7.26.2011

thrifting in iowa

navajo rug

rugs

bud vase

rag rug

Sarah from Cursive Design stopped in Iowa City on her road trip before heading back to Chicago today.  We went out to lunch and then to an antique store that Alison told me about.  I bought some beautiful textiles, rugs, and handmade pottery.

19 comments:

jennifer said...

ohhh, nice finds!

Alison said...

So glad to hear you're enjoying the thrifting bounty! Iowa City is a great place to be. Jealous of your finds, especially that lovely vase.

montmarte said...

i love your vase and flowers!

jennifer said...

love love love the rugs!! can't wait to see how you decorate your abode!

leFiligree said...

a great day! i recently found the perfect lil navaho rug for my bathroom, too.

stefanie said...

that first rug looks amazing! i miss that stuff. thrifting in nyc unfortunately isn't very ''thrifty'' !

Katherine said...

Lovely finds! I especially like the rugs featured. Oh, and your orange toe nails are perfect for summertime!

thistle handmade

kelsey louise said...

oooo, textiles and rug are little jems. antique stores are the best...

S@sha said...

I love the colors in the first rug, but it's probably South American since there are no llamas in Navajo country... at least none that are native. (Just being a stickler).

Galit said...

What great finds!! Those rugs are gorgeous and I love the little vase!
It was a loooong time since I've came across such gemsin an op shop! Should thrift some more I guess.

joyce said...

they're all lovely, but the llama rug slays me. nice work!

p.s. i'm wearing the same nail color right now. perfect summer shade.

briannelee said...

The rugs are amazing!

Ruth said...

I'm forever looking for cheap rugs and cushion covers in funky colours and aztek prints like these ones - they are soo expensive around here! I ended up bringing some back from Greece in my suitcase on holiday. That's not weird, right? :)
xxx

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jenny gordy said...

You're right, Sasha. The tag said Navajo, and I guess I just didn't think about it! That makes sense though. It does look South American now that you say that.

sarah said...

jon and i spotted that llama rug before we walked out! so glad you got it. looking gooood. yesterday was so much fun! xo

angela said...

i want them all! and your toe nails too :) love the colour!

Natalie of Fashion Intel said...

The textiles and rug are incredible!

caitlin b. hults said...

i used to live in iowa city.
its a wonderful place!

the beer room at dirty johns on market is amazing! and across the street there are two vintage shops that i always hit up when i visit friends. My favorite is Artifacts.

where did you go to get your beautiful finds?

Ganga Renjith said...

The color combination of the first Rug is amazing.