‘Tis the season.

I’ve been bargain-hunting like crazy as of late, and I’ve got a lot to show for it!

Let’s start with my successful trip to the Fell’s Point Second Sunday Antique Market a couple of weekends ago.

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A gorgeous day. Perfect for thrifting!

For just a few bucks, I am now the proud owner of this lovely vintage decorative tin, evidently made in Germany. 

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I also came across a beautiful vintage Swedish tablecloth for $5, which of course I had to have. It looked a bit dingy and stained, so I asked the seller for cleaning advice. She recommended soaking the tablecloth in a mixture of Oxi Clean™ and dishwashing liquid. After following her instructions, I now have a vibrant and fresh tablecloth!

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I also had some luck at Goodwill recently, where I picked up a couple of ornate brass trays/wall plates, as well as some holiday-themed Crate & Barrel™ nesting bowls in perfect condition.

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Only $6 for the set!

 

Lastly, I took advantage of holiday sales and braved the shopping crowds, and it was definitely worth it. So many awesome deals!, However, I can’t actually share most of my finds, since many of them are Xmas gifts for friends and must remain secret! I did, however, pick up a couple of things for myself…

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World Market earrings for less than $5!
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J. Jill bracelet for less than $10!
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Mercury glass votives at Michael’s: $2 a pop!

I’ll share my other amazing deals at some point after the holiday season. 🙂

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My green sanctuary.

It’s no secret that I love plants–particularly houseplants. I have a ton of them in my apartment, centered around two large windows facing northeast. Many of the plants and/or their pots are result from bargain-hunting, or were acquired recently as freebies.

I scored these two beautiful pots from separate thrifting missions.

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Pretty $4 pot from Ryan’s Relics. Now inhabited by a thriving dracaena. 
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8 inch antique brass pot – $10 from the Habitat Restore. ISO inhabitant!

 

Some friends of mine recently moved overseas, and before they left, they entrusted me with some of their lovely green friends. Yep– free plants! Here they are…

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Some type of fern, along with planting basket, both originally from IKEA. Found the perfect spot for it!
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This gorgeous purple vine plant is called a Wandering Jew. Hope it gets enough light here in the window sill. The vines are several feet long!
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Evidently this is an Imperial philodendron. Needs to be repotted and could use some fertilizer!

 

See this previous post and this previous post for more greenery-related wins! 🙂