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Abode –Rochester, NY mid-century finds.

Go Directly To Abode

Rochesterians: Carve out some time in your day to check out this new mid-century amazing […]

April 02, 2014 in Being Thrifty, Helping The Economy
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Our new-old 1940's safari chairs.

Enter The Safari

Hey! We moved the couch! That’s good progress on our road to making this place […]

July 22, 2013 in Being Thrifty, Living Room
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Mid-yard sale.

New Yard To Sale On

We had our first yard sale of the summer over the weekend, smack dab in […]

July 08, 2013 in Being Thrifty
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Vintage Norelco Speaker - A freebie find!

Another Fine Mid-Century Find…

It’s always pretty impressive to look back into a company’s history and find that not […]

May 17, 2013 in Being Thrifty
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Ah hah, I spy a beautiful mid-century mahogany table beneath that china.

A Special Mid-Century Table Find

Now that everything’s out in the open after last week’s emotional tales, I’m ready to […]

April 29, 2013 in Being Thrifty, Dining Room
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A new jute accent in our kitchen.

Dolla Jute

Did you know that you can find jute rugs as inexpensively as $1? Me neither, […]

February 06, 2013 in Being Thrifty, Decor, Kitchen
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New DIY Anthropologie-inspired mango slice mirror in our bathroom.

A Basswood Interpretation

I spend a lot of time in salvage shops in town, often donating, often looking […]

February 01, 2013 in Bathroom, Being Thrifty, Decor, DIY
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Pretty blue glass salvage find.

Blue Glass Goodies

In preparing for our wedding, I sourced local salvage shops with greater than normal frequency […]

January 07, 2013 in Bathroom, Being Thrifty, Organized
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DIY electric candlestick using an upcycled wooden base and length of electrical wire.

DIY Network: Electric Glow

Ahh, the beaming light shone from a brand-new-but-vintage-y filament bulb, it’s the perfect finishing detail […]

December 13, 2012 in Being Thrifty, Decor, DIY, DIY Network Projects
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Hand painted teak bowl, new stripes!

Sweet Teak

I brought home a teak bowl set on a recent trip to our local Goodwill. […]

November 20, 2012 in Being Thrifty, Decor, DIY
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