Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Find: A Post from the Past


I ran a version of this post close to the date The Find launched four years ago. Enjoy!


The Birmingham, Alabama, home  Southern Living's Heather Chadduck, is a prime example of delving into imaginative uses for what might have been cast off by someone else.

Her bedroom alone, which is featured in The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details, and photographed by Jim Franco, has several brain-sparking stories to tell. 

Heather loves anything that is numbered, so when she discovered what she believes to be a key box at a flea market, she bought it, and then transformed it into a handy, yet appealing organizer for her collection of vintage jewelry. 

One of her prized possessions in the room is the toile drapery that she saved from the garage bin of a San Francisco hotel. She got the call from a friend who found out that the toile was being tossed, and Heather came to its rescue! Not only does it elegantly cover her windows, but it also adds charm to a headboard she fashioned out of the fabric and coordinating ribbons. 

Dreaming of finding my own cache of brown toile!

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,

The Elegant Thrifter

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