Category Archive: Thrift Culture

Happy 2013!

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Up Close and Personal: Republic of Thrift, Sonoma

I had the great opportunity of interviewing Jeannette Tomany, owner of Republic of Thrift in Sonoma. A big thanks to her for participating, and taking the time out of her insanely busy schedule… Continue reading

To Etsy or Not To Etsy

So I’ve been collecting quite a bit of cute vintage-y stuff:  knick knacks, clothing (children’s, men’s and women’s), purses, etc. I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a “vintage” shop on Etsy,… Continue reading

Back to [Pre] School 2012

For the last month or so, I’ve been gradually collecting “pieces” for my son Oliver’s back-to-school wardrobe. I’ve found some great stuff  at great prices, items that’ll be sure to keep him warm… Continue reading

Bit By the Collecting Bug

My first encounter with collecting came from a love and admiration for Milk Glass. It was something about it being of another era, about the many patterns and designs it came in, about… Continue reading

Kitsch is Cool

According to Wikipedia… Hah, I beg to differ! I personally find kitschy wall art one of my favorite things…I’ve been collecting them here and there as I’m out on my thrifting adventures- from… Continue reading

Getting Taken to the Cleaners!

About a month ago, I found this really cute dress and blazer on one of my thrift outings. I guess I was just so happy about snagging them that it didn’t really occur… Continue reading

Something Old…

My younger sister is getting married next April, and her wedding style is going to be vintage-y, classic, with burlap and lace…something like this: So, I’ve been super excited to help hunt down… Continue reading

It Must Be My Lucky Day…

What the?! I opened up the Valpak Coupon mailer to find this glorious treat inside: This is the first time I’ve seen a coupon for a thrift store. 

Upcycled vs. Recycled

After spending some time on Pinterest, I’m fascinated at all of the pins of upcycled and recycled crafts, clothing and household items. It’s amazing how talented some people are:  a person who can… Continue reading