Showing posts from January, 2011

music monday: "Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet"

The other night at my boyfriend's house, he noticed that our two hats (a grey knit beret and a newsboy cap), which were sitting on the posts of a chair, looked like they were two people hanging out with each other. He told me that it reminded him of an old Disney cartoon called "Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet." Then yesterday, I was feeling down in the dumps, so he suggested that I look up the video because it would cheer me up. I did, and it did. I hope you guys like it as much as I do!

PS. Today is the last day to enter the big giveaway. Don't miss out!


Here's my sister working it in the Vintage SHERLOCK HOLMES Patterned Coat with Removable Hood. Also, Freckles decided to come hang out too! What cuties, huh?

$5 sale section!

Happy Friday, folks! I wanted put together a little update to show you some items that have just been added to the sale section in the shop. Here are the $5 steals! Get 'em while they're hot! ;) Click on the image to go to the Etsy listing.

sale : Vintage PICON BIERE Ash Tray

sale : Vintage OWL Collectible Tile with Cork Backing

SOLD! sale : Vintage GOLDEN Set of Two Chain Necklaces

sale : Vintage MERMAID Aqua and Gold Clip-On Earrings

sale : Vintage METALLIC FLORAL Silver Bracelet and Clip-On Earrings Set

sale : Vintage CHOCOLATE BLUES Beaded Chain Necklace in Blues and Browns

valentine's day inspiration..

The boy and I are itching to go away somewhere remote and quiet for Valentine's Day weekend. I suggested a lakeside cabin or hotel, but we're having such difficulty finding a decent, not-ridiculously-expensive, and open place to go in February. Anyone know of any good places within 5-ish hours (driving distance) from New Jersey? I filled this post with pictures of my ideal mini-vacation spot. A girl can dream, right? We're probably going to end up in a "The Shining"-esque situation, though. Who am I kidding?

P.S. Hi there to all my new followers. Don't be shy, now! :)

(all images via weheartit.)

vintage preview 1/26.

Here's little shop preview to warm you up on this cold afternoon. The shop has a lot of decor and housewares on the way! Check out all the vintage goodness here! If you're interested in something or have any questions, email me at

around the "office"...

Here are some behind the scene shots and new thrift finds decorating the "office" section of my bedroom..

tonic tuesday 1/25.

It's tonic tuesday, and it's the last one of January! As I've mentioned, this month's weekly themes will be a different new year's resolution. This week's theme is "getting organized." How are you guys doing with your resolutions? Well, I hope! :) Click on the image to go to the Etsy listing.

Vintage STACKED Dark Brown Wooden Shelf with 3 Hooks from awildtonic

Kitschy Retro Mushroom Canister Set from JuniperHome

Vintage Black & Chrome Shelf from twentytimesi

Vintage Classic Brown Cowhide Leather Briefcase from JaanasVintage

huge rustic three drawer cubby crate from everyeskimo

Vintage Wood Storage Cabinet with Dividers from havenvintage

old hatbox from simplyobjekts

music monday: Singin' in the Rain - "Good Morning"

I woke up with this song stuck in my head, so I watched the movie. Consequently, the song has been stuck in my head all day. Now it will be stuck in yours. You're welcome!

get free vintage from my shop!

Enter these giveaways at Delightfully Tacky and Yonder and you could win credit in my shop! Entering both giveaways is easy as pie, so don't miss out! Click on the image to go to the giveaway page.

And don't forget about my own giveaway right here. You could win $30, $20, or $10 at the shop!

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!

some things i need.

Somebody please, please buy me the Miu Miu apple print dress that Leighton Meester is wearing the heck out of (below on the right). I might need it.

I'm also looking for more guest posters! All topics are welcome! If you're interested, email me at

In other news, I'm going to Baltimore tomorrow. Any suggestions on places to go? Have a fabulous weekend!

image via weheartit.

guest post: Terrarium Tutorial!

Today's post comes from the wonderful Julie of the blog Yonder. She put together this absolutely lovely and easy-to-follow terrarium tutorial. She also included a coupon code for her shop! Check it out! (And while you're at it, check out my guest post/giveaway on her blog here.)

So I realize that I might just be the last person in the free world to make a terrarium, but upon investigation, I found that the internet is in dire need of pretty, easy to follow instructions. So, here I am. I know that terrariums were the new, cool thing to make in 2010, but please find it in your hearts to forgive my tardiness....I had a busy year. My friend Sarah and I (apparently she'd had a busy year too) sat down last week to make terrariums and I was very surprised at how quickly I was done!

The first thing you'll want to do is gather your supplies. I used a lot of things I had on hand at the house, making this a very inexpensive project (I think I spent $4.99 total!). You will ne…