Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sweet Finds

Naugahyde Wingback chair, Salvation Army, $15.00. Yeah, Baby.

Yellow side chair, Salvation Army, $39.50

Daniel Green "Outdorables" Suede shoes, on sale at half price, $2.50.

Everyone always asks me how I decide which of my vintage treasures to keep and which of them to sell. This is a very inexact science, frankly. It has something to do with romance...namely, if I love it too much to part with something. Romance is trumped by what bills came in the mail this month. Bills are trumped by the chances of me ever, ever, ever finding something again. Ever finding something again is trumped by making a bigger sale than I've ever had (the record stands at 700 dollars for a map I paid 2 dollars for.) And record breaking is trumped finally by the thought of something being good enough to leave to my children. Which has resulted so far, in my keeping a bakelite necklace and two paintings.

One other factor comes into play: if they fit.


betty crocker said...

Oohh, likey the chairs. Looks like the house is getting homey quite quickly. I'm actually out to the second hand furniture shops tomorrow to find the *right*piece for the nursery.
Hopefully I'll get to actually come visit you at this house :)

Kara Witham said...

$15 ????!!!!!!!


Tiffany said...

Vanessa - I love thos charis! What great finds!! {grin}

bina said...

Hey, Vanessa,
Just dropping in. So happy for you and the beautiful new house! I'll be back to read more.

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