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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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!!!

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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…

www.ahomefullofcolor.com Images courtesy of A Home Full of Color

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40 Comments on Finding Awesome || Thrifty Finds

  1. Julia@Cuckoo4design
    April 11, 2014 at 5:47 am (7 months ago)

    I really can’t believe the things you found. I love that antelope. I want one!!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 14, 2014 at 2:43 pm (7 months ago)

      I know. My jaw dropped when I saw it there! I couldn’t believe it! xo Kristin

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  2. Sarah
    April 11, 2014 at 6:53 am (7 months ago)

    Saw those scored on IG and I’m still jealous!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm (7 months ago)

      It was a good day for brass! xo Kristin

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  3. angela
    April 11, 2014 at 7:20 am (7 months ago)

    Great finds! That antelope! Fantastic!!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks Angela :) It was a good day to search for treasure :) xo Kristin

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  4. cassie
    April 11, 2014 at 8:20 am (7 months ago)

    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. ;)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 14, 2014 at 2:39 pm (7 months ago)

      Bwahahaha! That’s funny! He better not be two-timing me or we will have words! xo K

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  5. Katja @ Shift Ctrl Art
    April 11, 2014 at 9:36 am (7 months ago)

    Some splendid finds for sure. Love all the stuff you scooped up :)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 14, 2014 at 2:39 pm (7 months ago)

      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

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  6. Amber from WillsCasa.Com
    April 11, 2014 at 9:40 am (7 months ago)

    Wow I wish I had some thrift shops like that around here! Amazing finds!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 14, 2014 at 2:38 pm (7 months ago)

      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

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  7. Stephanie
    April 11, 2014 at 10:31 am (7 months ago)

    WOW! The thrift shops near you must be incredible! I love that antelope!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 14, 2014 at 2:37 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks Stephanie :) sometimes they are pretty darn great! xo Kristin

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  8. Suzy Schindler
    April 11, 2014 at 10:38 am (7 months ago)

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

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks Suzy! So you are a QC person? How cool! xo Kristin

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  9. Kayla @ KR Dixon Designs
    April 11, 2014 at 11:42 am (7 months ago)

    Such great finds! I miss treasure hunting days or just shopping in general. It will be great when my kids are old enough and I can do that again ;)

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm (7 months ago)

      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

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  10. lulu
    April 11, 2014 at 12:02 pm (7 months ago)

    Finding those special treasures at a great price is so satisfying. The antelope head has definitely found a home.

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 14, 2014 at 2:35 pm (7 months ago)

      It really is! I love that I am not spending a ton of money on this stuff! xo Kristin

      Reply
  11. jlhoneyman
    April 12, 2014 at 11:59 am (7 months ago)

    The antelope and the little bench are both fab!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 14, 2014 at 2:34 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks Jen :) I love me a bargain! xo Kristin

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 14, 2014 at 2:34 pm (7 months ago)

      Thank you! It was a fun day! xo Kristin

      Reply
  12. Kizzy Bass
    April 13, 2014 at 5:01 am (7 months ago)

    What fabulous finds

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 14, 2014 at 2:33 pm (7 months ago)

      Thanks Kizzy! It was a good find day! xo Kristin

      Reply
  13. whitebuffalostyling
    April 14, 2014 at 10:01 am (7 months ago)

    I LOVE that antelope!! And your sons room is going to be amazing. I can’t wait to see!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 14, 2014 at 2:23 pm (7 months ago)

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

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  14. FRECKLES CHICK
    April 14, 2014 at 3:35 pm (7 months ago)

    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.
    xoxo

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    • FRECKLES CHICK
      April 14, 2014 at 3:43 pm (7 months ago)

      PS. How did I not know you’re in Rock Island, IL?! My close friend went to Augustana! I’m also from Iowa so I know of the Quad Cities, Iowa side ;-)

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      • BLISS AT HOME
        April 14, 2014 at 4:27 pm (7 months ago)

        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
      April 14, 2014 at 4:26 pm (7 months ago)

      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

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  15. Jenn @ HomeStyleReport
    April 15, 2014 at 11:09 am (7 months ago)

    Oh my gosh! You hit the motherload with all of these finds! I wish I could find a brass antelope like that, on the cheap!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 15, 2014 at 12:24 pm (7 months ago)

      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

      Reply
  16. Kelly @ View Along the Way
    April 16, 2014 at 8:21 am (7 months ago)

    I can’t believe your little guy ASKED for such an awesome room design! That rocks. Love the lucite towel bar!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 16, 2014 at 9:12 am (7 months ago)

      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

      Reply
  17. Shannon
    April 16, 2014 at 1:52 pm (7 months ago)

    That antelope is AMAZING! Looks so good!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 16, 2014 at 1:56 pm (7 months ago)

      That was my fave find of the year thus far :) xo K

      Reply
  18. anu
    April 18, 2014 at 3:29 pm (7 months ago)

    I really love that lucite towel rod and the stool too!

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    • BLISS AT HOME
      April 21, 2014 at 8:33 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks Anu :) They were great finds :) xo Kristin

      Reply

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