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Ambie Hay
Thrift shopper
Interests: Thrifting, estate sales, auctions, yard sales, painting, decorating, horses, reading, traveling, and enjoying life.
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Whatever your style is, or whatever project you're working on, I guarantee the Habitat Restore in Vero Beach has something to offer you! I'm so excited to volunteer and be part of the Habitat for Humanity team! Here's a room vignette I recently designed at the Restore using thrifted finds.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Thrift Fabulous
Blue and white... is a true classic it compliments any decor it's a fun pop of color it never goes out of style it works on everything from Chinese export to striped beach cabanas! These are a few blue and white items we recently thrifted. Here are some fun ideas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
Follow us on Instagram to see all our latest thrift finds! Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
After 25 years, Ambie closed her stores in Nantucket and Florida, and became a professional thrifter. With her keen business sense and trained eye, she scouts out the thrift shops for upscale furniture, designer clothing, and rare antiques to resell for profit. Ambie believes that thrifting is a win, win... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
Hans Wegner. Have you heard of him? He's a mid-century modern furniture designer that crafted wonderfully simple and artistic pieces that can add understated chicness to a room. We found this awesome Hans Wegner style folding chair at the thrifts last week! (our instagram) An important part of knowing what... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
Interior shot of the new 11 Howard hotel in NY via Habitually Chic. (Notice the statement couch, the Thonet-style chair and the chandelier). Think about it...with a little patience and a scouter's eye, you can find pieces similar to your favorite interiors! Look what we found at the thrifts below...... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
With a little imagination, a discerning eye and a can of white paint you can turn your thrift finds into spectacular designer pieces for your home! For inspiration, here are a few photos from One Kings Lane that features Palm Beach Style. Photo: Meg Braff Designs featured on One Kings... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
I've been to a lot of thrift stores in my life and there are some things that cannot be ignored (even if you don't have the slightest desire to buy. Here is a list of 10 things you're likely to come across in Florida thrift stores. Is there anything I'm... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
I found this one single, blue tile while out thrifting this week. It could make a pretty coaster on it's own, but I wish I had come across a whole big boxful! If I had come across said box, I imagine it would have looked like something below: Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
Thrift finds!! L: This Thonet-style ottoman would bring a perfect natural touch to any room. It's so sculptural. R: These chairs would be amazing around a dining table (the upholstery is in surprisingly good shape for being a lighter color). I see them around a big rustic, live edge table.... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
The Kentucky Derby is just around the corner! One of the most recognizable fashion statements of the event is the iconic big hat. If you don't have your hat, here's one you can make for pennies (and still win big). These hats are made with newspaper, a can of spray... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
Tommy and I took a road trip to Sarasota, Florida to find some treasures. We hit all our favorite spots and got to catch up with old friends! Do you have any favorite places in Sarasota to thrift? We'd love to hear! Sarasota Architectural Salvage 1093 Central Ave. Sarasota, FL... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
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Posted Mar 7, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
Here's a great chandelier we found on one of our scouting trips! Below are ideas of how to style your own home with a decorative palm chandelier. Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
As traveling thrifters, it's always a must that we are conscious of the time and have an organized schedule of the places we want to shop. Most thrifts are closed on Mondays, and Saturdays the thrifts are packed; so we feel that mid week is consistently the best time to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
Every vocation requires the right set of tools and thrifting is no different. Prepare, prepare, prepare. With the right plan, tools and attitude, thrifting can be both a highly rewarding and pleasurable endeavor. Here’s what you need. 1. SUV or pickup truck It's always best to venture out thrifting in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
Every now and then, we're lucky enough to find a piece by the Italian fashion designer Emilio Pucci. Here's a grouping of colorful scarves we found in our local thrift shop. The bold and geometric patterns are easy to spot when we're out on the hunt. Silk jersey dresses, pastel... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
February 14th is just around the corner and the thrift shops are a great place to find gifts or a cute outfit without having to spend lots of money! We went out for the day and here's what we found- Goldtone heart earrings, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman ballet flats... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
It's funny in the world of design how something retro starts trending and overnight becomes all the rage. Ten years ago, faux bamboo furniture was considered by some, condo junk from the 1970's. Here are a few pieces I spotted recently in the local thrifts. It's great to see that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
One of my favorite things to look for are Catherineholm vintage bowls and cookware. I can spot them a mile away because of their bright colors and distinctive lotus leaf design. These enamelware pieces from the 1960's have become highly collectible. Grab them if you see them! Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
Now that the thrifting craze is sweeping the country, you’d better be on your toes if you want to load your trunk with hidden treasures! You’ve gotta know where to shop and what places are worth your time. That’s where we come in. We’re happy to share our very favorite... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
As professional thrifters, our sense of adventure and curiousity keeps us on the move searching for thrift hide aways. My niece Juliet and I spent the day wheeling through Palm Beach looking for Thriftfabulous finds! Worth Avenue shopping sure is swell, but you'll find the true treasures in the thrifts.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at Thrift Fabulous
We love to celebrate the holidays in high style on a thrifter's budget. That said, we'd like to share with you our favorite sparkling wine a.k.a champagne to bring cheer to your festivities! So okay it's not Dom Perignon, but it compares to a good bottle of Veuve Clicquot with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at Thrift Fabulous
Celebrate the holidays without spending a lot of cash. Your local thrift shop is a great place to find the perfect gift for a fraction of the retail price. Here are some fun gift giving ideas. Statement necklace $15, Enameled bangle bracelets $2, Carole Lee turquoise chandelier earrings $3.89, Coral/rhinestone... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2015 at Thrift Fabulous