Sunday, 29 March 2015

My latest thrifty finds

Winter is not my favourite time to search and bring home good finds, but sometimes I see something that I can’t pass up. In this instance it’s these two fabulous Bergere chairs that I picked up off of Kijiji for $175. They are in excellent condition but require a good steam cleaning (this week).

The fabric is very traditional but is very pretty. If I don’t tire of the chairs within a year, they will be worth it to have them reupholstered in a more contemporary fabric.  As they are, the embroidery is in great condition.

I also picked up this little gold side table for $50 at a store that I had never been to before but will definitely keep an eye on; Wicker Emporium. Apparently they’ve been around for a while and I’m not sure why I had not heard of them before. Their clearance items are a good price.

Last weekend I found a pair of Lexington side tables. They were in great condition until I tried squeezing both of them in to my hatchback and scratched, no make that gouged the top of one. So now it seems a paint job and mirrored tops are in their future.

I have this week off of work and debated going south for a week, but then decided that I’ll stay home and replace the living room floor. And wouldn’t you know it, my first cold in more  than a year, knocked me out on Friday morning and I’m still feeling awful. Just my luck:) Oh, and I have a root canal scheduled for Tuesday morning. Some days you’re the statue, some days you’re the pigeon.


  1. Oh My those chairs are gorgeous!!! Great finds Mel, just wow! :D

  2. Mel, I love those chairs and I love the blue in the fabric, love love love the pattern! What a score! Oh Wicker Emporium - that is an East Coast store that just opened by you before we moved...that is one of my favorite stores and their Christmas decorations are amazing too! Take care of your cold and get some rest! I laughed out loud at 'Some days you’re the statue, some days you’re the pigeon.' Ah ha ha, may have to use that! :)

  3. Oh I love the chairs. The fabric is so pretty!