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Go Antique-ing

Antique stores have exactly what you are looking for-you just have to open your eyes and your mind. Do you ever have something in mind you want to do to a room, or area..and you just search and search for the perfect decor? You’re not always going to find that custom, personal, unique look at just any common store. I have found bits and pieces along the way that reflect my personality that add to the collective, traditional and eclectic style in my home…at antique stores and yard sales. (Yes, I do have a bit of each style throughout the house, ha!)

Here are a few of my finds.

(from top to bottom: 4 drawer wooden unit $5 @Goodwill (I bought 2), Lamp (I painted white) $7 @yard sale, 2 antique mirrors $6 @Sheffield Antique Store, Doll clothes cabinet (which I converted into a jewelry holder) $5 @yard sale, Used flower vases $1-3 ea. @Bojo’s Antique store (that I put wine corks in), Ball mason jar $1/Recipe box $2 @Bojo’s, Stand $3 @Bojo’s (I use as a candle stand)

So. About $35 for all this stuff-I would have spent that on 1 item at a retail store.

Happy hunting. -Lindsay

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Find Treasure in Old Books.

On one of Rachel and I’s adventures to Bojo’s Antique store on Summer Ave. here in Memphis, we found a diamond in the rough…

I immediatley fell in love with this book. Not only do I love animal print, but this is a beautiful book with a vintage, stunning cloth cover. The name of it is Four years in Paradise, by Osa Johnson, published in 1941. Being someone who hardly reads non-fiction novels, I never buy books to read them…I buy to decorate with them! But, something intrigued me about this book. I went home and did some research about the book online. Rachel wanted to get one for her house too..Rachel is more interested in the actual books and their history than I am, so she had me look up more information about our gorgeous find. I purchased this book for a quarter……and we were finding this original hardback copy selling for $300.00-$450.00. Ok, SO NOW WE’RE TALKING! Bojo’s sells thousands of antiques, but I mainly go for their book section. We were finding great, beautiful books for $0.10 each!

As we continued to research, we saw it was a part of the set. Now it’s like my mission to complete my set, without paying full price. Rachel found on Ebay one of the other books in the series called- I Married Adventure. Rachel bought both books on Ebay for, $100.00. We can’t wait to own the whole set.

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Here is how I decorated with my $0.10 books in my house.

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See what other’s have done with their book finds:

Ever seen these floating bookshelves?…

Enjoy, and happy hunting!

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