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The Thrifting Gods have Smiled on Me

I am beyond excited!!!
Every once in a while in a thrifter’s life the absolutely perfect thing comes along. And I’m a girl who doesn’t toss that word around lightly… you know… that “perfect” word.
But today I’m tossing it up and down, over and under, sideways and backwards, and anywhere and everywhere else that it can possibly be tossed.
Settee and Ottomon Set @ www.thriftyrebel.com

Let me let you in on a little secret… this pink lady has an amazing husband, and this story is just one reason why.

John found me a pink wing chair that he thought I’d like at a used furniture store. He knows me well so on Saturday we headed back to the store where I tested it out… boots off, coat off, legs up and curled beside, and cross legged, and  yogified. You know… to make sure it was comfy enough for reading and watching TV… most likely with a cat or two.

It was good. I liked it and I was pretty sure we were going to buy it, but I decided to walk around the store for a minute to think about it.


Settee and Ottomon Set @ www.thriftyrebel.com

And then I saw it…. and it was “love love love” at first sight.

I literally could not believe my eyes. John hadn’t seen it when he spied the wing chair because he didn’t walk around the whole store.

Settee and Ottomon Set @ www.thriftyrebel.com

It was a gorgeous antique shabby chic wooden settee in cream, pink, french rose, and green… my master bedroom makeover colours.

GET OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What are the freakin’ odds?!!!

In all my years of visiting thrift stores, flea markets, junk shops, garage sales, and auctions… I have never seen anything quite like it.

Settee and Ottomon Set @ www.thriftyrebel.com

The fabric was perfect.

The finish was perfect.

And I didn’t feel like a giant when I sat in it.  Yay!! If you’ve ever sat in one of those sweet but teeny antique settees you know what I mean. (I have one in my living room.)

But this one was perfectly sized. Perfectly comfy. Perfectly perfect.

Perfectly me.


Settee and Ottomon Set @ www.thriftyrebel.com

…it came with a large wrought iron ottomon.

Be still my thrifting heart!!! I almost couldn’t stand it.

Settee and Ottomon Set @ www.thriftyrebel.com

The ottomon isn’t a perfect match mind you, but who cares?!!!  Not me, that’s for darn sure.

Look at those legs!!!

Settee and Ottomon Set @ www.thriftyrebel.com

They’re curvy no matter which way you look at them.


Settee and Ottomon Set @ www.thriftyrebel.com


There was no price on it, and because I’m a girl who 99.999999% of the time buys the before… not the after, I told John that I was sure it must cost more than I’d be willing to spend

Even though I was playing it cool he could tell how much I loved it. So he went to have a chat with the storekeeper while I walked around pretending to look at stuff… trying to look all nonchalant with that “I don’t really care one way or the other” kind of wandering.

And my hubby finagled a deal, and Christmas arrived early for me right then and there.

Yay!! Yippee!!! Whoo hoo!!! Hee Hee!!

I thought my heart was going to jump right out of my skin because it was happy dancing all the way home in the truck… and it’s still happy dancing.

Yay!! Yippee!!! Whoo hoo!!! Hee Hee!!

I am one very lucky pink lady… in more ways than one.

Later this week I’ll be sharing something I made on Sunday to go with this set.

Thanks so much for reading and until next time… Think Pink!



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  1. It is just gorgeous!!!! I think you should go buy a lottery ticket. I can hardly wait to see it in it's new home with all the rest of your decor.

  2. Oh wow Tuula! It is absolutely perfect for your room. That striped fabric is so pretty. What a sweet hubby you have…:) Have a great week!

  3. That is Gorgeous and what a very sweet hubby you have. How very fitting that it goes well with your bedroom décor.
    I think I would also be doing a happy dance if I had found something like that.
    Have a wonderful week and wishing you and your family a Very Happy and Blessed ThanksGiving

  4. What were the odds that it would go with your bedroom? What a happy find!

  5. This is absolutely amazing – what a perfect match! Just gorgeous! What are the chances? Like Feral said, you need to buy some lottery tickets! Whoop, whoop!

  6. You are indeed on very lucky Pink girl! I love love it and oh my it's perfect! How did someone donate that? I'm so glad it's gone home with you. I too love my Pink and would have jumped on that in a heartbeat! Congrats and smiles.

  7. S C O R E! I am wondering who would let that ever leave? She's beautiful!

  8. Happy kitty dance, for sure!!! I knew that funky floral would find a perfect companion. What a wonderful find that has "Tuula" written all over it. BTW – did you get the other chair too?

  9. Well, GoldiLocks…you've done it! 😉 It does look like it was custom made for you!
    Your ottoman had another life as a coffee table, I believe. I had an end table and coffee table exactly like this in the 90's. I bought them at Bombay Co. I loved them for those legs!

  10. I was so thrilled at your "gift", I forgot to thank you for bringing it over to Make It Monday!

  11. Wow, what are the chances of finding something so perfect? Both of these pieces have great bones and the best part is they're all ready to go! I'd be doing the happy dance too. Thanks for sharing them over at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  12. Shut the Door Tuula !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Holy macaroly – this is unbelievably gorgeous – I've never seen anything like it before but it's spectacular !
    Lucky Lady !