from the mountains: thrifting (part one)


Because J said he’d back a moving truck along the curvy drive once and only once (see picture below), we were on a mission to accumulate all of the large pieces for the cabin before the closing date.


I credit no one but him – the man was on a thrifting mission. I just went along for the ride, picking up tchotchkes here and there.
He did good. Here’s a very small first peek…



We found the side table at a consignment shop and this gorgeous oxblood leather sofa on Craigslist.


When we got the leather sofa above, we also bought a beautiful, antique bed for $75!
(The lady also threw in two captains chairs and a leather ottoman)
I’ll have to get the bed photographed for part two.


After closing and unpacking, every moment confirmed our love for the place.
Sophie loved it too. No leashes. Lots of new smells.
Any thrifting scores lately?

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  1. Nothing like a bit of pressure, having to choose all of the big furniture at once…But you did it and with style!

    I did find a treasure before Christmas, at the Kiwanis thrift in Anacortes. A lovely mid-century china cabinet with sliding glass doors..sigh. It was $15.00 but they said I couldn’t take it until after Christmas because they were using it to display items….so, I got it for $10.00! My hubby brought it down to the City House this last weekend and now it is standing proud in the dining room. xo

  2. Fabulous finds! I would love a gorgeous leather sofa like the nailhead trimmed one you found on Craig’s List. I did actually score something the other day when thrifting. I found a perfect soup tureen that matches my mother’s china which is now mine. What made it even better was that tucked inside was a small teapot that matched. Pretty terrific for $6.97 when the least expensive matching tureen I have found on eBay was $159!

  3. This will be your refuge from the everyday stuff of life! Just seeing that tree lined path leading to your cabin gives the impression and promise of peaceful times full of the wonders of the surroundings, and rest and joy!

    And with all that good taste thrifting it will be cozy and wonderful inside too! 🙂

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