Nov 16, 2011

Thrift Haul - 11/16/2011

Trying to type this with a kitty draped halfway across my laptop. Why is it that they are coziest in the most inconvenient places?

Spent the morning in various thrift stores. I only found a few things, but I love them!

- The doll is much more adorable in person. So colorful! I'm totally smitten. $1.50

- Rainbow Brite sheets. I've gotten lucky and found a couple of these in local shops. $1.00

- Four vintage patterns. Only 10 cents each!

Oct 3, 2011

Milkshakes and Rusty Cars.

Went on a really relaxing stroll this afternoon, sipping on a homemade oreo milkshake and snapping photos. The weather was absolutely perfect for such an occasion. Thank you, fall!




Aug 16, 2011


Yesterday was the start of Year Four for me and Phillip!

In celebration, we ate this...

played this...

And Phillip got me this.  

And the weather was almost fall like!

Aug 15, 2011

Cat lover.

Phillip found these photos in a random book he picked up at a thrift store. 
That is some serious cat love.

Aug 12, 2011

Thrift Haul - 8/12/11

My Goodwill haul for the day.

 Super snazzy new clutch/wristlet.

 Vintage button-up blouse. You will never get hit by a car while wearing this. Fact.

 Threadless tee.

 My new favorite shirt ever. The back has even more characters!!!

Bright shoes to cheer up a wonderful friend whose doggy just passed.

All in all, spent about 20 bucks! Not too bad.

Aug 6, 2011

Thrifty Finds - Whoa, Pins!

Phillip and I spent the morning at the local Flea Market and hit up a couple of thrift stores as well. I'll be productive this afternoon, I swear.

 Really cute (and bright!) vintage oven mitts. $2.00
 Woven Belt - $ 1.00
 Selection of pins, and a Power Ranger Slammer. $1.00 each, POG was free.
 Close Up of the vintage Brownie Girl Scout pin! The seller had walls of pins and somehow I saw this one.

Jul 25, 2011

Victorian Dream

So, I'm totally in love with this dress that I recently found. It's a Jessica McClintock Bridal piece from the 1970s, or so I believe. The flutter sleeves and lace neckline are just too pretty.

I think I'm just a fan of clothing that transports me to another era or way of thinking. I'd rather dress up that be super casual any day. :)

Thanks to my lovely friend Kayla for modeling!

Jul 23, 2011


I just finished sewing my first piece of swimwear. Mad props to people who do this on a professional level. It turned out relatively okay for a first try, and I'll take a picture wearing it when I'm in Florida next week. ( Which I am so stoked for. Beaches and colorful drinks? I'm there.) 

Anyway, the pattern was one from 1974 and the fabric was a purple and white striped spandex that I got on sale at JoAnn. 

Jun 21, 2011

Thrift Haul - 06/21/2011

Lots of really neat buttons (love the lions!)

And a good bit of new vintage patterns to add to my growing collection.

May 20, 2011

Thrift Haul - 05/20/2011

Look what I found...

The most adorable vintage light switch plates. They only cost me $6 each!

Apr 27, 2011

Downtown Cruising.

We've had severe storm warnings all morning, but we fearlessly braved the streets in search of pre-owned trinkets. Some hair was blown out of place, we came out unscathed.

We started out the day with a banana caramel latte and a slice of chocolate cake. Super delish and it provided a much needed sugar rush. Well, maybe not needed. But delicious anyway.

Here's some of the things we found but didn't buy.

 I don't even have words...this thing was knee length. Serious.

I loved all these bottles and random tools. 

This toy crib 'mattress' was beyond adorable. Wouldn't that be the cutest fabric?!

This dollhouse dresser needs a place in my home. I covet. So much.

And here's what I actually bought. Big spender here...

Tin Man happy meal toy (or so I'm assuming). Its eyes open and close, which is pretty creepy. And a vintage picture. $3.70 for both.

We'll close this post with some roosters cruising the downtown scene. Gotta love Blue Ridge.

Apr 17, 2011

Thrift Haul - 04/17/2011

 This weekend, I...

1. I had a delicious glass of strawberry sprite! The strawberries were from the orchard where I work, the first of the season. Also note the beautiful glassware (which I adore).

2. We went thrifting! I found a few new (to me) dresses and the following...

Amazing 80's sequined dress. I so wish this was in my size, but it's currently on it's way to someone who will love it very much!

I'm a sucker for Disney sheets. Or Disney anything, really.

How ridiculous is this Fiddler on the Roof artwork?!?!? Had to have it.

And a pirate hanky. For when I go " Aaarchoo!" 

3. We wandered around downtown Blue Ridge. Phillip caught up with old friends and we both bought too much candy. :)

4. And I actually got some sewing accomplished!

Rikku offered some moral support.

30 patchwork squared sewn!


A favorite...

How was your weekend?