Roadside Gems

Being thrifty allows us to reuse, repurpose, and recycle.  For me, it’s not only environmentally responsible, it’s rewarding and very relaxing.  I consider myself a pretty thrifty person.  A gift from my Mom. She can take trash and envision an exquisite treasure.  She can see the finished product before it’s started, has a terrific eye for color and always has a collection of shabby finds ready for a makeover.

My favorite finds come from the Salvation Army, Goodwill, estate auctions and of course, on the side of the road.  Some of my finds are priceless, especially in light of re-emerging retro styles.  Several of my favorite staging pieces come from piles of what most would consider non salvageable.

If you’re not thrifty but would like to be, great inspiration can be found at one of my favorite blogs:

Better After – the best of your before and afters.