Monday, November 8, 2010

I'm alive!

I can't believe it's been over a month since I've posted! It feels like October came and left faster than I could control and for that, I've neglected my blog. Instead of whining about not getting a chance to breathe with my busy schedule, I'll make this short and sweet for anyone that is reading.

As I said in my last post, I got some lovely things from Renegade Craft Fair held in Chicago in September. I'm already saving my dollars for the holiday sale held next month! Until then, these lovely things will suffice.

I can't remember the designers of these, unfortunately. As much as I'd been wanting a bullet necklace, I realized how stupid it was to buy this once I got home. Don't you hate that feeling? I'd been thinking about buying something like this because I thought it would represent my father having been shot in Chicago in the 70's, but then I realized how stupid it was to think a bullet, of all things, would best represent him. Anyway - I haven't worn it because it makes me feel bad! The knot necklace was another impulse buy, but I've at least worn it a few times. I'm not used to shorter, more delicate necklaces but it's nice to have a couple to fall back on.

"Flying Machine" print - I can't remember/figure out who this artist is for the life of me. :(
Owl print - Craft Svcs. I love this little guy!

Yellowlion. This photo does this print no justice as I have terrible lighting in my apartment. It's the prettiest seafoam green color and all the slight imperfections add character to such a humble piece.

Hero and Sound. This was made specifically for Renegade Craft Fair Chicago and it's based on the six corners in Wicker Park. The detail is so gorgeous (hence the angled picture)! They make a killer Brooklyn poster, too, for those of you interested. They also have a 40% off sale on their website that ends today!

I am home. So in love! The smaller blocks on the ends are 3"x3" and the center block is 4"x4". They're meant to be hung on the wall, but for now they're hanging out on the "windowsill" of my apartment (basement apartments + small glazed windows = crappy lighting and lack of plants). Isn't this such a clever idea?

This has nothing to do with this post, but because I'm a cheeseball at heart, here's a clip from Xanadu, one of my favorite movies (it's a childhood favorite, okay!) with music by Electric Light Orchestra:


  1. Lovely finds! I love the owl print most of all!

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  3. especially the owl print is very pretty, love it!

    xxx Charlie
    Feminine Bravery

  4. Love love them all!

  5. absolutely love your blog! :)

    I currently live in downtown Chicago and was wondering what thrift stores do you shop at?

    I have been to a few but have had no luck in finding anything worthwhile.

  6. The thrift stores I go to are on the North side. If you take the Red line going north and get off at Wilson, there is Unique Thrift Store and Salvation Army - both located on Sheridan Rd (you'd walk two blocks east on Wilson towards the lake upon getting off the train and turn right on Sheridan). There's also Village Discount outlet, but I rarely go there as it's out of my way... but it's worth going into every once in a while!

  7. I love the I Am Home collection. I'd just line those right across my coffee table as a center piece.