Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Books to Inspire!

Here are a few great new books that will provide decorating inspiration........ for all of you out there who love to decorate with thrift store finds.

As we have a  little cottage by the sea, I love this HB publication by Lisa Cregan.

If you like to decorate with white, you will enjoy this book.

"Living Life Beautifully" by Christina Strutt! 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Pink Kitchen Dish Rack!

Couldn't resist this pink kitchen dish rack I found at a local flea market. Perfect for my kitchen!

A "pink" dish rack!  Love all things pink!

Adds some sparkle to my kitchen. Perfect for displaying my blue carnival glass & vintage china!

Tres' Shabby Chic!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Collections via "thrifting"! (Vintage Prom Dress)

I love to collect Vintage Prom Dresses.......but only via thrift-stores and flea-markets, as I don't want to spend very much money. Was lucky enough to find this gorgeous vintage prom dress a few months ago at a thrift-store. It has a faded pink bodice with rows of beautiful vintage blue lace on the bottom. Love!

One of my "favorites"!

Rows and Rows of Vintage blue lace!

A beautiful faded pink bodice with vintage zipper in the back!

So so pretty! Catherine would look beautiful in this dress. Can't wait till she comes home so she can try it on!

Paired with a vintage hanger, it just "hanging here or there"

Here, on my vintage clothes rack!

Lacy Summer Top

I instantly fell in love with my new 'Jessica Simpson' lacy tank, (pictured below) that I picked up at the thrift store last week!  Happy Thrifting for those cute summer items!


I also love that this shirt doesn't get too wrinkled in the dryer.  Perfect ruffles!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

New "Somerset" Tote!

Used some of my yard-sale earnings to purchase Rachel Ashwell's "Somerset" tote. Just came by UPS. Love this over-sized tote! Plenty of room to hold more "thrift store finds". LOL

I get so much use out of my RA totes!

 Here, my new tote hangs along with my  "Bella" weekender bag and tote.

Love any pattern with roses!


Monday, July 7, 2014

Cute Canvas Summer Purse

Pictured below is one of my thrift store finds from a while ago: a pretty creme and gold canvas purse (such nice summer colors) for only $2.99. It's been so fun wearing this one lately!

The gold chain part on this purse (although my least favorite part) is not too extravagant and isn't heavy whatsoever!

Love and Glamour by Jennifer Lopez

Sunday, July 6, 2014

A Shabby Chic Yard Sale!

On Saturday, I held a Shabby Chic yard sale. Had a very successful day making close to $500.00.  Not too shabby! Am trying to down-size a bit, which means parting with some of the thrift-store finds  acquired over the years. While there are certain items, I would never consider selling, it gives me great joy to see others swoon over an object(s) that I have decided to sell.......knowing that now someone else can enjoy.

Recycling pretty thrift-store finds either via handing them down to family, or selling particular items at a yard sale is fun,....... and certainly another wonderful reason why my daughter and I are  "Hooked on Thrifting!"

Loved making the day of many nice people......whom were so happy to find some treasures at my sale!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Favorite Blue Vase!

Love this pretty blue thrift store vase. Here are a few pics with fresh flowers. So pretty!

Love summertime fresh roses! (from our garden)

This blue vase was $2.00 at thrift-store. The perfect shade of blue!

Note, the "Princess Margaret's Wedding Book" in the fore-ground. A .25 cents thrift store purchase. Love all things royal!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Surprise Gift of Pretty Little Frames! (perfect for "baby" photos of my nieces/nephew)

My niece/God-daughter recently surprised me by sending me a set of beautiful little photo frames in the mail. I had little b & w photos made of her three little ones as "babies". Love these little frames. See pics below: 

Love these sweet little "babes"!


Emmi Kate

Molly Claire

Love! The pics sit atop the perfect (but imperfect) little blue tray I purchased at a thrift store.