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Frugality, Taste Merge as Consignment Shops Flourish

Michelle Williams/Birmingham News

Tracy True Dismukes, owner of Collage Designer Consignment shops in Homewood and Vestavia Hills, says shopping at consignment stores has become mainstream.

Thanks to the recession, frugality is now as fashionable as a Louis Vuitton handbag — and a whole lot cheaper.That’s why consignment stores, once viewed as a refuge for those who couldn’t afford to buy new, are becoming the hottest places to shop. And not just for the budget-conscious…

8 Ways to Redecorate on a Budget

Do you want to save money on your home decorating costs, but still keep a designer look? Below are 8 fantastic ways to decorate your house on a budget. 1. Recycle old items Re-using old materials is a great way to save money! Start by taking an inventory of furniture and objects in your house…

“Grand” Opening

What an amazing first day open! Thank you to everyone who helped us get ready for the big day. To all of you who painted walls, cleaned windows, worked in the lawn, scraped floors, cooked food, encouraged us, built walls, brought lunch, told your friends and neighbors, and all those other things I’ll never remember yet never forget…

THANK YOU! We couldn’t have done it without you!!

Design Bathrooms on a Budget

Most often we tend to visualize everything brand new and over look the fact that by simply replacing small fixtures such as a new basin mixer tap can bring new life to an existing pedestal sink. When you look at the big picture, you not only save money especially if you are a do-it-yourself person, but you also save on having to purchase a new sink freeing up funds for other necessities such as a new bathroom mirror or new bathroom accessories.

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