Thursday, October 27, 2011

Vintage Love... And Then Not So Much

Awhile ago I bought a strawberry canister set from GoodWill.  At the time it was the absolute cutest thing I had ever seen in the entire world.  And for 9 bucks, I had to have it.  I bought it, brought it home, and basked in its vintage goodness.  I was so happy that I finally found a set that was me.

The thing is, they aren't me.  Yes, they are really, really adorable, but they do not go with my dream kitchen vision that I am working towards.  I knew this when I bought them!  I pushed that to the back of my mind, and I had to have the canisters.  Its like them being vintage and the awesome price tag were calling me to make the purchase.  "Take us home!  Love us!"  

So, is thrifting and antiquing like a drug?  Do we lose our common sense when picking up items that interest us?  Do we get lost when we start thinking about how awesome they are, even if we don't need them, or even really want them?  I wish they would do a study about this.  It would be interesting to find out.  I'm sure a couple of you out there would be categorized as addicts!  

So, am I the only one that does this?  Finds something that at the moment is the greatest thing, and then after awhile wonder, "why did I buy this again?"  If I'm not, let me know!  And if you have a link, share it!

---Maybe I need to open a vintage shop.  Pass all my awesome finds that aren't really my taste for others to enjoy :)---

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Last 5 Pins

It has been such a long time since I did a Last 5 Pins post.  And since lately I haven't had much time to think about anything else except my shop and moving, I figured its a great time to do one now!  
cute raised garden with purple fence
This is the most adorable garden I have ever seen!  Its so organized!

roy lichtenstein halloween costume make up
My friend did a Roy Lichtenstein costume like this one a couple of years ago.  He's my all time favorite artist, so I definitely need to do this one year!
too cool for school
This was such an adorable picture.  These kids are even cooler than I was in high school.
ryan gosling from drive
I'm not going to lie.  When I first saw the previews for this movie I was so disappointed Ryan Gosling decided to do an action movie that I thought was going to be like Fast and the Furious.  Luckily, he hadn't betrayed me like I thought.  Drive was such an a great movie!  Not only did he look amazing and I fell in love with him all over again, the music was awesome!
vintage 50s steel kitchen
I really wish I had the money to buy a house now.  I would totally do my kitchen like this.  It has such a vintage feel with the color choices.  I found this picture on Pinterest, but it linked to a now dead LA Craigslist ad.  Sigh.  Someone was selling the house with this kitchen.

I still cannot figure out what is wrong with my layout.  I have tried going into the template and editing the HTML.  Nothing is fixing it!  I add my pictures using the "Edit HTML" tab on the post page.  I tell the picture to be 570 pixels wide and on my actual blog it looks like I added it through the "Compose" tab.  I really hope it gets fixed soon!  C'mon Blogger!!!  

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Around the Mountain House

This post is well overdue!  Its been over a week since we got back from the mountains.  I did want to make sure I showed you these pictures, though.  This house is so amazing.  I wish I could take you all there.  It was a lot of fun taking all these pictures.  It gave me a chance to appreciate all the small details that I would have otherwise missed.
vintage canister set
vintage soft boil egg servers
mad men bar set up
mushroom figurines
time flies sun dial
marie antoinette jewelry box
twin beds with vintage wallpaper
antique green vanity
black vintage dresser
vintage books
small vintage figurines on shelf
antique perfumes on vanity
corelle vintage olive green design tea cup and saucer
enamel flower brooch

I wish I could have taken the sun dial with me.  That quote is adorable!

----On a side note, is anyone else having problems with their Blogger design?  I am having problems with the Blogger template design options.  I haven't messed with the design in awhile, and I checked it out the other day and my font is huge and the background doesn't go with the scroll.  Does anyone know how to fix this?  I'm lost since its just options Blogger has provided.  Maybe they're having problems and it will work itself out.  Let's hope so!----

Have a good Tuesday and hopefully I will be posting again soon!

Monday, October 24, 2011

What's Going On

These past couple of days have been really busy!  I've been getting school work done and trying to get my surprise ready!  Its a lot more work than I anticipated, but I think it will be worth it.  I think you can probably guess what I'm doing!  And you're right, I'm opening up my own little shop.  I can't wait!  Hopefully it will be open in time for Christmas shoppers.  At least I got a name!

indie pendants logo

There it is in big letters!  Indie Pendants.  My husband came up with that name. He's so clever.  I can't wait to launch the shop and show you what I've been doing the last week or so!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pretty Wall Prints

This past week I have done a couple of posts that dealt with my trip to the mountains this weekend.  Well, this one is no different.  While I was in the house I could not get over the wallpaper.  There were so many cute and interesting prints!  They just don't make things like they used to.
vintage wallpaper
vintage wallpaper
vintage wallpaper
vintage wallpaper
vintage wallpaper

I'm completely in love with that last one.  I wish there was some way I could rip it off the walls and sew it into a dress.  I'm sure I could, but it would be a little stiff.  Oh well...  I need to find some pretty fabric with those light pink flowers!  Which is your favorite?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Read a Book

vintage books
old books
rare books
rare books
old books
first edition 1806 book
rare book first edition
rare book thomas moore epistles, odes, etc. 1806 first edition
old book
old book
-----This last book is a first edition from 1806.  1806!  Can you believe how good of shape it is in after 200 years!  Its amazing!-----

Monday, October 17, 2011

House on the Hill

house on hill in old fort, nc
This weekend we spent time at my step-father's house in the mountains.  It was built from 1904 to 1906 and the inside shows it.  But I will show the inside later this week.  Here's a couple of the things we saw over the weekend!

old school 50s caravan trailer
This was behind the house hiding behind a tiny shed!

view from the side of the mountain old fort, nc
View from the house.

andrew's geiser old fort, nc
Andrew's Geyser not far from Old Fort.

autumn in north carolina
The leaves were so pretty!  The weather was perfect also.

cafe in north carolina mountains
Cute cafe we went to eat lunch at in Black Mountain.

the bukowski
I got "The Bukowski." A ham sandwich on rye bread after his "Ham on Rye."  The waiter handed it to me and said "the buskuski."  He obviously didn't read.

yellow fall leaves pretty
This tree was outside of the farmer's market we went to.  It had the prettiest yellow leaves with a hint of green.  I wish I could have taken it home with me.

tobacco road antiques asheville, nc
Tobacco Barn Antiques - 70,000 sq. ft. of thrifting goodness.  I'll show the pictures from inside in a later post!

sunset grove park inn
The view from the Grove Park Inn where we stopped to have drinks.  It was so beautiful.  This picture doesn't capture it.  Especially since you can see the reflection.

car show old fort, nc
Such an amazing car.

airstream trailer
Another awesome trailer hiding from me!

We had such a great time this weekend and it was sad we had to get back home.  The weather was so perfect.  I'm going to miss these amazing falls in North Carolina.  The beginning is always clear and in the 70s.  Sigh.  I'm going to have a rude awakening in Minnesota!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Out of Town... Again!

asheville, nc
We're heading out of town again this weekend!  Its my mom's birthday and we're going to spend the weekend outside of Asheville, NC at my step-dad's house.  Its such an amazing place and I can't wait to show you photos!

I know I keep saying I can't wait to leave Fayetteville, but really we won't be here much before we move.  We have to go to Raleigh, California, Minnesota, and back to my grandma's between now and December 1st!  Woo!  And that is totally fine by me.

Have a good weekend, and I'll see you Monday!