September 30, 2010

I thrifted a few new books, this one has some fold out mini rabbit posters:


cat's on leashes! if we were to encounter some like this on a walk it would be such a disaster, Jason flips out when he sees cats, they are his worst enemy.

I was also lucky enough to score this milk glass raggedy ann mug, I always go for anything milk glass, well almost anything, it has to have a good graphic.

Last night I was trying to hail a cab, it was beginning to seem impossible when this guy yelled out to me and said "hey! want to share a cab?" I looked at his suit and assumed we were going in different directions, I was like "I'm going to Brooklyn! Thanks anyways!" He motioned for me to get in, he was going to a party on the LES so it was pretty much on the way. It was interesting, he had a bouquet of flowers and a bottle of wine for the host and hostess of the party he was attending. He put his contacts in on the way there, I thought that was pretty hardcore because even I wouldn't attempt that. He gave me his business card and I was impressed, he had a pretty fancy job. He told me to mail him the receipt to the address on the card, he then gave me a lot more money than he owed and told me to keep the change, I was surprised. I was in a good mood until the cab driver got to my neighborhood, I gave him the major intersection that I live near but I actually live a block over, he was pissed off for some reason and scolded me like a child saying that when I get in cabs I need to give the exact location of where I am going to the driver. I spoke up, loudly, I live on a really small weird street and most cab drivers have no idea where it is, most don't even know the major intersection I gave him in the first place. He was so angry about driving a block over, it was so totally weird. He actually suggested that I get out while we were waiting at the light. I had a really heavy suitcase so I thought no way and I just didn't respond to that suggestion. He was a jerk!

September 23, 2010

vintage 1960's teapot blouses, new in the shop!
While I was driving around thrift shopping yesterday this show came on the radio and it was so interesting, you can listen to it here if you are interested, it's about mummies and ghosts. It got me reading online about arsenic, during and after the Civil War arsenic became the popular method for embalming the dead, it preserved them so when they were transported home their families could view them before burial. It was popular up until the turn of the century when everyone realized it was making the undertakers ill. Wooden coffins break down over time so the arsenic would not only mummify people it would leech out into the environment creating a toxic scene. Arsenic never degrades, it just spreads into the ground carried by water passing through the soil. yikes. But back to the radio show, they discuss the fact that Abraham Lincoln and his son were embalmed with arsenic and are quite possibly mummies as well! Crazy! The second half of the show is an interview with Lorraine Warren who I have been interested in forever, I have seen her give lectures on several occasions. The last time I saw her was years ago at the Mark Twain house. It's totally fun, she shows a slideshow of ghost photos and tells stories about her life's work. The Raggedy Ann doll she is holding in the photo below is part of the Warren's collection, the story is that it was possessed at some point and would move around by itself. I have always admired her style as well, her bouffant hair and ruffle trimmed blouses.
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September 20, 2010

new in the shop, a 1960's orange floral dress

September 19, 2010

new in the shop, a 70's cotton floral dress, size xs. check it out here
Yesterday I found the perfect bookcase at Junk in Williamsburg. I have to organize the wires behind it better but overall I am totally psyched about it. Now we can watch tv facing forward, Jason is way into it.

September 17, 2010


1. vintage fisherman's sweater
2. vintage rain boots
3. vintage blue gingham jacket

September 16, 2010

1. vintage 1970's corduroy jumpsuit
2. vintage 1970's hippie sweater
3. vintage vivid red cardigan
4. vintage grey wool coat with velvet bows

New in the shop today! An amazing vintage leather jacket and embroidered yellow dress. I am very excited about the shop update, more great things are coming soon.

September 15, 2010

I was admiring this picture at the thrift store, I stopped and reminded myself I don't have to buy everything with a poodle on it.
This thing was made of metal and it was heavy, I don't know why the eyes are punched out holes or why he is cross eyed. I guess he's just crazy.
Oh and when I stepped outside of this thrift store I looked up at the marquee of the theatre across the street and saw that Loretta Lynn is playing there on Friday! Across the street from one of my favorite Salvation Army stores of all places. I was momentarily overcome with excitement. I won't be able to make it but I bet it will be awesome.
Katie visited this week, it was so fun. We played scrabble and ate black licorice while hanging out at Matthew's house. The first night she was here she parked her car right outside of his apartment, around midnight a drunk driver sped down the street and hit another car head on right there, one of the smashed cars came to a standstill only an inch away from her car brushing it with just a tiny scratch. It was dramatic. Oh and she finally met Jason, he kept leaping up to try to steal whatever food she was eating, I had to snap my fingers at him. I drank lemonade, we walked around in the rain and we ate amazing mexican food, all in all it was a fun time. I wish she lived here, it would make this city so much better.