Surprise surprise!! That's what I spotted on my last visit to a nearby Goodwill here in AZ! I've started visiting them regularly on Tuesday's and Friday's, and this past Tuesday I spotted these little gems: A set of four X back & bentwood cafe style chairs for only $9.99. The lines caught my eyes from a distance, (the X back and Thonet-like bentwood) but upon closer inspection, I became smitten with what appeared to be distressing from the HOT Arizona desert sun. I didn't want to be too impulsive, so I walked away from them and walked around the store a bit. But I couldn't stop thinking about what a great add this would be to our curated thrift home collection. I don't have any pieces with the weathered finish - And these are so clean lined, but still textured (from the cane seat) and organic (from the distressed bentwood) I couldn't pass them up. I thought go for just two, but then thought go for the four, and maybe sell two later on.

When we moved, readers had asked if I would be changing our home for the seasons.... At first, I didn't think so (well, not as much or as drastic) but these are saying hello summer! Jeff brought home a cow-skull with horns the other day - Something I had on my wish list when we were moving out here and these chairs work well with it. To me, I see AZ, but I also see a hint of a weathered mix to help make a simple shift into summer :)

Two actually are working well in the bedroom with the little tribe-vibe happening, and the other two are in the living room. I am thinking two of them would also work as an option on the stoop for summer, if I wanted to bring in the urns from either side of the front door. The heat is too much for the flowering blooms I planted for Spring. Maybe planting some grasses + paint the pots white + add a little rope detail, paired with the weathered chairs would get our curb appeal through the hot summers here in AZ.

I looked up the style of the chairs online, and found them selling over at Restoration Hardware - in weathered oak - for $99 each or a set of 4 for $370. So mine at $9.99 each - PLUS - I had my Goodwill April coupon for 20% off (on my phone) which brought the four chairs to only $32!

Madeline Side Chair
Modeled after the most popular café chair in Europe, our versatile X-back dining chair pays homage to the bentwood tradition popularized by Thonet in 19th-century Austria. Handsomely distressed with a weathered finish.

Just goes to show, if you're not shopping thrift, you're missing out on some the dynamic deals to be had! Plus - the person who donated their tired treasures saved them from going into a landfill.

What have you thrifted lately?
May 5th is the next 50% off Goodwill happening here in AZ, I'll probably be teaming up with The Goodwill Gal - Another thrift blogger located here in AZ too!

Have a great weekend - Hit the thrift shops!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh I love a GREAT Goodwill find! I would have been jumping up and down!

  2. Congratulations on your fabulous find! They look very much at home in your space!

  3. What a great find, Lynda - thank goodness they weren't snatched up while you 'walked away from them' for a minute! They look fantastic in your home, and I love the cow skull wall too!! ;)

  4. WOW, I love those chairs. I have a SKULL too that my neighbors son wants, now that we are moving. Yours looks great. XO, Pinky

  5. Love the chairs and they are in great shape! I've hit the jack pot lately with a 2 vintage dressers and nightstand. Love the skull, will you tell us where your hubby got it?

  6. Thanks peeps!! Marine: As far as I know, Jeff said he spotted the skull being sold on the side of the road on his way to work (south in Casa Grande). I think he said it was off the 101?? Or I10 (I keep getting the two mixed up!) I'll ask...

    xo Lynda



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