While driving the boys to scout camp Chris spotted something I have been searching for since we arrived, a huge furniture thrift store. I know the Puce (the huge flea paris flea market) is about 20 minutes from my front door but it is expensive. It’s great for little decor things but there is no way I could afford any large pieces from there (window pains excused). Here in Paris Salvation Army or DI type stores are called Depot Vents. I know they are scattered through out the city I just haven’t been able to find one (if you know of one please let me know in the comments section). I was pretty happy when he suggested we drive back Monday and check it out since he had work off. Unfortunately we both forgot that most little businesses are closed on Monday. I decided to head back this morning with Chloe and see if there was anything good. As soon as I saw them I knew the green and white bistro chairs had to come home. I was on a strict budget so when I saw they only wanted 10 euro for the pair Chloe and I did a little happy dance. I know Chris is reading this somewhere rolling his eyes at me even spending 10 Euro on MORE chairs (we have a lot of chairs in our house and even more waiting for us in storage).
^^^Don’t mind her princess shoes. It was a trade in order to get her to leave her precious stroller at home.^^^^
I spotted this gorgeous red bistro chair cast off in a little corner of the front yard. Honestly I think it is prettier then the green and white ones BUT I rarely use red in my decorating so I have no idea where I would put it. If I knew someone with pops of red I would totally pack this one home to the states for them but I honestly can’t think of anyone who does. Isn’t that funny?
Inside was a GIANT and very cold warehouse. It was pretty well organized for the amount of stuff they had crammed in their. I laughed out loud when I saw the huge stack of ladders in the back corner. I have been searching for an old ladder forever. I really wish I knew how to reupholster because I love the shape of that chair at the bottom of the ladders. And don’t get me started on that green tufted back chair.
They had stacks and stacks of canvas paintings. I was tempted to buy a few but this is one of the only areas Chris has actually expressed great interest so I think I will hold off until he can come and take a look. I just love the yellow clip lamp. Had I not bought two from Ikea a few days ago it would have come home.
In the end I left with a few treasures (which I will share when I share our guest room redo) and left happy but not broke. Always a sign of a good thrifting trip. Chloe really wanted a giant stuffed Hello Kitty toy. I couldn’t bring myself to buy it, thrift store stuffed animals just totally gross me out. I am so sorry if this offends someone who loves them but blech I just see the amount of snot and slobber that my kids get on their own stuffed toys and just can’t get past thinking about the germs. Plus they wanted 15 euro for it! What the what? Luckily I had a few mallow pumpkins in my purse and convinced her to wave good by to germ riddled kitty and walk happily out of the store. Now off to find new homes for the treasures!