Whats on my dining room buffet (its a dresser)

If you missed last week, for the next few weeks I'm going to skip sharing new finds in lieu of sharing old and forgotten thrift scores in different areas of my home (vignette/wall/furniture decorating). Last week I started out by sharing what's on my media cabinet. Today, I thought it'd be fun to share from my dining room.

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The surface we'll look over today is the dresser I use in my dining room as a buffet, or credenza I could call it, too, I suppose.

It's always served good purpose as my plant hospital. Plants either end up in the trash or in anorthern part of my house once they come here. This is no plants permanent spot. It's near the sink and out of the way. It's had to serve that purpose a lot less recently though so I've had some fun decorating it.

Thrifted dresser with interesting hardware styled as a dining room buffet credenza

It holds our craft supplies and extra table setting pieces for when we have guests, so the drawers are ultra practical.

On top I have a mixture of new and old design books. I shared a bit about the vintage design books a while back because I found it so inspiring just how relevant they still are today.

Elephant plant stand with big stack of books

Faux bone inlay lamp atop new and old design books

There's also a pair of lamps that I jazzed up to give them a sort of bone inlay look. The shades were picked up together at the thrift stire- how lucky to have a pair right?

The little Dutch inspired windmill planter is a fun dose of whimsy and the ginger jar has a peacock on it so it was love at first sight.

Peacock ginger jar

Decorating with art supplies, plants and thrift scores

In the center is a woven raised tray that corrals my paintbrushes, a pothos and the vase and pothos clipping from awhile back.

Beneath it all is a table runner from Target.

Vintage bohemian dining room credenza decorating

Campaign dresser thrift scores decorating





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  1. I really love getting to see where various past thrift finds have ended up! I'm still crazy for that adorable windmill planter. I might have to start sharing the same, especially with new arrangements here in the new place! Looks like Claire's living room was definitely a favorite this week!


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