Sunday, November 18, 2012

Metal Trunk Thrift Store Score

Lately, I've had this thing for metal trunks. I even posted about it in October here.





So you can imagine my little squeal for joy when I found this trunk at Savers the other day. Sure, it's a bit worn, but it still has enough sparkle, shine and gorgeousness to make me smile.





Guess what...I only paid $9.99 for it!  That's the same price they are charging for the regular old black trunks that are a dime a dozen. Score!




Now, I know that I said I wasn't going to decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving, but I totally had to show you how I envisioned this trunk staged.




 
Those vintage ornaments are only about 1/3 of my total collection. I paid about $3 total for them all at local tag sales over the years.



So there we have it...my favorite decorating combination of new/worn, shiny/aged. I think it's the perfect winter coffee table!


And remember how I said I had been pining for a metal trunk? These are a few of my favorite images that I've found:
 


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By the way, the trunk in the middle image costs $1,900. Ha!









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