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Get the Look Decor: Boho On a Budget

Sep 30, 2012

by Christine Domanic handmade and vintage goods

Melissa, Shem, and their dog, Tee-Loup, share an eclectic home in Tallahasse, Florida that’s the inspiration for this weekend’s Get the Look Decor. On a tight budget, they have created a space that combines their their boho modern aesthetic with family pieces and and significant souvenirs from their travels together.

Did you decide to decorate in this style or was there an evolution to your decorating process?
It’s evolved in response to my love of design; a desire to achieve lots of style on a tight budget; a love of vintage, history, family, color and geometrics; and my love of mixing and rearranging these objects together in various ways that I find beautiful!


[Clockwise from top left: Funky Coffee Table by leecowen; Mid Century Studio Still Life by smilemercantile; Mid Century Lamp with Fiberglass Shade by themodfix; Bottle and Feather Trio by NyeDesigns; Vintage Oaxaca Rug by VTextiles; 4 Point Deer Antler by HomeAgainShop.]

What is your favorite part about your home?
My favorite part is the person and dog I share it with, as well as the cozy collections that speak to our personalities and life together. I have a few favorite objects: a welcome home sign made for my great-uncle when he returned from World War I, pottery made by my husband’s grandmother and late step-grandfather, and a chandelier my husband and I bought together in Venice.


[Clockwise from top left: Reclaimed Wood Bookcase by appendageandbough; Chevron Rug by ArborRoad; Vintage Milk Jug by MyRustiqueBoutique; Large 48 x 20 Textured Abstract Painting by HesterPaintings; Chunky Oatmeal Cable Knit Throw by BiscuitScout; Vintage Carved Wood Box by fernswoodpixie.]

What inspires you when it comes to decorating?
Design blogs such as decor8, Design*Sponge, The Design Files; nature, advertising, things that are old and tell a story.


[Clockwise from top left: Vintage Blue Enamel Letter “S” by AuroraMills; Littleneck Clam Porcelain Bowl by elementclaystudio; 3D Stained Glass Suncatcher by LAGlass; Deluxe French Coffee Press by KTsAttic; Portrait with Glasses Print by behappynow; Mid-Century Modern Lamp by TintedVintage.]

Where are your favorite places to shop for home items?
Goodwill (I find that frequenting the same one results in amazing finds),Urban Outfitters, Etsy, eBay, and some local shops: Good Finds , The Other Side, Southern Chicks, Lighthouse children’s thrift store, and Second Hand Sandies.


[From left to right: Vintage Child’s Shoe Form by AMradio; SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS by edubarba; Orange Glass Vase by isantiik.]

Does your home hold any strong memories?
It holds memories of family, and our travels and vacations together. It is a place to laugh, cry, fight, rest, work, reflect, enjoy fellowship with others, play and create! Life is a beautiful mess and the imperfect is part of that.

A specific memory I cherish: the morning tradition my husband and I share of drinking coffee in bed while playfully pestering our dog and making up funny dog thoughts to go with her expressions!


[Clockwise from top left: Trapper Point Wool Blanket by TheHeirloomShoppe; Large Antique Steamer Trunk by ModishVintage; Teak Neck Pottery Lamp by CashewPickle; Long Wool Rug by starway0311; Vintage Globe XXL by HuntandFound; Lovely White Dresser by madelinemooney.]

Can you share a few of your favorite design tips?
Keep practicality and comfort in mind. Work with the unchangeable in your home by drawing the eye towards what is pleasing to you. Make good use of light. Explore strange color combinations and combine old and new in the same setting (makes for a great juxtaposition!). Use something for a purpose other than its original intention. Try moving something from where it has always been in your house to someplace new. Simplify so that beautiful objects are highlighted.


Looking for more styles and interiors? Check out our video series, There’s No Place Like Here, where creative types show us their unique spaces — infused with their aesthetic and filled with the treasures they collect. Get involved and show us your amazing space in this Flickr pool.

More Get the Look: Home Decor Editions.

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Vintage Painting - Mid Century Studio Still Life, Shabby Unstretched Canvas, 19 x 22
4 Point Deer Antler from Wisconsin
4 Point Deer Antler from Wisconsin
Littleneck Clam Porcelain Bowl - Vessel Sculpture Modern White Ceramic Serving Decor
Littleneck Clam Porcelain Bowl - Vessel Sculpture Modern White Ceramic Serving Decor
Vintage Blue Enamel Letter "S"
Vintage Blue Enamel Letter "S"
vintage child's shoe form / wood mold / industrial decor
vintage child's shoe form / wood mold / industrial decor


  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    Judith and Raymond from AnnaOliveDesigns said 7 years ago


  • JewelMeShop

    Georgia from JewelMeShop said 7 years ago

    I love your boho aesthetic! I admire you for creating such a place in a tight budget!

