yesterday was the most wonderful day. i spent the day shopping with my mom.

for those of you who don't know, my mom is a painter. last year she quit her job as an art teacher to pursue her painting career full time. i am so proud of her. she is doing her first solo show soon! i am so excited! Congratulations, Mom! 

I want to start sharing more places from my hometown since blog readers are coming to visit the new shop! First up... My favorite thrift shop, Thrift Haven (located on S. Glenstone). This is a charity based thrift shop (all proceeds support a children's home!). I shop here about once a week and find lots of cute dresses & vintage items to paint. They play gospel music %100 of the time and all of the people who work there are volunteers. I love it so much that if it ever goes out of business, I'm moving.  

1these blue suitcases are so lovely. i especially love old luggage if it has a monogram. 
2(...the plaid one has my heart...) 
3i loved this green, aqua & grey book spine. lovely.  
4vinyl. i've been searching for a certain Neil Young record recently.  

they're beautiful. 

5this skirt was SO cute. not my size, unfortunately, but very worthy of a little "snap". I love embroidered vintage clothing! 
6if only...

i love this hunt! 


8if my grandma would have worn it, it's twice as appealing! 

both my grandma's had killer cute style and it thrills me to wear the trends that they used to love. 

10i loooove my mom. ♥ 

Oh, and this is what I took home with me from this shopping trip: 



this lovelyyy spring blanket. i think it was $3. score! 

oh, and right next door to Thrift Haven is the Oriental Market. It's cute and very colorful. My foster sister lovies the cute candy they have.... 


121413well, that's a little peek at a few of my favorite local spots. more to come... next up is my favorite vintage shop (yes, thrift & vintage= two very different things!) and it's right across the street from my store! You're gonna freak out... it's sooo gorgeous. 

well, I have a new box of chamomile tea & a deadline to work on this evening. 

Happy Sunday! Elsie 


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