Monday, November 11, 2013


How is it that I've gone this long without even mentioning flannel?

I've always loved flannel shirts. Even when I was little. I love the fabric, the patterns, the coziness.
It's something I cannot get myself to buy at a regular store because they are so plentiful at the thrift stores and so much cheaper. And heck, I like the already worn-in feeling (as much as that may seem gross to a lot of people).

I picked up this one at the Whitehall Salvation Army last year. I actually don't think I've worn it yet, since I always automatically go to my usuals. I'll have to change that soon.

I got this one from Goodwill. It's definitely originally from Target - and it's a girl's! Most of my flannels are guys so they're boxier, but this one fits my girly shape really well.

This technically isn't a flannel, but it's a plaid button-down so I'm including it. I'm pretty sure I got this one from the Wilkes-Barre Salvation Army a few years back. I love the colors of it. According to my mom, it was made by the same union my grammy used to work for! (refer to second photo) How cool!

I will definitely have more flannel updates in the future!

Happy Thrifting!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Bronze Egypt

I bought knickknacks way back before I had a place of my own. I'd display my little finds all over my childhood bedroom (and let me tell you, it's a sight to be seen). So, when I eventually moved out I decided to take some things I still liked and leave the rest.

I figured something like this could definitely come in handy. We have been using it just for a place to put odds and ends, but eventually I'd like it to have a real purpose.

And of course I wasn't going to leave these Nefertiti bookends at home! I still think they're cool. It could have something to do with the fact that I still love the movie The Mummy. Plus Egyptian stuff is cool - Ed and I went to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose over the summer! I got a little excited when I saw a Nefertiti bust there:

So back on track - I got all of the above thrifted items from the Saylorsburg Flea Market sometime during my high school years. I've been meaning to go back ever since, but I just haven't gone that way! One of these days...

Happy Thrifting!