This past weekend was the first time in a while that I was able to say, “What should I do today?” I moved to Philly from New York two months ago for this lovely job here at Free People, and since then, all of my weekends have been focused on getting settled: apartment hunting, moving, shopping, setting up; all the while traveling back and forth from New York to Philly. It’s been an overwhelmingly awesome whirlwind of a time, but I was so happy to have my first free weekend here in Philly.
My boyfriend came out from New York and we spent all of Saturday doing what we love more than most things in the world: treasure hunting.
Our first stop of the day was Terrain out in Glenn Mills—if you guys have never been there (or even if you have), I seriously urge you to go. It is one of the most inspiringly beautiful stores I’ve ever encountered – I feel like I shouldn’t even refer to it as a store.
My favorite find from Terrain was this amazing towel rack idea. I saw it as a display and knew I had to have it. The hooks were actually sold out, so one of the awesome employees actually got a drill (or some other power tool with which I’m not familiar) and removed them from their wall so I could buy them! The stick you see holding up the towels in this picture is my own. They had used a stick from a birch tree in the display, so I’m on the hunt for one of those. The towels you see above are all little gems I’ve found at thrift stores since living here in Philly!
Our next stop was a secondhand shop somewhere between Glenn Mills and Philly. It had a bunch of little sections from different vendors and everything was kind of all over the place, but we loved it.
My boyfriend walked away with this gorgeous dresser for a mere $20. He’s moving into a great new house next weekend, so this is going to be an excellent piece for his new bedroom!
I scored this pressed flower necklace for $3. I’ve recently been having the urge to make something with pressed flowers, so this is definitely some good inspiration.
I also got this glass bowl with yellow lace detail – isn’t it pretty? I think I’ve used it during every meal I’ve had since the moment I got it.
We picked up a business card from that shop which led us to an antique shop all the way in Delaware (it was really just 10 minutes down the road). This shop was a little pricey, but…
I ended up with this amazing vintage fan! I had been looking for one of these babies ever since the weather started warming up, so when my boyfriend and I spotted this little guy, we knew it had itself a new home. Bonus: My boy bought it for me. Double bonus: It works!
What little treasures have you found lately? Do a post on your blog and share link in the comments – we’d love to see!
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