Treasures take time…

When we moved into our house two and a half years ago, I knew I wanted to take my time decorating it. For months, I had rooms with almost nothing in them. I’m not saying it was easy…I had to refrain. When you move into any new place, the first instinct is to FILL IT!  But that’s really just instant gratitude..the thrill fades; especially when you realize your living room is an exact replica of your Pottery Barn catalog.

What is really rewarding is taking your time. Besides, I think you have to live in a place for a while before you can truly get a feel for how you want it to look and function.  If you want unique and original, be patient and search for furniture and decor at all kinds of different places.

Here are some of my favorite finds –







The two wooden vases came from Goodwill for $30


We use this column as an end table, $26 at a flea market!


These chairs were $60 each and immaculate at Salvation Army, all I did was paint the arms and they help create the perfect reading area for our bedroom.


I love this vintage green lamp I found at a local thrift store for $12. All I had to do was buy a new shade

“Enjoy the hunt – it’s worth waiting for something SPECIAL…and you’re bound to find other bits along the way” – Emily Chalmers

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