Monday, January 31, 2011

Laundry Day Tips: Antique Linens

I have spent the last few days laundering my Greatma's old linens.  I did this once before, not very well, when I went thru the "I am going to use this old stuff instead of buying new stuff" phase when I moved into my first apartment at Texas A&M.  When moving out of that apartment, they got put in a ceadar chest with hopes to use them in my next home...and eventually, after a few more moves, they just got packed up and I did not really think about them.  Now that I am finding my love of vintage kitchen thingies again, I dug them out and am now trying to get them perfect.

Right now, some are soaking and some are out on the makeshift laundry line David strung up for me.  It is sunny and 65 degrees in Dallas (yes, in JANUARY) so hopefully the "floating in the sun" methos will work wonders.

When I am out and about I will pick up some Oxy Clean or Restoration (if I can find it, or order it from ) and try some of the tips using that, such as the following found on EHow, if they still need it.

*Determine the durability of the antique linens. If you're worried that the linen won't withstand a solid soaking you might want to fold it neatly in a square and baste the edges with a color-fast thread.

*Fill a large tub with hot water and a mild soap. Restoration, Oxyclean or pure soap flakes are good options. Run the water until all the soap is dissolved. Soak the linens for several hours.

*Drain the tub. Check the linens. If stains are still present, repeat the soaking process again. After two soakings, if stains persist, try laundry detergent and bleach. Be sure to drain and refresh the water before adding a new kind of detergent, so as to avoid reactions.

*Refill the tub and add white vinegar. Let your stain-free linens soak up to 20 minutes.

*Drain tub again. Refill with fresh water and let linen soak for 15 minutes.

*Iron linens when they're still quite damp, but iron them only if you intend to use them right away. Iron them on high and keep the iron dry.

(Note:  I left out the part about not putting the linens in the sun because I just do not agree with this.  Greatma put her linens  out "on the line" for years and they are still here....just the stains from storing improperly are hanging onto these particular goodies.  You should do your own research and make your own decision as to how you will care for your precious textiles.)
If I ever get all the stains out, I will post some great tips I found on properly storing your linens.  
Happy Laundry Day!!!!


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Date Night / Dinner and a Movie: True Grit and The Purple Cow

The film is narrated by the adult Mattie Ross (Elizabeth Marvel), who explains that her father was murdered by one of his hired hands, Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), when she was 14 (Hailee Steinfeld); Chaney made off with her father's horses and two of his California gold pieces. While collecting her father's body, Mattie inquires about hiring a Deputy U.S. Marshal to track down Chaney. She is given three recommendations, but chooses to hire Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), because he is described as the most merciless. He repeatedly rebuffs her attempts to hire him.
Meanwhile, at the boarding house where she is staying, Texas Ranger LaBoeuf (Matt Damon) arrives on the trail of Chaney. LaBoeuf has been pursuing him for several months over a murder in Texas. He proposes to Mattie that they should team up with Cogburn, since the Marshal knows the Choctaw terrain where Chaney is hiding, while LaBoeuf knows how the man is most likely to behave. Mattie rejects LaBoeuf's offer, partially because he would take Chaney back to Texas to be hanged for the prior murder, instead of her father's. After finally securing Cogburn's services, Mattie is instructed to meet him the following morning to begin the search for Chaney. Though instead of meeting Mattie, Cogburn leaves a note telling her to go home while he goes to apprehend Chaney.
After she is refused passage on the river ferry that conveyed Cogburn and LaBoeuf, Mattie demonstrates her own "true grit" by riding into the water and being pulled across by her swimming horse. (photo and synopsis from Wikipedia) I am not one to be a plot spoiler so if you want to know more please go see the movie ;)  It is WELL worth your time.

