April 24, 2010

the thread that binds them is my own


My sister bought this Antique Eastlake Rocker online:


It's in Indianapolis, about 1 1/2 hours from my house, and about 10 1/2 hours from hers. They won't ship it, so I (being the wonderful sister that I am) am driving to Indi tomorrow to pick up the chair and bring it back with me. From here she'll figure out how to get it home...

I figured that while I'm in Indi I may as well hit a few thrifts and fleas - it would surely be a waste of opportunity not to, don't you think? My daughter is going with me. We're giddy with anticipation.

I actually prefer secondhand stuff. Between craigslist, eBay, thrift stores, flea markets, and antique malls, virtually anything you could want or need is available out there, having lived at least one previous life, and now ready and waiting for a new one.

Look at these rooms from Flea Market Style, by Emily Chalmers:

all images via annesage.com

Re-imagining, re-purposing, re-using, re-styling, re-mixing, re-making, re-loving...I'm ready!

I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, 
and nothing but the thread that binds them is my own.
Michel de Montaigne


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4 comments:

Marsha said...

Oh, how I wish that I could be there to go with you to fetch my chair. And then bring it back to Arkansas with me....... Love you!

helle - pirettehuset.dk said...

Fine old rocker that is, Susan and what a nice sister you are, I knew that!

Did you get some good finds under your nails on the trip, I just love trips like that... so exciting what to see an get!

Hugs
Helle

boops said...

oh i love the one with the dog artwork (big surprise) and the large portrait of the queen (is that lizzie?) (even though i am opposed to the concept of a monarchy) have a great day with your daughter!

Rowena said...

Oh that's awesome. Love the rocker, quite a find. And love all those photos. There really is nothing like the character and creativity found in reused, repurposed, thriftstore and vintage decorating.

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