What a Hoot!*
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
The above picture is inspired by tomorrow's post (or at least, what I hope will be tomorrow's post), which will be amazing. You'll have to wait and see how little vintage owls are relevant, but I thought they would also be a great kick-off to today's post on some of the thrifted items I've uncovered so far on my U.S. jaunt. Today we'll be highlighting some of the non-clothing items, mainly because I haven't cleaned up and showered yet, which I blame directly on the airport security representative who confiscated some of my most essential beauty products. I mean, yes, it is sort of my fault, but this whole 3-oz.-only and must-be-in-a-quart-sized-baggie rule is a little bit ridiculous. My gallon-sized Ziploc was declared as "really pushing the limit" even though it was only a quarter full. Sigh.
Anyway, back to the post. I had vintage owls on the brain yesterday and declared it fate when the three thrift stores I stopped in all had adorable varieties. Cute!
There was also the uncovering of a fantastic vintage suitcase, something I have been looking for for years. It will probably go in my office/workroom and hold important things.
It may possibly hold vintage fabrics, because I've found a few great ones for future projects. Including old-school calendar towels (just below) and lots of fun prints (farther below):
How will I be incorporating said prints into my household? Well, it's a good thing I picked up this 1960s booklet series on decorating your home:
Ridiculous (and ridiculously cool) patterns everywhere!
I'd love to stay and chat, but I'm taking my non-moisturized skin and heading back out to the thrift stores. The other site has some newly updated Tokyo pics, if that's kind of thing interests you. Much more coming soon!
(*Sorry, couldn't resist.)