I’m a Craigslist junkie, sure. But I’m basically a shopping junkie. I blame it (along with my thighs) on my mom. She had me hunting through antique shops with her ever since I was old enough to be counted on not to break anything. Clothes and shoe shopping were another shared mother/daughter activity. I used my years of shopping experience well -- by the time I started working in retail marketing I was a seasoned shopping pro!
However the realities of life (and bulging closets) have made me channel my shopping differently. Now I love the thrill of the hunt – scanning through Craigslist, digging through thrift shops and scoping out garage sales to find furniture and home decor at bargain prices. Since I do this a lot, I find more great things than I can use. So I recently started an online Etsy shop, Mr. P’s Emporium, where I sell my vintage finds.
Here’s one of my recent scores:
I love the color of these candlesticks and their transitional style.
They would fit in with a seaside inspired decor like this ...
Country Living Magazine
A modern space like this ...
A more traditional room like this ...
Or how about going for the blue in a beautiful space like this? Fabulous!
And where did I find them? In one of my favorite thrift stores. So I can be a shopping junkie without breaking the bank!