13 September 2011

missoni for target

missoni for target rolled out this morning. i'd link to the site, but it crashed hours ago.

i got up super duper early this morning (okay, just thirty minutes early) to go to target in the hopes of snagging a missoni chevron shower curtain. two words: ha. ha.

it was craziness! and all at eight o'clock in the morning. ladies grabbing and hoarding and running. it was actually pretty funny from a people-watching standpoint; dangerous from a shopping standpoint, though. my target didn't have all 400+ items from the designer line in stock, but there were a few cute things left on the shelves:

candles and wine bottle boxes.

stationary goods.

this amazing suitcase.



two hats. seriously. two. hats. i wouldn't have minded picking up a scarf, but they were long gone.

hair accessories and makeup bags.

there was literally nothing else left. in the end, i grabbed two of the black chevron mugs because it's almost hot chocolate season.

i also treated myself to a salted caramel mocha frappuccino for breakfast. it was g l o r i o u s (and this from a non-coffee drinker).

did you get any missoni goods this morning?

09 September 2011

estate sale finds // 09.09.11

today marks the beginning and end of my weekend, so, to make the most of my short time away from work, i decided to get out of town and hit up an estate sale in west ft. worth. let me just say that the 60+ minute drive was totally worth it, as this was probably the best estate sale i've been to in a long time. maybe ever.

before i show you what i picked up, let's talk about the house. this isn't the house that had the sale, but it's the one next door and the whole neighborhood was filled with amazing houses like this. the house with the sale had a huge apartment garage, a basement (in texas! this is a rarity.), butler's pantries (yes, multiple), garden rooms, back-of-the-house staircases, so many closets (all with custom built-in, beautifully painted shelves and organizational cubbies), dressing rooms, parlors, and bedrooms. it seems like an exaggeration, i know, but it's not. it was incredible.

call me weird, but i couldn't resist snapping shots of the bathrooms. the tile work was gorgeous and each bathroom was covered in either yellow, blue, or pink tile from floor to ceiling, with matching sinks and toilets, of course. it was dreamy.

so, what did i take home?

a children's art and music book from 1945.

an amazing (!!) pink bag/purse. i am in love with the color, shape, and details on this bag. and it was only $4!

a cuckoo clock wall pocket planter.

this shell pink milk glass piece will be my sister's christmas present. i'm always looking out for items like this to add to her collection.

how to own a dog and like it. i had to get this book just for the title.

i think i gasped a little (okay, a lot) when i saw this polaroid sx-70 land camera with sonar attachment. it is in almost mint condition and it was a total steal. i'm still excited and can't wait to order some more impossible film.

 another loud gasp for these. i got all three pieces for $15, which is crazy good for an estate sale.

 a few pieces of costume jewelry. i love the orange enamel flower and the daisy circle pin.

 i think i'm going to use this burlap-covered bulletin board in my sewing/craft/office room. i love the lemons!

finally, this double gooseneck lamp is going to be a makeover project. i have something in mind and i already stopped at the store to pick up supplies. i obviously have no patience and have to start on things immediately, even though i should be doing other things... like packing.

did you find anything today?

06 September 2011

movin' on up...

woo hoo! only 30 days until i move! there's tons to do before then and lots to pack (i don't think i will ever be done packing - i have way more stuff than i thought possible). to cut down on the number of items i need to pack up and move, i decided to have a sale in the shop! head on over, browse the virtual stacks, and use the coupon code GREATMIGRATION for 25% off your order (shipping not included in discount).

i hope you had a great holiday weekend!