recently thrifted

sofa3Though I’m your typical stubbornly loyal Sagittarius when it comes to work, relationships and pretty much everything else, as far as living room sofas go, I’m as fickle as they come. And since my last Craigslist find endured a broken spring last winter, I’ve had a justifiable excuse to begin hunting…again. So, imagine my delight upon finding this seven-foot velvety prize at Rank + File’s / Hello Vintage’s pop-up last weekend. The pattern instantly reminded me of a couch I’d seen on Gold Dust Stevie that very week.

Fleetwood MacAnd once I found out it had quality Gabberts bones, it was obvious that I had to take it home.

sofa labelIt fits so perfectly and is oh-so comfortable, leading me to believe this may be the sofa for me for a long, long while. P.S. A little bird told me there are more sofas available at the Rank + File / Hello Vintage pop-up this weekend. Visit ’em today or tomorrow, before it’s too late!



weekend sale circuit: sept. 13-14

rankfile + hello vintageFor days I’ve been thinking up ways to best break my blogging hiatus, and then last night it hit me. Why don’t I tell you about a couple super-sweet secondhand shopping events, happening this very weekend? Sounds good, right? Right!

Rank & File x Hello Vintage Pop-up Shop: Aw man, where to start? I guess with Libby and Katie, the talented women behind these businesses and this can’t-miss event. These girls are picking pros, each with their own strain of impeccable taste, keen eye for design and a selective inventory that runs deeps. Usually one has to trek to the Mall of St. Paul in order to peruse their collective stash of fairly priced ’60s-’80s-era housewares, artwork, handmade goods and textiles, but this weekend, they’ve hauled it all to Minneapolis so they can pop up next to Bull Run’s original location. How convenient is that? Catch them there tomorrow between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. And tune into their Instas—@rankandfile and @hellovintagemn—for sneak peeks of what’s up for grabs. (So much good stuff, I can already hear my wallet weeping.)

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The Most Glorious Garage Sale: My friend and business partner Rae and I have lots in common, including a shared tendency to hoard inordinate amounts of vintage in our basements. Fortunately for all of us, she’ll be setting tons of it out to sell at her rummage sale tomorrow, starting at 8 a.m., including loads of clothes, shoes, small furniture, tasteful modern and vintage home decor, accessories, housewares, linens, crafts supplies and other bargain-priced miscellany you’ll definitely want to buy. Go early and bring cash! 

Wishing you wonderful, thrifting-filled weekends dearies!