Monday, March 31, 2014

Fluer-de-lis Find

Pictured here are 3x glassware items I purchased for $.50 cents each! They're perfect for organizing my jewelry.  My mom and I both LOVE items that have this French - Fleur-de-lis - decorative icon.

Très chic!
So lucky to have found these..

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Banana Republic "Go to sweater"!

Found this cute Banana Republic sweater at a consignment store a few weeks ago. Decided to wear it today. I can tell this will be one of my "Go to sweaters". I like plain, classic and neutral colors. Here is a pic.  Also notice the over the top thrift-store earrings. They admittedly are a bit much, but the colors went so well with my pink tee & sweater today, had to wear them. Finally, you will also see a pretty cashmink scarf that I found thrifting awhile back. It is so it! 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Furniture Switch-up!

As many of you know, I love moving things around. Guess I inherited my "switch-up" gene from my mom whom was always changing things around.  I finished work early today, so decided to indulge. Moved my entry table into the family room and moved one of my "thrift-store" vanity dressers into the living room. It is a fun change. Also, love seeing my vintage mirrors and  twinkly chandelier in the vanity mirror when I walk into the living room from the kitchen. I know......a vanity/dresser in the living room? Crazy me! But love thinking "outside the box". Here are a few pics!

Got out my lace "Belle Notte"slip-covered pillow I purchased at a street-fair last year. Goes  well with my shabby pillows.

Lots of marble in this room now........Am "mad for marble".

This thrift-store dresser has been moved around dozens of times!

Lots of slipcovers too. Oh! The power and functionality of slipcovers!

Have a great week-end everyone!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New little "pocket of time" add to caddy!

 I usually purchase my little pocket albums (for making memory albums/ gifts for family & friends) from thrift-stores. I can usually find these for anywhere between .25 cents and $1.00. Was pleased however to run across these brand new "KEEP CALM AND ROCK ON" ones at Target today. They were on clearance for .60 cents @ piece. What a deal! Bought all 6 of them.  The timing was good as I needed a new one to make a memory album of my niece's recent trip.  Once I finish a memory album they go in a corrugated steel caddy which I found at a thrift store a very long time ago.  I did a blog on the caddy on 12/10/2013, so if you haven't seen it, check it out. "KEEP CALM AND ROCK ON"!!!!

A new memory album to add to the caddy! :)

Bought this pretty mother/daughter pocket album at a thrift store for .25 cents. Think I'll fill this one of pics of Catherine and I. Love the color palette!!

My caddy is getting filled up. Guess I'll have to keep an eye out for another one when I am out thrifting!

It is fun to randomly pull out a little "pocket of time" album and reminisce!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Fun Graphic Tee

This t-shirt I got a few weeks ago was too cute to pass up. In fact a lady saw it in my hand and couldn't stop raving to her friend about how adorable it was.... I would have to agree with her.
Anyways, I figured I should post this blog now while it's technically still winter in Massachusetts!
I love it!
Cute "English Snowman!"
It's baggy, comfortable and short... perfect for layering.
"I love you snow much"

Lace trim (pretty & pink)!

Purchased two packages of this  pink lace trim at the thrift-store this morning. Not sure what I will use it for, but it was so pretty that I couldn't pass it up.

Ballet Slipper Pink Lace! Love it!

Love finding lace and ribbons at the thrift-store to use for arts, crafts, book-marks etc.

For now, have tacked it up on my inspiration board!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Vintage tin TV/Bed tray!

The other day I spotted this pretty vintage tray on my way out of the thrift store. It is a bit beat up, but I think that adds to it's character. This little tray with a little two-fold stand is not only pretty, but also functional. Used it for my soup the other night while watching it!!

This little trray is so handy!

Love the little fold down legs....

Floral-Victorian motif!

Easy to transport from room to room!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Pink rhinestone necklace.....a $2 find!

Recently found this pink/rhinestone necklace at a thrift-store for $2.00. While it is a reproduction and not a real vintage piece, thought it was so pretty......

Love the pink color.....and am crazy for rhinestones!

Modeling my thrift-store necklace!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Although St. Patrick's Day was yesterday, here in Massachusetts, where so many Irish reside, they celebrate all week! With everyone wearing green today, I was inspired to share some of my "finds" that I appreciate on this holiday.
One of my favorite jewelry boxes
Always have loved this dark green emerald color!
I've had this little vintage metal tray forever! So nice for throwing my keys/remotes/other miscellaneous items on. I think it's so cute sitting on my desk, coffee-table, or next to my TV. 
The back of the tray.  Even though it depicts a 4-leaf clover instead of a Shamrock, and with reference to the French instead of the Irish, it nevertheless gets me in the Irish spirit today. And after all, St. Patty's is celebrated by so many different cultures, so it seems appropriate.... (I'm not Irish either).
"In ancient France the people believed the four-leaved clover was endowed with marvelous virtues and good luck, and this belief still remains all over the world."
My mom gave me these earrings, which she had purchased from a thrift store. She has such great style!
Got these thrifting in California with mom on December break. <3

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Vintage Wallpaper!

A few years ago, I found two precious roles of vintage wallpaper at a consignment/thrift store. While the color palette is a bit brighter than what I typically prefer, I decided to hang it anyway. Am so glad that I did. It graces one wall in the hallway leading to our bedrooms. Absolutely love it. I am always on the look-out for vintage wallpaper.  If you come across vintage wallpaper that you are crazy about, you may want to consider it as finding a print you really love is not easy. (even on-line). Here are a few pics!

Love passing through the hall-way on the way to the bed-rooms/bathroom. The flower printed wall-paper is so cheery!

A close-up of the pattern. Love!

The little pink wicker hamper as well as the mirror above it were also thrift-store finds.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy 90th Birthday Dear Mom!

Today is my sweet mom's 90th Birthday! Here is a flash-back pic of mom all dressed up for a family photo. Mom was super thrifty and sewed matching dresses for my sister and I. Notice the matching jumpers in the family photo and the matching summer dresses my sister & I wore in the 2nd photo.

Love the beautiful vintage dress my mom was wearing! Mom was so thrifty. She sewed the jumpers for my big sister and I.

Home-made matching dresses again. Love!

Mom hand stitched this pillow when she was 17 yrs old. This is my all-time favorite pillow in the world. 

Thank you for being the best mom ever to my sister, brother and I!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wonderful Nostalgia

I am posting this blog in honor of my grandmother as it is her 90th birthday tomorrow.  This magnet reminds me of her so much.  She was so talented and made such beautiful things; she liked to crochet, knit, sew, and work on scratch-art. A favorite scratch-art drawing of hers hung in my house. Both it's design and quote is similar to this magnet.  In fact, my mom recently did a blog on it....

I love it hanging on my fridge! A priceless find...  (especially for .49 cents!) 
 I will always think of her and smile when I see this :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Little blue vase!

Popped into Target today. Couldn't resist bringing home this light blue vase from Rachel Ashwell's new line. While most of my thrift-store vases are light in color, this one provides the perfect pop of blue. Feeling lost today without my niece and baby Molly. Am also posting a cute  R & R pic that my niece took while here on vacation. Hope that the rest of your week is great! 

Perfect blue color!

Love the look of this new little vase amidst a sea of candles.

Light blue and pink......favorite colors! The candle in gold-leaf jar is a thrift-store find.

My niece enjoying some R & R. Family vacations just go way too fast!