This particular blog post isn’t exactly timely – I’ll give you that, but it’s important enough to me to post anyway, because it pertains to one of my favorite charities, Dwell With Dignity. 

Although this event was back in October and I never got around to posting this blog – I feel compelled to share it anyway – delayed as it is.   To fill you in on what exactly it is, the Dwell Thrift Studio is:

 “not like any other thrift store. It is a bi-annual 30 day pop-up shop created to provide financial viability and fundraising for Dwell with Dignity through selling the overstock of donated, gently used furniture, housewares, accessories and high end designer finds to the public. All proceeds to benefit the future work, growth, organization and structure of Dwell with Dignity!  Each Thrift Studio has a cast of fabulous designers that design and install vignettes using items from their warehouse as well as items they have donated from their own inventory. All items are for sale to help Dwell with Dignity help families escape poverty & homelessness.”


And, with an array of successful local designers volunteering their time I guess I don’t need to tell you how fabulous these vignettes are.  One after the other – full of creativity and charm.  And, all on a budget.


I mean….would you look at this purple and yellow vignette?  Imagination, creativity, and a little (maybe more) time can refurbish the old and make it new.


Packed full of charm, creativity and sweetness….


Like this purple and yellow game set.   See how taking a dated table and zapping it with this bright yellow and checker board top infuses it with an entirely new personality?   Then add these little purple army men for game pieces….and voila!  Adorable!


The same goes for this re-vamped dresser in this zesty purple paint.  How fun is this?


Everywhere you turn vibrant color rejuvenises an old piece and gives it new life…


Creativity abounds….



Tabletops ring with charm….



Lots of innovative, re-vamped purchases at the fingertips of all who attend (not to mention great ideas for your own projects)..….



And, the fun thing about this is – not only do you get to shop for something fabulous for your home (or someone else’s home)…..


You have the added privilege of contributing to one of the most sincere, heart driven charities I’ve ever been a part of.




Because I’ve been involved with Dwell through the Interior Design Society for a couple of years now I was fortunate enough to go to their private launch party this past fall.


And, after five years of throwing this spring and fall event it was, as expected, a huge success….


Not surprising given the amount of time, energy and love that is poured into this place by Dwell founders, Lisa Robison and Kim Turner and their tireless volunteers.


Volunteers who make sure it’s packed with interesting, carefully refurbished merchandise  – artfully and creatively displayed….


There’s a little something for everyone….


In an array of styles in furnishings, artwork, etc…

As you can clearly see Dwell’s Thrift Studio isn’t just any old thrift store. Smile

If you’re local to the Dallas-Fort Worth area be sure to follow their blog and visit their Thrift Studio in the spring and fall. 

If you’re not local be sure to check out their website at www.dwellwithdignity.org.  There may be opportunities for you in your own hometown. 

And, if you’d like to see a bit more of what Dwell With Dignity is all about check out two of my previous blog posts here and here.

Happy Decorating!

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