Thursday, February 2, 2012

Doing a Happy Dance - Thrifty Thursday

To say that I'm a little excited is an understatement. For a while now I've been asking Danny to check out whether there are any old school maps hiding in his store room at school. You know where this is going right? My own Mr Geography delivered these to my very happy little hands yesterday afternoon...

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I'm dancing while I'm posting. I love these. And what makes them better is they were free! Not $250 like on eBay - FREE! He spoke to the faculty head who said 'Just get rid of 'em'. So he did. The world map is destined for Harry's room, the map of Asia (which includes where we honeymooned!!) for our family room.

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So this has prompted a post on some of my recent thrifty scores. I mentioned this gorgeous gentleman a week or so ago that arrived via freecycle... I'm imagining a bright cobalt blue pattern of some kind.

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... and how about these barstools for a bit of retro cool... (not free, but $20, so almost!)

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 ... and then there's this mirror ($18)...

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I feel like I'm on a roll and I'm very grateful. While you're visiting I would love thoughts on those bar stools - the seat must be recovered, but do I leave them or paint them? White or completely knock your sox off? Any thoughts will be painstakingly considered!


  1. So cool!! My husband does work at his old school sometimes and he said the other day that he's seen huge old maps there. He'll ask about them next time, yay!!
    I'd paint the stools if they were mine, probably white cos I'd get sick of an out there color pretty quick. Just go with your gut instinct, it's always right!!

  2. I am drooling over those maps. The bright colors of school maps always makes me happy. And the map of Asia is so pretty. And the freecycle chair is a great find. Cna't wait to see what he looks like when he is revived--I bet he will be really dapper.

    1. Thanks Heidi - aren't maps the coolest! I can't wait to get them on the wall.

  3. Catherine, that mirror is so beautiful! Jealous!!!! ~Lori


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