heads up: mighty swell’s first-ever men’s sale!

At Mighty Swell, pleasing our amazing customers is our no. 1 priority. So when the requests for more clothes for guys kept rolling in, the idea for a menswear-only sale was born. I couldn’t be more excited about the group of vendors we’ve assembled for this sale—they’re seriously some of the best pickers in town and helping them load in over the past couple of days has been a delight. I’m also happy that our friend Danny Sigelman made us a soundtrack for the weekend. He’s selling off some of his vintage vinyl this weekend, too— about 300 or so records, all priced between 50 cents to $10, with the majority of them falling into the $2-3 range. And, lest I forget the really important stuff, we’ll also have beer sticks. Talk about icing on the cake. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll grab your fella(s) and stop by for a spell. We’ll be open 5-9 p.m. tonight, 12-5 p.m. tomorrow.

xo,

Meghan

clickin’ around, vol. 29

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Pretty much every post on Closet Visit makes me dizzy with dress envy, but Allison Miller‘s embroidered coral ditty stole my heart. How precious is that collar?!

If you’ve ever thought about throwing ‘bows at the thrift store, this print by Tuesday Bassen might make you chuckle.

In this week’s num-num file: Pizza-stuffed chicken breasts, roasted banana bars with maple glaze and all of these citrus-y cocktail recipes conveniently rounded up by Eating for England.

Meet Ashlie Chavez and Jaime Rugh, my latest collage artist crushes.

Mary Beth, aka one of the sweetest Mighty Swell vendors of all time, just kicked off a 31-day home organization challenge on her blog, Occupation Housewife. I can’t wait to follow along!

I’m loving this delicate DIY necklace idea from Liz Kantner and this sweet boho bunting how-to from Wednesday Custom Design. Definitely filing the latter idea away for my bedroom redo.

xo,

Meghan

recently thrifted, vernon kilns china

Resisting this set of china at Value Village last Monday evening was impossible. 35 pieces of hand-painted china for $15? How could I possibly not snatch it up?

The pattern is called “May Flower” and it was manufactured from the mid-1940s through 1953 by one of California’s big five pottery producers, Vernon Kilns.

Similarly sized sets on eBay run between $199 (25 pieces) to $270 (40)…not that I plan on selling it or anything. The set’s already settled into my china cabinet, mixing and matching ever so nicely with my collection of my hand-me-down Mason’s Ironstone, a gift from mom when I moved to Minneapolis 10 years ago. Anywho, that’s my favorite find of the week. Did you get out thrifting on MLK Day? Find anything wonderful?

xo,

Meghan

clickin’ around, vol. 28

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 Are vintage girls the new feminists?

I really can’t get enough of the tie-neck blouse trend.

This is cool: Donate $10 to Operation Uplink and you’ll provide 25 soldiers in Iraq & Afghanistan 10 minutes of free phone time.

  These gorgeous DIY satsuma candle project are perfect for a wintery dinner party.

 How to let go of busy.

I want to make a million of these maple-cream topped cakies. They’re healthy if squash’s in ‘em right?

Speaking of healthy eating, I’m filing this crockpot cheddar beer chicken recipe away for nacho night. Holy yum.

How sweet are these hand-drawn patterns by Alyson Fox? I could look at them all day.

 As if I wasn’t ready enough for spring’s arrival, along comes Sessun’s spring/summer collection.

xo,

Meghan