Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Frugal Fun: Treasure Hunting at Home

I do a lot of thrift and vintage shopping, but as you may have realized, I do very little actual purchasing, because if I did, you'd see me in a starring role on Hoarders. Being that I live in a New York apartment -- generously sized by Manhattan standards, but still far from a sprawling living space --- when I bring an acquisition into my home, I must immediately find a spot for it stash it away with my other collected treasures.

When I acquired this Mid Century dining room this past summer, I had in mind to inaugurate it with this cheery table cloth I nabbed at the Santa Monica airport flea market back in March. But where was it? I often put things away in places I am certain to remember them, but when the time comes to put them into use, you guessed it, I can't find them!

It was more than a month after my dining room was in place when I opened my closet door and right before me hung this tablecloth on a hanger especially chosen to keep it handy for use. Mystery solved!

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,

The Elegant Thrifter


  1. What a sweet table cloth! I try to use vintage linens in our home as well. Along with tablecloths, runners and napkins I also love a sweet floral flat sheet worn soft with age!

    1. Vintage tablecloths are my favorite finds! Not only are they useful but you can change the mood of a table instantly. This one was in never-used condition!

  2. Wow! The tablecloth is really elegant. Some popular places to buy vintage clothing include charity-run second hand clothing shops, car boot sales, flea markets, antique markets, estate sales, auctions, vintage clothing shops and vintage fashion, textile or collectables fairs.



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