I really love spring and summer because it means that parties aren’t trapped indoors. You can have natural sunlight in the afternoon, it cools down enough for dinner, and then you can chat by the light of the moon in the late evening. We have such a nice backyard that it’s great to feel like we’re taking full advantage of our space. I think it’s nice to find decor that blends your indoor party space with your outdoor party space, so I’ve collected some for today’s treasury.

OLD Vintage Chinese 4-Tiered…


No.7 Cube Concrete Tea Ligh…


Colorful Hammock


Sea Glass on Red Napkin Ring…


Vintage Cocktail Trays – Lac…


Painted Mason Jar Vases Seas…


Cigar Box – Carey Hand Made …


Bright Spiral Mosaic Mirror


Sconce. Concrete, raw minima…


Color Dot with Teal Blue Con…


Sterling Silver Ring, Authen…


Fashionable Casual Dark Gray…


I’ve always loved concrete as a medium… my engagement ring was even made of cement and stainless steel… so I thought I’d include a little. The candle holder and wall sconce are both concrete and the necklace is enclosed in it as well. Glass pairs pretty well with concrete, so I added some mirrors, sea glass, and painted glass vases to soften it a bit. Everything else in the treasury just adds color and vintage style!

Makes me antsy to make a pitcher of margaritas or sangria and have everyone up for an afternoon!

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I feel like it’s been a while since we’ve had back to back weeks of thrift shares. I guess I used to do a lot more shopping when I was trying to make the house look more like a home. Now it looks like a home so I do a lot more browsing when I go thrifting.

I actually bought this first share on my trip last week with Cari. But, it’s so small that I had already misplaced it when I wrote last week’s thrift share post …

I got this Volupte compact for two bucks!



As you can see, it’s not in perfect condition, but it’s really pretty and everything on the Internet suggests that I got a total steal. I found one with this same design in excellent condition for $100! I’m not positive what I’m going to use it for, yet, but I think I’ll either use it to catch earrings and jewelry when I’m on the go, or maybe to hold spare ibuprofen.

This weekend I finally got to Thistle in Kansas City for another trip. It worked out so perfectly as I had to be about 3 minutes away from the store at 10 a.m. and I’m an early riser lately. Can you believe I haven’t been there since July when Mary and I met there?

It was beautifully arranged, as usual. For this opening, everything was arranged into little monochrome vignettes. I wanted to move into the white vignette. It was so beautiful.

I only bought a few things, a few reprinted campaign pins for gifts for a few friends, and a “NO PETS” sticker that I think I’m going to work into a corner for the cat — not that Logan isn’t allowed in that corner, it’s more for him to let people know that when he’s sleeping there he doesn’t want any pets. (We do not have children so the personalities we invent for our pets are very involved.)

My favorite find was this adorable butterfly mister.


I haven’t had as much time to do research on it, but I think it’s so pretty and it’s in great shape! I’m not sure if I’m going to try to use it to mist things or if I’ll just display it but I’m really glad I bought it. I even put it back at one point in my shopping and I think I’d be sad if I left the store without it.

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