I enjoyed this movie so much.  I already like Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, but now I am a HUGE fan of the young lady who played 14 year old Mattie Ross, Hailee Steinfeld.  She is nominated for best SUPPORTING actress (???) for the role, which I just do not understand.  How is she a SUPPORTING actress when she was the star of this movie?  She was in EVERY scene.  As you can see from the movie poster above, she is not even listed.  I understand marketing, in regards to the poster, I guess...I mean if I saw her name on the poster, I would not know who she is....but I would soon understand her billing after seeing the movie.  Was there truely no more room on this poster for ONE more name?  If not, take Josh Brolin off, I mean really?  He was barely in the film and not all that memorable except he plays the man they are seaching for...

Matt Damon and Jeff Bridges were good, too, but that is a given....we all know they are good actors and I would expect nothing less.

I have not seen all the other nominated movies or performances, yet, but so far my pick for best supporting actress is Hailee Steinfeld.  I do not like changing my choice from Amy Adams, as her performance in The Fighter was very good, as well, but I was very impressed with Hailee Steinfeld, I hope she continues with her talent (we know so many young ones do not).

After the movie we went out to The Purple Cow for dinner.  This has been one of my favorite places since I took the Assisted Living residents there for lunch outing while working as a Social Director of a retirement community.  The Purple Cow is supposed to me fashioned after an old fashioned diner.  Their food is ok, depending on what you order.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE their Chicken Caesar Salad, they have this amazing olive mix in it and OMGoodness it is good.  David orders something different every time we go and he has seemed to like it all.  They also have Adult Shakes, which are different shakes with liquor added.  Although I have never had one, one of the residents where I worked has and he LOVED them.  I have had, however, plenty of their purple ice cream and it is very yummy.

While we waited for our dinner to be served, we played Trivia Pursuit.  As odd as that may sound, they had the cards from Trivia Pursuit on the table.  Well it sure beats coloring the children's menu.

We had a great time on our date night.


Thrifty Living Ideas...and link up with The Penny Worthy Project

I just read on a blog I follow, Hey Mom, What's for Dinner, about the Penny Worthy Project.  This is where you link up with others are are living thrifty by various means and share your tips.  It could be from thrifting, cooking frugally, creating, crafting, whatever you do to help your household bottom line.

Since we all know I love "thrifting", I will start there.  I have been thrifting for a long time, starting back when I was studying theatre in college.  We would use thrift stores for props, costumes, whatever.  Once while looking around for useful things for the theatre department, I found myself in the men's clothes and saw several Polo shirts by Ralph Lauren.  Being the preppy college girl (unlike most in the theatre department at that time) that I was, I bought every last one.  The thing was, most were too small for I gave them to my BFF and she thought I was the most generous person around.  When these polos were going for 60 bucks at Dillard's and Neiman's, I could afford to be such a generous friend at under 5 bucks a polo, right?  Anyway....much thrifting for designer and name brand clothing I am.

Now I am not so hung up on the LABEL, but I still like finding quality.  When buying clothing at the charity and thrift shops, I look for things with a quality label and even better if it still has the tags attached.  I have found many cashmere sweaters this winter that the tags are still attached.  I am talking about twin sets that would set you back over 70 dollars (at stores like TJ Maxx and Marshals) each piece and up (just saw a pretty Ralph Lauren boat-neck for about 400???!!!???).  Unless it is a color I have been looking for, I will not pay over 5.00 for a twin set and they are out there for less.

I also keep my eye out for good vintage clothing, but those are usually not my size or well picked over by the dealers around here.  I have not been so lucky in finding much in vintage since the late 1990's.  (same goes for pyrex, which I love).

Along with nice sweaters, I keep my eyes out of for GOOD quality wool skirts.  It is not too often that it gets very cold in Texas, so a warm wool skirt and sweater can be enough for me to keep warm.  I especially like the pleated wool skirts or a sexy tight fitting wool skirt. Again, I do not pay over 5.00 for any peice of clothing unless it is something that I JUST HAVE TO HAVE.

