The End of ‘The Challenge’

Today marks the last day of the shopping challenge (usually just known as ‘The Challenge’) that MCM and I undertook this past year. But I’m not sure if I ever quiet spelled it out for you all here. Basically, I was feeling that, after two moves in one year, I had a little too much … Continue reading

Thrifty Thursday

Don’t think that my silence on the subject of thrifting means I haven’t been doing any because that would be egregiously incorrect. I found this nice pear shaped vase at Dress Best for Less, but at $15 way too much for what it was. A month later at half off? Yes! For the moment it … Continue reading

Sewing Machine Saga and (minor) Camera Catastrophe

Over the past few months, ever since testing out MCM’s sewing machine, all I’ve wanted to do was get my own machine and start figuring out what craftiness I’m capable of. I looked online, comparing different models. Looked at what all the creative people I admire were using. But then I was very nicely surprised … Continue reading

Pottery and Plates

Small blue bowl from Pickle Thrift and acorn pot from The Discovery Store. Rad Rio souvenir plate from Pickle Thrift. I can see that these are going to be a problem for me as I just can’t resist them. Danish Selandia dish set by Desiree from Dress Best for Less and large vase from Pickle … Continue reading

The Doll Mercantile

During our brief summer heat wave this past week MCM and I took a little trip north to Petamula to hit up a few vintage and thrift stores, see a bit of the countryside, and just plain get out of town. The place MCM was hoping to take me to, where she had scored a … Continue reading

The Thrill of the Thrift

I’ve been picking up a few good things lately in the East Bay thrifting rounds.  A new place I checked out the other day on Piedmont, The Discovery Store, I had high hopes for but their prices seemed a bit inflated and the selection, at least on that day, wasn’t too inspiring. My only find … Continue reading

Pickle Thrift: May Edition

Beautiful skies after several days of grey and rain made me itch to get out a bit; I’m planning the first barbecue of the season and what will essentially be my house warming party so supplies needed to be acquired. Not things like charcoal, ice, or chips but things like tablecloths and dishes, you know, … Continue reading

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