My favorite song right now and my sons as well…(the PG version of course) has to be Thrift Shop. Just like in the song…I really do have your grandpa’s style. If only they had a song about Craigslist too. I’d be all over that.
As I’ve written several times before, thrift shops and Craigslist are the BEST way to affordably update your digs.
Case in point: 2 weeks ago, I stumbled upon the exact matching end tables to my long and low mid-century coffee table on Craigslist. I had to travel into L.A. to get them, which was hard for me. My throat starts to close the closer I get to downtown. I’m not a Hollywood girl. Not an L.A. girl. Never have been….I’ll take the beaches, thank you. Peace, love, and waves. You can have your crazy drivers and people literally living on top of each other. When in L.A., I feel claustrophobic and begin to understand what a caged animal feels like. No offense, Angelenos. Your city has much to offer. If only there was a way to hover in and hover out, I’d be visiting a lot more.
I digress….here are the new additions, thanks to Craigslist and one very hip seller in L.A.:
Now I can finally leave this room alone and stop taking photos of it.
In retrospect to my last blog, (Vintique-New Favorite Destination) it wasn’t exactly fair to my readers who are not southern Californians. I’m not patting myself on the back here, but I have readers in Spain, Alaska and Ireland for goodness sake! Certainly people outside of my direct area would love to know where they can get affordable MCM stuff too! I would not like to be known as yet another egocentric American. For my loyal readers near and far, ’tis for you a lucky day indeed. Behold! There is something called Etsy.com. Anything you can imagine wanting is on Etsy.com. Generally and comparatively speaking, I find Etsy prices to be lower than that of Ebay’s. Etsy is the new black my MCM friends…so jump on the bandwagon and let’s go for a ride!
So do it! You know you want to. Do it. Do it. Do it. Go to Etsy.com and enter mid-century _ whatever__. I can tell you….it will be there.