There are many things you can find while out "thrifting" and if you are diligent in your search, you can find good quality clothing, NWT (new with tags) at rock bottom prices.  I am not sure what makes someone throw out a perfect sweater or other peice of clothing, but who cares when I can look cute in their cast-offs?

Happy Thrifting...


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lincoln Beauty Wear Mid-Cetury Canisters

I have been looking for a set of vintage canisters for quiet some time and have just about given up hope.  I never find them at thrift shops and rarely find them at antique stores.  I might find ONE or a very bad, dented, mis matched set...and they are always over 30 dollars.  Yesterday I did a search on ebay and etsy, pretty much given in to only finding them there...and of course paying a premium and shipping on top.  I found quiet a few I liked...

Click on each photo to go to the auction.  The top photo's auction ends in about 15minutes, s you better hurry.

Anyway, even on ebay there are so many worn out and incomplete sets.  But I had decided that it might be fun to buy something and just look for the rest of the pieces as I shop around.  That is part of the fun, after all.

I had to leave my desk for some reason or another and never returned to bid...

Later in the day I had to run a few errands that took me to he down Town Plano area o I decided to stop in at one of the Antique Malls I frequent....they had nothing in regards to canister sets....but I did get a vintage train case (yes, another one...I am addicted) and this one matches the vintage suit case I bought last week at an estate sale.  More to come on that....

Anyway, since I was in the neighborhood, I stopped in at the little Thrift Store that has turned into a gold mine for me (maybe one trinket at a time but I have found some wonderful things there).  I browsed around and made my way t the ONE shelf they have in regards to housewares and found my coveted Lincoln Beauty Ware Mid-Century Canisters that I have bee searching high and low to find.  The exact set I have wanted....not settling on something I really did not want....I found THE SET I WANTED....with the exception of ONE canister, the coffee canister, it was complete with lids,  the black finales on top, and the labels (one corner is missing on "Tea" think).  I piled each canister into my arms and went to pay.

The cashier saw that the price was marked for a set of 4 and called up the lady in the back and asked her if they were mis marked or was there another canister lurking in the off she went to search.  She came back holding the "Coffee" canister!!!!

Not all the black finales on the top stay up and there are a few rust spots, both are easy fixes.  I can not believe the luck and they were only 4.95 for the set.


This post is linked in at Thrift Share Monday on Apron Thrift Girl's and the  Nifty Thrifty Tuesday Blogs...go take a look at what everyone else found this weekend...lots of goodies!!!!

Saturday Matinee: Stolen Hours

Mike, a famed racing driver and an old flame of hers, is worried that Laura may be ill. Tricking her into a doctor's examination, she discovers she is; a brain operation to remove a tumor is performed and her symptoms disappear. All isn't well, however, but she is unaware of it, and she and her doctor fall in love. Finding out she is not actually cured, Laura renounces her new love and goes back to her old "jet-set" ways wasting the time she has left until a racing accident shows her how important the hours she has left are. from the IMDb

The costumes in this film are amazing.  There was so many yummie dresses in the first scene, alone, that I was mentally taking notes of what I want to add to my wardrobe (if my sewing skills and pocket book allowed).  And the hair and make-up was right up there with the costumes.  This is one of the reason I watch old drool over the wardrobe.

The story was rather sad.  Here is Ms Hayward's character, a playgirl used to living life to the fullest, facing her last hours.  It reminds of the song by Tim MacGraw, "Live like you are dying".  What would you do if you knew your days were numbered?  Oh dear, this is just too much for me to think about.

Why don't we lighten the mood and look at the beautiful Susan Hayward....(she was also in "I Want to Live"...a movie I LOVED when I was a child for some strange reason?)

I love the early 60s and this film has no shortage of all the glamour and goodness from that era...the costumes, make-up, and cars....they showed it all.



