i am not rubbish

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The workspace and room of Penny from Sparrow Salvage. Photographed by Olga Bennett.

Seeing these pictures makes me want to go out and spend the whole day thrifting, just so I could decorate my place with all kinds of vintage knick knacks too. Also, I love the sign in the first photo that says "I am not rubbish". Sounds like the perfect personal encouragement, as well as a good thrifting slogan!

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39 little notes:

Soné said...

love the photography! you always have such beautiful things you post about! :)

Cher' Shots said...

I've always believed that there is no reason you can't decorate with thrifty finds. Why pay more?

Megan said...

This room is amazing, I wish it was mine.

{ Thy Lady } said...

That is absolutely stunning! I love that quote too "I am not rubbish" esp with all those vintage knick knacks, looks so warm & safe in that room! :)

Aya Smith said...

These photos are beautiful! Your blog is looking beautiful too, if I may :)

Love,
Aya ( strawberrykoi.blogspot.com

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

Wow. These photos... are just... wow.

Lulu said...

what gorgeous photos! a fantastic room, indeed.

meggasus said...

These photos are lovely! The title made me laugh... I could spend hours and hours thrifting!

misslikey said...

beautiful. I love clothes hanging on the walls as paintings. totally warms my heart

ilovemyhouse said...

i.love.rubbish. Great pictures. xx

Mira Narnie said...

isn't that bedroom just divine (and annoyingly i bet all thrifted items too) - although i don't think i would leave my room if it looked that good!

Stéphanie said...

Fabulous pictures Anna !
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Fee-AMore said...

Beautiful workspace, beautiful photography. I feel inspired, now!

Imogen said...

Beautiful and amazing photography. I love the union jack pillow and the general vibe and atmosphere that these pictures provide.

blue eyed night owl said...

Wow! Makes me want to go thrifting too, instead I am settling on getting a bagel.

Sarah Knight said...

That looks very charming, indeed!
: )

Gwen said...

I'm falling for your blog.

Sarah Jane said...

me too, i want to go thrifting and find beautiful vintage floral prints for the summer. this is a lovely room.

Orgo Cosmetics said...

Gorgeous photos! Really inspirational.

Patusibu said...

Guauuuuuuu, I love your post!!!!!

zuzana said...

wonderful rooms <3

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Patusibu said...

:) have a nice day!

Down and Out Chic said...

you read my mind today. that's what i'd like to spend my doing as well!

Lisa Grace said...

These photos are wonderful, I want to live there!

Lillian Chang said...

Me too!! Wow, what a gorgeous collection!!

Keki said...

I want to have that room! I guess, we all do :)
beautiful photos...

Missa said...

What a gorgeous room, I love the eclectic clutter and all the rich colors. It makes me want to go thrifting too! Then again, I usually want to go thrifting anyway ;)

Susanna-Cole said...

I can never get enough of flea market finds and style, just so lovely, it seems to evoke a feeling of being of loved ... shiny, new things really don't have that worn-in/beloved look, at all.

Hope you're well, dear! ♥

xoxo,
S-C

rebecca said...

I lack the ability to keep things tidy - damn!!

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Lady Grey said...

definitely inspiring me to go thrifting too!

Bibliochic said...

that room is stunning!! it looks so quirky and charming. i love the idea of decorating with all the little finds at the thrift store! thanks for sharing!!
xoxo
tod @ http://bibliochicshop.blogspot.com/

Gracie said...

I admire people who have such a knack with thrifting and decorating too. The photography is just beautiful!

Mila said...

really amazing...

miss lucille said...

those are STUPENDOUS photos! i love them! also, have i mentioned i love your background!!

Jonna said...

Stunning pictures! I wish it was my room.

Emily said...

I have big plans to decorate a room like this one day. Yes, yes the "I am not rubbish" sign is perfect!

suzy said...

you have SUCH a cute blog...i'm going to follow it.
stop by my place sometime and say hello!
www.itwalkedonmypillow.blogspot.com

Diana said...

I always go to thrift stores and pick up pretty things worth taking photos of and decorating with. But as soon as I come home I kick myself for not being the wannabe minimalist I am. I think I just need to embrace this.

Sally said...

these photos are lovely! I haven't been thrifting in ages. these photos definitely make me want to get back into it. I agree that the message on the poster is great - I might add that it also makes for a fantastic entry title!