Saturday, April 16, 2011

Already Loved; A Goodbye...and Hello

As much as I've loved blogging over at Another's Treasure for the past couple years, I feel like I've grown out of it. With springtime here, and new starts in every pollen-filled breeze, a fresh new blog seems fitting. So I'd like to welcome you to Already Loved, a blog to be filled with new-to-me outfits, finds, vintage, etsy favorites, and Blythe appearances. The common thread, of course, is that most everything posted about has been previously enjoyed and passed on to live its second(hand) life. Thank you for your support the past couple years, and here's to new beginnings!


Estate Sale Treasure

Vintage Radio, Estate Sale ($2)
The only thing I got from last Sunday's estate sale was this awesome, still in the box, radio! This photo doesn't even show the best part- the back, which is this great 70s green! It's always neat to find stuff like this brand new from 40-plus years ago. You wonder if the former owner got it as a gift and it wasn't their style, or if they bought it for someone and forgot about it. At least, I wonder these things. The best part of estate sales is taking a look at the past...

Have a great Saturday, everyone!!!


Friday, April 15, 2011

Blythe's Thrifted Outfit: Springy Dots

Vintage Doll Clothes and Barbie Purse, Goodwill Outlet
I love these dotted pink shorts on Blythe! And they go so well with the dotted orange blouse. :) Sort of matchy-clashy. This is the first of many cute new outfits you'll see from the Goodwill Outlet bins last Saturday!

Happy Friday!!!!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Little JCrew

JCrew Suede Flats, Goodwill Outlet ($2.50)
You all know by now how much I love JCrew, and how much I love their flats! Well, I found the perfect ones at Goodwill Outlet on Saturday! Perfect except they are about a size too big for me. Ah, well. You can't win them all. I plan on bringing them on our family vacation next month to pass on to my mom. :)

I don't think I've mentioned it yet, but me, my hubby, my parents, and possibly my brother are going to San Francisco and Lake Tahoe for a week in May! I am sooooo excited!!! I hear the thrifting/vintage stores are awesome in San Fran, and I can't wait to see all the sights and hang out with some of my favorite people in the world- my family.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Temps are rising...

Vintage Thermometer, Goodwill Outlet ($1)
I grabbed this cool (sort-of) working thermometer right out of the Goodwill Outlet bin on Saturday! It's pretty neat how it works, but I admittedly got it for its looks. :) I have it on our kitchen counter, and unfortunately the 80 degree ball has been up at the top by itself for the past couple days. It looks like spring might already be over for us- summer here we come!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Thrifting Outfit: Leopard and Blues

Shirt, Flats, Necklace, Sweater, Bangles: Thrifted; Jeans, Burlington; Bag, Fieldguided
Sunday was a pretty packed day for the hubby and I. We went to Panera, Best Buy, Borders, Forever 21, an awesome estate sale, the movies to see 'Arthur', and finally the grocery store. Whew! But it was a good day, and we definitely got some neat things at the estate sale. The hubby even bought a lighter that looked like an old pistol!

The weather was a little overcast, but perfect otherwise. Definitely great short-sleeved sweater weather. :) Awww, Sundays. I can't wait for another one!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring has Sprung

Watering Can Vinyl Purse, Heritage Antiques
I couldn't resist sharing this with you all, even though I've already given it to my gardening-loving mother-in-law. :) Isn't it just the perfect spring bag? When I bought it, the owner warned me (jokingly, of course) to not actually use it to water plants!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was too short! I do have half-days today and tomorrow though, so maybe I'll head out to the thrifts again. :)


Sunday, April 10, 2011

My Thrifting Outfit: Olive You

Olive Cardigan, Plane Necklace: Thrifted; Striped Shirt, Target Clearance; Jeans, Burlington; Shoes, Plato's Closet; Feather Necklace, F21; Fieldguided Tote, etsy
I love this newly thrifted sweater. It's like a big, comfy hug- and the perfect weight for our crazy changing weather here in Richmond. This is also my first time taking out my Fieldguided tote, (instead of just enjoying looking at it hanging on the wall!) and I love it! It's the perfect size, and the straps are long enough to be comfy on my shoulder. :)

I hit the doll clothes jackpot at Goodwill Outlet yesterday too! I can't wait to show you all the adorably spring-like outfits on Blythe. :) Have a great rest of your weekend!!!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Little Fishy

Vintage Fish Ribbon, Goodwill Outlet (<$1)
Goodwill Outlet this past Saturday was a gold mine of cool little vintage things! I especially loved this sturdy vintage ribbon with fish on it. :) (Yes, I know they are upside-down in the photo!)

I think I might try to make a belt with this eventually, but right now I have it wrapped around my computer chair to spice it up a little.

I hope your weekend is great! Mine starts this afternoon- so here's to hoping the morning goes by quick and easy!


Friday, April 8, 2011

Blythe's Thrifted Outfit: Dotted and Flared

Barbie Jeans, Dotted Doll Shirt, Purse: Goodwill Outlet
I love the fit of this polka-dotted doll shirt on Blythe. I think it was made for larger dolls, but the oversize fit reminds me of the shirts you find so often at Forever 21. As for the Barbie jeans, they fit perfectly except the long length. But who wants to hem awesome bell bottoms to make them ordinary? Not me!