  • pollymakes

    Polly Tucknott from PollyTucknott said 7 years ago

    I definitely agree with the idea of moving things around - I hate moving things but once it's done I look at the room with new eyes.

  • droptheweasel

    Lizzie Powell from DropTheWeasel said 7 years ago

    I love the boho look it makes a home look individual very stylish.

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    Matejka Max from NattyMatty said 7 years ago

    Great vibe!

  • JillianReneDecor

    Jillian Carmine from JillianReneDecor said 7 years ago

    The boho style offers such great textures and layers. It's one of those styles that reflects our lives and the journeys we take. Moving things around and mixing it up is such a great way to reinvent a space too -- and it's free!

  • MegansMenagerie

    Megan from MegansMenagerie said 7 years ago

    Such a beautiful home!!!

  • ElChocolatin

    Elena Petryanina from ElChocolatin said 7 years ago

    I liked your design tips. cozy house:)

  • CiaraRebello

    Ciara Rebello from CiaraRebello said 7 years ago

    I love your globes! I am definitely going to incorporate those into my home!

  • LAccentNou

    Anastasia from LAccentNou said 7 years ago

    Feels cozy and fun here!

  • hmmills

    Helen Mills from 1820BagCo said 7 years ago

    As always...such great finds.

  • earthartbybianca

    Bianca-Jane from earthartbybianca said 7 years ago

    wow...!!! love love love

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage from maggiemaevintage said 7 years ago

    the boho style fits very well into my decor... what can I say? it!

  • QueenBeeVintiques

    Kim from RiverHomeVintage said 7 years ago

    I love your outside of the box approach to decorating...great look!!!

  • ACESfinds

    Alison Herr Scates and Chuck Scates from ACESFINDSVINTAGE said 7 years ago

    Super cool mix! Thanks for sharing.

  • thebibliophile

    thebibliophile from thebibliophile said 7 years ago

    Posts like these always motivate me to start properly saving so I can buy my own home some day. Love the idea of using a vintage trunk as a bedside table!

  • gumo

    Sally and Andrew from gumo said 7 years ago

    Very stylish! Thanks for sharing x

  • takeapicturedesigns

    Lynne from RiverSpring said 7 years ago

    It would just be so neat to live here. Very cosy and homey. from Lynne

  • mikiheather

    Heather Butler from MikiandHeather said 7 years ago

    I love boho style!

  • rosebudshome

    rosebudshome from rosebudshome said 7 years ago

    Comfy casual! Thanks for giving us a view into your home!

  • grandmamarievintage

    Aly Barohn from vauxvintage said 7 years ago

    Such a sweet home. I love everything I see in it!

  • BeauBazaar

    BeauBazaar from BeauBazaar said 7 years ago

    love your milk churn as a side table idea. Great place for a morning coffee.

  • birdie1

    Laurie from BirdinHandVTG said 7 years ago

    Proof that it doesn't take a large wallet to have great style! Love all of your vintage touches.

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    Lana Manis from SimpleJoysPaperie said 7 years ago

    Love this look! It's eclectic, but cozy, comfortable and affordable!

  • Parachute425

    Terry from Parachute425 said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful collection of "stuff". So unique and interesting. Thanks for the peek.

  • bankdark

    wanchai sirisaengchai from bambiestore said 7 years ago

    Super cool ! Thanks for sharing.

  • VintageBeach

    VintageBeach from VintageBeach said 7 years ago

    Love the uniqueness of "home."

  • LucidLane

    Sheree from LucidLane said 7 years ago

    Collect and display what you love, truly makes a house a home...have fun with decorating! Great Post, xo

  • solocosmo

    Jessica Grundy from solocosmo said 7 years ago

    Wonderful! Reminds me a lot of our own house, except you would have to add a bunch of toys covering everything for the kids.

  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage from LivingVintage said 7 years ago

    Great look! Great picks.

  • OuterKnits

    OuterKnits from OuterKnits said 7 years ago


  • misschristiana

    Christiana Odum from YarnDarlin said 7 years ago


  • cottonbirddesigns

    Angela Cotton from CottonBirdDesigns said 7 years ago

    Great article!

