Tuesday, July 31, 2012

How I Wore It.

I did a guest post over at the Lowcountry Artist Market blog about how I style vintage clothes. I focused on the 1960s Rosette Pennington New York brocade skirt and top set that I put up recently in the Inherited shop.

See all the outfit combinations here!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Thrifty home finds.

While on our regular thrift and junk haunts, we've recently found some pretty great things for the house:

 This cool, vintage Steelmaster index catalog drawer now houses all of our Wii controllers.

 I fell in love with this lamp at Target. A few months and $8 later, it became mine (with tags still on!)

This vintage portrait from the 1960s was too cool to pass up. $8.

If anyone else has come upon thrifted gems recently, I'd love to hear about them!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Mountain finds.

While in the mountains, we managed to get away for some solid thrifting adventures. There's gold in them hills!

1930s pale pink Forty Winks nightgown

 1970s Glen Harbour abstract print blouse

 1970s striped maxi skirt SOLD

1960s lace and turquoise silk cocktail dress 

1960s Rosette Pennington New York jade green brocade skirt and top

These pieces will be added to the Inherited shop as soon as I stop being so lazy.

Monday, July 2, 2012


I've already shared this little video on my Facebook and Tumblr, but I thought I'd share it here too. I wish I'd recorded more of my time up in the mountains, but there's very little cell phone reception up there, so I didn't bother having my phone on me for most of the time. That, and I was so caught up in the fun of everything that I barely remembered to stop and capture it all! The first bits are from the drive to the mountain house, then a little bit of Maya and Steven playing football, then our time at the swimming hole, and finally, a bit of us around the campfire, which is how we ended each and every evening up there.

I miss it. I really, really miss it.  

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Home again.

We got back from the mountains this evening, and I already feel depressed. I've been slowly unpacking, looking at photos from the week, and trying to wish myself back up to North Carolina. Here's a little collage of our afternoon at our semi-secret swimming hole/sliding rock area:
The water was icy cold, and only the bravest of us managed to be fully submerged in those pools. Time is best spent warming yourself on the sun-heated rocks and then wading slowly (or sliding with a splash) into one of the pools for a bone-chilling cool-down.