Thursday, January 30, 2014

Insta-Thursday: Flea Market Edition!



Hey guys! I hope everyone's week is going well! :) I haven't been very Instagrammy this week, but I did take a bunch of photos at Big Top Flea Market last weekend.

While I think the Oldsmar Flea Market that I talked about last week is my favorite in the Tampa area, Big Top didn't completely disappoint. I mean, we saw an awesome vintage wooden chair, a Bass hat, a Power Ranger!, old Bucs stuff, and animal hats. :) Thinking back, I probably should have bought the Bass hat! (It's my maiden name!)

Have you guys found or spotted anything good lately? I've found that, here in Florida, the flea markets tend to be better than the thrifts! We're going back to the Oldsmar Flea this weekend, because they have a booth with lots of Jadeite!

Always,
Amanda

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Thrifted Vintage: Jadeite Love!

Jadeite Bowl and Platter: Oldsmar Flea Market ($2 & $8)

Whew! So, I've been a bit of a slacker, huh? I am still adjusting to being back in Florida, with a new job and lots of family and friends around! There is just so much to do and so many people to see compared to when I was in Virginia. :)

So yeah, I haven't posted in a long time! I really do hope to get better at posting at least a few times a week. :)

Anyway, these are my latest Jadeite finds from a local flea market! The big platter was only $2!!! The bowl was from an awesome booth there that had lots of Jadeite. I'll have to go back when I get my first paycheck!

I hope everyone has had a great week!

Always,
Amanda

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Outfitted In: Black + Mustard :)

Sweatshirt: F21; Jeans: Beall's Outlet; Shoes: Rugged Wearhouse; Bag, Necklace: Gifts from Andrew

Hey there, everyone! I hope the rest of your week was great! Mine was tiring, but really good. :)

So, this is a version of the same combos I've been wearing since Christmas: Jeans, sweatshirt, loafers, my awesome Cambridge Satchel, and my etsy necklace! What can I say? My bag and necklace just go with pretty much everything in my closet!

Well, I'm off to get my car checked (the check engine light came on, so we've got to see what that's about!) and hang out with my hubby! I hope everyone has a great weekend, and I'll probably pop in here a couple times next week. :)

Always,
Amanda

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Insta-Thursday!



 Hey y'all! So, I started a new job kind of unexpectedly on Monday, so this week's been a whirlwind!
I'm working on coming up with a new blog schedule, which will definitely include Insta-Thursday, a couple outfit posts a week, #thriftspotting posts, and some thrift finds posts. Really the only difference is that I won't be posting daily anymore.

But don't fret! I will definitely still be here. :) I still love blogging, and I hope you still enjoy checking out my posts. :)

As for this week's photos, they include the awesome letterpress letters I spotted at an antique shop last weekend, a date with my hubby at Skateland, a long walk around the local man-made lake, and early morning commutes. :)

Always,
Amanda

Monday, January 13, 2014

Thrifted Vintage: A Sweet Projection Screen!

Vintage Sears Projection Screen ($5): United Methodist Thrift, Bradenton

 I haven't decided yet how we'll use this thrift find, also from our Bradenton thrift trip. It's so neat as-is, used as a screen to project images or video on, but it has so many other possibilities!

I'm thinking: glue a vintage map on it, and have it in our future house as neat d├ęcor? Paint the screen and use it as artwork? Keep it as-is and someday get a projector for our iPhone photos?

What do y'all think? Any ideas for this cool vintage gem? :)

Always,
Amanda

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Thrift Find: Pretty Golden Sandals :)

Sandals: Goodwill St. Pete ($2)

Being a Florida girl again, it's so nice to be able to wear sandals and open-toed shoes for a lot of the year! :) So, when I found these pretty, golden ones in my size and brand-new at Goodwill St. Pete, I had to get them! I mean, they were $2!

Mom and I got pedicures yesterday (my first one since before I got married more than 5 years ago!), so I'll definitely be sporting these to show my pink toes. :)

I hope everyone has a great rest of their weekend!

Always,
Amanda

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Epic #Thriftspotting in Sarasota/Bradenton!



When we went to the Sarasota/ Bradenton area last weekend to visit the thrift shops, we saw SO MANY great things!

