Thrifting and Antiquing
“Swirls of antique stained glass, blazes of brass, forests of carved wood and waterfalls of crystal combine to make up the city’s most fabulously festive interior.” – Mimi Sheraton
Growing up as the youngest of four and with a sister who was five years older than me, I used to despise anything that was used and old. Clothes, toys, anything. Luckily, I grew out of that stage and learned from furnishing my college apartments and my current house, that sometimes older is better. While antiquing and thrifting can be hard and tiring work, the treasures one can find, especially for a wedding or event, are well worth it. This how I found myself, willingly, on a Saturday morning, joining my dear friend (an interior designer and expert thrifter and antiquer), trouncing around West Michigan, on the hunt for wedding finds. Below are some fun items we came across in our hunt.