Friday, October 23, 2009

sad day. sweet find.

Today we close on our sweet homeplace. I'm in such a weird mood. The gloomy weather may have a bit to do with the way I'm feeling as well. It's quite dark and dreary. This day has been dreaded for some time now.

I'm sad today. Yeah, I said it. I'm still excited about new things ahead but closing a precious chapter in your life always hurts. I'm so glad that I still have a month left here. I'm going to savor every moment I can with all of my dear friends.

I'm not really going to elaborate and throw up all of my feelings today because they're all over the place and I don't want to come across as being bi-polar. I'm just emotional. I think we've all determined that already. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out. ;)

So on a happier note, I thought I'd share a lovely find. I love to go thrift store shopping. Call me crazy, weird or whatever, I don't care. Honestly, I have found some really great treasures at thrift stores. I love to rummage through other people's junk and find something with character.

I went to goodwill not long ago and was digging through their scarf/hat bin when I happened upon a most lovely, antique and very vintage hat from the 1940's era. Fell in love. I don't know if I'll ever actually wear it out but I have a thing for hats. I guess it's the little old lady somewhere inside of me. I wouldn't be opposed to wearing a nice hat every now and again. I think I was born in the wrong era. Who knows? It could very well come in handy for a costume at some point. It would work as a wonderful prop for some fun photo shoots and it can very well be used even as decor, if you ask me. I can find use for most anything. Behold the vintage red net hat in all it's glory that I paid a whole $2 for...







































I bet I could sell it on ebay and make way more than I paid for it. Still has the original designer print inside and everything. I believe I'll keep it though. :)

11 comments:

aMbErDeNaE said...

LOVE.

Annie said...

cheer up butter cup ;)
good luck with the move!
the hat is so cute!
i haven't been to a goodwill in about 20 years. i really should at least go look! i want to find some deals!

hope you have a great weekend my friend!!

Mitzy said...

Hey Amber!

Sorry you are having a cummy day.. Sounds like you need to go gather some friends and go out for some fun!!

P.s You are NOT weird for liking Thrift stores, I like them too.. you can find some cool stuff in there.. I AM also a Conignment shop junkie too.. I LOVE those places!

OceanDreams said...

It is totally understandable being emotional before moving, I always am crying when big changes ensure or I am moving. So glad that you went shopping and had fun exploring and finding something that you could have fun with! You look gorgeous under that red hat and you are right, it would totally make a great Halloween costume. You could even have a tea party with your girls when you move, ha ha! Thanks for your sweet comment on my last post, you don't change either Amber! I think we must be kindred spirits, I truly love your blog. Enjoy your weekend keep your head held high! XOXO!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Super cute find!

Kristin said...

Ohhhhh what a gorg score! And congrats. : )

OceanDreams said...

Hi love, it is me again! I just wanted to come by and give you the happy news that I gave you an award on my blog. Hope moving and everything is going well for you, xoxo!

Molly said...

Okay, I think I may be crazy. I knew you had commented on my blog, but didn't realize you had one! I have been reading through post for awhile now, and I love it!

Good luck with everything. Being away from fam is super hard. I think you're gonna LOVE Charlotte. Of course, I know all the fab people there to greet you!
I haven't lived in P-cola for over 6 years, but it will always have a special place in my heart!

Molly said...

Oh, and I LOVE the hat!

Tiffany said...

how did the big move actually go? God did so many amazing things here on our end. We've lived the past week on an air mattress at our old place. We stay here til the 31st. I too go from excitement to tears in a minutes time. I know how you're feeling.

ANd girl....I LOVE THRIFT store shopping!! K- we are gonna meet up when I move to NC and shop!!! I'm stoked for IKEA too. How funny. I totally did what you did just before the move. I found this amazing teapot@a thrift store -check my blog. :) You make me laugh - cuz it's like reading myself sometimes. I'm excited for some stores in Charlotte, southern life, and I feel like I'm in the wrong era sometimes too. There's this huge part of me that wants this "notebook" era life. Where men dressed dapper and women wore hats and gloves. :) And then sometimes I just love my jeans.

Anyways - I hope you're doing good with the move!!

Morgan said...

Hey Amber..it's been awhile since you posted this so I'm just stopping by to check in and make sure you are doing better! I know it must have been so sad and hard closing on the house but everything will be ok. Like they always say..when one door closes another one opem. :)