January 30, 2010

I usually don't keep too much from my thrift shopping trips but I'm saving these. The sweater is very little but I like it. The black purse is a Dooney & Bourke bag, it's really nice. I definitely needed a new bag.

January 29, 2010

I have had this song stuck in my head for days

January 26, 2010

check out this mushroom blouse! it is very small, for a child.

January 22, 2010

bearwhales are beautifulmoon landinglamb cakevacation

January 21, 2010

dance practice
doll cake
crater lake
crater lake
crater lake

Jason got fixed today and he's walking around in a daze with his elizabethan collar, he's totally on another planet. it was stressful worrying about him all day, I'm glad he is fine. He keeps going for his stitches so he has to wear the collar for a whole week, it's going to be weird in my neighborhood when I take him outside im sure. Meanwhile I am sorting through a box of my grandparents slides, there are possibly thousands. I am looking at them all on a lightbox to see which ones are good. I have picked out these so far.

January 18, 2010

new in the shop today, a denim jacket and bow barrettes

January 16, 2010

vtg hearts dress
vtg crocodile purse
vtg skirt

news things to be up soon at secretlake

January 15, 2010

I'm blogging a lot today but hey, whatever! I made a shirt! From a vintage pattern with liberty of london fabric. It still needs a zipper but that's it. I went over valerie's house today for some guidance on zipper sewing, she made me an amazing grilled cheese with apple and maple syrup. and tea. it was good. We went for a walk and came upon this random cafe, the christmas lights in the big plate glass window drew us in. Also the fact that there are not very many cafes nearby, it was an anomaly on the barren industrial street we were walking down. They had a chalkboard menu outside that said "Brownies, $1" and we couldn't say no to that. When we walked in though it was immediately apparent that it was a bad idea, we felt bad walking back out so fast so we followed through. There were a few people sitting around knitting and the side wall was stacked high with yarn, there were saran wrapped deserts waiting to be purchased on the counter so we each got a brownie and then made ourselves scarce. Out on the street we opened them up and took a bite, we were both grossed out fast, it was the stalest most tasteless brownie of all time. The sun was shining and it was warmer than it has been, it heightened the weirdness as I tossed the brownie in a trashcan on the walk home. It was surreal.

This is one of the best things I found on wednesday, it was at the antique shop next to one of my favorite thrift stores. It is so very awesome. It was a crazy day, I went to pick up my rental car and the one that I had reserved was returned by the previous customer with a broken windshield, all they had left were pick up trucks. I said sure, I'll take one of those but really it was so not cool. It was a really big truck, a monster truck practically. I could hardly park it and driving on the highway was not fun. I have driven u-haul trucks before and those are even easier, the side mirrors are long so you can see the cars beside you, on this truck the mirrors were not good enough, they were short and no matter how i shifted them I had major blind spots. Oh and the heat was blasting and I couldn't figure out how to shut it off! I need a navigator for the radio and temperature control. No one wants to wake up as early in the morning as I do though, thrifting is like farming, you wake up when it's still dark out so you can get to all the places in one day.

new things up at secretlake

January 14, 2010

vtg scandinavian coat
vtg scandinavian coat
vtg scandinavian sweater
vintage scandinavian winter wear soon to be up in my secretlake shop

January 09, 2010

omg look at these shoes from chie mahara. im in love l-u-v
i finished the couch cushions. they are ok, not super professional or anything. also my friend made a rad internet mix tape, you can listen to it here

January 03, 2010

i ordered this online for jason and i can't wait until it arrives, it's going to be ridiculous. he is supposed to think about how to get the squirrels out of the tree stump. i am hoping it helps him with his winter boredom.

January 02, 2010

it is so cold outside! i left the house to get mexican food and almost died from the cold on the way. when i take jason outside i'm like "GET BUSY!!!!" with an urgency that makes him feel pressured i'm sure. anyhow here are some new things up at the shop. a sailor dress and a super cute floral mini dress. i will be posting more after i pause to watch an episode of the alfred hitchcock hour. by the way, this is a great one, "where the woodbine twineth" it is up on hulu for only a little while longer so see it before it disappears. i love when she says that her imaginary friend mr. peppercorn came by on a butterfly for just one minute to tell her something important. she looks very cranky here but it's really very sweet.

January 01, 2010

new things up at secretlake