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 from breadandroses2 said 7 years ago

    Outstanding home! Thank you for sharing it!

  • stellabystar

    stellabystar from stellabystar said 7 years ago

    The only problem with these Get the Look Decor posts is that they are too short! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Keep them coming EVERY Sunday!! Melissa, Shem, and Tee-Loup - awesome home!

  • tigersanddragons

    tigersanddragons from TigersandDragons said 7 years ago

    Very cute, Love the painted shoe forms and that tree trunk table.

  • HandmadeIsAllAround

    HandmadeIsAllAround from iammieOWLshop said 7 years ago

    This is cool!

  • ArigigiArt

    Gina from ArigigiArt said 7 years ago

    wonderful, love it so much!

  • RetrofitBecky

    Becky from RetrofitStyle said 7 years ago

    Congrats on your article and wonderful life! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • kgpaintings

    Kirsten Gilmore from PaintingsByKEGilmore said 7 years ago

    I like the inclusion of some large, abstract art. Some people are too timid to try it in their homes, but it can really liven up a space.

  • whiterobinvintage

    Kari from whiterobinvintage said 7 years ago

    I look forward to Sunday mornings and my fix of "get the look." As usual, over the top with inspiration- Loved your home & thank you for the peek inside!

  • takingshape

    Aleta Ford Baker from AletaFordBakerDesign said 7 years ago

    Enthusiastically joyful home :) Love every square inch! love the lamp at the kitchen sink!

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    Darlene Jones from RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 7 years ago

    Fun design - I really enjoyed seeing your house. Great lamp in the kitchen - the unexpected but really cool touch.

  • WingedWorld

    Vickie Moore from WingedWorld said 7 years ago

    I love your sense of humor as much as your sense of design. Thanks for the look inside your home!

  • FluffyFlowers

    FluffyFlowers from FluffyFlowers said 7 years ago

    beautiful. love your style :)

  • elizabethwrenbooks

    allie from elizabethwrenbooks said 7 years ago

    LOVE this. Thanks :-D

  • VTextiles

    Aelfie from VTextiles said 7 years ago

    Pleased to have our rug included! Great post and nicely curated. : )

  • GoldenDaysAntiques

    Nancy from GoldenDaysAntiques said 7 years ago

    Great design! Love all your finds.

  • xZOUix

    Zoui from XZOUIX said 7 years ago

    nice ideas, love these bedspreads <3333

  • StarTribe

    Penelope Neil from StarTribe said 7 years ago

    I have to say, this article confuses me- not least because as lovely as it is, a $500 coffee table ain't boho. Boho- or bohemianism, as I'm sure you're aware- is a trend that started with actual bohemian people (some from Bohemia- no way!) who didn't have any money or social standing and were proud of it. This article seems to suggest that Boho style on a low budget is somehow an unrealized or under developed idea. Also- I would call this apartment's style eclectic, flea market or salvage, but not boho. Maybe that's just me, I mean I've only been 'doing boho' for 35+ years.

  • elementclaystudio

    Heather Knight from elementclaystudio said 7 years ago

    Thanks for featuring me! Love so many of the items featured too! especially that chunky throw! <3

  • LineaLina

    Susanne Major from LineaLina said 7 years ago

    I love the table!And I love the look of your home!Would love to stay there! Thaks for sharing!

  • blessedvintage

    Hope from blessedvintage said 7 years ago


  • weatheredsilo

    Mandy Behrens from weatheredsilo said 7 years ago

    It's ALWAYS a treat to read your articles Christine! Loving so many things about this home. Cheers! Mandy

  • messinabella

    messinabella from BandBEstate said 7 years ago

    great design!

  • ikabags

    IKA PARIS from ikabags said 7 years ago

    How beautiful !

  • AntoinettesWhims

    Antoinette from AntoinettesWhims said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful inviting home with tons of personality. Congrats to the lucky folks who live there.

  • seaofwild

    Kathleen from seaofwild said 7 years ago

    warm :)

  • adayathome

    adayathome from PINKJALUZI said 7 years ago

    So colorfull'!'

  • artwink

    Paula from artwinkjewelry said 7 years ago

    Love the collections! Melissa's boho modern aesthetic is full of color and texture that is so appealing.

  • DewyMorningVintage

    DewyMorningVintage from DewyMorningVintage said 7 years ago

    Oh yes, I LooOOOOOOoooooOOOOve your style!

