Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Basket Purse DIY Project

About a month ago, I came across this lovely white basket purse for fifty cents at a local thrift store. It was a great buy, as mentioned previously in my June thrift blog, and the interior mirror was what sold me on the latest addition to my ever growing purse collection.  It was cute as is but I felt like it needed a little something...

With a glue gun in tow I conjured up this little beauty.  It's now berry beautiful!

I recently purchased the plastic fruit at a wholesale arts and crafts store in downtown Los Angeles.  They look pretty real if I do say myself.

I can't wait to pair this up with an incredibly cute outfit!

What are some of your recent DIY projects?
Till' Next Time,

Monday, July 15, 2013

Thrift Book Blog: June 2013

Here is my second half to the previous June thrift blog.  Dave and I went on a road trip to visit my folks in northern California so I am a little behind on blogging.  It was a very nice trip and I managed not to got on the Internet to check my e-mail, news, Facebook, etc...for five days straight.  It was a nice feeling being temporarily cut of from the Internet actually. 

These are a few books I came across in my June thrift finds I thought were worth sharing.  "Death in Paradise" is an interesting book about famous murders, suicides, etc. in Hollywood, CA.  I haven't picked it up to read yet but think it would a fun read around Halloween in October.  "Magic Brands" is awesome!  It's a home remedy guidebook with a ton of great ideas on how to better your home by using commonly found products around the home.  I like that there are a ton of chemical free alternatives for cleaning.

"Hollywood Poolside" is my favorite book find for the month.  It's basically a photo book with pictures of movie stars sitting poolside and ranges from the 1930s to the 1960s.   There are so many beautiful pictures in this book.

The "Better Homes and Gardens Guide to Entertaining" was a heck of a find.  I think I paid $2 (or maybe less) for it.  It was written and published in the 1960's and features pictures with etiquette and party planning ideas (in the 1960s that is).  I consider books like this to be such great illustrated time capsules.

Alas, this was my last "find" for the month, however I did not purchase it.  The thrift shop wanted $20 for it!!  I personally think that is a bit pricey however it would be an excellent addition to a Disney collector's memorabilia collection.

Till' Next Time,