Thursday, March 24, 2011

Strange Photos

Are you a fan of weird old photos? Check out this sight: 50 Unexplainable Photos.
Love, Kelly

Monday, March 21, 2011

Things to do with an old Sewing Machine

Last week while visiting Miami we happened upon the most fabulous shop. All Saints Co. What's funny is that just the day before, my daughter and I found a beautiful old sewing machine at the swap meet. We agreed it was a great deal at $25 but "What do you do with it?" was the burning question. So then we came across this boutique in the Lincoln Road Shopping District that had hundreds of old sewing machines stacking the walls as a visual element. The affect was nothing short of stunning!

This shop was kind of a cross between early twentieth century sweatshop and a post industrial factory look with a cool steampunk twist. I think Anthropology has met its match!

Old theatre seating...very cool. Check out the patina on these leather seats.

The prices were absolutely insane, though. I think this little top my daughter is checking out is about $350!

Edgy looks...breathtaking displays.

If you are ever in the area, be sure to check this shop out!
All Saints Spitafields Co.
910 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Lincoln Road Flea Market

Today we hit the Lincoln Road Flea Market in Miami Beach. It was a gorgeous day for outdoor strolling.
We decided to bring little Tizne along with us. He stayed nice and snug in his bag all afternoon.

There was a wide variety of fabulous goods but I felt the prices were a bit high. I guess this is the East Coast after all and things just cost more out here.

Great people (and dog) watching. Is it me or does this fellow resemble his dog?

This vendor was very friendly and had the best selection of vintage jewelry. Tons of Bakelight.

Great vintage shopping at Lincoln Road Flea market if money is no object.
I'm just happy I finally got to sample some Cuban Coffee. Delish!
Love, Kelly

Friday, March 11, 2011

Florida Thrifting

In between sight seeing (looking for gators) we have been hitting every the thrift store in the greater Broward County area. We have found some fabulous treasures as you can see. I even picked up a couple of inexpensive suitcases to transport everything safely back to Utah. I figured checking extra bags at $25 each would be cheaper than shipping them.

Today we plan to drive down to Miami and check out the thrifting action so there will be more to come.....

Love, Kelly

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Things we did NOT buy at the Swap Meet....

While on vacation in Ft. Lauderdale we discovered the Swap Shop. They claim to be Florida's second largest tourist attraction. That's quite impressive considering Disneyworld is the largest. Hmmmm. The Swap Shop is open 7 days a week and sells everything you never knew that you needed. It's mostly cheap imported crappity crap but there are some garage sale type vendors out back so we decided to check it out. Maybe we will find the perfect vintage item amoungst the crap.
This masterpiece caught my eye but I had to pass because it wouldn't fit into the overhead compartment.

Not too many vintage items unless you consider this scary doll with evil red eyes from the Eighties "vintage".

Are leopard skin leggings appropriate attire for a woman in her early fifties?

And finally, for those days when your butt just isn't big enough, these special booty-enhancing panties are just the ticket. I don't think I've EVER had one of those days!
Well, our visit to the swap meet was fruitless yet entertaining. We plan to hit some thrifts today so hopefully we'll have some real treasures to share with you next time.
Love, Kelly