  • Angeline222

    Angelina from Angeline222 said 7 years ago

    Christine....Always Fun to read your articles and to see the homes which you have featured!..TXs so much!~~Angie

  • AmberBehne

    A. Behne from LOXOLABEL said 7 years ago

    Very beautiful and fun!

  • Paquette07

    Amanda Paquette from MoltenPerspective said 7 years ago

    That wooden coffee table is amazing. I love Boho and the natural feel of it.

  • bedouin

    Nicole from Crackerjackarma said 7 years ago

    The individuality rocks and the style warm and inviting. its nice to see the post encouraging affordable vintage since there are so many terrific vendors here with all kinds of unique pieces and untapped art. Cheers etsy and thanks to Melissa, Shem, and Tee-Loup for sharing your space.

  • SheEarth

    SheEarth Crystals & Creations from SheEarth said 7 years ago

    I am in love with all the timber furniture you have, very jealous

  • CoutureByAyca

    Ayca Hoser from CoutureByAyca said 7 years ago

    Such a wonderful selections!

  • opendoorstudio

    Martha Layton Smith from opendoorstudio said 7 years ago

    some great finds here! love the shoe forms and the bright colorful pops. congrats on the feature!

  • amandolyn

    Amanda from AmandolynCozyCottage said 7 years ago

    I love your style!! I would pay a decent amount to stay in those rooms for a weekend! So peaceful :) Congrats on the Feature!!

  • trrchll

    Tara Francisco from TaraFrancisco said 7 years ago

    AMAZING!! Love the pieces. Congrats and keep up the great work!

  • Sushikay

    Sushikay from Sushikay said 7 years ago

    It's so refreshing to see a home with personal unique furniture and accessories, rather than the cookie cutter stuff from major chain stores. I really love your style!

  • glusk

    Tara Galuska from GluskDesigns said 7 years ago

    Can I move in?

  • EmiliaFaith

    Edie Ann from OhHoneyHush said 7 years ago

    Love it!!

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    Jennifer from JellyLou said 7 years ago


  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage from accentonvintage said 7 years ago

    Love the style! You have great pieces!

  • OliCreations

    Francesca from OliCreations said 7 years ago

    Lovely! I love when a house is full of things that are so different in style, shape and color but somehow all work together! So much more interesting than a house where everything is in the same exact style or bought in the same store! And I love it when a home is filled with memories...

  • kguz

    k guz from extracrafts said 7 years ago

    I really like the travel chest nightstand, what a great idea!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    Victoria Baker from LittleWrenPottery said 7 years ago

    I love the rustic touches to this, makes your place feel really warm and homely - I love collecting bits and pieces on my travels too!

  • WoodlandiaHandmade

    Emily from WoodlandiaHandmade said 7 years ago

    The bedroom is my favorite. Thank you, Christine!

  • cberez

    CB DESIGN'S from CBDesignsPR said 7 years ago

    I love the style, feels very warm and the same time very different!!!

  • bellasparty

    bellasparty from bellasparty said 7 years ago

    Love the decor!

  • mlezcano

    Mary Lezcano from BellaBboutique said 7 years ago

    amazing finds!

  • kathyjohnson3

    Kathy Johnson from kathyjohnson3 said 7 years ago

    Stylish and chic! Love it!

  • 5gardenias

    kathi roussel from 5gardenias said 7 years ago

    a beautiful blend of relaxed style and the sweet objects of importance in your lives. thanks for sharing views of your lovely home!

  • NoraQuinonez

    Nora Quinonez from NoraQuinonez said 7 years ago

    I love it, this look is so cozy and just perfect for the new fall weather :)

  • Rt9NJvintageFun

    candy donnelly from Rt9NJvintageFun said 7 years ago

    Christine, great article. Mixing, creating and placing treasures is a real Art. Congratulations Melissa,Shem and Tee-Loup well done!

  • romyandclare

    Romy and Clare from romyandclare said 7 years ago

    Love that you feel like you could sit right down in this home and feel like you could kick back with a cup of coffee, put your feet up, and relax. It's so great that you get a feel for the personality of the home owners -- fun to just look around this space!

  • chocolatedogstudio

    Karen from ChocolateDogStudio said 7 years ago

    There are some great ideas here! Thanks for inspiring us to change our living spaces.

  • Macramaking

    Ellen from Macramaking said 7 years ago

    love the style!

  • PollyPainting

    Polly Jones from PollyPainting said 7 years ago

    Love the quirky juxtapositions and the use of color!

