THRIFT FINDS: Palm Springs

I've recently developed mad love for Palm Springs, so I was super excited when our friends organized a trip this past weekend.  In between swimming and pool side BBQing, Paul and I were able to sneak in a little thrift store shopping.  Below are a few of the pieces I brought home for upcoming projects:

Palm Springs Thrifting Loot

Native American Baskets:  I've had these on my "flea market wish list" for a while now, but never quite found the right ones for the right price.  These were in particularly good condition and I really like the colorful but simple patterns.

Brass Trumpet: Super excited to incorporate my love for vintage brass into this year's holiday stylings.  Stay tuned!

Duck Bookends: I tend to purchase these every so often with upcoming friends' shelfies in mind.  The pair on the left is more traditional, while the ones on the right are different from the ones I usually see... and could be killer on a kid's shelf. 

Wooden Apple: Another good shelfie styling tool that will come in handy placed over a stack of books.

Green Vase: I'm always looking for vases in different styles, shapes and colors.  This was a no brainer.

AND here some items I LOVED, but sadly had to pass up:

Palm Tree Chandelier

Retro Palm Chandelier, $45. If only I had a place for it...  I picture it in a minimal breakfast nook above a white tulip table, against dark green walls.  So fun!

Rattan Shelf

Rattan Bookshelf, $65.  Vintage stores in LA would charge at least triple for this.  It was very hard to walk away, but we didn't have a car big enough to transport it back.  I would have lacquer spray painted it in white, black, navy (or even emerald green) and styled the heck out of it!!  RIP to this perfect shelfie opportunity!!

Abstract Art, $250 (marked down from $350). Beautiful painting with a quality silver frame.  Light and bright, but not too pastel for my taste.  I kinda regret not getting it because I'm definitely in need of a good piece of abstract art in my home.

vintage fan

Vintage fan, $8.  Love the idea of collecting a few of these and hanging them on an entry way wall.

rattan chair

Rattan Chair, $30.  Swap out the outdated pillow for a fun indigo one coupled with a white ikea fur throw and you have yourself a sweet little corner chair with lots of personality.  We actually snagged this for our friend who's a self-proclaimed chair hoarder and she's super happy!

Can't wait for my next Palm Springs thrifting opportunity!!