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Brass love

Remember that Etsy shop I wrote about on a previous post, The White Pepper? I was so excited about their wonderful thrift items, especially these.
Well…

Yes! I got them! They look so beautiful and I am so glad I went for it.


They look beautiful next to my flowers 🙂

 

Don’t you love them? They feel heavy, have the perfectly aged color tone and look absolutely stunning on that wooden table by the front door entrance. I hope you guys checked out the store because they have new items that are just as amazing…which reminds me I have to do a new Cool Shop Friday post soon. But until then…

Live life in full bloom!

-Elisa

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Cool shop Friday…The White Pepper

Everyone knows Etsy is the go-to online mall for all things vintage and unique. Just recently I found this amazing vintage shop: The White Pepper – Mid-Century and Groovy Vintage Goodies. The owner is Christina, a former Montessori teacher turned treasure hunter…and I must say she is good at finding those treasures. Here are a couple of them to feast your eyes on…but don’t feast for too long or these cool items might be gone.

Click on the pictures to go to the shop.

Hhm…I can keep my art tools in here.

Crafting Book Collection

Mid-Century Replogle Globe - 12 inch

This would look so amazing in a little boy’s room.

Mid-Century Starburst Tumblers

Super cool glasses. I would use these for cool cocktails :p

Brass Turtles

I NEED THESE!

Mama and Baby Bunny Crewel Embroidery

I can just picture this is a very cool nursery. It’s just adooorable!

Pair of Brass Penguins

Love these penguins.

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Hope you enjoyed these cool little items. I think I’m going to get the brass turtles…I LOVE turtles and these would be a beautiful addition to my collection.

Heads up, this weekend I’ll be tackling some floral projects I’ve had twirling in my mind for some time. Stay tuned for pics 😀

Ciao lovies…have a wonderful weekend.

Thrifty Nifty Shop

I couldn’t resist from returning to Flamingo Plaza this weekend. I have no idea why I went back…I didn’t really “have” to buy anything :/ BUT there were so many amazing little items I just had to have! So I followed my own tips from my Thrift Finds post, gave myself a budget of $35.00 (that was all the cash-back Walgreens would give me, hehe) and on my way I went to find more treasures.

Red White and Blue Thrift Store

While I was browsing it came to me…I’m going to make a new Etsy shop where I can sell these awesome thrift store items!! This way I will give people who don’t have access to a thrift store the opportunity to still own some vintage treasures AND I still get to shop…YEY!!!

However now that I was shopping for other people I suddenly became more “price conscious” (a.k.a: stingy :P) I started noticing that some items were really overpriced and honestly I even felt a little insulted. It was obvious to me whoever was pricing these items had no idea what they were doing.

So when picking out items I asked myself these questions:
– Am I getting a good deal?
– Is this item functional?
– Is this item of good quality?
– How does this item fit into today’s modern home?
– Would I buy this item for myself?

Sadly I had to leave some pretty awesome (although the more expensive ones) behind. There was a bronze birdhouse that was really old and actually functional that I had to leave behind and I was so bummed about it. I imagined this in an modern home on some design books next to some bright pink flowers on the sofa side table…ahhhh, dreamy. BUT, I figured I’d open shop with the less expensive items and if I had a positive response then I’ll step up my game for the next shopping trip 🙂

So, without further ado…here is the new Nifty Thrifty Shop and here are some of the items for sale:

Two Vintage Avon Ruby Red Glass Cape Cod Pattern Berry/dessert Bowls Dinnerware

White flower vases for eggs - perfect for easter

Vintage Milk Glass round vase (Wedding Milk Glass -Wedding Decor -Shabby and Chic -Pedestals)

Vintage real brass candelabra

Vintage silver-tone embossed jewelry box

Steel party tray with wooden handle, three compartment

I hope people like the items that I have picked out and that someone is able to bring some of these treasures into their home.

O.K…have a happy week, lovies…keep it cool till next weekend 😉

Elisa

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Even at a very young age I knew how to party…put on a big bow, grab your best friend and a bottle of bubbly!

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I love having nature as the backdrop in my photography, like in this picture by The Cherry Blossom Girl. A couple of months ago I went to Ann Arbor, Michigan to visit my boyfriend. Ann Arbor is a hip college town and there were lots of cool authentic vintage stores. Here are a few of my favorite finds: