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