  • reflectionsjewelry

    Emily Delfin from reflectionsjewelry said 7 years ago

    Wonderful ideas! Thank you!

  • TheNorthWayStudio

    Maria B. from TheNorthWayStudio said 7 years ago

    So cozy! I absolutely adore the chunky knit throw! It's gorgeous!!!

  • JCTgoods

    James Tocchio from PickleshwinksCycles said 7 years ago

    The hell's a Boho?

  • TheWindowArtisan

    Susan Spurr from InSpurations said 7 years ago

    So important to keep it simple to highlight the exeptional. Changing around always keeps things fresh!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm from baconsquarefarm said 7 years ago

    In like with your boho on a budget, lovely place you live~

  • tamilopez

    Tami Lopez from TamiLopezDesigns said 7 years ago

    Love it! Just love it all!!!

  • TheJoyofColor

    Yael Berger from TheJoyofColor said 7 years ago

    Love it , I'm also to ecelectic type so i like the way you desinged your beautiful cozy home and your approach to desing , thank you for sharing

  • sevinayatesart

    sevina yates from sevinayatesart said 7 years ago

    Lovely and very inspiring thankyou :-)

  • LeasaMarie

    Leasa from LeasaDesigns said 7 years ago

    Love it - really homey and love the way u put it all together!

  • PattiTrostle

    Patti Trostle from PattiTrostle said 7 years ago

    Now that is a real home. Not just filled with things everyone else has. I love it!!

  • TheBeautyofBoredom

    Gracie from TheBeautyofBoredom said 7 years ago

    Love the lamps! Nice house. The wall art is nice too.

  • BaxCatandCo

    Kelly from BaxCatandCo said 7 years ago

    Very nice, great style!

  • ducdan

    DUC DAN said 7 years ago

    Ban công “hẹn hò” mùa thu Tuy chiếm một diện tích nhỏ nhưng nếu được săn sóc kỹ lưỡng dưới bàn tay của người chăm sóc, ban công sẽ trở thành chốn “hẹn hò” lý tưởng cho những đôi vợ chồng với những khoảnh khắc ngọt ngào. Tất cả những gì chúng ta nên làm là hô biến “góc trống” ấy thành một không gian mới với cây cối, hoa cỏ và nắng gió chan hòa. Thiet Ke Nha Dep | Khong Gian Dep | Khong Gian Dep | Nha Pho | Biet Thu | Trang Tri Noi That | San Vuon | Thiet ke noi that | phong thuy | Shop hoa tuoi | Phong ngu dep | Giay dan tuong 1. Ban công nhỏ hẹp Nắng mùa thu dịu nhẹ, những cơn gió se se lạnh khiến chúng ta muốn xích lại gần nhau hơn. Một ban công ngập nắng thu vàng, những nhánh hoa nhỏ xíu, xinh xinh, quả thật là lãng mạn đúng không các bạn! Với không gian nhỏ hẹp, cần có sự lựa chọn cẩn thận hơn để tìm được những đồ vật với kích thước hợp lý, tránh làm cho không gian đã nhỏ càng trở nên nhỏ hơn. Không nên trưng bày quá nhiều những chi tiết vụn vặt. Một sự lựa chọn tương đối an toàn là sử dụng những bộ bàn ghế gỗ và mảnh để tiết kiệm diện tích. Bên cạnh đó hãy dùng những chậu hoa nhỏ xinh với màu sắc tươi sáng để làm ban công của bạn trở nên ngọt ngào và rực rỡ hơn. Chúng ta có thể biến ban công thành nơi để chuyện trò, thư giãn bằng cách dùng những chiếc bàn gỗ đơn giản, nhỏ xinh… Thêm vào những chiếc gối êm ái và ấm áp cho những ngày thu se lạnh để chợp mắt bất cứ lúc nào bạn muốn nhé! Một không gian chan hòa ánh sáng và cỏ cây rất thích hợp để đọc sách, uống trà và tận hưởng những giờ nghỉ trưa lãng mạn! Chỉ cần một chiếc ghế dựa êm ái, một chiếc bàn nhỏ tiện dụng, chúng ta dễ dàng hô biến một không gian nhỏ bé thành chốn hẹn hò lý tưởng rồi! Cách bài trí quá đơn giản nhưng ai nói là không lãng mạn nào! Tương tự như vậy, một chùm đèn tròn với ánh sáng dịu nhẹ, hay những ánh sáng lung linh từ những ngọn nến, đèn cầy vào buổi tối sẽ khiến không khí trở nên thơ mộng hơn rất nhiều! 2. Ban công có diện tích lớn Với những ban công có diện tích lớn, chúng ta có thể thỏa sức bài trí với những đồ vật có kích thước lớn và rộng rãi hơn. Bàn ghế mây tre đan là một ví dụ, những đường cong uốn lượn tinh tế sẽ tạo ra không gian lãng mạn không kém phần hiện đại cho góc nhỏ của bạn. Yếu tố "hoa cỏ" luôn là lựa chọn sáng suốt cho bất cứ không gian nào. Sự hiện diện của nó khiến cho không gian tươi mới và nên thơ hơn rất nhiều! Chiếc ghế bành bằng mây tre phủ tấm chăn với màu sắc nhẹ nhàng mang lại sự ấm cúng trong những ngày đầu thu se lạnh. Nếu ban công của ngôi nhà bạn đủ lớn, hãy thử bố trí ghế dài để nằm tắm nắng và đọc sách cũng là ý tưởng thú vị Hay sắp xếp một chốn ăn uống và nghỉ ngơi thoải mái với bàn Nhật, đệm ngồi và gối ôm êm ái, màu sắc đẹp mắt. Dù cuộc sống có bộn bề thì hãy dành thời gian để chăm sóc những người mình yêu thương và chốn thuộc về yêu thương bạn nhé! Theo Afamily

