Friday, November 18, 2011

Fun Finds!

I was driving home after work (on a street different from the one I usually take) and was stuck in traffic when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a sign advertising "STORE CLOSING: EVERYTHING 40% OFF!" It's rare I can turn down a sale, so I switched lanes to get closer, which is when I saw that the sign was outside a furniture store. Score! I immediately pulled over to pop inside.

I loved nearly everything! Lamps, headboards, a gorgeous pair of mirrored nightstands, a cool velvet ottoman, and so many other pieces of furniture, but being as a) I haven't figured out EXACTLY how I am planning on redoing my new room and b) my roommate will call Hoarders on my ass if I bring home one more piece of furniture that we don't need, I figured I'd better stick with accessories :)

So if you were following me on Twitter on Wednesday night, you already saw my loot!

These are iPhone pics (sorry!) so they don't do these pieces justice - the vase is actually nearly three feet tall in real life! The saleslady packed them up and I brought my new things home to live with me :)

I'm dying over this little Buddha. How cute and happy is he?! His turquoise paint job perfectly matches my living room, so he'll stay that color for now, but I can't guarantee he won't get a coat of metallic gold sometime in the future. I put him on my side table with a photo of me and my roommate in a cool hammered silver frame and my awesome leopard vase Jacob bought me for my birthday two years ago. And I couldn't resist giving him a little bling, so he's wearing a Banana Republic statement necklace from a couple years ago :)

This white lacquer picture frame has found a happy home on my brand new Moroccan side table (first seen here). I love the way the black and white contrast with my pink squiggle vase!

Finally, my huge white quatrefoil vase is currently residing on the top of my entertainment center. I have to be honest, as soon as I laid eyes on this baby in the store, I knew she was coming home with me - I've been admiring similar ones in stores and on blogs FOREVER! It's a very versatile piece that I know I'll have for years and years.

The quality of these pictures is embarrassing me - must charge my camera! I'll do it in time to capture some weekend fun - tomorrow I'm heading to Disneyland for a birthday party, tonight I'm seeing the Twilight movie, and Sunday I plan on sleeping in, having brunch, and doing a little shopping. But NOT for anything for my home, I swear! :)

Hope you all have great weekends too!


Kelly said...

omg!!! that is the cutest stuff!! you definitely lucked out :)

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Love that little Buddha! Happy weekend!! We are heading to DC. I might get to meet @therealmarta... don't be too jeal! xo

Preppy Girl Meets World said...

I love all of your finds and your apartment in general!

Lindsey Leigh said...

love it all but espesh love the buddha. Oh and that moroccan bedside table... want!