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i am back from my road trip! and it was such a pleasure.   now, that i am back…it is back to business. i have so much to do…cleaning, organizing, gardening, juicing, and all sorts of prep work for UNIQUE LA in may! i have so many ideas swimming around, i can hardly stand it.

but first, i want to decorate with all the new gadgets i found while thrifting on my journey. priorities first, my friends.

my dear friend, sarah glass, took me to my first thrift store in high school back in Alabama…and i haven’t stopped since. i get such joy when i find treasures, as though i just won a gold medal.  there is a value village by my brothers house in olympia that i score at every time! i hit a bunch in oregon on the way back to LA. i just couldn’t stop myself. it might be a bit of a problem. i use to sell the vintage stuff i would find on etsy, but i have slowed that down and have been hoarding it for myself. however,  now that i have come home with so many new treasures, it might be time to purge…i have no room left in my house. yikes!!! (it’s not that bad…i just have no storage to hide things)

here are a few photos of the gems i scored!  the first photo is a bunch of branches i found in my brothers backyard and sea rocks i found on the coast in oregon…both awaiting projects! the things i find in nature always trump anything i could have bought! it is pure satisfaction.

ok, maybe i went overboard…but i scored some great baking pieces, an espresso maker, a tea kettle…all things i would want to pay full price for, but didn’t! i think my favorite things are the sears cooker/fryer that i will probably never use and the carpet tapestry everything is sitting on!

more posts to come  about the road trip!

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  1. April 22, 2012

    Good finds, my dear! I am a thrift store junkie too. Especially now with the blogging. I always feel like I need new props for posts. My husband doesn’t seem to agree 🙂

    • April 22, 2012

      yes, i am always looking too! a lot of things i bought for the blog as props. still, i need to have a yard sale or something. i often worry about when i bring another man into my life…how he will handle all my stuff!!!!

  2. April 21, 2012

    You are a hoarder ;D

    • April 22, 2012

      ha! maybe, just maybe! but you should see my neighbors house.

  3. Sarah #
    April 20, 2012

    Yes! Road trip thrift stores are the best!

  4. April 20, 2012

    great shots 🙂 Overall, the post was really engaging. I like it!

    • April 22, 2012

      glad you liked it!

      • April 22, 2012

        No prob 🙂 What kind of camera do you use?

      • April 22, 2012

        i use a canon rebel t3. sometimes, i also use my iPhone!

      • April 22, 2012

        do you also edit the photos on photoshop? I like the effect of these photos u took. The rustic feeling 🙂

      • April 22, 2012

        i do edit them, but i use capture nx2. i haven’t graduated yet to photoshop. but i mess around with the light and dark options on the photos. and sometimes i use a filter called ink. it gives it a vintage tone to the photo. i am sure there is something similar on photoshop. i am no expert, but it seems to add yellow and brown tones to the photo. i kind of just make it all up as i go! hopefully, soon, i will get photoshop!

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