Thrifter’s House Tour

Posted September 29th, 2011 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

If you’ve never ever been to a single flea market in your life, well, this house tour pretty much sums up what you’re missing.

(House tour found here)

Considering we do a fair amount of shopping at flea markets, so much of this we have in the store.  Come by and have a look.

We’re open Thursday-Saturday 10-5.

Cheers to a vintage life well lived.

Jessica and Julie

An Ode to Color…Orange.

Posted September 28th, 2011 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

I can’t think of another color that’s as incredibly warm and inviting as the color orange.  I’m not the biggest fan of the cooler weather, but I’m a HUGE fan of the outside color changes this time of the year brings.  And i’m an even bigger fan of Halloween…so bring on the orange!!!


(all images from here)

The color orange instantly grounds a room, and you really don’t need much of it.  A few throw pillows, a blanket, curtains,  a lamp, or paint the whole room orange if you wish.  I just looked around my house and realized that I have a bit of orange in every single room.  I may just have to post some photos for y’all to see sometime when time and light cooperate with my camera.  You know how it goes.

We have been working hard to bring doses of warm colors to the store, so stop by and see what we have to help you warm up your spaces.

Cheers to a vintage life well lived.

Jessica and Julie

 

Wear ’em if you’ve got ’em.

Posted September 23rd, 2011 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

Yes, unfortunately and fortunately it’s hat time of the year.  Oops, I meant THAT time of the year;)  I say fortunately because fall is such a beautiful, dependable time.  But unfortunately because if you live in our neck of the woods, then you know what comes after fall.  In the meanwhile, let us rejoice in hat season…

 

 

 

(All images from here, of course.)

We have been scouting out wonderfully stylish and fun vintage hats for your wearing pleasure and bringing them in by the truck loads.  And no, I’m not exaggerating one tiny bit.

Cheers to a vintage life well lived!!

Jessica and Julie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage bazaar

Posted September 20th, 2011 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

Have y’all ever heard of or been to The Vintage Bazaar in Chicago? It’s a pop up flea market in the city that only happens a few times a year, and this past weekend was the latest one. My entire family, kids, cousin and all, ventured out to explore this urban market.

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Of course there were owls everywhere.

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The collections of afghans were beautiful.

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This collection of suitcases was completely inspiring.

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Although the market was very creative and well curated, I did miss the whole digging for a treasure aspect you get from a traditional flea market. Basically everything was fantastic, so no digging had to be done.
If you’ve ever taken your kids to a flea market before, you know they can quickly become bored unless you give them something to search for. Well, thankfully I brought along my ingenious cousin who quickly found some entertainment even I could appreciate.

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And then it started getting a little stranger.

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So, everyone found their fun, and of course I didn’t leave empty handed;).
And at the end of the day, even my son said he had fun. Mission accomplished. So check out the pop up flea next time around.
Cheers to a vintage life well lived.
Jessica and Julie.

Happy Weekend!

Posted September 16th, 2011 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

And one last thing as we move into the weekend:

(found here)

So, enjoy wasting some time this weekend;)

Cheers to a vintage life well lived,

Jessica and Julie

Crazy cool…or just plain crazy.

Posted September 13th, 2011 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

So, I’m not exactly sure how I feel about this DIY, but I did find it extremely creative and wanted to share it with y’all.

For those who desire more info on this project, click here.

What do you think?  Is it crazy cool, or just plain crazy??  Either way, I am digging the chair colors.

Cheers to a vintage life well lived.

Jessica and Julie

We have bags. Lots and lots of bags.

Posted September 8th, 2011 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

Of course I had to include some pretty pictures of vintage handbags for your viewing pleasure.  Although these photos are from pinterest, I swear we have almost the exact same bags in the store.

 

And if you don’t believe me, come on into the store and have a look for yourself.

Cheers to a vintage life well lived!

Jessica and Julie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An ode to color…blue.

Posted September 1st, 2011 by admin and filed in Uncategorized

In honor of all the beautiful late summer sky’s we have been so lucky to have, let’s celebrate the color BLUE.

(All images from here)

The color blue is so beautiful, and I am so grateful for all the clear blue skies, since we all know they won’t last forever.  So in the meanwhile, stop in the store and see what pops of blue we can help you add to your space.  Or just stop in to say hi.

Cheers to a vintage life well lived.

Jessica and Julie