Thrifted Lately

Over the holidays I thrifted several items that I wanted to share with you today. First off my work friend Jen gave (that’s right, GAVE) me this awesome rack card holder.TFP Card Display 1

I haven’t quite decided what to do with it yet, any suggestions? Photos? Recipes? Paint it? Don’t paint it?

TFP Card Display 2

I think it was origianlly intended for CDs but could easily hold cards or notes.TFP Card Display 3

One day we happened upon a mid-week garage sale and among other things, I picked up this adorable hippopotamus. When I saw he was only $1 I knew I couldn’t leave without him.

TFP Kitchen Desk 1

Finally, you may know that I’ve been on the hunt for chairs for my kitchen table for several months now. Last fall we added some built-in benches to create my dream eat-in kitchen but I still needed a few chairs for the other side of the table. (We have some vintage wooden folding chairs that were serving as place holders up until this point.)

As luck would have it, I was able to snag these 3 beauties from my grandparents’ house.

TFP Chairs 4

The chairs are in good shape but the cushions definitely need some love. . . and some matching fabric.

TFP Chairs 5

The details however are stunning, hello curved legs! Hello scalloped back brace!

TFP Chairs 1 TFP Chairs 3

I see some sanding, painting and cushion re-upholstering in my future. . . what color do you think I should paint them?

What do you think?