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Sunday, March 18, 2012

fun fantastic fabulous FINDS.NEW Thrift Store Decorating Ideas

 We have a new Thrift Store ... yea  !!! 
and I just had to show it to you.

Some good decorating ideas here.
Fun Fabulous Fantastic Finds  ... 
I love the introduction of the bright happy colors. I was surprised to see the workers just unrolling vinyl to stripe the wall. Owner would not let them use paint.

Let's step inside.
Just to your right is this cute little rabbit to welcome you and explain what FINDS is all about. 
 Proceeds from FINDS support the Kerr County Christian Women's Job Corps 
I added the butterflies ... (so cute)

Then straight ahead is this fabulous colored wall. The flowers mixed in with the Mexico Talavera pottery are tin. The Talavera pottery came from a company going out of business.
(I loaded some pictures smaller because this is photo heavy. 
You can click the pictures to make them larger).

 Now here we see a broad view .... just look at those Fun colors ... makes for happy shoppers ... also nice background music.  This place is crammed, but so well displayed. The back work room is full too. 

 Not all the stuff is old and used ... lots of new stuff donated and some purchased for decorating.

Looking to the left is a long line of display counters with costume jewelry and special china or glass pieces.  AND ... look at the wall above ... isn't that cute? Love the huge rusty wagon wheel rings with rusty nails.  Would be great above a bed.
The light shades are funnel shaped copper, hanging by metal pipes and I think they are handmade by this crew.

One co-partner comes up with the neatest stuff ... she will stop at old farm houses that look interesting and asks if she can look around ... I just know she found these or they came from her ranch.

 Fun hair pieces.

 Oars ... would this look good in your Coastal home above the master bed?

The next six  pictures stretch across a narrow wall above the entry to the second room.

 Most of the stuff I have pictured is for decorations only and most are at the top of the wall near the ceiling.

 The brightly painted wicker rounds are lids off baskets found at a garage sale. Bottoms were not good, but lids were unharmed. What luck to find so many and have the vision to see them ... 'not for what they are but what they can be'. There are many of them dancing across several walls.

 These are two pieces of fence ... I want one? 
$38.00 ... Great chippy/rusty aqua color.

 Love this with the weathered birdhouse ...

Got sidetracked with looking at things I want ... now back to the decorations
For a music room ... Guitar painting and a beat-up horn. I added the notes ... (just had too), but if you use this idea ... 
you could add notes too. 
How about for your boy's room?

 I love how they painted these chairs different colors and used them as shelves and hangers on this large support column. Most of the chairs were one of a kind and in damaged condition.

This corner display appears to be made from window screens.
Now turning the corner to the yellow wall.
Air Horns flower vase.

 These brightly painted saws reflect the colors in the Talavera pottery displayed on the shelves below them. This is so creative.

So  sweet

 Bright red and white umbrellas hanging below vintage water sprinklers. Several of the sprinklers had already been sold when I took this picture.

Hope you enjoyed your trip through this fabulous, fun Thrift Store and find some inspiring ideas for decorating.

I sure did ... I like Primitives and can use some of the ideas in the six pictures on the blue wall.

How about you ... what do you like?

I will show you what I bought in another blog.

Audrey Z. 

Linking to: 
Debbiedoo's Monday Newbie Party
Rusty and Redone KISS


  1. I have never seen a thrift or mission store done up so beautifully! I don't know if I could have walked away from the iron gate. The corner cabinet is the sweetest thing ever! ~ Maureen

  2. Thanks for the tour! I can't wait to get down there
    to check it out for myself! I really like the gate pieces. Thanks for linking up!

  3. I am thinking the wagon wheel and the gates great store and for a worthy cause You have a great eye can't wait to see what you do.

  4. I love the chairs and the corner cupboard and the red chest and the iron fence pieces.........I LOVE THIS SHOP. Wish I were close enough to visit. Thanks for giving us a tour.
    I just ran into you over at DebbieDo's and have enjoyed your blog, so Im your newest follower. Please come visit me at and maybe you'll follow back. THANKS.

  5. Looks like you will have fun at this new store.

  6. Audrey,
    This is an amazing Thrift store! I can't believe how they have everything displayed so wonderfully!
    The Thrift Stores around here are just filled with shelves lined with things and there is nothing like this here!
    It is fantastic and I LOVE it!!
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us!
    Thanks also for your recent visit and kind remarks!


  7. wow, thats an amazing thrift store. They really went all out to make everything look pretty , which of course will make for better sales to benefit their cause..
    thanks for sharing it with us.

  8. What a fun looking shop! What state is this in?

  9. FUN place Audrey! So full of colorful and whimsical things. I would enjoy it there. thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  10. WOW! What a fantastic store. I'd love to shop there. Can't wait to see what you bought.

  11. Omygosh...what a FUN store. I would love shopping there. Wish we'd get a store like that here. So cute...
    xo bj

  12. Your decoration style is great. Enjoyed looking at the thrift with the umbrella's. I am new to blogging also please come and see me if you get a chance would love your visit.


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