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Frankenblog

20 Jul

Dearest Readers,

With so very many things, as always, going on, I have been downright neglectful of this blog. It’s not that I have lost my love of sharing what’s going on, and anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I will strike up a conversation with nearly anyone at the drop of a hat*.

*Please do not drop perfectly fine vintage hats just to talk to me. If I don’t speak first, you just say hello. Deal?

So, I keep doing that thing where I try to decide if I should make a whole new blog and wash my hands of this one and make an individual blog for each thing I have going on, but in the last 10 minutes I have decided that scrapping one in favor of 3 will only lead to my being institutionalized. So below is a list of things you can expect to see here from now on.

  • Regular Posts from your friendly neighborhood vintage gal including Outfits of the Day,  tutorials, recipes, and picture heavy posts chronicling  my local, and hopefully far off, adventures .  (I’ve actually made a reminder in my iPhone calendar with alarms and all to see to it that these get done on the reg.)
  • Updating the Reel Roll with movies and TV shows that I’ve viewed and think may be of interest to at least one person.
  • Insanity. The workout, not my state of mind. I’m currently on my 4th day of it. I’ll likely randomly update about this too.
  • News about The Atomic Squirrel including sales and awesome finds that you should really go ogle at.
  • I’m getting Married! I know I announced that back when we got engaged. We are in the planning phase now and I want to share just what an awesome experience that is!

So that’s it really. I’m off to take care of a few errands and if I’m lucky, get to photograph some places I’ve been meaning to. If any of this things appeal to you, subscribe, bookmark, and check back often. Your “likes”, shares, pins, stars and comments encourage me to keep writing with purpose!

 

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That’ll be $4(arms).08(legs)

19 Oct

I have a weakness for thrift stores. The less visited they are, the more I seem to follow a beacon right to them. Today, for instance, I dropped into an unsuspecting little place that smelled heavily of musty books and white shoulders. I shop thrift, like I shop the grocery; I work my way around the edges, and look at the very bottom and very top shelves the most, because that seems to be where I find my most valuable, or at least personally cherished, items that I have adopted from such places. So, after I picked up a cookie jar about 3 times and decided that I didn’t like its energy, I rummaged through the comprehensive collection of unlovable dishes sitting in a most uninviting book case. Disappointed, I moved to the middle of the store, where I was drawn to a set of twins, to two lovely specimens of what the 1950’s had to offer in way of home furnishings. They were poorly dressed, clothed in the most vibrant burnt orange the late 1960’s had to offer, but beneath lay a most beautiful body, indeed. So after some haggling, I acquired my very sleek Meier & Pohlmann Arm Chairs, and finagled them into the back seat of my car.

On the ride home I pondered their new attire, and concluded upon heavy medium gray upholstery for seating, and a retro patterned bark cloth for the back. Both of these items I intend on locating and having in my possession by the end of the week.

Once home, I began undressing them, carefully removing the little metal bits. Brass tack, by brass tack I uncovered what I believe may be the original upholstery; a once bright teal and grey tweed which has been light bleached and worn thin and dingy.

So now in my dining area sit these two incredible chairs stripped down and disassembled. After having clearly being deprived of an imaginative eye and loving home, I cannot wait to complete this project and give them a spot in my little corner of the world!

I have yet to positively nail down a year for these babies, but I did locate an article online with an ad that has chairs by the same manufacturer that are almost, if not identical to, these from 1954.

Weekend catch up

29 Mar

Saturday I got to celebrate my birthday with my best of friends in The Tri! We had a great time…unfortunately, I once again, forgot my camera. We had dinner at Texas Roadhouse. Their “Hot and Bleu salad” is fantastic! After dinner we went to a nifty little bar to chill and meet up with some other friends who didn’t show until after Thomas and I left. I got lots of cards from friends and family, all of which made me smile 🙂 and I’m pretty sure I got the best present that I could ever get, too.

I have been SO sleepy for the past couple of days. I hope I can get rested up, but I’m not sure how. Sleep? Hasn’t been working, but I’ll give it another go later. Maybe it’s just stress. Between my car being messed up and in the shop and letting some people be a more powerful outside force than I had realized, I think I’m a bit overwhelmed. Perhaps I should disengage for a few days. I already know that there are some things/people that I will have to purge from my life in order to focus on my own needs. I’m sure that sounds selfish, but I can’t enjoy the positive within my life if they are projecting their negativity on me. I just don’t understand why some people feel the need to blame others, rather than accept and move on.

With that said…

I went a couple of weeks ago to see Avatar. That was an amazingly beautiful movie. Beyond just the graphics, 3D has come so far. Wow! I really want to go see “How to Train Your Dragon” (in 3D). It’s going to be so cute!

I hope everyone has a great week! ❤

Better Things!!!

6 Mar

”…and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ~Marilyn Monroe

This probably has to be one of my favorite quotes. In my life, I’ve had good things. My last “good thing” fell apart a while ago, and I held onto it for dear life as long as I could hoping it would get better, fearful that nothing better could be out there for me. And, then one day, about a month and a half ago, I was completely certain that really letting go was the right thing to do. While my friends were going through turmoil of their own, with no certainty of anything in their lives, I knew that the only way I can be a better me, find a better love,  was to completely let it all go. The very second I did, better things started to fall together. I don’t worry like I used to, I’m so much happier a person, and I’ve really opened myself up to new people in my life. Just know that sometimes what you’re holding onto isn’t a life raft, you’ll sink with it if you don’t watch out.

Falling is what I want to do. Just enjoy the journey along the way.  I love adventures and I think I am embarking on a magnificent one in my life.

On the topic of adventure… an escape is to be made soon! I am SO excited! Mountains, here we come!! I can’t wait!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!! (I’ll be working…but I bring home a paycheck, so it’s all good)