Monthly Archives: October 2009

Let’s shed a little light, shall we?

Look. A Chicago winter is endless. We have nothing but miserable, grey skies to look forward to from now until May. Cold, dreary mornings, colder, drearier evenings, and dark as midnight at 4 pm. I can accept that. But how unfair is it that it’s been raining, gray, and miserable for what seems like twelve […]

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Musings on my thrift store obsession.

I have summers off. Which is AWESOME. Seriously, why aren’t we all public school employees? (Oh, wait, I’m remembering our last staff meeting and all the bureaucratic crap involved with working for a big school district. Never mind.) This summer I got into the habit of hittingĀ  thrift stores on a regular basis. Like, every […]

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Sweet vintage dishes.

When we registered for our wedding, I just couldn’t bring myself to register for any china. $50 for a place setting? For some generic pattern that has no character? No thank you! I had seen way too many sets of beautiful vintage china that would have cost $50 for the whole shebang. I found this […]

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The end of the yard sale season.

Sadly, it is time to say goodbye to the yard sales. I am hoping that the rummage sales will keep me going for a while, but then from that point on I’ll have to rely on the occasional estate sales and thrift stores to keep me from going into withdrawal. Let us pause and reflect […]

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The Great Chair Makeover of 2009.

So, I found four of these in the alley last week while I was yard salingĀ  (Saling? Sailing? Which is correct?). They had the magic sign on them: FREE. Did they take twenty minutes of twisting, turning, and lifting to wedge them in the back of the Forester? Yes. Was it worth it? YES. At […]

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