Thrifted Thursday With Melissa of The Sweet Escape

Today's Thrifted Thursday is brought to you by my newest blogging friend, Melissa from The Sweet Escape.  We actually have a lot in common: we're both graphic designers, wannabe stylists and we both love thrifting.  I think I love her already!

Your favourite thrifted item:

It's really hard to pick a favourite because my loft is filled with thrifted furniture & accessories.  Hunting & collecting thrifted treasures is a passionate hobby of mine. BUT if you're going to make me pick I would say that my vintage Scandinavian style teak dining set and wall of vintage plates is probably my favourite.

Where you bought the piece from:

I got the dining set from craigslist and the plates from various Value Village stores. I was lucky to get the dining set because the seller ended up going out of town and wasn't taking any the phone calls but I was still calling over a week later when she finally was home to answer and it all worked out. I got the whole set with 8 chairs in mint condition for $500. Major score!

What drew you to the piece:

I love anything mid-century modern and teak. It's definitely my favourite design style. And the wall of plates were inspired from from a Design Sponge post I saw years before. I was really attracted to the use of colour, the vintage style and the playfulness of the look.

Describe any work you did to give it new life:

no work needed for the dining set, it was in mint condition and I really liked the black leather seats of the chairs.

How you use/display it:

I like to keep the table expanded to it's full length at all times because that's when it's at its best and the plates are suppose to look random and playful but there was strategy to how I mixed the sizes, colours, and placement.

I absolutely love that dining table and the vintage plates are so much fun!  Thanks for sharing with us today, Melissa and I look forward to meeting you very soon :)

You can check out this Melissa's blog here and don't forget to leave her some love in the comments!

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