Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The missing link

One of the hardest things to figure out was how to decorate my breakfast nook.

This room makes me feel extravagant.
An entire extra room for...anything I want!
I call it my creative room and for now it's set up for tea for two!
The kids do crafts here, or we sit and type on our vintage typewriter...
I bring my laptop here and envision writing my entire novel while sipping hot cocoa. (I've done this once, MUST rinse and repeat!)
It's my most vintage centric area...I like vintage pieces all over my home but have modern mixed in as well.

SO...I had this one corner with NADA. Nothing. Until the other day at Goodwill,

it found me, or I found it.

It's a little black table that matches nicely with the vintage black buggy
I have in the corner next to it!
Check it out.
Only 6$

I like the rustic chipped look, I will however use a sharpie marker to fill in a spot or two.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Retro Love

Thrift stores have been a part of my life ever since my grandma was buying me funky printed cartoon print pants. This sweet something was picked up recently on a trip with a friend for only, a dollar. This is one of those shirts that can put me in a different mood...the domestic goddess of my household kind. Minus the pretentiousness that goddess implies.
This dress will find itself in a meadow by a stream. My pedicured toes slipped into some delicate sandals. I'm not afraid of bold hawaiin prints when it belongs to something so light and drapes me just right. It's hard to find a good fit. So many dresses look great on a rack, but oh, dear goodness. Seeing some of them on me makes my mouth twist up like the first time I had grapefruit. Thrift stores are better when shopped with a friend. I see so many things that are great but not for me. Especially in the furniture sections. I want to take photos of them and post them to alert others...would people like something like that I wonder?

I don't normally like decor from the dollar store.
Cute Font? Oh yes.

It seems like a project you'd see on Martha Stewart.

The way this curves makes me I'm floating on a river. - $1

I've wanted a birdcage veiled vintage hat for so long. Doubly delicious are the feathers... Thrift store I do adore thee. Oh yes what's that behind it? The document that says I studied and stayed in class long enough to get 60 units to put towards a Social and Behavioral Science degree. It wasn't planned on for that particular one, it just was the best fit for all the classes I had hodge-podged in my collection.

Trader Joes daffodils brought a burst of color to my life.
They brought sunshine into my home. I'm picky about colors in this haven I've made.

Yellow is my chosen accent color.

I've yet to find a permanent yellow item.

This did nicely while they last.
1$. For a bunch of TEN!