Friday, November 11, 2011

Thrifty Chic

Had our first dusting of snow through the night as we slept.... Signs were still there as I awoke and sipped coffee and enjoyed a peaceful time..
My it seems the word " THRIFT " has become a household staple in many of our homes here in blog land... It has actually become very fashionable... Re-use and re-purpose... and most of the time we love the results and are able to be the envy of a one of a kind object... Making it yours... Fabric such as grain sacks seem to have hit the top of the charts... and it one of my most favorite... They are a great element of design as they are wonderful with prims and luscious with glam... Never thought a grain sack covered piece of furniture or lovely pillows would appeal so much when combined with a crystal chandelier... but I love the combination... It is just pure eye candy... Vintage mirrors of all shapes and sizes are also readily found at thrift stores and make lovely additions to ones homes... They have the ability to be hung...set or flanked and can add a ton of charm and warmth.. If you don't want the gold that so many are found in that state a simple application of paint may be applied...
Your front door is always a first impression, so I always suggest a wreath or some similar way of welcoming be added to say " come on in". Although we have been warned against not always accepting first impressions I have found them most aways to be right...
Most of us do not get the opportunity to start from scratch .. so many of the times we marry things together to obtain the desired charm we love but sometimes as in real everyday life somethings need to be divorced.
I believe retro to be my least favorite when it comes to a form of vintage decorating... I find it hard to achieve to be appealing... I love vintage but many older in years and a touch more country style... It all works to me however if it is a reflection of one's personality... If you find you can't afford many luxury items it is still no reason why you cannot be a " Thrifty Chic " and create your personal style and make a cozy retreat...

4 comments:

Ira said...

Decorating is about being creative, I mean, the easy way (for the people who can afford it) is to simply go out and buy an entire interior. But I've always thought that that doesn't give you a home, an interior has to grow on you, you add a few things, you swap other stuff, sometimes you buy things and alter them. That's what makes an interior so personal. Today I went to the recycling store and bought a couple of old ice skates for around USD 5,--. They will make a fine Christmas decoration (but of course I'd like to alter them first ;-) Hope you have a lovely weekend Marietta, blessings, Ira

Susie said...

Marietta,
I like when people use their own sense of style to decorate.I am not so into matchy-matchy rooms. I love seeing how ingenious someone can be when doing their homes. I like that style "thrify chic" . Smiles to you,Susie

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

You make a great point! And I love your term that "some things must be divorced". That is cracking me up right now! Maybe it's this glass of wine...haha. I agree that the "retro" look is hard to pull off.

♥Linsey

Sandi said...

I like to think of myself as a "thrifty chic". lol. I do love a bargain and it has become a way of life for me. Three cheers for remaking, reusing and redoing!!
Blessings~