Tuesday, April 17, 2012


I think most of you are thrifters, right?

You know that I am a huge thrifter, right?

(Well, I am not personally huge, but I am hugely into thrifting. Heeeee.)

I just love other peoples' stuff.  People's? Peoples'?  Rita?

(Rita from This Sorta Old Life is a teacher and punctuation/grammar goddess.)

(Oh, how funny.  I went to get the link for Rita's blog and realized that she is talking about thrifting today too!  Great minds ... .)

Uh, so, anyway, I looooove me some used stuff is the point of what I'm trying to say.

Last week my friend and Princess Bride look-alike, Erica, started doing some major purging and I got some delicious goodies that you must see!

A new stack of books that I am trying to force myself not to read until our big road trip next month.

I am literally sitting on my hands.

Well, not at this moment, but you know what I mean.

(Literally ... you keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means.)

Dying to dig into that Harrigan book and the Picoult.  (Sonia, have you read that one yet?)

I don't normally get dressed up to read, but I may have to from now on because ...

Look at this frock of beauty and charm!!!

Dying over this dress.  Just dying.

There were trinkets too, my pretties.

SHUT UP, right?

Could you just die?

I wore this around the house all day one day.  

My normal holey, raggedy houefrau, fat dress and this fabulous thing.

It's sooooo 1962.

Looks like something my hipster Mama would have worn with a mini-skirt.

Other bangles and baubles.

I love silver jewelry, and I really love turquoise.

I used to have some turquoise, but I have no idea what happened to it all.  

SO thrilllllled to have all this hippie goodness.

(Yes, my sweet, those are dragonfly earrings.  Swoon.)

There was so much more stuff that I didn't take a picture of.  

Mostly because I wore it all as soon as I got it, and now everything is piled up on my bed (instead of hanging nicely on the mirror).

There was one T-shirt in particular that I have been wearing non-stop.  

Just an old, super soft, baby-blue T that has already become my favorite favorite.

Really, there is nothing like a perfect T-shirt, is there?

I felt like Erica the whole time I was wearing her/my stuff.

Do you ever do that?  Feel like you're someone else when you're wearing something you borrowed from them or that they gave you?

My BFF Cory and I have this when we watch movies too.  

When we leave the theater we actually feel like we are the character.

I once watched about 20 (literally, really literally) episodes of Sex and the City at one sitting with some girlfriends, and I STG I walked around for days thinking I was going to run into Miranda, or Charlotte, or Samantha.  (Of course, I was Carrie.)  It was really, really weird. 

Anyway, back to real life - I got a double whammy also, too, also because my BFF Jessie house sat for us whilst we went camping and notcanoeing. 

She left me 2 treats as well!

Two soft-as-a-baby's-arse T-shirts in my favorite demure colors!

I'm going to wear them at the same time for a power pop of summer love. 

Like poppies!

Speaking of color, I recently read something on The Oracle (what my friend Michael calls the Internet) about "orange being so garish a color in the garden that one must use it judiciously."

I spat some tea on my computer screen laughing.

Judicious use of orange ... NOT!

PS Don't tell, OK?  I'm going out to "the country" today to look at a house on 5 acres with many, many feet of river front on the San Gabriel River and a swimming pool.  
Are we moving? 
I mean, I don't think so.  
No harm in looking, right?


  1. Where are you going on your trip? My friend Margie's Mother used to say "Don't wait until Christmas to give your children those presents you have hidden. Give them NOW." So it follows you "need" to read those books NOW. hhslpt
    Keep us posted on the River House expedition.

  2. You got a cool haul, there.
    I have one of those owl necklaces around here somewhere. It belonged to my mother-in-law.
    And, thrifting is so. much. fun!
    You never know what kind of treasure you'll find.

  3. Hmm...I think it's peoples' (cause there's more than one of them, right?). But I'm not sure and too lazy to look it up.

    But I KNOW my daughter would love that owl necklace. She's 14 and all about the owls. Unless I blinked and that phase is now past...

    And I love that dress. I want some friends who give me all kinds of cool stuff! At least I have blog friends who give me nice plugs! :-)

  4. Ha! I feel like that when I watch AB FAB, I'm Patsy though :) GREAT! finds!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. OmyDog! All I see in your blog is FIVE ACRES?? Don't even!! I'm not gonna think about it..not.
    I love, as you know, Jodi Picoult. I'll look to see if I've read this one. My latest favorite is Julia Spencer-Fleming. Girlbaby, I am on my fifth one. So Good!
    I love love your jewels. I'd wear them and the two shirt all at once.
    plus crazy sox.
    ms mdd

  6. I would like to go to a GoGo at a house on the San Gabriel river!

  7. You are my thrifting hero. I'll just live vicariously through you. ;) xoxox


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