All photos, unless sited, are from Google Images.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Sambuca 360 in Plano, Texas and Profesor D

We joined a few friends Sambuca 360 in Plano, Texas last night to watch Professor D.   I used to go out to watch Professor D quiet often with a group of friends but have not been in quiet awhile and the first time David has never seen them.  While their show was still very predictable, they are the kind of band that plays a mix of today's top 40 and oldies from the 70's, 80's, and 90's, they are still fun and very danceable....and of course since you know all the words to the popular songs, you can sing along with them.
I loved Sambuca 360.  It was a bit different than the one I had been to in Addison but still very cool.  It is a super club where you can have dinner and drinks, see the show, and dance.  We ordered drinks and the artichoke stuffed with goat cheese.  OMGoodness that was good.  I enjoyed the drinks, as well.  While David stuck to his favorite, Shiner Boch, I tried a few of the more fruity drinks.  One was a bit weird but very was pineapple vodka and crushed cucumber.  David said it was like drinking a facial at a spa...but I enjoyed it.  The crowd was mixed with people our age (late 30s to mid 40s), some younger, some older...everyone fits in.  The drink prices are mid-range (10 to 15.00) as is the bar food.  We had a great time and plan to make this a regular stop for drinks.


I loved the top I wore.  Can you believe I bought it at JC Penny?  AND it was only 7.00????  I have not found anything at JC Penny in AGES.  I went in looking for a simple white cardigan, if I was to find a CASHMERE cardigan, BONUS....I did not find either a simple or cashmere cardigan search continues for that...but I did score with this top, 2 nighties, and a silkie robe.  Anyway, I really like this top but think the design on the bottom is drawing too much attention to my problem area, my tummie....but it also draws attention to my butt so it is a trade off as David rather enjoys my big ole butt.  My skirt is a pencil skirt I made, shoes from my ever growing collection.  I carried a vintage clutch I picked up while thrifting.
Are my seams staight?


Monday, January 24, 2011

Guinness Buttercream Frosting for Super Bowl Cupcakes


  • 1 Cup(s) Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
  • 2 1/2 Cup(s) Sifted Powder Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Whole Scraped Vanilla Bean
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup(s) Guinness Extra Stout


  • In a sauce pan, simmer Guinness on low heat for 10-15 min, until it stout becomes reduced and thicker in consistency. Similar to a syrup. *Tip: keep your eye on the store, so stout does not over cook. Let cool.
  • In a stand alone mixer, cream your butter for 1 minute
  • Slowly add the powder sugar in thirds, alternating with a little milk each time till mixture is creamy.
  • Add scraped vanilla bean and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly add reduced Guinness a little at a time. Taste test to desired flavor. You may not use all the Guinness reduction.
  • Place buttercream in a piping bag with a #848 french star tip, frost cupcakes and enjoy!

I shared this recipe during St. Patty's Day last year, on my event blog, but was reminded of it in today's Celebrations Newsletter.   There are lots of Super Bowl Party Tips over at Celebrations, as a matter of fact, Celebrations has hints and tips for all your party needs. 


Cheap Super Bowl Party |

Cheap Super Bowl Party |

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I would like to introduce my assistant.....

Gertrude Van Dressform.  We call her "Gertie".  She is such a big help in my sewing room, already pulling her hefty weight around here.  We have so much in common, her measurements, like mine, go up and down....right now she has the EXACT same measurements as I do.  We can share all our clothes.  She stands very still, well somewhat, so I can fit whatever I am making to hers and my measurements.

She does, however, stand around all day with a stick up her a**.

Right now, we are working on finally finishing the "Walk-a-Way" dress.

More to come on that....


Saturday, January 22, 2011

So soft....Cashmere!!!!

I love pretty soft things.  My kitty Belle vintage fur collars....a snugglie well worn warm chenille blanket....and cashmere sweaters. 

I have been finding some great sweaters at the local charity shops and even better when it is a twin set like the one above.

This twin set was only 3 bucks at Goodwill!!!!  And to think all these years I have been paying around 60 to 100 dollars at the dept stores.

