Category Archives: Shoppin’ and Junkin’

Best Find

March 5, 2015

When Chairish asked me to do a post on my best find, I was flattered and terrified all at once.* I am TERRIBLE at picking favorite anythings. 95% of my furnishings are vintage/previously loved, so how do you even qualify such a thing? Is it the piece that has the most value in relation to what I paid? Is it the most rare? It’s like asking a parent to pick their favorite kid, you can’t – you love them all equally, yet uniquely.

Then it hit me – the piece that has probably had the most impact in my home, and how I have decorated around it, seems to be what I should choose. But it has no provenance that I am aware of; shouldn’t I choose something with a pedigree like my Barcelona or Wassily chairs?! Nope. At the end of the day, our no name sofa made our house a home. We’ve had it almost 5 years now, and no regrets.

The architecture of our house called for something with a 70’s mod vibe, and I had envisioned De Sede and Pantonova in the living room, but my budget had other ideas. I scoured Ebay, flea markets, antique malls, estate sales, and craigslist (pre-Chairish era) for months until I found it, lonely in Florida, photographed in front of a dumpster. $480 of curving allure. While that’s not dirt cheap, it’s a LOT of sofa for under $500 in my opinion. Ebay did not fail me.

It seats 10, but we find most often it seats 6-8 and everyone feels comfy and not crowded. It had no tags, labels or identifiers of any kind and I have never been able to find another one online or otherwise, so I am still in the dark (if you know – please share!!) but it anchors our home.

When we first brought it home, I didn’t have the right table to go in the center, so that evolved over time…

lr sectional sofa modfrugal

sectional with Tulip Overload 3 LR

modfrugal curvy sectionalModrugal Living Room Horse/sofa

This is where we are lately….the sofa works best with the 3 level swiveling brass and glass table. Friends can swing a level out closer to them to hold food and drinks, and for family gaming.vintage curved sectional modfrugal

otto modfrugal

sectional modfrugalWho knows what’s next, but whatever it is, it will revolve around this sofa for a looong time.

*Chairish is not paying me; this is NOT a sponsored post.

 

 

Flea Market Friday

August 22, 2014

I have not posted a flea market trip in forever…I still post the pics on my Instagram when I go, but this is a long overdue post with some pics included that never made it to IG. I have not been able to go all Summer and it was making me sad and restless. So the day I finally get to go is a swampy, sweaty, humidity-fest with a heat index of over 100. But we did it. My girl LJ and I hit it like champs and suffered though with only our lemonades to soothe us.

Here’s what we saw. The photos aren’t great today – must be my sweaty hands slipping on the phone!

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These crazy hanging side tables (with the red flower lamp to boot) had marble slabs that fit inside the brass frame-definitely craziest thing I saw today!

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Have a great weekend!! It’s gonna be a hot one here!

Consignment Sale Friday!

April 7, 2014

Those following on Instagram know I’ve been clearing out the house and making all sorts of things available to you! I will be joining 83 others in contributing items to a HUGE consignment sale in Franklin. Hope you can make it out during your lunch hour, or find some other time to see what good stuff will be there! Here’s the blurb from the organizer:
“The 4TH ANNUAL FURNITURE, RUGS and HOME ACCESSORIES Consignment Sale is only 4 DAYS AWAY.  Friday, April 11th, 10 am-5 pm. 1600 River Landing Dr, Franklin. We have 84 consignors with some GREAT finds. Rugs, K, Q, Full and T beds, Dressers, Farm Tables, Lots of Outdoor Furniture, DR tables, TONS of Chairs, Antiques, American Girl Dolls & Accessories, Legos, Adult & Kid’s Bikes, Painted Furniture, Furniture TO Paint, Air Hockey Table, Leather & Upholstered Couches, Breakfronts, Lighting, Coffee Tables, Custom-made Bar… and much, much more! DON’T MISS THIS ONE!!!!!”

Modfrugal Consignment Sale

Flea Market

November 24, 2013

Friday was rainy and a lot of vendors didn’t want to play, so I waited until Saturday to hit the flea. Here’s a recap of what I saw…. You can see all my other trips to the flea HERE.

Modfrugal @nashville flea market

I picked up this $10 lamp for a friend whose new house is going to get the Modfrugal zhush treatment. We are excited to get started as soon as the boxes are unpacked!

Modfrugal @nashville flea market

Modfrugal @nashville flea market

Modfrugal @nashville flea market

Modfrugal @nashville flea market

Modfrugal @nashville flea market

Modfrugal @nashville flea market

Modfrugal @nashville flea market

Modfrugal @nashville flea market

Modfrugal @nashville flea market

I really, REALLY loved and wanted these elves, but not for $60…..

Modfrugal @nashville flea market

Modfrugal @nashville flea market

I would have loved to pick up another one of these to make mine a pair, but these felt like flimsy knock-offs. They were overpriced too.

Modfrugal @nashville flea market

Modfrugal @nashville flea market

So what did I get? Well, after the flea I also had a Craigslist appointment, so I added to my finds with a waterfall console. I know our Craigslist can be a tough one and after Emily Henderson’s Nashville CL review, this felt like a much needed win!

 

Modfrugal flea and CL finds

But I had to paint the kitchen ceiling instead or rearranging the house when I got home…boo!

But the switcheroos have started and the house is in crazy flux. Lots to do today. Until next month!

Modfrugal kitchen

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