HOME DECOR: Thrift/Vintage Fall Mantel Decor

Fall is in the air and it’s time to decorate the mantel for the season. I used mostly items that are vintage and thrifted from around my house and purchased the white pumpkins and wheat at the grocery store.
Here I used  the following items:

  1. An old piece of barn wood.
  2. A large Blue Mason Jar filled with sticks from the backyard and Acorns from my mom’s back yard that I collected last year.
  3. I added a couple of vintage thrifted books.
  4. A couple of my favorite vintage Owls.
  5. White thrifted pitcher with Wheat from the grocery store and a few white pumpkins.
  6. Behind the pitcher is a mini vintage clipboard that I thrifted, since you can not see this in the photo I am going to find a legal size one to add so it can be seen.


Here I used the following:

  1. Rachel’s Mom’s Milk Glass Vase that she let me borrow!
  2. Fake seasonal flowers that I plan on replacing with fresh ones soon.
  3. 2 Large pillars that I’ve had forever.
  4. Vintage Wood Owl.
  5. DIY chalkboard mini wood sign.

VINTAGE: Tooled Leather Duffel Bag

I had to share this with you all to be sure that you are looking over the bags and purse section of your local thrift shops and flea markets.  Here is a vintage travel bag that was found at a local thrift shop.  This piece is a work of ART.  The size is huge and it is in perfect shape.   The bag is about 24″ long and a foot tall.  I would have to guess this was made in the 70’s, but has really held up remarkably.   There was no dirt or damage whatsoever ~ even wonder if it was ever used.  They just don’t make luggage like this anymore.

THRIFT HAUL: Gifts from Florida!

My family from Florida visited us last week.  My Brother and Sister in-law brought me some Thrifted gifts that I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE!!  In fact 2 items they gave me are in my TOP 5 items I now own!

Vintage Blouses:  Awesome Florals and Stripes.  The Blue Striped Blouse is now my Most Favorite.

Vintage Dress:  Awesome Neutral Dress

Vintage Western Belt:  Ok, so this not not exactly how you spell my name (it’s spelled “LORIE”) but what are the chances of them finding this belt with the spelling that 99% of the time is how people spell this.  I will be getting a lot of use out of this one with my collected vintage buckles.

Thank you to my family for visiting and bringing me these awesome thrifted gifts from Florida. You guys did a great job finding stuff that I LOVE!

THRIFT HAUL: Well, That Stinks!

Hi all,

Found these fabulous pair of Vintage Chairs on a quick Thrift Store run today.    These chairs are so well made and the color is fabulous but…………….  now that I’ve gotten home, I can really detect a smelly odor.   I believe the smell could be cigar or cigarette smoke in additon to the thrift store smell.  I’ve bought vintage chairs before and did not have this problem.   I guess I’ll be smelling my furniture purchases from now on.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of this smell without having to get these bad boys re-upholstered.

THRIFT HAUL: Vintage Western Shirts

I found the best Vintage Western Plaid Shirts at my local Goodwill this weekend.   These shirts are amazing!  A few of them are Vintage Levi’s and the others don’t have tags but are just as worn, soft and light.  Rachel and I have quite a collection of these shirts now.  We always look for these in the mens section of our thrift stores.   Many have the pearlized metal snaps instead of buttons.  These shirts are great to wear with rolled up jeans, cut-off shorts, tights and Rachel wears hers over sundresses at times!  So cute.

These shirts are on their way to be sold at the local shop where we re-sell our Vintage Clothes in  Sis & Moon’s in Alpharetta, Ga.