This one has the cutest pearl buttons.

Most of the time the dept store tags are still attached!!!!

I love sweaters.  We keep our heat off or turned down so I usually have a sweater on around the house.  They also look great with some of the vintage pieces I like to wear.

Happy Thrifting.....

PS...this is linked to Apron Thrift Girl's Thriftshare Monday Blog...hop on over and take a look at everyone's treasures....

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Night Funnies: Burns and Allen

Back when I was a child we got cable TV,  about the same time MTV started up.   I enjoyed the videos (yes, young children of today, MTV USED to have music videos), esp Duran Duran and the rest of the groups with too much make-up and big hair.....but what I REALLY enjoyed was the old sitcoms some of the channels aired late at night.  This was before Nick at Night, I think....  Anyway, David brought me surprise tonight, a DVD full of old sitcoms.  I would love to share these with my readers in a something I will call "Friday Night Funnies".

Tonight I am watching The Burns and Allen Show.

I think Gracie Allen is hilarious.  She might play dumb, I say "play" because I think she is a genius at it.

In tonight's episode a police officer followed Gracie home.  He told her she was getting a ticket for going thru a 20 MPH zone at 30 MPH.  She replied that it was ok because yesterday she drove thru at 10 MPH so it owed her....

In another episode Gracie is following a recipe for Frankfurters.  The directions say not to cook the frankfuter too long, so Gracie cuts them up into pieces....

Later an accountant stops by and tells Gracie "I am here to take care of your taxes this year"....Gracie replies, "oh GOOD!!!  We are tired of paying them ourselves".....

There are exchanges like this through out the series and they come fast and quiet often, one right after the other.

Here is a bit of back ground about the show...

"The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, which premiered on 12 October 1950, was one of the first comedy series to make the successful transition from radio to television. Similar to the format of the radio program in which George Burns and Gracie Allen played themselves, the CBS domestic comedy was set in their home, the first television series to depict the home life of a working show business couple.
The half-hour series was broadcast live for the first two seasons. The first six episodes were broadcast from New York, but the show soon moved to Hollywood, making it only the third CBS series to emanate from the West Coast (after The Ed Wynn Show and The Alan Young Show). On Burns' insistence, the show was broadcast on alternate weeks in order to provide sufficient time for rehearsals and alleviate some of the pressures of live broadcasts. During its bi-weekly period, the series alternated with the anthology series Starlight Theater and, later, with Star of the Family. After two seasons of live performances, the series switched to a weekly filmed broadcast. Although not filmed before a studio audience, the final filmed product was previewed to an audience and their reactions recorded. At a time when many series relied on mechanically reproduced ("canned") laughter, Burns claimed that his series only "'sweetened' the laughter when a joke went flat and there was no way of eliminating it from the film. Even then we never added more than a gentle chuckle."
Like other television pioneers such as Desi Arnaz and Jack Webb, George Burns must also be credited for his contributions behind the scenes. Burns and Allen incorporated a number of television "firsts," although Burns noted that "television was so new that if an actor burped, everyone agreed it was an innovative concept and nothing like it had ever been done on television before." Still, he was the first television performer to use the theatrical convention of "breaking the fourth wall" between the audience and the performer. He frequently stepped out of a scene and out of character to address the audience, then rejoined the story. This convention was later imitated by others, but not used effectively until It's Garry Shandling's Show in the 1980s." from

Episodes ended with a Burns and Allen dialog reminiscent of their vaudeville routines. At the conclusion, of every episode Burns would turn to Allen and close, "Say goodnight, Gracie," to which Allen would obligingly turn to their audience and fondly bid them "goodnight."


But what will I wear.....?

I love seeing what others in blogland are wearing so I have decided to jump on the bandwagon and start doing "outfit" posts, too.

