|I needed a pic -so this is being recycled|
from my beloved Belgium trip.
The GOOD NEWS is it's not raining here, and today I was able to shop at the ULTIMATE THRIFT STORE ever. Which one you ask? The private one on base - that only those with a military ID have access to. Here..... soldiers and their families donate treasures that they can't bear to move one more time. The pickings are good, and the prices practically free. Big sis Susan joined in on the fun, and she was SOOO EXCITED to go - that she arrived at the gate 30 minutes and happily waited for me to arrive.
However - before I can tell you about today's incredible find, I have to step back for a moment and explain the history of my Danish furniture interest.
STEPPING BACK IN TIME:
Two years ago, Mr. C and I bought 3 Danish wood chairs at the thrift store for $2 a piece. I had no idea what the true value was at the time, I just knew they were high quality and I liked the clean lines and shaping of the wood. After a little research - we discovered these chairs are worth $700 a piece!! This value was confirmed in Palm Springs when we saw duplicate chairs for $1200 each! Incredible.
|My $2 chair (we have 3 of these!)|
BACK TO TODAY........
Today's loot was surprising. Instead of buying bags and bags of crap, I found a cone shaped DANISH floor lamp in the clearance section. How much you ask? $10 people! Yes -a mere $10. Sure....the shade is water stained and torn in one spot, but it matched the chairs and I had to have it.
|See the wood shaping up the side? Signature Danish woodwork.|
I didn't buy this davenport and love seat, but Susan and I day-dreamed about purchasing it and redecorating an entire room to accommodate it. Luxurious garnet red and gold velvet - so glamorous. You're probably thinking barf, but we were thinking 'Hollywood' (it looks more regal in real life. Photos do not do this set justice). In mint condition and a total bargain at $65 for the set.
That was today's adventure. Not bad, right?