Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year! (Hot chocolate to ring in the new year)

Toasting the new year with a cup of hot chocolate. Sipping from a thrift store cup, (see "Swedish royal cups" blog post September 08, 2013),  and cozy in my favorite thrift store "Banana Republic" sweater. Happy New Year all! 

Vintage "Happy New Year" thrift-find post-card!

Happy New Year!......and Happy Thrifting in 2015!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Tin tray,......a Christmas gift from my son!

When I opened the Christmas gift my son gave me, I was so touched. Knowing my passion for vintage/shabby chic, he had ordered a tin tray for me from an on-line company called "Creative Co-op". I absolutely love it! I truly have a sweet son! 

Love the shabby look of this very pretty "tin tray"!

My very sweet & charming son!

Perfect little tray for use on my entry table!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Romantic Vintage Dress - My Best Find Ever

I was lucky enough to find this 2 piece set from Salvation Army. The price was supposed to be filled in, $ __.99, however someone forgot to do it.   I asked at the counter the price, and the manager replied, "we'll it says .99 cents I suppose I'll give it to you for .99 cents, each piece."  I paid 2 dollars for one of the most gorgeous vintage dresses I might ever find.  This is so 40's style.  I feel like a princess in such a beautiful gown.,...who wouldn't feel like one in this piece of art!  Absolutely in love.  Happy Holidays!



Monday, December 22, 2014

Novelty Christmas Jewelry!

These little seasonal (thrift-store) earrings and bracelets come out year after year. The snow-flake earrings are a new find. Fun!!

Don't know why these little vintage looking jingle bell earrings spoke to me, but am guessing it is their beautiful color!

Delicate little bells!

Wearing my $1.00 earrings. Love these!

This little vintage Christmas bracelet is fun to pair with the two shown below: 

This rhinestone/pearl vintage bracelet provides sparkle for the holidays!

Jingle bell bracelet. So fun! 

Dashing through the snow....with my jingle bell earrings!  I bring these out every Christmas!

Snow-flake earrings. I love these too!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Shabby Chic Christmas! circa 2014

Merry Christmas everyone! Have been so behind as work has occupied my time. Am looking forward to "celebrating the birth of Jesus" with family and friends. Just put up our little silver tinsel tree again this year. It is tiny, but beautiful. Here are a few pics.

My favorite time of year. Brought out my vintage barka cloth curtains for the season!

Vintage gift-wrap boxes are perfect for holiday gift-giving. They are easy to find in thrift-stores.

I do not have "tons" of Christmas decorations. Only a few special items that I love to put out every year. This is one of my favorites, a "thrift store found" vintage "Season's Greetings" photo stock card. The subtle colors are beautiful!

I always bring out this vintage striped pillow during the holidays as well!

Purchased this vintage Christmas bell at a thrift store a few years back. Love it!

Purchased these 3 mercury candle-holders at a thrift store. They provide some sparkle!

Have two sofas in the living room now as well. Will be nice to have extra seating around the tree!

Shabby Chic Christmas!

Merry Christmas and God Bless!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Thrifting for "new reads"......a joy for the bibliophile!

Everyone in my family is a true bibliophile! We LOVE books. So lucky for us, a new read is always easy to come by....... thanks to thrift-stores. Here is a pic of our library/TV room filled to the rafters with books. Though in today's digital society it is easy to down-load books etc., I love the feel of a REAL book. 

Floor to ceiling books........Love!

Our library doubles as a TV room. Such a cozy space!

For awhile, had all my law books in here as well. Have now moved them to my law office. Nice to keep this down-space for leisure only!
This summer, I created a space for books in living room as well. It is fun to rotate the look of this room!

"A room without books is like a body without soul"  Roman Philosopher Cisero

Sunday, November 30, 2014

34th Wedding Anniversary!

Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary. Feel so blessed to be married to such an amazing husband and father. Am truly thankful to the Lord for his many blessings. Tonight, as I read my devotions, pulled out one of my bible book-marks featuring our wedding photo from 34 yrs ago (made with thrift-store ephemera). Just a reminder that little hand-made items can truly be precious.

Old vintage cards (easily found via thrifting) make pretty ephemera bookmarks!

One of my all time favorite personal bookmarks!  Am planning to make one for my newly-wed "hooked on thrifting" daughter as well. Will post watch for it!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Outfit L-O-V-E

I love this outfit so much!  This sweater I'm wearing is now one of my favorite new GO-TO pieces; It''s vintage, made of great quality material, and has a collar with buttons, so it easily can turn into a turtleneck if I want. :) Also found H&M highwaisted jeans, which fit perfectly.  Finally, love this little top from a thrift store I purchased awhile back - purple with a pretty flower print. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A rainy Saturday! (thrift-store raincoat & bag)

We had a much needed down-pour of rain this morning. Got out my thrift-store rain-coat and rain bag! They were perfect for today's weather! Love finding classic pieces like these! $5.00 for both. What a deal! Hope you all have a great week-end!

Nylon rain coat with hood! $3.00

Nylon bag with zippered outside compartments. Perfect for cell phone, keys receipts etc.! So convenient! $2.00

Last but not least a thrift-store umbrella. Love the little pink flowers on this one!  $1.00

Friday, November 21, 2014

A "Pop of Blue" returns!

Got out a few of my blue thrift-store vases again. Love how these freshen up the decor. I enjoy the summer vibe even in the fall! 

A pop of blue! 

Found these little matching candle holders for t-lights as well. Love these!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Victoria's Secret PJ Set

Ok,..I know this blog is a little silly, but I love these Victoria's Secret (VS) pajamas.  Who can resist picking this PJ set up?! ($8.00 at Goodwill, washed and now like brand new ;)

I love PJ sets!
Silky and Comfy.
Ready to cuddle up and watch a movie.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Mums for my Birthday!

Celebrated my Birthday this weekend. My sweet husband, surprised me with mums that he picked from our garden. Popped them into a thrift store vase and voila! Pure bliss!

My sweet husband picked me mums from our garden for my Birthday! Love these! You can also get a peek here of my vintage wall-paper (found at a thrift-store). It is hard to find, so if you are lucky enough to find a pattern that you like, my advice is to snatch it up!  

Every fall, I look forward to our garden mums in full bloom!