I think most people who op-shop/thrift probably have a wish list of dreams finds. For a long time my thrifty wish list has included a yellow laminex/formica table and chairs, a working vintage record player and velvety, mustard couches with quilted backs. Last Sunday we were at the local flea market with some friends when finally, one of my wishes came true!
When we stumbled across this yellow velvet couch and two matching chairs (that perfectly match our green ones!) I was so excited I almost died right there. Unfortunately finances have been very, very tight at the Humble House this month, so even though they were only priced at $120 for the set, I really wasn’t sure we could afford them right away. (Why do all the bills have to arrive in the same week?) Luckily, I have the most amazing best friend in the entire history of the world. After bargaining with the sellers and getting the price down to just $100, Lauren insisted on buying them for me as an early birthday/Christmas present…
And so the deal was done and the dreamy mustard couches came to live in our little cottage! It’s been a few days now but I’m still bursting with gratitude and giddy with excitement about them. There’s no room for them in our tiny lounge room, as we intend to keep our beloved green couches, so for now the mustard lovelies are creating a cozy corner in our study/studio/spare bedroom/mess room. Somehow they even manage to make the hideous blue walls look slighlty less horrible. Oh happy days!
Have you had any amazing thrifty finds lately? Ever found something right off your wish list? It is such a lovely feeling!