We checked out lots of thrifts on the way to the beaches on Anna Maria Island. At those, we spotted the cat sweater, the bear salt shaker, the awesome chair, and more! We actually came home with something cool from the first thrift we stopped at- Trinity Thrift- but I'll be sharing that another day. :)

Anyway, then we headed to a really neat combination antique/crafts store, where we spotted the totally sweet, but pricey, pelican and flamingo stuff! Also: the crazy wall art!

The last stop of the day was the Sarasota Goodwill, where I got the great, silver-plated deer bowl I showed y'all the other day. :) The other thing I REALLY wanted from there was the bike shown above. It was a vintage pink Schwinn that needed a lot of work, but I loved it until I saw the price. They wanted $80 for it! Crazy. So I had to leave that pretty bike behind. Someday, I'll find a reasonably priced vintage bike and restore it to it's former glory. :)

We might be checking out a neighborhood full of garage sales this morning, so wish me luck!

Always,
Amanda

Friday, January 10, 2014

Thrift Find: An Awesome Silver-Plated Deer Bowl!

Pure Awesome Deer Bowl: Goodwill Sarasota ($3)

This past Saturday, Josh and my dad and I went to the thrift stores in Bradenton and Sarasota. :) I had been to most of these thrifts before, but this nice Goodwill in Sarasota was new to me!

I #thriftspotted lots of cool things there that I'll be sharing soon, but this find I had to take home with me. :) It's a silver-plated Christmas decoration, as I think that the 'deer' are actually 'reindeer', but I'll definitely be using this year-around!

It's the perfect holder for my favorite nail polishes- I just love it!

Have any of you found anything cool this week?

Always,
Amanda

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Insta-Thursday




 Hey y'all! It's Insta-Thursday! This week has been full of: hanging out with my kitty, taking down the Christmas decorations, watching my alma mater UCF win their bowl game (!), reading my favorite magazine, heading over bridges to check out new-to-us thrift stores, trying new foods, and enjoying awesome macaroons!

It's been a great week. :)

Always,
Amanda

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Outfitted In: Black + Mustard :)

Sweater, Jeans, Sunnies: All Thrifted; Shoes: Rugged Wearhouse; Cambridge Satchel, Necklace: Gifts from Andrew

I have been sporting my new Cambridge Satchel and etsy necklace every day. They are that awesome!! :)

It's been a little more chilly here in Florida, so I've been getting use out of my sweaters and sweatshirts. It's so nice to not have freezing temperatures!

I hope everyone's week is going well so far. :) I've been working to get on a better blog schedule again after the holidays, so hopefully I'll get a little more organized!

Always,
Amanda

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

#Thriftspotting: Salvation Army Brandon :)




The hubby and I headed out for a #thriftspotting adventure at our local Salvation Army last week. I didn't find anything to bring home, but he found a CD he'd been looking for. :)

Above are some of the strange things that I spotted, including a teller action figure! (I used to be a teller, so it was pretty funny to see an action figure of such a non-action thing as a teller!)

I hope everyone has a great Tuesday!

Always,
Amanda


Monday, January 6, 2014

Outfitted In: A Happy New Year Outfit!

Jeans: Thrifted; Shirt, Sparklers: Target; Bag, Necklace: Gifts from Andrew; Sweater: TJMaxx

This was my laid-back New Years outfit, to hang out with some of our great friends. :) It was a great night, with a fire pit, great food, and awesome company.

And, of course, sparklers make everything even better! It's so awesome to be able to get sparklers at the local Target here, because they are my favorite!

I hope everyone is having a great Monday so far. :)

Always,
Amanda

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Antique Shop Spotting: Sweet Memories Antiques



While Grammy and Grandpa were in town for Christmas, Grammy joined us for a little antique shop spotting. :)

This little shop, called Sweet Memories, is in Brandon, Florida. It has multiple rooms full of great stuff, including lots of records, organized by band name! We had been looking everywhere for a certain record, and we found it right away in Sweet Memories. :)

Some of my other favorite things there are shown above. I especially liked the mid-century tin dollhouse, the tintype photos, and the cups with the die in them! Very cool. :)

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!

Always,
Amanda