During my second year as an Academic Advisor for the Educational Opportunity Program, I decided to finally decorate my office and create a home away from home. I believe that it is essential to create a comfortable space for my students while they receive advisement. Now although most of my thrift store finds consist of mostly clothes and shoes, I have also found a significant amount of home and office decor at local thrift stores and estate sales. In a sense, an estate sale is very similar to garage sales. However, a professional company usually runs them, and the goal is to liquidate all the remaining items in the household. Therefore, all kinds of items can be found at an estate sale, from valuable antiques to average household goods. As a result, since I really appreciate Asian and South American artwork, my office definitely is a reflection of that.
Artwork was purchased at a local estate sale for only $10.
This vintage Peruvian wool wall hanging was found at an estate sale for only $20.
Bamboo coat rack purchased at an estate sale for only $5.
These vintage Mexican onyx bookends were purchased at an estate sale for $10.
This decorative plate was a crossing gift from the Northern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated.
Vintage crystal globe was purchased at an estate sale for $20.
This made in Mexico figurine was purchased at a local thrift store for only $5.
This signed authentic Asian rubbing was purchased from a local estate sale for only $10.
Antique car figurine purchased from a thrift store for $12.
Vintage Buffalo State College coffee mug purchased in a local thrift store for only $4.
As always, thanks for reading!
The Dapper Advisor