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Living Room

The drapes are dupioni silk and are part of a set of four, including decorative rods.  I put two in the living room and two framing the french doors leading to the patio.  They were originally custom-made for someone else at a cost of several thousand dollars.  I got them for $100 and, because puddling on the floor is actually a sought-after look, I didn't have to worry about hemming them.  I draped a wool shawl (garage sale, $3) over a small square table to serve as an end table and accessorized with a vase from Costco, gorgeous curly redwood candlesticks (turned by my very talented husband) and a garage sale glass vase filled with pheasant feathers (<$5). The pillows are high-quality (down-filled with removable covers) which I got at a garage sale for $3 each.


Arrangement Above Dining Room Hutch

Virtually everything on top of the hutch is from garage sales from the copper vases to the dried arrangement to the embossed heavy paper boxes, to the bird cage.  No item cost more than $5, even the bird cage.  Of course, when I bought it, it was an ugly red color, so I spray-painted it black.


Family Room Fireplace Wall

The picture above the fireplace was from Elegant Clutter with a $300 price tag, but I got it for $50 at a garage sale.  The vases in the alcoves were also from a garage sale (I think they were $3 each) and I just put some curly willow in them.  The candle lamps on the mantel were from different garage sales, but they work perfectly together.   The Demdaco angel was bought at a sale where a boutique was going out of business (part of the garage sale listings) for about 30% of retail.  The rattan chair was also from a garage sale and was part of a pair (I believe they were less than $25 for the pair).  The hurricane is one of my favorite pieces.  It, too, was from a garage sale.  Itís silver and glass and it was around $8.  The plate on the right Del and I made when we were into making art glass in Portland, OR.  The cushions on the chair were pillows from a garage sale ($2-$3 each). 


Living Room Window Wall

I also got these drapes at a garage sale and they happen to coordinate perfectly with the dupioni silk ones (they were <$12 for six panels).  The lamp was also from a garage sale and is an antique with a heavy solid brass base ($15) and the lamp shade is leather ($3).  The best find was the table which is solid wood from Klaussner Case Goods that I picked up at a garage sale for $60. The other items in the picture include a blown glass vase (with mica flecks in it) that was part of a two-piece set ($12 for both pieces), and a nice pillow (down filled, removable cover, for $3).