised you’re exhausted–you’ve been a busy bee, my friend.

      • BLISS AT HOME says

        That is so cool you know the area! Usually I say where I live and people are like, huh? Or they think that I am surrounded by farms and dirt roads. xo Kristin

    • BLISS AT HOME says

      Me thinks you are so right! That would be so fun! Sometimes I just think there will never come a time when I am not exhausted, haha! A busy life is a full life 😉 xo K

    • BLISS AT HOME says

      Thanks so much! It was a good day to hunt for treasure 🙂 That antelope is my fave find of the year so far 😉 xo Kristin

    • BLISS AT HOME says

      For real. Kelly, he is already a million times cooler than me. This kid is the complete package, personality, hilarious, and so so unique! I wonder what he will be like as an adult. xo Kristin

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