Published on June 9, 2021

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Any decor shopping spree will leave you on cloud nine, but especially one that’s solely made up of secondhand pieces. Giving discarded items a chance at a fresh start (in other words, saving them from ending up in a landfill) is something to feel good about. Just ask Sarah Jessica Parker, who shared three gems from her latest thrift haul on Instagram this week, including a small-space–friendly find from a friend, Etsy artwork, and a Chairish furniture purchase— “three beauties,” as the Sex and the City star calls them. 

 

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First up: a small screen that Parker picked up from fellow actor John Benjamin Hickey, who originally sourced the piece from Paris. (What are friends for if not to pass on their hidden gems to you when they no longer have a use for them?) While this dainty-looking (but apparently quite heavy) screen might not be able to divide a room as a taller version would, the upholstered panels can still function as a pinboard in an office

The adorable art Parker picked up, which features a William Wordsworth quote (“But to be young was very heaven”), came from—where else!—Etsy. According to the seller, Cape Cod Modern, the 1970s needlepoint picture designed by Flavia Weedn was sold as a DIY kit by Bucilla, which instantly puts us in the mood for a similar humble craft. 

Finally, there’s the stylish vintage Parsons-style stool the actor scooped up from Chairish vendor the Sunday Hunt. The 1980s pick is actually a pair, and the seller notes she used to keep them at the end of her queen-size bed. “Really, though, these are great to have on hand and move around as need be,” she points out. While Parker snagged this set, the seller’s page is a gold mine of chic seating—think: a 1960s leather sling chair by Arne Norell and a trio of molded Syroco black dining chairs. What’s old can be made new again.

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