A View into my Home and Major Thrift Store Scores

I hope some of you fell for my April Fool's Day joke yesterday. If you didn't, well, you're one smart cookie. Ok, maybe not, as I did make it somewhat sarcastic and over the top for me. Ok, may not. 

As for other fun things going on this week, I'm happy to say, that I'm finally going to give you a peek into my home. My teeny tiny humble abode. Get prepared for it!

Yes, I know, the floral couch isn't exactly my style (part of me does adore that print though), but it has some gorgeous lines and a great maker (Ethan Allen) and I scored it when I first got here for $20 at the Goodwill (I first posted about thrifting a couch in August). The chairs were a $10 a piece thrift store find (mentioned in my first Thrifting Recap) and the coffee table was a recent find at the Goodwill Outlet for $12. You may have seen this little goodie on Instagram

What I didn't show you was this...

True blue vintage Herman Miller. I die.

And speaking of thrifting... I have a few other BIG scores on my hands.

First, this Tory Burch purse.

It was originally marked at $20.97 with a white tag. And white tags were 50% off at that store. Making it $10.50. So, I googled it, knowing it was worth a couple hundred dollars (it is Tory Burch) and came up with this from Neiman Marcus

But, here's the doozy... I found this VBH clutch in the same pile, marked $19.97 with the same white tag... and I almost didn't get it, because I was getting the Tory Burch purse. I decided to get it (thank goodness) and came home and googled it as well. 

According to Bergdorf Goodman, this baby is the Prive Clutch from VBH (the VBH stands for Vernon Bruce Hoeksema designs). It's a limited edition clutch, marked with a plaque inside denoting what number it is in the collection. It is worth $2,300. SAY WHAT?! I just died a little inside. Of happiness. Big score, people. Big score. I don't know what I'm going to do with it, but goodness... I'm shocked!

PSYCHE. Hold up! Guess what I just found. 


My bag is not the Prive CLUTCH, but rather the Prive TOTE (notice the strap and the attachments and size that I failed to take into consideration the first time around). Which raises the value up to $3, 550.

That's what makes it all worth it. The thrill of the chase. The success of the hunt. 
And knowing that I got it all for $20.

Thank you. Thank you very much.


JQ @ Its Always Ruetten said...

Wow, girl! Great, great finds! I am a total thrift shop addict and would also {die} to find pieces like that! Great haul! Totally jealous, not gonna lie!

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Melissa Crochet @ The Insane Domain said...

Unbelievable! I hit mine at least once a week but this post makes me think I did to go more often!

Erin | Holtwood Hipster said...

Holy shiz girl. Good for you. OC thrift stores don't seem to offer up as much of the goodies, but you are no doubt a pro at this and could probably dig up some stuff I might otherwise look past. Teach me.