Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I'm posting an update! I know, you're shocked, since it's literally been ages since the last time I posted a for-real update. This will probably be a bit short and sweet, but it's an update nonetheless.

1. I am almost finished with my master's. This is pretty exciting... I'm writing my thesis on a 19th century African American community in midcoast Maine. It's really interesting. I'm looking forward to completing it, though I must say, I have a LOT of work to do. Yeesh.
2. Personally, I've really never been better as far as my happiness goes. Finally free of the funk of that terrible breakup I went through last year-ish and feeling great. I'm not looking for anyone right now, as I'm hoping to move as soon as humanly possible (read: as soon as I get some of this credit card/grad school debt paid off, which is happening at a decent rate since my etsy sales have been decent recently!)
3. My vintage-ing has been really great recently. The rest will be photos of some of my gorgeous finds recently...
a vintage 40s/50s Lord and Taylor gorgeous navy cape with a hood... Which, coincidentally, is available in my shop ;)

some new Jadeite to my collection. That sugar pourer is repro I believe (the type is wrong) but it's cute. And how adorbs are those scotty dogs?!

After almost buying (and paying for shipping) the milk glass mixing bowl for my vintage Sunbeam mixer, I found one thrifting for $10! I don't really use the thing (though, it definitely still works great, I just have a lovely red Kitchenaid that's pretty amazing). I need a hutch or something to house all of my lovely vintage housewares. I have so many now! Eek!

Speaking of new vintage housewares, I got this GORGEOUS midcentury bedroom set. I've been needing a new set for ages, and I found all three pieces for TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS. I KNOW. IT'S CRAZY. (This photo was taken at the thrift shop, those accessories aren't mine). It makes my heart swoon, and it's coming to me Saturday!!!!

Oh, and I found this charming jar of "Sta-So" hair dressing... I'm guessing from the label it's from the 30s or 40s. I love that it's milk glass... and I love even MORE that it still has some in it! It smells like paraffin wax and still feels very much like pomade. I won't be putting it into my hair any time soon, but it will make a charming addition on my bed table. I'm looking for a good mirror to go above my new dresser (the only downside to this set is that it's missing the original vanity mirror)... I'm going to an estate sale Friday, and I'm keeping an eye on craigslist, so here's hoping something cool comes up!

I hope everyone is doing well, and I'll do my best to update more often.

1 comment:

  1. I was so excited to see this post come up in my feed! These are great finds and your thesis sounds quite interesting.