Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lets Get Crafty, Love...

I found these iron plate racks at the Goodwill and sprayed them an Antique ivory. My clutches fit perfectly!
I believe the one on the right is a candle holdler, missing the glass. I thought it would be perfect for
hanging my scarves!

At an auction a few weeks ago, I won this vintage cabinet for only $40.
Some one has painted it a shabby chic with the cutest roses...
It is all dove-tailed. The creator even hand signed teh back of the piece in pencil.
Perrydale, Ohio I believe is what it reads.

The print to the right is by artist Louis Icart famous for his erotic art deco illustrations. My mother found the antique gold frame at an Estate sale. We were told it is from the original Wizard of Oz movie set. It was features in Ozma's crystal mirror room!

OOTD Luxury at The Thrift Store

Jones New York blouse, brand new!! Scored at the local Discovery Shop thrift store for only$2.00....loving the pleated front and french cuffs!

My "Chanel" inspired vintage friend ( a Chanel expert) tells me it is not the real thing. But's gorgeous! When I brought it to the car I noticed the closure read: 14k!!! OMG!! I was freaking out. Gold for only $14.99!!?!!
I brought it to my local jeweler and she told me the chain was worth $1,000. Score of a lifetime!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I know I've told you about this fabulous site on my Youtube chanel....but you HAVE to check it out!!! Mjrsales is full of merchandise from Victorias Secret, Macy's, and Bloomingdales. It's getting your feet wet for the thrifting world. Everything is pretty much new..some may have minor defects but the site will always mention if they do. All items are 50-90% OFF! The only bummer is that they do not accept returns.

Check out the fabulous Big Buddha Bag I just scored for only $35!Here is the link to

Macy's carries the same bag for $89!!!

My latest Vintage Score on Ebay!

Open Front Cashmere & Cotton Cardi From $14.99

Botanical Print Pima Cotton Blouse JCrew
Goodwill Score at only $4.99!!!

Do you know what era this could be from?
My guess is 20's-30's.
I scored it on Ebay for only $20.
Someone tried to glue some of the stones back in with icky yellow glue
but I have been soaking this necklace in warm water and soap to lift the glue off of the stones.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A "New" Anthropologie inspired Cardigan.

Okay...I'm sure you all have recieved the new Anthro catalouge..

I am drooling over all of the fabulous cardigans and detailed sweaters!! But $130 for a new frock is not in the cards for me. I could....but why would I when I can find a similar piece for pennies on the dollar?!
Love you....but $168??

On my way to work....

Thank you, Autumn, Love my new frog necklace!
Cardi found at Goodwill for onl $8.99

The three F's..........

I just had a thought last night....about the things that really get me excited. Pretty simple really.


Love them all :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Side table Inspired by Anthropologie

I fell in love with this cute table from Anthro....but when I saw the $395 price tag, "Gasp!" my wheels started turning and I figured out a way to create  a similar style. I actually think mine is cuter. What do you think?
This is the Original Anthro Table $395

First I put a primer, then paint, then wiped the finish with a Minwax Gel stain.

Frame out the top on the table like building a picture frame. This woll hold the glass.

I found this aweome retro fabric at an estate sale for $3. They were curtains in their past life.

The finished project!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Anthropologie Inspired Outfit of The Day

So I've always been a fan of Anthro.....but not their prices! Holy smokes! Even the "Sale" rack can be a little outrageous.

But Anthropologie does a great job at making vintage styles modern and current. If you are a girl who has ever been curious to try vintage fashions....subscribe to Anthro's catalouge and prepare to get inspired! Being the thrifty girl that I am, I enjoy the thrill of the hunt at my local thrift store. Yes, my friends, the Goodwill. Which I will also refer to as "The GW".

Here is my Anthopologie inspired Fall outfit.
Angora Large Button Cardigan Yard Sale Find $1
Brown Lace Cami, Nordstrom rack $12.99

This vintage style bracelet was a yard sale score for $1

I LOVE the lucite heel of these fabulous vintage T-strap high heels.
A Salvation Army Boutique find at $9

1980's Vintage Sweater Skirt
Found at the GW $2.99
Polka dot tights TJ Maxx $3.99

Getting Started

So I'm new to the blogger world, and quite honestly the word "blog" annoys me. But I have a passion for fashion....especially when i can find it at the thrift store! I wanted to create this blog to share with you my finds and treasures from clothing to home decor.

I remember thumbing through magazines when I purchased my first home, dreaming of ways I could decorate each room. From exotic bamboo chairs to crystal taste is what most would call eclectic; mixing antiques with modern pieces. But if you decorate with things you love, somehow it all comes together.