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Top 5 Thrifting Find – Vintage Cane Coffee Table (Worth How Much?!)
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Top 5 Thrifting Find – Vintage Cane Coffee Table (Worth How Much?!)

I’ve found my fair share of amazing vintage pieces over the years and my latest find definitely ranks near the top! Meet my vintage cane coffee table! The problem is I already own a coffee table that I like. I’ll show you side-by-side comparisons of both tables, give you my thoughts on what I love…

Thrifting Diaries – My Swan Song, 7 Years Bad Luck, and an Almost Grisly Murder
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Thrifting Diaries – My Swan Song, 7 Years Bad Luck, and an Almost Grisly Murder

I have been hitting the Facebook Marketplace jackpot recently! My latest finds include a truly unique vintage swan table, a huge black cat that frightened my poor dog and some very jolly old Santas. Plus I’m sharing a cautionary tale of why you should never meet sellers in the Kmart parking lot. This is also…

Thrifting Diaries – Downton Abbey Like Estate Sale!
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Thrifting Diaries – Downton Abbey Like Estate Sale!

I felt like Lady Mary when I passed through the doors of this estate and scored some great finds for my Thrifting Diaries February edition. The main reason I went was to see inside this fantastic 7,000 square Downton Abbey like estate sale filled with woodwork, mantels, stained glass, beams, lighting and more all imported…

Thrifting Diaries – November (Christmas Edition!)
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Thrifting Diaries – November (Christmas Edition!)

Welcome to Kelly’s Thrifting Diaries November – Christmas Edition! I’m on a thrifting roll and Facebook Marketplace has rewarded me once again with a great find, or should I say 103 great finds! The thrift shop gods also smiled on me and I found even more vintage Christmas stuff including something that made a complete…

Coming in Hot – Volume 2
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Coming in Hot – Volume 2

It’s that time of the week when I share all the things I am loving plus peeks into my home, and updates on what’s going on in my life all with a bit of humor. DILL YOU PICKLEBALL? I took my first official pickleball lesson and love it! I bought these $5 pickleball paddles at…

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Eclectic Home Tours Spring Let’s Decorate My Home Latest posts Hi there! I’m KELLY Welcome to Kelly Elko! Here you’ll find inspiring decorating ideas, holiday inspiration, gardening tips, vintage thrift finds, travel, and so much more. Read more… My home tour thrifting decorate Looking for something specific? Don’t miss a thing! Get my latest posts…

Touches of Spring Home Tour and the Legend of the Brown Egg!
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Touches of Spring Home Tour and the Legend of the Brown Egg!

Mother Nature is messing with me here in New Jersey (one day spring is in the air, the next day snow and sleet is pelting down on me) but it’s officially spring inside my house. Using mostly thrifted, vintage finds (naturally!), I had fun arranging things in different ways to get a unique look for…

Very Vintage Christmas Home Photo & Video Tour!
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Very Vintage Christmas Home Photo & Video Tour!

I’ve been decking and trimming and stringing and hanging and I’m excited to share my 11th Christmas home tour with you! It’s a little bit vintage a little bit modern and I had so much fun using vintage and thrifted finds in unique ways. I’m not one of those gals who give you a room…

My Thrifted Vintage Christmas Hauls – Sneak Peek!
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My Thrifted Vintage Christmas Hauls – Sneak Peek!

It seems like Santa finally took me off the naughty list because I have been on a vintage Christmas thrifting role! Every time I walked into a thrift store over the last couple of months, the coolest Christmas decorations jumped into my cart! I thought it would be fun to share my most recent thrifted vintage…

Eclectic Home Tour – At Home with Ashley
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Eclectic Home Tour – At Home with Ashley

Somewhere over the rainbow, a 1905 cottage got a whimsical makeover. Today’s Eclectic Home Tour of At Home with Ashley is a treat for the eyes and proves that the power of paint really can transform almost any surface (even a vintage stove and bathtub)! Let’s do something fun today and see how many rainbows…

Thrift Shopping Tips from a Pro and My Latest Thrift Haul!
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Thrift Shopping Tips from a Pro and My Latest Thrift Haul!

In honor of National Thrift Store Day today, I’m sharing my thrift shopping tips that help me score the best stuff. I’m also sharing my latest thrift haul and how I styled some of my finds! Thrifting is a marathon, not a sprint. You’ll need stamina, patience and mental fortitude (and sometimes a strong stomach) to…

My Favorite Thrift Store of All Time
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My Favorite Thrift Store of All Time

Close your eyes and imagine a magical place that is clean and bright and well-lit and well-stocked and the employees are nice and everyone smiles and unicorns frolic through fields of buttercups (ok, maybe not that last part). What is this mystical place I’m referring to? It’s my favorite thrift store … 2nd Ave Thrift…

Eclectic Home Tour – Miracle on Thirty Fourth
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Eclectic Home Tour – Miracle on Thirty Fourth

Three years ago they bought their dream house … a 1935 brick Colonial. She says, “they were completely in over their heads and then completely overwhelmed. Termite damage, bats and even a shower that leaked from the ceiling below. Door handles fell off in their hands. Broken HVAC and the list goes on.” Today’s Eclectic…

Antique Bamboo Plate Rack – I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This Before!
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Antique Bamboo Plate Rack – I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This Before!

Have you ever dreamed of going on Antiques Roadshow and finding out that the cast off find in your attic is worth millions?! In all my years of antiquing and thrifting, I have always been able to find information on my finds. A quick Google search usually yields results. This time, I’m stumped! I scored…

How to Tell Antique Cast Iron Doorstops from Fakes
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How to Tell Antique Cast Iron Doorstops from Fakes

I finally found my thrifting unicorn … an antique doorstop that looks just like my Boston Terrier, Sushi! These doorstops are so popular that I’m sharing how to tell antique cast iron doorstops from fakes  This lead me down a rabbit hole to find out all I could about these folk art collectibles that come…

New Living Room Arrangement & Vintage Collections
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New Living Room Arrangement & Vintage Collections

Why didn’t I think of this before? I’ve rearranged my living room in every conceivable way over the years but this time I think I finally got it right! Today, I’m sharing how to reimagine your furniture into a more welcoming arrangement that makes the most use of the space in the room. I’m also…

Vintage Modern Mantel & The Mystery of the Vintage Silhouette
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Vintage Modern Mantel & The Mystery of the Vintage Silhouette

Today, I’m sharing my vintage modern mantel decor that uses a soothing limited color palette plus I’ll explain my reasoning for using the things I did, why they work well together, plus my tips for creating your own one of a kind look using your favorite things. I also need your opinion on a thrift…

10 Fun Vintage Christmas Decorations to Collect!
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10 Fun Vintage Christmas Decorations to Collect!

These vintage Christmas decorations are a blast from the past!  I’m sharing 10 fun vintage Christmas decorations to collect with a little background on each so you’ll be armed with the information needed to expertly hunt for these vintage treasures at flea markets and yard sales. Get ready to start a new collection and have…

Estate Sale Tips 101 – Secrets to Snagging the Best Stuff!
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Estate Sale Tips 101 – Secrets to Snagging the Best Stuff!

These estate sale tips will turn you into a pro thrifter! Learn how to get the best deals just like the antiques dealers do! The thrill of the hunt. From galvanized mop buckets to an antique wooden croquet box to a fabulous old first aid kit … you never know what you’ll find at an estate sale….