This was actually last Friday's outfit.  On Friday night, David and I celebrate Shabat.  I try to make this special with one of our favorite dishes, wine, dessert, and we both try to dress in what my Mawma used to call "Sunday Best".

The dress looks super shiny in the photo, and it is shiny, just not THAT shiny.  It is a super soft satiny material and I love the way it fits.  We do not like our heater on too high, for some reason I can not breath when it gets too hot and stuffy in I usually have a sweater on.

Dress:  Cato (super inexpensve from thrift)
Sweater:  Thrifted (and cashmeir...YUM)
Shoes:  Just plain old from my closet.
Apron:  Vintage (from my collection)

This post was linked to A Thrifty Life.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Do I really want to get dressed this morning?

So here it is Thursday, the day some of the Estate Sales start around here.  I am sitting on the sofa, in the den watching Roseanne, deciding if I want to get out in the cold.  I am quiet warm here in my flannel nightgown (sexy, huh?).  I am quiet comfy on this sofa with Belle Starr curled up beside me.  I am ok with staying RIGHT here ALL day (but I really can not do that, can I?).  I am not ok, however, with the thought that I will miss out on some great treasures.  OR the chance at some great treasures because really?  I do not know what might be on the other side of that door.  The door closed to all of us in line.  All of us shivering and talking about what we are hunting for.

I am NOT ok missing this sale.  Or any sale for that matter.....

I am starting to feel anxious.....  I think I am going to get changed, into something very I can wait out in the cold for that door to open.

I have a problem....


Monday, January 17, 2011

Thrift Share Monday...

I wanted to share some of my thrifty finds from the last week.  Some of these were actually from thrifting in Virginia, the week after Christmas....but this is the first I have shared them.  I am making this quick as I am still a bit loopy with the flu....but I wanted to get them out for Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday....

"Tall drink of water" is what I thought when I spotted these glasses.  They will be a great addition to our bar area.  There were 7, so not an even set, but take one away and no one will ever know...right? Charity shop (forget the actual name, the sign just says THRIFT STORE) 1.97

I picked this up for my brother.  His head is a bit easier to fit than my hubbie so he gets the cool hats I find.  Salvation Army 1.99

I still do not know if this works because it takes one of those weird candle looking light bulbs and I keep forgetting to buy one.  But I love stained glass and this will be a nice addition to my antique stained glass collection...maybe it is not antique but it fits in well.  Goodwill, 3.99

I actually forget where I found this.  I think it was at an Antique Mall, but it was super cheap, so I have included it.  I am think everything in this booth was marked down 80 percent...and the book was about 2 bucks.  I never pay more than 10 for a cook book and hardly ever that high, even.

I love the graphics.

I found this at a very small charity shop in Virginia.  I drove past it 3 times and then found it again by I thought I HAD to go in, like the gods of thrift were telling me something.  So I went in and found this in with the magazines.  I think I paid 50 cents for it.  It has great graphics and gave me some reading material for the drive back to Texas.  They also had an entire large closet sized room full of bowls, pans, etc...mostly plastic stuff.  In there I found a Tupperware jello mold.  It was supposed to have changeable tops but only had the tulip with it, I guess the rest were lost in the dishwasher...LOL.  I wish I had a photo to show for that, but I never took one.  It did not have a price so the guy behind the counter said for me to make an offer...and the the lady said, "oh just .25"...SOLD!!!!  I was going to offer a dollar.  LOL

I found a vintage utility cart FINALLY that was not too pricey.  I was walking around an antique store, in my usual pattern...up the first to the right, then made my way back to the front.  In the front there is the "pyrex" booth, lots of pyrex....and the guy working that day told me to get in there and pick out what I want because it was not going to last long, the booth owner just called and told him to put a "50% off EVERYTHING" sign up.  So I got this cart for 23.00  the only other one I have seen for a lower price was at an estate sale and it was 10.00...but yellow.  This one is in perfect vintage condition and for now it being used as a bar set up....until we find the perfect antique liquor cabinet.  The big plan is for this to be used in my kitchen and house my pretty pink pyrex.  As a side note, I did pick up one peice of pyrex at the same booth, but only one.  They had no pink at all or I would have gone crazy.  I picked up a blue and white butterprint fridgie to place in Girlie Girl's Notion Shop on Esty..

