Friday, April 26, 2013

Thrift Store Greed

 The Thrift Stores being greedy. I think they want to keep it all.

I have had a bit of writer's block lately.  There just hasn't been much worth writing about.  I guess maybe I am just a little discouraged about the vintage market lately.  Today I went to two estate sales without any luck.  The prices were RIDICULOUS!  The thrift stores in my area are going insane as well. Thrift Stores have become GREEDY. I mean why are they charging so much for stuff that is DONATED? I wonder if it has to do with the popularity of that "Thrift Shop" song.  Everyone is going thrifting now and the Thrift Stores know it. Prices have gone up so much in the past few months. BOO HOO!  Does anyone else feel this way? Is the market drying up? Or are the thrift shops just getting greedy?  I am hoping I am just having a "dry spell" and that the thrift stores will get it together.  I will defiantly have to hit up some garage sales soon! Hopefully they will have "garage sale" prices!

Thanks a lot Macklemore!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

And the Winner is....

Congratulations Amber T!


You are the winner in A2ndlife's First Ever Giveaway.  Hope you enjoy your "new" vintage chevron afghan!  Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway and stay tuned! There are more giveaways coming soon. 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Amazing Spaces

Here are some amazing spaces that you can drool over! Each space has something in common~ COLOR!  Having bright and bold POPS of color in your home can make a boring room, F-U-N and instantly cooler!

Contrasting Red and Blue with little splashes of Yellow/Green.

There is a lot of neutral colors going on in this room with vibrant shades of mustard yellow and reds.

 I love that blue brick wall with the colorful artwork. Oh and the cat!

I really love the way they kept it simple. I have trouble keeping it simple when it comes to knick knacks!

 Another beautiful neutral space with POPS of colorful wall art.  I especially love the Fight Club portraits of Tyler Durden and "Jack".
SWOON!  I could really get crafty in this room! And would you look at that flooring!

All images courtesy of Pinterest

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Way We Were...

 From marriages, houses, furniture, toys and even cars- things were made to last forever.  Things were not as disposable as they are today because people took pride in what they built and took care of what they owned.   I get kind of sad thinking about what life has become.  Even people are disposable now. If only I had a time machine, I would go back to a much simpler time and place! Lets all take a trip to a much sweeter time...

Character and Attention to Detail

Things were built to last.

Children were Children,for longer.

Love Lasted Forever

All images from google and pinterest.

Front Page Love

 Hopefully, this is a sign of good things to come! My shop was FINALLY featured on the front page of Etsy. TWICE!!! I know that being on the front page doesn't guarantee sales... or anything really... but it makes me feel like I am doing something right and people are noticing. My shop A2ndlife will be two years old in September this year. My baby shop is growing up!