Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Checkmate! - Thrifting at the Beach

Ya remember when we went to the beach for my birthday?  We sun-bathed.  We relaxed.  We cursed at non-existent internet connection and lack of 3G access.

We also went thriftin'.  And Seth was actually happy with the idea.  Wow.  My birthday week dreams came true.  He was on the hunt for vintage tees... and I was pumped to check out the goods in a different city.

Now mind you, I didn't have any real expectations.  Just wanted to have some fun on the way to oyster-and-wine-ville.  Imagine my surprise when I walked over to Seth and his eyes were lit up: "This place is a goldmine! Look at these t-shirts!".  He was having as much fun as I was.  Thrifting.  Happiness, I tell ya.

And I found a few goodies, too.  Namely these Avon After Shave bottles in the shape of chess pieces.  I picked out the best of the bunch, at the tune of $.79/piece to style some bookshelves.  Love. Them.

And here they are on our built-in bookshelf in the living room.  Notice the moss letter?  It's finding a new place soon, but I like the cool and texture plays against the silver chess pieces and the graphic print (a gift I made for Seth for our first anniversary).

They're shiny and quirky, and remind me of a great afternoon we had together at the beach.  Hope to hold onto these for a long time.  Bonus: If we ever need old, terrible smelling after shave, I know right where it is!

Find anything yourselves recently on a dime? Or anything completely unexpected you just couldn't leave without?


  1. Hey Erin,

    I think I'm gonna take the plunge and buy our slipcovered swivel glider chairs this weekend. I'm scared. Did you get yours yet? If so, what did you decide? I am between Lee Industries and Four Seasons.


  2. That's so great, Abby! I was there just last weekend looking at the options again. I really like all three lines they carry. My MIL has some from Four Seasons and they are a dream to rock in!

    I'm considering the Bailey by Four Seasons (love those more modern sweep arms)! They also had a fabric that caught my eye. Don't know if I'm going to make the plunge... only because we may be moving in a couple of years and I hate to drop the moolah on something that may or may not work in another home. Really excited for you!

    Let me know what you decide!

  3. So happy for you! I love thrifting and always post my experience http://flashessay.strikingly.com/. I get a lot of feedback.