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    I'm currently looking for furniture for my house; I'm on a tight budget but luckily I love "old stuff" and go to a lot of flea markets and garage sales for furnishings. Here's a patio set I snagged from Craig's List yesterday. It's from the 1960's/70's era and in great condition still (despite some chipped paint...but that adds to the charm, doesn't it)!?!

    I actually fit all the pieces in my little Toyota Prius, can you believe that? I was so determined to make it fit...just had to tie the hatch down with some rope and drove home very slowly. Fortunately, it was only about 5 miles from home.

    I still have a ways to go...sofa, bedroom furniture...but after the hassle of the move, THIS is the fun part!!

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    I love that you are buying pre-owned!!! Way back in the 60s & 70s that was me only I was loading into a VW Beetle! Yes, you are going to have fun and I love seeing your finds!

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    love it...i can see the boys trying to get into the bottom shelf of that bar table lol


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    I am the same way... I do the garage/yard/estate sale thing and the thrift stores. Also belong to the local freecycle list (they have them most places) and have gotten some awesome items that way.

    I still need to get a sofa, dining room chairs, dresser and things for the spare bedroom which is my "creative space" for knitting, crafts, reading, painting etc.

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    Oh that's neat Henny! Nothing like I was thinking of. I cannot believe you fit all that into a Prius!
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    You should check out Etsy for some littler pieces. Tons of way cute vintage finds, and if you have a good eye you can get a bargain. I love vintage....al la Mad Men!

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    great find! if your worried about the chipped paint you could always spray paint it, you would be surprised how great stuff looks after.

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    Henny! That's great! Makes your wonderful home a real "home"!!!!

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    Awesome find indeed!

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    I went garage sailing this weekend and found a few fun things. I needed some porch chairs so found these:-img_1668-jpg

    then went to another sale today and found this which is hanging in my dining room (flowers are my own):
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    then went back again to the garage sale that I got the chairs from and got this for my vino

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    can't wait for next Sunday's flea market!!




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    You are a girl after my own heart ... I love bargain hunting!!! The little treasures that you find will always be more special to you than anything you can get from a store!!

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