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Thrift Treasure

Thrift Treasure

Yesterday I made a long overdue return to my favorite Fort Worth thrift store, Berry Good Buys. I’ve experienced a few work related losses and was in need of some cheering up. Nothing does the job quite like thrifting! So, I grabbed my coat, purse, and camera (it’s always with me) and headed out the...
Match Made

Match Made

Two paintings… one of a professional, another by a child… both artists. When I visited California last month to attend my grandfather’s funeral, I came home with something very special – a beautiful Autumn scene oil painting by my father from years ago (not exactly sure when but almost positively from before my time). I’ve...
The STOREFRONT

The STOREFRONT

  Last week, I reinstated a plan for managing that nasty little thing called clutter… One piece in, one piece out. It’s a simple system. In the past, I’ve kept this up by donating old and worn items to local thrift stores. But then it occurred to me that some of my “trash” might be just...
Worn Out

Worn Out

The saying “when it rains, it pours” has never felt truer than it did this morning. After a frustrating lock-out incident at the beginning of the week followed by a necessary tune-up on Tuesday, a malfunctioning car battery early this morning, and now a blown-out tire shortly after that, I’m feeling a little worn down...
Vintage Heaven

Vintage Heaven

Last weekend I attended the first ever Dallas Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show at the Grapevine Convention Center. (remember THIS post?) For one prone to a short attention span in normal environments, this particular event posed a special challenge… making it through to the end without my mind exploding from vintage overload!! Needless to say,...
Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show in Dallas, TX

Vintage Clothing & Jewelry Show in Dallas, TX

Well friends, this is going to be one busy week to say the least!! I’m heading off to Austin this morning with my friend Erin for my first blog conference, the Texas Style Council Social Media Conference. To sum up my excitement… I couldn’t go to sleep last night yet still hopped out of bed...
Folding Screen... TAKE TWO

Folding Screen… TAKE TWO

Today’s TAKE TWO post isn’t make believe. It actually happened… to me!! I walked into Berry Good Buys last week and beheld this dusty, aged, tattered old gem. I knew immediately where I wanted to place it in my home and made no hesitation in snatching it up. Our dining table is in a dark...
Style Story... Leslie Pritchard

Style Story… Leslie Pritchard

Leslie Pritchard doesn’t need much introduction. If you live in Dallas and love design, chances are you’ve heard of her vintage furniture heaven known as Again & Again. If not, catch up on Leslie and her day job in yesterday’s post HERE. Now, onto Leslie’s Style Story… her stunning duplex was designed by rising Dallas...
Ambassadors of Style: Episode 3

Ambassadors of Style: Episode 3

Introducing my good friend Leslie Pritchard of Again & Again… the vintage maven of Dallas!! I took an afternoon to visit her new furniture warehouse and found an incredible treasury of vintage designs! In today’s episode of “Ambassadors of Style”, I ask Leslie a few questions about vintage design, her growing business in Dallas, and...
Pedestal Entry Table... TAKE TWO

Pedestal Entry Table… TAKE TWO

This series has been so much fun for me! Who doesn’t love an excuse to shop the local thrifts and fleas each weekend? Those that know me understand my obsession. Today’s post features a beautiful table I spotted at Berry Good Buys in Fort Worth. This particular table was really impressive – the details were...
Cuff & Collar

Cuff & Collar

Today’s post description is very short. Not only am I terribly busy but I think I’ve already caught the holiday itch… it’s time for Thanksgiving, no doubt about it! On Sunday, I wore this favorite vintage shift dress. I love the simplicity of it and the way it makes me feel sort of modern. I...
Layer Season

Layer Season

Finally, FINALLY the weather here is catching cold. It has been in the 70s and 80s for the longest time, which isn’t necessarily bad… but it is November. Something about short sleeves in November just feels weird. Now that there is a significant chill in the air, it’s time to begin layering again. In Texas,...
In Love with InVintage

In Love with InVintage

Today’s post is a story about an English teacher and home school tutorial founder turned jewelry designer and vintage re-purposer. What happens when you work for years developing something, it takes off, becomes a great success, and then you give it flight and move on? You find something else to create and make wonderful! This...
Two by Two

