11/7/14

WISH LIST> N E W L O O K

recently i had the opportunity to meet a friend of a friend who has just moved to canada from the uk.  when the conversation inevitably turned to where we work and she discovered that i work for the canadian company REITMANS her eyes lit up and she exclaimed "you are my new best friend!!!"
apparently her absolute favorite go-to destination for clothing was a uk based retailer called NEW LOOK  (am i the last person on earth to know about this place?)  and reitmans has become her new fave because it is so close in design at the most reasonable price.  
if i ever find myself in the uk i would be more than happy to pick up some of the pieces shown to "sneak" into my work wardrobe.  i don't think my boss would notice...

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11/5/14

I N S T A L I F E

clockwise from left:
lola spends much of her day participating in a staring contest with "brown", the stuffy.  anyone want to wager on the winner?
a little clear off and re-arrange of the dresser to give pride of place to my new-to-me THRIFTED plant and pot.
wool socks.  because, autumn.
i took my bundle buggy to go hit up the bazaar and they all laughed at me.  until we found the WORLD'S LARGEST WINE GLASS.
clockwise from left:
i loved my pointelle lightweight sweater in tan so much that i bought one in slate grey as well.  capsule collection, smapsule collection.
#tbt to a date night from 2012 because i was craving a nature burger with taters & cream.
a little shot of these THRIFTED but much loved needlepoint bunnies.
sometimes the best things happen when the pantry is getting low.  beans, eggs and cheese on toast.

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11/4/14

T H R I F T: CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP

a few weeks ago my mum gave me the heads up that our ANNUAL BAZAAR was approaching and they were seeking donations and volunteers for sorting and booth working.  i had a very full week scheduled so i was disappointed that i could not volunteer for the sorting (first dibs, what!) but donations i could handle.  or so i thought.

it seems the "out box" used for easy purging has been doing *too good* a job as of late.  combined with my lack of thrifting i was all "whoops! i may have spoken too soon" when committing to donations. but every bit counts so i flung open the cupboards and drawers and got to work.  i managed to fill a box with odds and ends and felt pretty good about it.
but at the last minute i got the lightbulb above my head (you know the one you usually get in the thrift aisles when you think of a use for something and you fancy yourself all clever and stuff?) and pulled these canisters out of the donate box and re-purposed them as holders for our packaged goods in the pantry.

originally thrifted years ago purely for decoration i realized that they would actually be handy for organizing.  i know that pinterest would make it pretty but i needed useful and they serve their purpose wonderfully.  the pantry has a door for a reason, right?

so i posted on INSTAGRAM about re-purposing "can't stop, won't stop".  i now amend that to re-purposing *and* thrifting, "can't stop, won't stop".  because you never know what you will find you need until you realize that you already found it.  

you know what i mean.

10/31/14

F I V E T H I N G S

^these KILIM LOAFERS from preppy outfitters 'tuckernuck' took my breath away and would be the perfect work shoe.

jim carrey hosted snl last week (a favourite program in this house) and gave a shout out to his and my hometown of scarborough, ontario.  brian and i high-fived each other like cool people.

^as much as i love a clean decluttered surface i would probably most likely definitely say 'hello' to THIS charming little trinket box fellow in his pre-loved state should i spot him on the thrift shelves.

it is always a good idea to have THE PERFECT CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP RECIPE on hand should the craving arise.  i think i may tweak this one using the veg broth i have in the pantry and lentils in place of the chicken.  because the only chicken i have on hand is breaded and in nugget form.


^i am still a huge fan of 'america's next top model' and this year i admit to being #teamwill.  i love reading will's EPISODE RECAPS on nylon.com.  (no spoilers, please!!!)

what has made you high-five a loved one this week?

jim carrey photo SOURCE

10/28/14

T H R I F T: HOW BAZAAR

my sincerest apologies for the terrible wordplay in the title.  it's been much too long since i have been able to share a THRIFT post and i guess i just had that one in my unused bag 'o puns.  sorry.

each year my mum and i make it a date to attend the bazaar hosted by the local senior's community center.  it has never failed us in the past and this year was no different.  tables and tables of the good stuff... costume jewelry, well cared for housewares, books, plants, baked goods (hello, zucchini bread!) and other miscellaneous bits of awesome.

case in point, the handmade bunnies pictured above.  cutey cutey cute cute.
i have also shared in photos the two little plant pots on the left i chose to bring home - along with five new plants, but of course.  not pictured are the other boring bits i got at really good prices, like the new-to-me salad spinner.  unless you want to see a picture of my salad spinner?  i don't now... thoughts on that?

all my planters in the living area are a thrifted collection of white but in the bedroom i seem to have a seventies thing happening.  although i like the brown copper pot on the left i absolutely love the little handmade looking piece in the center.
always a great day and this year it was made better when i (quite literally) ran into my aunt with my bundle buggy.  a nice surprise to spend the morning with her.  and yes, i took my bundle buggy with me.  my mum laughed at first... until she bought the world's largest wine glass.  who's the smart one now?

also linking up with THRIFTASAURUS #109