I did practice some photography techniques and I grabbed the dress form I've been stashing at my parents' place. When my pictures still sucked, I took the internet's advice and made a cheap light box (from supplies in parents' basement) and borrowed a white sheet for backdrops (from my parents' linen closet.) That's about as thrifty as it comes.
Oh, I went to a thrift store.
I got those tea towels and practiced my projector screen photography idea (nah). I love that balloons towel. The next thing I want to show you is a ceramic black cat. He's very similar to the three other black cats that I have. Kind of a long, boring story, about how I refused to break up a set of cats because my sister had the audacity to ask for one. I have this one solo cat chilling on a cabinet...but none of my cats are up for adoption. So, when I saw a fourth kitty, I thought he might make a nice gift. Until I put him alongside the solo cabinet cat. They're a pair. Check it.
I took a billion pics of this guy. I was practicing! Oh, look how dusty he was. Clearly he needed a good home, they couldn't brush a Swiffer over him?
So, when I got home and unfolded the thick, heavy, striped beauty I saw it was in excellent condition. Then heartbreak...no label. None of those stitched lines. My blanket is not legit. It would never fetch me $300 on the internets. Still love you, blanket and you look lovely on my couch in my thrift-store decorated apartment. How much does it cost to get one of those big wool blankets cleaned?
Vintage red flower dress! Aside from the rather large shoulder area, this thing looks great on me. Even better than it does on that mannequin body. I also got a vintage black dress that looks pretty good.
Ugh, seriously? This is why I can't have an Etsy shop, my pictures are lame! I'm going to try again, using the white sheet in the living room with that good window light. Because once the huge shoulder pads come out, that dress is vintage hot.
My projector screen background shows off the skirt I probably have to wait until spring to wear. It's silk. Even over thick tights, it would just get all static-clingy.
Updating, this post because I forgot to add my luggage! I love old baggage!
I actually bought this head (bust?) a few weeks ago. I had it in my cart, then I put it back. When I went back a few days later to exchange something, it was still there and only $2 instead of $4. Aloha, miss!
Sorry that I didn't buy any Christmas decorations to show off. I hear this time of year is a little rough on sad sacks like me. So, I better keep collecting stuff to cheer me up.Hopefully the link ups are going on this week, I'm sure people are busy. Possibly linking at A Living Space
and Sir Thrift A Lot. And Thrifter Maker Fixer Farm.