Library Gallery Wall Update

Some new antique/vintage artwork up on the main gallery wall. I think it's finished now.

July Finds

Scored a gorgeous antique mirror! It was a family heirloom, and it's pretty old. It was a pretty expensive because of its age and the fact that it's not made of resin like so many modern swirly mirrors are. Made of brass and wood, so it's decently heavy! But it really adds a finishing touch to our study gallery wall. So pretty!

Also got some cute little cameo frames. I have no idea where I will put these for now but they were too cute (and cheaply priced!) to pass up.

Something that's been on my list FOREVER is a cherub mirror! I found the one at an antiques shop this weekend but unfortunately it was marked as Not For Sale (┬┬﹏┬┬) The perfect little brass mirror with an arched shape. I should have taken a picture of it but I was so sad lol. Later on in the day, I came across this one at a thrift shop, and I like it well enough but I'm not much of a fan of the "stone" look of it. I am thinking about painting it so it can match my room but I'm unsure if I want to go the brass/gold route or be completely tacky and paint it pastel pink LMAO. I'll have to think on it some more.

Mirror Sconce & Vintage French Lighting

Isn't that the cutest little mirror? An absolute score at around $20usd!! I bought it originally for my grem cave walls are waaay too full of stuff and I didn't want to clutter my room up any more than it is! So I stuck it on a bare wall in the dining room, next to the window/my plants. It's so very cute, I like where it's at right now but I may move it.

I also bought a vintage French light for my foyer to replace the very modern black one that we have hanging up. It will match the decor a lot better, the vibe in the grand room/foyer is kind of a traditional Parisian ~light academia~ vibe (according to Pinterest! Please my European friends, don't hit me LOL) This cost a few hundred dollars but I think it's worth it! It does come with EU wiring though, so the seller said I may have to swap it out or try and get a hold of a EU bulb to see if it'll work? I'll see what I (aka Poopy lmao) can do! I know this is an antique/vintage but I am unsure if it truly counts as "thrifting" as I bought it on an online antiques marketplace. It's being shipped from the Netherlands so it should be here in a few weeks!

Anyways, I'm visiting the antique shops in the more ~affulent~ city an hour away this weekend. Gonna see what I can find and buy with my birthday money ( •̀ ω •́ )✧

Final Fantasy IX

Not my usual thrift, but I'm so happy I found it! An instant buy. Now that I have FFIX, my Final Fantasy PSX collection is complete. I've never owned it before because as a kid, I rented it from Blockbuster (remember that place!?) I hope this particular store will have more old games when I go back. I'm still looking for a copy of Koudelka that won't cost an arm and a leg.

60s Vintage Amber Glasses

I forgot to add these here when I picked them up in 2022! So I'm adding a little blurb. I am completely obssessed with vintage glasses and tumblers. I spotted these at a thrift store that specializes in vintage finds. I adore how amber looks in glassware so I was instantly smitten and had to buy this set! I haven't used them yet, but I love rootbeer floats so these would be the perfect little vessel. These came in a set of 8 and I nabbed them for around $30 or so.

I hope to find some 1940s wine glasses to add to my collection soon.

October Finds


We were up bright and early on Sunday morning. I woke up around 5am and just scrolled through Tiktok (which I should REALLY quit using. I'm working on it..) until my husband woke up a couple hours later. We decided to make use of the extra morning hours and go thrifting and antiquing. Yay! Except we are silly and didn't check the opening hours for the stores in the next town over. So we drive for an hour and everything was closed lol!! We just decided to get breakfast and coffees in the meantime ♥ We got macchiatos and split a pumpkin cream cheese muffin (mostly because I felt bad that he had to take his medication on an empty stomach even though I told him to get his own muffin.) After more driving around, the stores still weren't open (we were out and about around 9AM, the stores didn't open until noon!) so we decided to head back to our town and hit up the antiques stores there.

I initially set out on a mission to find some cool old books for our home library but couldn't find anything! I think a lot of stuff was damaged in the hurricane we had last year (or the year before? I don't know, I cannot keep up with all the storms!!) I ended up buying cute little cherubs for my hobby room for the empty shelving that we just hung last week. The antique brass candle sconces and the clock were for the library and the antique mirror also went into my hobby room. It was listed as an antique French mantle mirror, but I don't know much about proper decor classifications/history to say whether it is or not. (It reads to me more of a country/ranch style to me but I don't know!) I just really liked the details in it.

Lastly, the cute heart table. As soon as I saw it, I fell in love! I was wanting one last piece for my art room (I'd call it a studio, but that feels so pretentious?) It's the cutest thing. I have plans on painting it a creamy color to match the rest of the space. The glass table top is hinged, and it has a little display that you can put things into. I want to add some pretty roses in it until I can decide if I want to display any of my jewelry in it. Sunday was fun, and it was a pretty "sucessful" haul despite not coming home with what I planned. Next on my list, find candelabra with cherubs on it!

Our Library

One wall of our library. About 90% of everything in this picture was thrifted, with the exception of the bookcase which is a family heirloom from Poopy's side of the family. I can't recall it's exact age, but I'm fairly certain it 100-ish years old. It's made of real oak so it's extremely heavy and sturdy.

On the shopping list: velvet chaise lounge, wall planters, pothos, a nice dog bed. More antique and vintage books!

2021 Finds

Not much treasure hunting went on this year because of the craziness of moving into a new home and covid restrictions before they got lifted. Hoping to get back into it again in 2023 as things have calmed down in my personal life.