Two by Two

Several months ago I purchased these darling vintage prints at my local thrift store but only recently hung them on the wall. (My life is crazy right now… in a good way). I love the fact that one on it’s own is OK but two together is so much better!! They have a little dialogue...
Acrylic Folding Chairs... TAKE TWO

Acrylic Folding Chairs… TAKE TWO

Are you ready for this? Yes, it’s really back! My old-timers will remember “Thrifting Thursdays“. Well, it has now gotten a bit of a face-lift. After reading through your feedback in my recent survey (which is still open HERE and I would encourage you to join in if you haven’t already), I noticed that several...
An Old Friend

An Old Friend

My recent visit to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens was pleasant and refreshing. I always love a good afternoon walk in the garden! In addition to the beautiful weather and scenery, I also enjoyed strolling around in my good-for-most-occasions day dress… an old and beloved friend. This charming floral dress is the most comfortable piece...
A Night at the Thrift Studio

A Night at the Thrift Studio

Oh dear, dear, dear…. we are already half way through the week and I haven’t spoken to you once! The weekend is well over and I am a full week and a half behind in telling you about what I did the weekend before! Despite my tardiness and delayed posting, however, here I am –...
Old Dress, Old Chair... Old Soul

Old Dress, Old Chair… Old Soul

Since  I first started taking notice of clothing and decor as a young girl, I have been drawn to old things… clothing from a different era, patterns with a sense of heritage, decor telling a piece of history. I thinks it’s kind of odd considering that I am now such a fan of the modern...
Antiques Around the Corner

Antiques Around the Corner

  I’ve told you about my Thrifting hobby and given a few pieces of scavenging advice, but I haven’t yet mentioned that antique shopping is also a favorite activity of mine, though a bit less frequently done. Lucky for me To make matters worse, our house is just minutes from one of the better antique malls...
A Simple Tablescape (yes, that's a word)

A Simple Tablescape (yes, that’s a word)

A couple weeks ago, I pulled together a few odds and ends to create a simple table scape on our living room coffee table. Up until that point, our table sat bare and lonely… nothing on it to keep it company. I had grown so accustomed to the empty surface that when I added a...
A Bit of Nashville

A Bit of Nashville

Last week, I made an impromptu visit back home to Nashville for the holiday weekend. It was a timely escape during the transition between my old job at Havertys and my new work with Arteriors Home. Here are a few tidbits from the weekend. My mother, brother Nick, and I stopped by the new Antique...
Garden Table

Garden Table

Do you wait for an excuse to use your nice tableware like I do? If you have any interest in fully enjoying the finer things in life without the added stress of managing the kitchen, preparing drinks, and keeping up good hostess conversation, I recommend that you change your ways immediately! Take out that china…polish...

Out of the Box

For the past four and a half years I have lugged my collection of china and crystal in silver Dillard’s boxes from one rental home to another. And at every stop they have remained hidden in those boxes, stowed away in some storage closet, and only wishing for the chance to showoff. Well, their day...

Let There Be Brass

Photo Credit: Lonny Mag Aug/Sept 2010, Design: Callie Jenschke of Scout Designs I was so excited to purchase my mod yet sophisticated vintage brass lamp when David and I first moved into our new home. With its graphic shade and warm, metallic base I think it is the perfect launching point for the rest of...
Confessions of a Thrifter

Confessions of a Thrifter

By now, most of you know that I have a keen appreciation for hidden treasures and diamonds in the rough. My favorite pastime is vintage, antique, and thrift shopping. After my “This to That” series, which I am taking a short break from, and other second-hand inspired posts, I thought a brief summary of my...

Thrifting Thursday’s: Episode 9

Last episode of “Thrifting Thursday’s: From THIS to THAT“, I highlighted the transformative power of a shiny coat of black paint. This week, I am featuring the work of a tremendously talented DIY-er and new found design blog acquaintance, Holly from Life in the Fun Lane who has a distinctively stylish eye for white paint. In her time at...

In the Grid-Work

I was shuffling through my mail a few weeks ago and discovered an unexpected treat at the bottom of the pile…a brochure of gorgeous antique furniture for sale through a local auction house. After an initial skim, I decided to lay out the opened advertisement on my kitchen table. A few days later, it was...