{thrifting 101: milk glass party}

I’m a sucker for milk glass, as anyone can see by the shelf full of the stuff in my own place. I love that it has such a distinctive vintage look but can also be incorporated in a more modern space (when done right). In a way it’s really timeless. Here are two great pieces I found at the local Good Will store. Don’t they look great together? It’s like they were meant to be together to help someone celebrate a sweet occasion. 


{thrifting 101: flea market finds}

Let the flea market crawl begin! Check out these great finds I picked up at the Almonte Flea Market last weekend while I was there for Handmade Harvest. I definitely have a weakness for housewares but check out the neon water canteen I found in mint condition. In love! I will never be unfashionably thirsty again. 

If you’re in the Almonte area, stop by on a Sunday morning this summer. 

{thrifting 101: granny’s linen closet}

Photography is fun (obviously) but there’s lots of ways to make it a little more creative. On my thrifting trips I’m always on the look out for great patterns that will make fun backdrops for photos – either for product or people. I always take a peak at the linens and curtains and many thrift stores even have a section of unused material. I hit a mini jackpot on my last visit. Check out what I found:

I like to pull these out at parties or BBQ’s and set up a little photobooth area. It’s a great way to add some extra fun to your photos & your party. Sometimes I stick one in my bag when I go away for a cottage weekend, especially when I know there will be a bunch of kids there, like this shot from last summer with my lovely subject, Clementine. How cute is that?

I bet you won’t look at your granny’s old linens the same anymore. 

{thrifting 101: milk glass treasures}

I love hunting for vintage. It’s pretty much a past time. There’s nothing better than finding a great find for pennies at a thrift shop or garage sale. My place is full of it. That’s kinda the problem, I’m running out of space! But that’s a problem for another day (etsy vintage store in the near future?).  

Friends often make comments about when they go to a thrift shop all they see is junk. They ask me ‘how did you think of that?’ or ‘what will you do with that?’ or when it comes to fashion finds ‘how did do you make it look modern?’. So I’m starting this series called Thrifting 101 with lots of thrifting before & afters and tips to inspire you next time you’re in a thrift shop. You’ll never look at junk the same again. Promise. 

First up are these cute milk glass dessert cups that I found for $2 each. 

And voila! now it’s a super cute mini planter. I chose a succulent because they are nice & small and don’t need a ton of soil or watering. How great would this be as a hostess gift? 

Add it to a few other treasures for a collection (try to stick to odd numbers in groupings…it just looks better) Here I have another milk glass favourite find and a candle made from an old mason jar. The candle was a gift from the fabulous vintage find & inspired store in Almonte, Ontario called Tin Barn Market. Definitely worth the visit if you’re anywhere in the Ottawa area.