Wednesday, March 25, 2009
If you're a thrifty mama like myself - you gotta go join the party over at Tales from Bloggeritaville hosted by my new friend Leigh. She is one of the SWEETEST people in blogville, and I am so happy to have had the privilege of "meeting" her. Thanks Leigh for hosting this great party! Now go grab a margarita and get your game on! And please don't forget to stop by Leigh's blog to see other great Thrift Store finds from like-minded shoppers!
Now, for those of you who follow my blog, you know I'm a stone's throw from Atlantic City. (And for those Geography buffs out there, I'm also only 15 miles from Philadelphia!). So, the other day my dear friend Missy told me about a local liquidation warehouse that recently bought out all of the furnishings from Caesar's Hotel and Casino! Now, I'm not usually very luck at the slots (don't go very often), BUT I scored big at this warehouse. They had things as far as the eye could see, and most was in mint condition. I ended up leaving with just this console table, which I paid only $20 for and promptly painted black. The best part was, it came with a glass top!
It found a home in my upstairs hallway. Still thinkin' of ways to accessorize - I'm open to suggestions here folks!
What I love most about this piece is that it came straight from Caesar's! How cool is that?! - a true conversation piece.
Ladies - this place had handpainted headboards in every size and style (hand-painted, upholstered, tufted) for $10 a piece! Gorgeous 80" x 80" silk tapestries with 8" of fringe and hardware included for just $35!! - Imagine the number of chairs you could re-upholster with all that fabric! What I really wanted was an armoire that was to die for and only $20 (I could SO see this shabby-chic'ed out). Unfortunately, the seller talked me out of it because it's too heavy to move upstairs (the DH would NOT have been happy about that).
Of course I will be venturing back there just as soon as I can find a friend in the U-Haul business!
That's it for me. Check out my other post on Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch (another very sweet lady!).