  • ionesAttic

    Barbara from ionesAttic said 7 years ago

    the curation of Etsy finds fits this "get the look" perfectly!

  • JypsyLight

    Jaye from JypsyLight said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! Love the sun catcher over the kitchen sink :-)

  • Consuere

    Zila Longenecker from CONSUERE said 7 years ago

    So personal and comfy. I love non matchy-matchy decor.

  • jbeaudet

    Jennifer Beaudet from JBeaudetStudios said 7 years ago

    Great look! I love the bedspread!

  • BambuEarth

    Amber from BambuEarth said 7 years ago

    love this! I never thought about putting my french press out to double as display! I'm totally going to do that! ♥

  • BirdEnergy

    Genise Park from GeniseParkArts said 7 years ago

    Beautiful home! Especially love the crocheted or knitted bed cover!

  • recycledwares

    Nerrissa W from RecycledWares said 7 years ago

    Lovely selections to compliment a home.

  • rebeccachisholm

    Rebecca Chisholm said 7 years ago

    ..on a budget? The knitted blanket was over 3 hundy.

  • vintagewool

    Cindy F from TheVintageWool said 7 years ago

    Yeah, there are cheaper ways to get the "boho" look than what is posted as picks here. I love the look and the idea of this blog but some Etsy sellers way over price their vintage items, I am sure cheaper versions can be found both on Etsy as well as other sites and your local thrift stores and garage sales. Crochet is not hard to learn, make your own chunky throw in a couple of weeks and you will cherish it. New yarn is not cheap and I get the price to buy a handmade one, thrift stores do sell old yarn for 1/3 the price. Not knocking the value of handmade items, I prefer them, but I also make most of my own, refurbish old items, reuse and recycle. Some people do not have the time or patience to do this themselves and they turn to Etsy to fulfill their decorating wants. Keep up the great blog, love seeing your choices and what I can make next.

  • NostalgicNuance

    Carly Rust from NostalgicNuance said 7 years ago

    I love this look, great finds!

  • PasadenaVille

    PasadenaVille said 7 years ago

    Wonderful pics!

  • heartofblissboutique

    Hiromi from Heartofbliss said 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing. I love Goodwill too. I cannot believe what I can find in my Goodwill store and you are very inspiring.

  • ElementsbyJulie

    Julie from ElementsbyJulie said 7 years ago

    A decorator after my own heart! Thank you for the inspiration : )

  • mdeveau

    mdeveau said 7 years ago

    I love everything here very much, but especially the button lamp! Any tips on making that shade myself (please)? I can't quite get a good enough idea from the picture...

  • melissameredith

    melissameredith said 6 years ago

    Thanks everyone for your uplifting words! Penelope~ we found the wood for the coffee table on the side of the road and my husband sanded it and varnished. So it was free. Mdeveau~ in the book "thrifty chic" by Bauwens and Campbell pig 142 tells you how to make a button lampshade. Very easy. Just wire, buttons, and a bare lampshade. Happy creating :-)

  • astarteearthart

    astarteearthart from astarteearthart said 6 years ago

    love the 3d stained glass sun catcher

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