Florida thrift finds

We ended our summer with a weeks-long vacation on Florida’s Gulf coast.  It was a well deserved rest for my husband, and a wonderful time for our family to reconnect and spend quality time together.

That being said… I was in FLORIDA!!! And hello — there are treasures to be found there!  And I’m not talking about shark’s teeth and seashells!

I managed to sneak out during nap time one afternoon.  I hit a few local thrift stores and left practically sobbing that I didn’t have a way to bring home a truckload of awesome finds.

Florida thrift store brass etageres

Take a look at the above photo.  Not one, but THREE awesome brass etageres!  The one on the far end was this really cool folding-screen-esque etagere.

Florida thrift shop faux bamboo set

And this faux bamboo bedroom set (ignore the random shelf on top of the dresser).  Do I even need to say anything about this?!

You should have seen the amount of caned barrel back chairs.  And the gorgeous rattan.  I could go on… But it would depress me to think of all the goodies I left behind.

I did manage to bring back a few smaller pieces.

Florida thrift finds

This elephant family also came back with me – but sadly, he broke his ear along the way.

porcelain elephant family

My husband started to tease me that I was “working” on vacation – but really – work?!  Thrifting is my fun!

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3 replies
  1. Barb
    Barb says:

    You were in my “pickin’ ” spot! It is certainly full of great thrifting places. Looks like you found some great pieces! Love it! What city were you in. I live in the St Pete/Tampa area. It is thrifting heaven. So much so my garage is starting to look like an episode of Hoarders. Always nice to see your blog pop up in my in box. Thanks for sharing, Kristen!

  2. Karena
    Karena says:

    Kristen what finds!Next time you need to take a larger vehicle for sure. I have changed my email so may have to sign up for alerts again!

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