I am drawn to basics…with clothing and household items. I tend to lean towards simple, clean lines. However, Accent Pieces can change the simple to spectacular in a matter of seconds.
This month I found some seasonal pieces to spice up my basic brown leather couch. First, the Off White Throw is pure luxury! A big thanks to whomever donated it! A picture does it no justice, it is fluffy, thick and the greatest of quality. At under $5, it was a score! I Incorporated some new seasonal throw pillows – both were brand new and in perfect condition! $2.98 each!
When it comes to clothes, I will spend more on quality basics and less on the accents – every time! However, this find, could not be passed! This leopard print coat with 3/4 length sleeves is amazingly adorable! The sales associate said they had just put it on the floor! At $9.98, I initially questioned my “big investment” – but, so glad I purchased it! It will be a wardrobe staple for many winters to come!
Last, but not least – one of my biggest thrift investments of all time (and my Christmas gift to myself)! This beautiful armoire! It is huge – standing at over 6 ft tall and 5 ft wide – it is a wonderful addition to our family room. The piece has classic lines, beautiful wood and great condition. With some tweaking with the shelves, I was able to fit a large flat screen TV – Love. This. Piece. I was able to purchase this with guidance from a manager and incorporate a furniture sales day. If you see a large purchase, ask questions! It was well worth the inquiry, I ended up paying approx 80% off from Retail Price for this piece!
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have great savings with a little creativity!
About me: Hi Bargain Buddies! I am Stacey, a proud thirty-something mom of a chubby Chihuahua, Olive (7) and two boys – Trent (14) and Chase (4). I embrace life as a solo parent of this very active family! In between a full time job and volunteering, I always find time for thrift stores, the perfect cup of coffee and blogging! I hope you enjoy my great finds, repurposing ideas and thrifting tips. Taking trash to treasure quickly went from a hobby to a “way of life” and has allowed my family to find awesome deals and have fun!