Monday, November 9, 2015

Trailer Trad Collecting: Practical Picking--Stuff for the Abode

This house in my old Five Points neighborhood is actually cooler than it looks in the picture. The garage on the right is an actual carriage house original to the historic property. The owners held a tag sale a few weekends back. Most of the contents were from their house at the beach (this IS Raleigh, where everyone seemingly has a place at the beach).
I had fun picking that weekend because there was a good deal of action going on given the beautiful fall weather. I'll probably post on random picks later but I thought that I'd just point out a few finds that found their way into the house right away.
I may have mentioned the Bargain Box before in a previous post. It is the Raleigh Junior League (venerable institution) thrift store that has been in the same spot since the 1950s. I spotted the high quality couch and love seat pictured below a week or two ago and jumped on them. Some frat boys from NC State were eyeing them too. I yanked the price tag with the idea that an old, crotchety man like myself needed goose down pillows more than their frat house. They were disappointed. Oh well. I'll comp them a suitcase of PBR.
I picked up the pillows and the striped runners from the above-mentioned tag sale. These items had barely been used and I am enjoying them very much.

1 comment:

Otto said...

I'll take that suitcase of PBR!