Thursday, August 30, 2012

New and Old

Willie was such a sweetheart and came down to Florida to
help my mom and I clean out my grandparent’s home. It was very hard but having
him by my side and keeping me laughing made the grueling task a bit easier. He
also pulled his weight in the 17 hour drive home!

I inherited some wonderful china. It’s just a basic white
and silver set but the fact that it was my grandmother’s is so much more
meaningful. I am currently setting up my wedding registry and a couple of people have
asked “why I don’t you get all new stuff”? My answer is that “anyone can buy new things,
to have special items in your home that come from family or just something you
find with a special person makes a huge difference in your home”.

While we were down in Fort Myers, Willie and I just happened
to stop into this consignment store called Second Chance, which is run off
donations and all profits go towards helping women have a second chance in
life. Check it out! There may something like this close to you!
We found an amazing china hutch. It was right when we walked in and it was
absolutely what we were looking for and couldn’t believe it. It seems pretty
old because the wood is very thick and it does have some repainting like it’s
been passed down for generations. Willie and I are just such pushovers for
unique and antique items J
It was $279 but 30% off so it was just at $200! You can’t find many wood
hutches for that price!

It looks amazing with it’s cute little light on right!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Homage to Menswear

Willie looked pretty sharp in our thrift store blazer and
suit finds. It was Sunday, so certain colors were all sale so most of these
picks would have been half off!! He is wearing the tan colored suit to an Atlanta wedding in 1 week. I think it’s the perfect summer suit for the occasion and at $30 can’t beat it!

Michael by Michael Kors suit $30
Polo University Club by Ralph Lauren blazer $12.30

Cricketer Blazer $19.90 and ½ off = $9.95  **minus the lovely college T-shirt**

J. Ferrar suit $60.99 and ½ off = $30.50 **minus the lovely college T-shirt**
London Fog Trench Coat $24.90