But since Southern Hospitality has asked us to make this difficult choice (for her online Thrifty Find party), I’ll skirt the issue a bit by showing you my most recent favorite thrifty find, Lady Liberty:
I got her during what can best be described as a two-week long eBay bender. I was obsessed with finding mates for a Statue of Liberty I bought for a couple of dollars at a yard sale (two summers ago?). I found the perfect spot for her in the shore house, and early last month became obsessed with acquiring an entourage of vintage Lady friends. Here’s my collection to date, all under $10 a piece:
The funny things is, since I work in midtown Manhattan I could probably go to any tourist store on 5th Avenue and save myself a lot of time! But that’s no fun, is it?
The Statues of Liberty are in a bathroom that we’ve only done some minor work on to date. Three of the walls were covered in a toile print that we both kind of liked, so we painted the wall behind the (clawfoot! yay!) tub a deeper brown color to complement the darker shade in the toile. We also removed a nasty laminated kitchen cabinet “situation” that was going on above the w.c., and it made a WORLD of difference. We’re very curious what’s lurking under the very, very bad vinyl sheet floor but have been frightened to lift it. I will share our findings when we lift it to take our first peek in the coming weeks, but here’s a little preview the very little bathroom room so far:
I’d also be remiss if I didn’t mention my favorite shore house thrift to-date (we’ve had the house since the start of the year, so it’s still a relatively new score), my fabulous femme:
(Maggie on move in day.)
She hardly cost more than a decent meal, and let me tell you – this old lady doesn’t owe us a dime.