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!









Linking to: DIY Show OffUndertheTableandDreamingMod Vintage Life My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia52 MantelsBeyond The Picket FencePhotobucket A Delightsome Life Rooted In Thymevif187Liz Marie Bloghttp://www.jenniferrizzo.com/Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special A Delightsome LifeBoogieboard Cottage”FallFridays Unfolded A Diamond in the Stuffhttp://homastyle.com/wp/2012/11/27/no-red-christmas-decor/

30 comments:

  1. The trunk is perfect for vintage Christmas ornaments. I cannot believe the price - metal trunks are far more expensive in thrift shops here. Though not as expensive as that beauty you showcased - the middle one. Yikes!

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  2. i am totally turning green over here- i LOVE it! and that price... holy!

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  4. I guess I had not even thought about metal trunks but now you got me thinking!

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  5. Great find. It looks great in your room.

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  6. Such an amazing coffee table. The shine is perfect for Christmas - actually - all year.

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  7. Very cool! Love the old and new look! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  8. That's a FIND! Love it! Have a great Thanksgiving : )

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  9. Sweet find. My hubs buys wood trunks used by soldiers.

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  10. Definite score! Love finding treasures like that. Looks great in your home!

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  11. Oh wow-- that looks great. I love the way you displayed your ornaments with the chippy bowl too.
    That trunk is wonderful...I don't necessarily have a thing for metal boxes...Just boxes in general!
    I have all sizes too!

    --via KoTT...Pat

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  12. What an amazing find for that trunk - I am so jealous!

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  13. Absolutely brilliant find. You have been very lucky!

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  14. Very nice find! Isn't it great when you score something so beautiful for so little money?

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  15. This is beautiful. Great find. I would love to have you share this with this weeks Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. The link to the party is
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/11/washi-tape-idea-book-and-wednesdays.html#
    I hope to see you there.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  16. Cute! Aren't thrift stores the best?!

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  17. This is so awesome. The color goes great with your vintage ornaments. Thanks for sharing at Homa Style's link party.

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  18. dear god. Fabulous. totally jealous. Excellent find. High fiving you.
    xco jeanne. bees knees bungalow.

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  19. Oooh I love it!! I'd have sanpped that one up too... That's my kinda find! It'd look nice in my lounge! Found you through the linky party and am your newest follower! Pop over to my blog and follow along if you get a mo! J9 x

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  20. I am pining after trunks at the moment too, I can't believe you found something so beautiful in a thrift store! What a find.

    Visiting from Happy Hour :)

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  21. I love this fabulous trunk. I think the wear and tear adds to its fabulous look. What a great find at Savers, I have not gotten so lucky there.
    Ruth

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  22. No way, what a score!! It is so gorgeous!! Makes me want to run to Savers and see if I can get as lucky as you did!

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  23. Thank you for sharing your fantastic trunk! I've shared it on the blog today.

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  24. Angela, Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful find on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love how you displayed your vintage Christmas ornaments on it!

    Jody

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  25. Great find Angela. Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

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