(And I would be a happy camper indeed at this point if I could thrift myself a brand new camera...bear with me because my ancient camera has not been working that well and making blogging in general very difficult!)
Last week I wrote about some of my good thrifting luck and promised to show you the non-Pyrex finds. Well, these are the big things, and later I'll get to the small things.
Thank goodness I have kids or I would have a really hard time explaining why I bought this amazing chair.
Because I totally would have bought it even if I didn't have small people to fit in it.
It is a vinyl upholstered rocking chair, in amazing condition- not a rip or scratch on it. It was more than I usually like to pay at $25, but still, I fell so hard for this I probably would have paid more. I can just see a kid sitting in it in the 1950s watching cartoons or TV westerns. And that is exactly what my kids are doing with it today. Aren't those little diamond details amazing? (and amazing that they survived the years intact!)
And speaking of Western, I found this vintage 1920s Navajo rug in a thrift store! For $20!
I have wanted one of these for ever. I looked for a long time several years ago when we were decorating our living room the first time (see the current look here) before not finding any in my price range. It is huge too, about 4x6. Problem is, now our decorating scheme is more 50s modern/kitsch than the rustic/western look it was before. So I don't know if I will keep it or sell it to finance a new camera. What would you do?