I hope you are having a lovely Friday. After today and tomorrow morning, it'll be the weekend for me! I'm definitely looking forward to it. :)


Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Tale of the Headless Sailor

Headless/ Toe-less Lladro Sailor, Goodwill Outlet ($1)
When I saw this poor, broken guy in the Goodwill Outlet bin on Saturday, I knew just what he was. You see, my Grammy collects Lladros, and for about a buck, I had to have this headless fellow!

The funny thing about this is that I think I like him better without a head. Here's a photo of an intact one. (It is kind of cool that the original has a pipe. The hubby would like that.) But I like him better as I've put him to use: with a fabric flower where the head should go! I'll take a photo sometime. :)


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My Thrifted Outfit: New Finds and Sunshine

Ray Bans, TJMaxx; Jeans, Burlington; Feather Necklace, F21; Shoes, Plato's Closet; Shirt, Cardigan, Bag, Ship Necklace, Thrifted
This new bag I got at Goodwill Outlet on Saturday has the perfect hippie-on-the-move vibe. Its a great size and shape for weekend adventures, for sure. Another newly thrifted item I wore Sunday (when this photo was taken) was my purple cardigan. You can't tell too well from the picture, but the edges are scalloped! It has such a sweet look and feel, and I had been looking to add some purple to my closet. Well, that's about all I have for now. I haven't been having the best week ever, so here's to hoping the rest goes by fast!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Patchwork= Awesome

Patchwork Pillow, Goodwill Outlet (<$1)
I am so in love with everything patchwork and/or quilted! There's something so homey about it that always draws me in. In the case of this awesome vintage pillow, I spotted it from across Goodwill Outlet...and speed-walked right to it! After some thorough washing, it's my new 'reading pillow'- the perfect size and shape for propping up my head to read book after book. :)

Speaking of books, what are you guys reading? I'm usually in the middle of quite a few at a time. Right now, I'm reading: On The Road by Jack Kerouac; Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert; and Bringing Home the Birkin by Michael Tonello. I have a bunch of books lined up to read as well! Such a book nerd. :)


Monday, April 4, 2011

What a Dollar Will Get You...

Vintage Unopened Tennis Balls; Vintage Wall Decor; Vintage Love Mug; All: Church Yard Sale ($1)
...At a church yard sale :) I saw this little sale at a local church on my way to the thrifts, and I had to stop! I'm glad I did, 'cause I picked up all these vintage goodies for a dollar!!!

My favorite thing here has got to be the 'Love' cup. :) So cute! I almost couldn't believe it when the lady at the booth said, "How about a dollar for all of it?" I just agreed and handed the dollar over with a huge smile on my face. :)

I also got the prettiest shades of OPI nail polish for a buck each, including the absolute perfect shade of peach. I'll definitely be showing it off soon. :)


Sunday, April 3, 2011

My Thrifting Outfit: Leopard and Sailor Stripes

Ray Ban Wayfarers, TJMaxx; Striped Shirt, Target Clearance; Jeans, Burlington; Jacket, F21; Necklace, Flats, Vest, and Bag:  Thrifted
Oh my gosh, you guys! I am so excited about my newest pair of sunglasses- a special edition Ray Ban Wayfarer pair that I found at TJMaxx for less than fifty bucks! I've been wanting a pair of the classic Wayfarer shape- they seem to stay better on my little nose- and these are especially cool. :)

Also new in this outfit: the striped shirt I've been eying at Target for months that finally ended up on the clearance rack, and the F21 jacket I was telling you about yesterday. I have to say, paired with my awesome vintage satchel and leopard print flats, I was loving this outfit!

I also scored some really great vintage goodies whilst out thrifting/antiquing/church yard sale-ing! I can't wait to show you all the goods this week. :)


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Remix: F21 Jacket

When I picked up this jacket from Forever 21 back in October, I didn't realize how much wear I'd get out of it! Not only did I find myself throwing it on almost every day to go to work, but I wore it in quite a lot of outfit shots as well.

I usually do these posts as 'thrifted remixes', but since I only spent about twenty bucks on this jacket and I got at least a hundred wears out of it, I think it counts! Another reason I'm doing a post on this jacket? I think it's about worn out. I love it so much that I got one almost like it to replace it, and I'm wearing it today. :)

Wish me luck thrifting so I have more to share with you all next week. :)


Friday, April 1, 2011

Blythe's Thrifted Outfit: Tomboy/ Rock Star

Boy Doll Sweater, Cut-offs: Goodwill Outlet; Guitar, Dollar Tree
It has been pretty chilly in Richmond this past week, so I thought it was fitting to put Blythe in a thrifted boy doll sweater with last week's cut-offs. For a rock star edge, I picked up this former party favor at Dollar Tree. As a guitar player/ tomboy-at-heart myself, I could see myself throwing on a human-sized version of this outfit in an instant.

I hope you all have a great weekend! I for one can't wait to hit the thrifts. :)