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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Vacation Finds from the Beach

Hunting for fun pieces of furniture and accessories is one of my favorite things to do when traveling.  It's nice to find some new spots to "dig," and I always seem to find more than I find at home.  Of course, when our family of four plus everything we need for a week is piled into one car, it just isn't possible to buy on vacation.  But I still love to look.

The beach is a great place to check out re-sale stores.  People don't seem to re-decorate their beach houses as frequently as regular houses, so you can find some great vintage pieces from the 1960's and 1970's in re-sale stores at the beach, whereas re-sale stores at home are full of 1980's and 1990's junk that I swear I will never like.  (Did people say that about the 1960's and 1970's?).  There were about 8 re-sale stores within a couple miles of each other not too far from our beach house, so I decided to check them out.

Here are some highlights: (and now looking at the pictures again, I am kicking myself for not buying everything!)

Pair of Burled Veneer Moroccan Mirrors

Faux Bamboo Nightstand

Patterned Seagrass End Table

Brass Pelican Bookends

Faux Bamboo Breakfront that had been re-finished with some hideous "distressed shabby chic" finish

Chippendale Planter Box

Large Brass Tole Birdcage

Macrame Flamingo

Faux Bamboo King Size Headboard

Trio of Cast-Iron Mermaids

Oxidized Copper Headboard with fabulous lines

Yellow Campaign Nighstand

Mid Century End Table

Mid Century Dresser (exactly what I have been looking for for my tv downstairs)

and the matching nighstand.

My dad joked that I need to buy a Featherlite trailer.  Now I want one. 


 Do you think Featherlite has any options in a David Hicks design on the exterior? 

13 comments:

My Crafty Home Life said...

That nightstand is perfection. Great score.

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

I love the seagrass end table! I love digging around while on vacation too- Charleston is one of my favorite cities for that!

Mary said...

The Mid-Century dresser was the exact same one as my grandfather's.
I have it now along with the tall chest that goes with it. I can't believe you found another one!

Nutbird said...

You can always customize the exterior. I had a trailer a few years ago, but I sold it. I think it would be worth while to fill one up and sell the stuff inland. Then you could finance something you really wanted. You have little kids, right. You'd need a partner then. You buy it, have a friend sell it. Ann

Gwynne said...

Love your finds! I like to visit local thrift shops while traveling too. Which beach did you visit?

Rachel said...

I'm curious about what re-sale shops you were going to. My parents live in Wilmington, near Wrigthsville Beach, but I've yet to find any great thrift/re-sale shops there. Do you mind sharing? Those Morroccan mirrors- I died.

Rachel said...

I'm curious about what re-sale shops you were going to. My parents live in Wilmington, near Wrigthsville Beach, but I've yet to find any great thrift/re-sale shops there. Do you mind sharing? Those Morroccan mirrors- I died.

Rebecca said...

Please get the trailer and revamp the exterior. Instant blog post!

Matters of Style said...

Rachel- they were all in Oak Island, which is about an hour from Wilmington. They are all within a mile or so of each other. One was a Habitat Re-Store, but I am not sure about the names of the rest of them off the top of my head. If you google it, I bet you can find them!

Melissa said...

Oh, boy. Field trip!

kayce hughes said...

wow

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I knew when I saw the title that this would be an amazing post. My absolute favorite shopping! Love it all!!
www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

Jeanne @ Collage of Life said...

Bird cage has my vote! :)

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