Tag Archives: Chicago

Gettin’ Lucky at the Sally.

The Salvation Army nearest my house is so weird (it’s the one on Devon almost to Western, for those of you from Chicago). It’s SUPER hit-or-miss, no in between. This quality is what contributed to my total obsession this summer, when I was out of school, and would hit that store once a day and, […]

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So ugly it’s cute.

I got this vase at a yard sale for $5. It’s big, about two feet tall, and heavy. I was simultaneously repulsed and attracted to it. The colors are kind of muddy, earth tones, pretty far away from my usual palette.The flower (lotus?) is wrapped around it in a kind of creepy way, like it’s […]

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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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