Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Frugal Fun: Roll On

This humorous sweater display in front of a vintage shop in Greenwich Village reminded me of the wacky thrift store discovery that Barneys New York's Simon Doonan showed off in The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details.

When he spied an antique wicker baby carriage for $195 at Housing Works in Chelsea, he immediately dubbed it the Rosemary's Baby Carriage and suggested giving it a thorough cleaning, a coat of nontoxic paint and transforming it into a laundry hamper for a children's bedroom in a Manhattan apartment.

"When it's full of laundry, just wheel it down the hall to the washing machine," he suggested. "And when you're done, just leave it in the hallway by your door to freak out the neighbors! Creepy!"

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,

The Elegant Thrifter

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