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THIS Thrift Whore…

Thursday, June 19th, 2014


Oh him? Y’all know that expression– euphoric yet slightly stunned, all…’I just stopped in to my local thrift store to see if there was anything new/good/deals and was STYLE-SLAPPED full on about my ENTIRE FACE with treasure…and you just caught me on camera!’

I MEAN- that line of Thrift Whores behind him? Totally ravaging at that cash register to take home their treats! Speaking of treats, kiddies…let’s see what all the fuss is about, shall we? (Oh and YES, clearly the wardrobe being modeled by these Thrift Whores should tell you these pics were taken when it was substantially colder outside, which being NYC and the weird weather we’ve been having, was just last week…)

Someone needs to scoop this Betch up and work her OVER with a new upholstery job. Her lines are DIVINE already– so imagine the drama that would unfold when she’s wrapped in a luxe navy blue velvet? Or even a bold geometric?


Let’s talk chairs, y’all:


Adorbs silhouette and she’s screaming to be painted a fun yet chic color, like teal. TEAL me! (That was her screaming, btw).


Believe it or not, I’d prob just clean these ladies up really well and leave AS IS. I KNOW! There’s something so early 90′s decor meets Kelly Wearstler fab about them, esp. if paired with a marble dining table?


Ok, STOP. This chair just needs to be in YOUR LIFE. Now. I’d paint this gal black and slap her with a sheepskin draped all seductive-like. You know how we do. And then watch your houseguests scramble over themselves to luxuriate all over her.

Um, it’s officially gone all ‘Walking Dead’ in this store, btw. These people are just CONSUMING. Crouching high and low for bargains, lifting lids like this is the last THRIFT STORE ON EARTH? Get IT!


Kickin’ back testin’ out recliners…


Oh– suitcase chic…y’all know these make for amazing underbed storage that also looks great:




YES, that’s a GIANT BRASS CANDLESTICK under all that ‘patina’…and YES, she would just OWN YOUR TABLE!

Some potentially cute artWERKS, depending upon how and where it’s hung:



I just found your new mid-century dish set, Betch. You’re welcome.


Love me some cat figurine cute, though this poor thing has more than a touch of the heebie jeebie’s…rabid-like:


Someone revitalize her with white paint and she’ll become chic, sculptural & nary a trace of the creeps! THAT’S the kind of Thrift Whore’in we all need more of…savor it!


Well looky there– It’s Free Shiot Friday!

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

And this brass coffee table base style-slapped me on all fronts…face, back, neck and chest:


She’s not in the best shape, as far as her brass finish goes, but with a good once over with Brasso, she’d still WERK you over!


Y’all are gonna need to have some glass cut to make her complete, that will run about $75-$100. You could even TAKE US THERE and consider a gorg piece of marble too…WHAT…that could run anywhere from $100 (for scrap, salvage piece) to $350, but your brass base is FREE, so…GET IT!

Look at these similar ladies available in the market place for a lot more $$$ than FREE, this one from Ballard Designs:


This one from Layla Grace shows y’all just how wondrous a brass and marble combo can be…if y’all can shell out the $1498 price tag for her!:



Now someone go out and please get this brass baby!!! And have FAB Memorial Day weekends in the process!!!


Chic Shelf 2

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Y’all, last week, major dreamzzz were fulfilled when I scored a lucite shelf to display my Dansk cast iron candleholder hoard on:

Now, this fabulousness needs to be hung, and hung well– if y’all know what I’m talkin’ about! OH SHIOT! Seriously, the candleholders are cast iron, so safety must be accomplished here, but I’m certainly not sacrificing chic-ery in the process either. I’m not THAT giving! I want the shelf to appear as if it’s floating on the wall, like this: (more…)


A blouse becomes a room!

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Y’all I was style-slapped full on when I spotted this fab blouse/coat at an upstate vintage boutique several months ago:

The colors, the pattern, the quilting…I mean…shut the F%&K YOU?!: (more…)


Wrap it UP!

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Y’all, sometimes a fab pair of lamps just land in your life! Like these Restoration Hardware sconces I scored for a clients’ bedroom, I mean:



It’s Thursday…and THAT Means…

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Thrift Whoring has gone down, in a BIG WAY, y’all! Here’s a round-up of the latest ‘liscous from my recent troll:

Wedgewood, Limoges, Italian rock crystal and shut the F&$K YOU ironstone transferware!?! Y’all won’t believe what all this YUMMY set me back? (more…)


Thrift Whore Thursday Pictorial

Thursday, November 21st, 2013


Yes, that’s $7.99 for a vintage, marble-topped side table. Tag also reads, ‘Must Go Today’…well, I can certainly help with that:

Photo by K. Alane Golden


Photo by K. Alane Golden

We came. We conquered. We Thrift Whore’d.


Betch-Slapped by Brass!

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Last week there was the cutest little mid-century dresser featured on Free Shiot Friday, and this week, it’s this dining set! Presenting Brass Regalia Realness:

She isn’t even attempting to trick y’all into thinking she’s real brass, but cleaned up, re-upholstered in something fab and given a new glass top, she could help you WERK your hostess skillz beyond belief:

The table base design is giving us all kinds of Dynasty…it’s on it’s side on the end:

Happy Friday, y’all– now go out and score some Free Shiot!


Thrift Whore Thursday– Twerk Time!!!

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Shake yo butt up & down, side to side, Betches, ’cause today ‘s Thrift Whore Thursday is ’bout to go off!:




Confused? What y’all are looking at is a gilded entertainment center from back in the day when they knew how-to make an entertainment center! You’ve got built-in’s for dayzzzz, like this record player shiot:


And these compartments for your album collection:


And y’all see that mirrored panel? That whore just so happens to lift up, holding one of the chic-est bars on earth! WHAT?!? Oops, guess I didn’t snap a pic of that, but TRUST it was Shut-the-FU$K you amazing!! There’s also two speakers tucked behind the compartment doors on both ends that look like this:


This shiot is SLAYING me– and for only $200, it could be in y’all’s living room SLAYING you too!!! Get on it! Happy whoring!!! And Twerking!


Free Shiot Friday!

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Y’all, this little lady greeted me on my way out of my building:


How sweet! Just minding her own business, all cute-like with hits of mid-century details, trying to stay out of everyone’s way behind that gate…I sure hope someone scoops her up & takes the best care of her with some fab paint job or a refinish…she is FREE after all, and it IS Friday! Enjoy!