4.28.2009

[ahh, the joy of...]

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I do love a good thrift outing, don't you? I mean how great is this hand lettered Mildred mug that I found at a local thrift store? (There was an "Orna" mug as well but I opted for just this one). I love thinking about who might have spent time creating this. I wonder who Mildred is. What is she like? Where is she now?
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I also had some luck in the clothing department. My closet needed more staple skirts and I love these. At four dollars a piece, I have no regrets.
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I've found that there is something creative about scouring racks and bins for just the right treasure that speaks to you...You have to trust yourself enough to bring it home and give it new life. It takes an element of risk...even a slight rush is involved. I love it.

13 comments:

  1. ooooo, love the red one. I went through a thrift store phase when we lived together in the goose house actually. I have a few treasures that I still wear.

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  2. i do love thrifting! and i really love your skirts. sadly, i haven't had much luck with clothes.

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  3. New reader-love your blog :) Thrifting really is a rush, fun and intriguing in so many ways.
    Those skirts wow-stunningly good finds. You will smile every time you put them on, I'm sure. $4 makes the perfect fit that much more satisfying,doesn't it?

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  4. great finds! i'm a huge fan of thrifting. the experience makes the purchases so much better!

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  5. That mug is a lot of fun and I really like your red skirt! I like thrift shopping, but sometimes it's really hit or miss. It seems that I find nothing at all for weeks on end, but then suddenly I'll find so many great treasures in a lot of different departments.

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  6. I'm in love with your blog and the sweet design!! You found some awesome thrift goodies, my favorite has to be the red pleated skirt. I'm wondering, where did you find your shoes?!? I'm obsessed with t-strap shoes!!!

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  7. Thanks Melissa. I got my shoes at urban outfitters. They have great shoes right now.

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  8. I love your taste. I can't put an outfit together to save my life. I love the skirts, love the look!

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  9. Aw, my maternal grandmother's name was Mildred. The name is kind of novel since no one is named Mildred these days.

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  10. I wore a thrifted find yesterday.
    I actually was with you when I found it!
    Thanks for your inspiration!

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  11. Love the skirts and I really love your blog! So creative and inspiring...

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  12. I'm a new reader, and I am loving reading back through your posts! If you ever need someone to take the Mildred mug off your hands, I'm your girl. My Aunt Millie's name is (obviously) Mildred, and it would thrill me to no end to find something like that to surprise her with! It was her mother's name (my maternal grandmother) as well.

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