I bought this back a few weeks before Christmas but re-discovered it in my garage this weekend.  Dontcha just love it when that happens?  It came from Goodwill and there was no price on it so the clerk said she would take .70 cents for it.  Ok, then I will give .70 cents and it will be mine.  Looks great on our temp bar.

I picked these up at an estate sale and really?  I think I paid too much.  It was one of those "buy it before someone else does" impulse purchases that we all have when estate and thrift shopping.  I like them because they are white, and will go with my pink and white collection....but on closer look, they USED to be yellow.  Dishwasher does it again, I assume.  oh well, they are white now.  I guess that explains the large yellow went with the set...before the set went in the dishwasher.  10 bucks for both.  Hubbie thinks that was a good price....and since he is REALLY the one paying for them, I will let his ruling stand.


and Santa....what more can a gal wish for?
Isn't this the cutest apron EVER?  I think it was 3 bucks.  Has some damage but nothing that can not be fixed.  It will be well used next holiday season.

Another impulse buy.  I did look inside for the publishing date but it was in roman numerals so I had no idea.  Came home, hubbie looked it up, and it is a decade older than what is in my cookbook collection but still cool, ya know.  It was at the same estate sale and I paid 3 bucks for it.

LOVE this bag.  I have been searching high and low for a "grandma" bag (that is what hubbie has called my bags and hats).  I needed one that would go with everything and this. is. it!!!!

Super cute and stylish.

Looked up "Triangle NY" and find that they command a pretty good price on Ebay...but I really want to keep it.  Might use it awhile and then place it in the Girlie Girl's Notion Shop....maybe?

I have a few of these so this will definatly be going in the shop.  It needs a good clean up but it is in really good condition (after the clean-up, anyway)

For a buck ninety nine, this was something I had to have.  it is a pic nic basket for wine bottles.  I have several pic nic baskets that will match this...and unfortunately my "going on a pic nic at the lake" fantasies have not yet come they are just decor pieces in my den. 

We love cabana shirts and this one is a great one in my hubbies size (a bit big but looks cool).  I usually just find these in smaller sizes, so my brother gets them but this one is perfect for my dear sweet hubbie.  Can not wait to give it to him.  I do not remember how much I paid for it, I am sure not more than 4 or 5 bucks.  I usually do not go over 5 bucks and that is only if it is super cool, like this one.

I love the look of old nighties and robes.  So when I found this one for ONE DOLLAR, I knew it was coming home.  The down side of my love is most of the ones I find do not fit my arms (I have my mawma's arms...wish she would have saved me some of her clothes)

This purse will be in the Girlie Girl' Notion Shop as I have several black vintage evening bags.  It is very nice and in great shape.

a bit out of order but this is the detail in the sleeves of my black nightie robe.

More aprons to feed my addiction.

HUGE Vera Apron for 1.50 at an estate sale.  it is super big...could almost be a dress.

 from same estate sale.


I bought 3 hankies from the same sale, only two made it into the photo, don't know why.  I am going to use them to decorate my dressing table.  They were 1 buck each.

You'd think I would clean my glass jar before I took a photo of it...LOL.  GROSS...but the bracelet is super cute.

Someone told me it is Bakelite, IDK know about that....will have to look into it.  I thought my 14 y/o niece might like it.  I paid .99 cents for it at a thrift.

Best Find EVER.  I Love this nightie...and it ALMOST fits me...but not into the Girlie Girl's Notion Shop  it went.  If it never sells, oh well...I kinda want to keep it for the chance I will loose enough to fit into it.

Happy Thrifting....