Monthly Archives for July 2011
White Strawberry Sangria Sangria is the perfect summer drink as it is both elegant and pedestrian at the same time. During the summer you don’t even have to leave the city to get great deals on local produce, … Continue reading
I purchased this 1950s, 100% silk dress from Dame for $5 last week. However, it was too big in the shoulders and the hem was torn. With a little bit of pinning, cutting and sewing the dress fits perfect. We … Continue reading
The Habitat for Humanity Restore in West Roxbury has a fairly nice selection of antique tables, dressers, beds, chairs and vanities. The white dresser (above) is only $30. The pieces to the left are all under $50. The store is … Continue reading
Old books feature some of the most interesting and inexpensive artwork for your home. Several weeks ago I began searching for antique frames and classic children’s books to frame for my friend’s baby nursery. I found an old “Jack in … Continue reading
From Hydeparkmass.org: You can’t miss this six-street neighborhood yard sale in Roslindale this weekend! Furniture, books, clothing, baby and kids items, toys, household items, and more… View Larger Map I know I’ll be there. Hoping the kid’s toys & … Continue reading
I stopped by Dame in Jamaica Plain today and found out they’re closing their doors this Sunday. They have ALOT of really cute items (for males and females) left that are 30 and 50 percent off. Hurry before it is … Continue reading
Encore Exchange I just added two boutiques on the directory that are perfect for people looking for accessories, in particular scarves and jewelry. Encore Exchange in Brookine is tucked away in a tiny shopping center near the Coolidge Corner Theater … Continue reading
If you haven’t been to a Swap in Boston, you’re missing out. Normally the way it works is: You buy a $10-$15 ticket and you are given a bag to fill. Most of the time you get a discount on … Continue reading
My friend Rachel notified me today that there is a “giant” Savers in West Roxbury. Apparently, the store is located in an old Stop & Shop (grocery store) building. I haven’t been to the store yet to survey what they … Continue reading
While at James Gate in JP I spotted Brianna Rossi, 23, sit down with a Goodwill bag and approached her about her finds…here are the details: She found four records for under $1 each, including a Billy Joel, a Heart … Continue reading
Summertime Couscous Salad This versatile salad is a summertime favorite for me. Creamy, crunchy, tangy and fragrant, it satisfies the senses and is wonderful served hot or cold. Many of these ingredients (red bell pepper, fresh pesto, artichoke hearts) you … Continue reading
I found a vintage, floral romper from Goodwill today. There were several at the store, including a couple terrycloth ones. I chose this one because it tied in the back and therefore was more adjustable and fit better.
I picked up these handpainted glasses from the Goodwill on Harrison Ave (see bean rating below). They were in the “boutique” section and were priced at 2.99 each. Love them.