Antique Croquet Set Reimagined – My (Not Quite) $3,346 Find


  What's not to love about a game where you can shout out words like "wicket" and "booby"? So put on your whites and join me on my lawn for a game fit for the royals. Yes, I'm officially a croquet snob (remember my first vintage croquet set find) since I found this musty, dusty old relic - an antique croquet set - in the garage of an … [Read more...]


Thrift Shop Finds Turned Unique Container Gardens


  Have you seen my dresser planter, toolbox planter & mop bucket planters? I couldn't let them have all the fun. Discarded on the thrift shop floor sat this giant candleier. What better use than a trellis for my morning glories. In an old canister used for shipping tea leaves that I rescued from my neighbor's trash … [Read more...]


A Chic Garage Sale


  We all know that gal. She's stylish and chic and doesn't even have to try. Her home is gorgeous, her style is one of a kind and she always seems to be ahead of the curve. That's my friend Patty. She makes her rounds at flea markets, estate sales and yard sales throughout the year and finds to coolest of the cool. She … [Read more...]


I Scored – Vintage Steamer Trunk and the Glory Days of Travel


  Wouldn't it be fun to go back to the days when people dressed to travel. Big hats, high heels and gloves to get to your destination and the rest of your wardrobe packed away in a giant steamer trunk or two. Very Downton Abbey. Maybe a trip on the Orient Express or a transcontinental cruise aboard the Queen Mary. Every … [Read more...]


I Scored at the Thrift Store – I Need a Vintage Glassware Intervention


  I need help. I can't pass by a cool set of vintage glassware without scooping it up (case in point - these vintage glasses). They combine my love of two of my favorite things ... shiny things and cocktails. You know a Jersey girl can't pass by anything gold either. What's a collecting crazy, bling loving, cocktail sipping … [Read more...]


I Scored at the Thrift Store – Vintage Plaque (and a vacation detour)!


  What do you do on vacation? Do you force your hubby to drive you to a thrift shop? I did just that a couple of weeks ago in Newport, RI. Somewhere between touring mansions and eating ice cream, I stealthily programmed the GPS to lead my unsuspecting family to the thrift shop. Poor unsuspecting guy just drove along until he … [Read more...]


Score! Lucky Vintage Canvas Laundry Bin


  Don't you love driving along, wind whipping through your hair, singing off key to a blaring radio ... and spotting an estate sale sign?   Wild dogs couldn't keep me away as I screeched to a halt.  I may or may not have left a few skid marks. An old florist's shop turned model train shop turned unused building filled with … [Read more...]


I Scored at the Thrift Store –


  Like Honey Boo Boo's mother, I hate mayonnaise. So, in 1930, I would have been the one rebellious housewife who refused to whip up my own mayo in the Air-O-Mixer. Unlike all the other women who would happily twist and spin until their eggs and oil were whipped into the perfect mayo consistency, I would show my civil disobedience by … [Read more...]


I Scored at the Thrift Store – Looney Tunes


  I tawt I taw a puddy tat. I did!  I did see a puddy tat.   Well, I actually spotted four yellow canaries, two black ducks and one ornery gun slinger ... all in the aisles of the thrift shop. You see all kinds of crazy things there so I wasn't surprised.   40 years old and not a chip among them. Now that's … [Read more...]


I Scored at the Thrift Store – Vintage Pyrex is Reunited!


Reunited and it feels so good ... Reunited and it's understood ... Remember my vintage Pyrex and my Pyrex centerpiece? Papa bowl, mama bowl and tween bowl were a happy family but always felt something was missing. So imagine my surprise when I spotted this lonely little baby bowl at an estate sale. I think I heard it call out … [Read more...]