Some husbands drink beer. Or watch football. Or play golf. The Mister does all these things, but he also scours thrift stores for mid century finds on his lunch break. Before we moved into our older home we never even thought of looking to thrift stores, antique malls, or Craigslist for furniture. But, as we quickly discovered, the large scale furniture made today does not fit in the smaller homes of yesteryear. So the Mister started going into old, unassuming little stores throughout his work territory and pretty soon he was hooked.
Today was a really good shopping day for the Mister, which is why I have done nothing today but admire his Tuesday purchases.
A new china cabinet (circa 1961) to house some our china and knick knacks. It’s from Craigslist, but we got it today so I’m calling it thrifty. 🙂 It will come in very handy, but we have so many Lladrós from my parents that I don’t even know how to begin styling them. Our motivation for finding a cabinet was a phonecall from my mother who suggested she was tired of storing our collectibles in her garage for the last three years.
And our curtains are up! I love them. Now I just need to find the right wall color.
He also found this nifty lamp for next to the T.V. for $15.
I love the wood neck the best.
But I love the Mister even more.