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Shopping Antiques on Bike

Posted by Angela Diaz on January 5, 2014 at 1:00 AM

       Was going through some old pictures and came across these pictures from when I took a vacation day from work to hang around downtown last summer.  I vistited my favorite cafe, went to the library, and browsed through a bunch of antique shops.  While I was enjoying my day, I found this chair outside of an antique shop for five dollars. I sat in it and fell in love. It leaned back at such a nice angle and seemed to fit me like a glove.  I paid five bucks for it, strapped it onto my bike and brought it home where it fits in perfectly with our decor.  I try not to buy anything brand new if I can help it.  I love buying furniture from all kinds of places; antique stores, second hand stores, consignment shops, craigslist, etc.  One day I'll post a blog entry of all the different furniture I got through these various methods.  The nice thing about it is that I remember how I got each and every piece and each piece is individual.  One of my favorite pieces is a wood cabinet thingy that was outside in someone's trash. It was all scratched up, had a broke hinge, the shelf was missing the pegs that held it in place and the knobs were missing.  I saw potential though and took it home.  I asked my friend to restore it for me. He fixed it up and it is exquisite!  It looks like an expensive piece of furniture and I have it in my bedroom to store my book collection.  Honestly, he only spent a few hours fixing it up and it is amazing. I absolutely love this piece and I found it in the trash! Anyway, here are the pics of the day I found my favorite chair:

      

     Every time I see that chair I will remember my little personal vacation day.

Categories: Bike Commuting, Sustainability/Money/Frugal Living

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