Tuesday, June 19, 2007
can we talk?
(Yup, that's me.)
Okay, so the thing with blogs is it turns out there are some very cool and interesting ones out there. There are blogs on style, decor, food... you name it. The ones that seem to have caught my eye are those with a retro/vintage flair.
There is a whole tribe of people out there who call themselves "thrifters" or who talk of "thrifting" and who post the most delightful photos of their awesome finds at flea markets, estate and yard sales, as well as antique and thrift stores. Some of these bloggers have an incredible eye for finding treasures. They totally make me want to drop everything and go on a treasure hunt. I love vintage, lived in, shabby chic stuff.
Here are a few of the fun blogs I've been enjoying:
Nostalgia at the Stone House
Apron Thrift Girl
So with all this talk of thrifting and with a costume party to go to this weekend, I decided to drag the kids to our largest local thrift store today. The idea was to just pop in and out, but it is such a large store that our quick visit took longer than planned. It's amazing how long it can take to flip thru long racks of clothing even when you have a good idea of what you are looking for.
Since we were mainly there for costumes I didn't look at much else. I did manage to find a couple of useful items, tho I can't call them treasures. Oh, and we found costumes too. So time well spent.
(PS~ does anyone have an idea of where I might find some Keds canvas oxford tennies in black? I need them before Saturday, so hoping one of my local peeps has a lead for me.)