Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday Five Under Five!!!!

Hi Glam readers!!  It's Friday!
Have you gone by Target's dollar spot lately?
It's filled with back to school themed fun that is perfect for throwing a little back to school party for your kiddos or sending them in to greet their new teachers with treats on the first day.

They have these jars with a no. 2 pencil motif as well as chalkboard ones.  So cute!!
These were $3.  I think these would make adorable centerpieces if you're doing a back to school party!

They also have galvanized buckets with 1, 2, 3 on them.  These were also $3.

They also have no. 2 pencil gable boxes.  Those would be really cute for gift giving!

They have gift tags with a notebook theme as well as ruler ribbon, both for $1.

They also have these little apple chalkboard clips.  They come three to a pack for $3!

If you're wanting to use these things for back to school, I would go grab them right away.  The seasonal stuff seems to clear out of the bins fast!

How about you?

Have you found any great deals lately?

I would love to hear about them!!


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dorm Room Style On A Budget!!

Hi Glam readers!  Can you believe it's almost August!?
Back to school season is looming close.  Our family will be homeschooling this year, which is a whole story in itself.  Say a prayer for me, will you?
Back to school season always conjures up thoughts of dorm room style and getting college students in an environment they're comfortable with at a price point that is wallet friendly.

Today, I thought I would put together an inspiration board for the young lady in your life who might be heading off to college.

Bedding:  Boho Boutique Gypsy Rose  $79.99
Rug:  Garland Southwest Rug  $56.99
Desk:  Hamilton X Slat Office Desk  $123.49
Artwork:  "Keep Your Chin" Up Print  $10.00
Desk Chair:  Office Star Dorado Office Chair $89.29

Grand Total:  $359.76

Not bad, right?  Getting your dorm room in great shape for less than $500 seems like a pretty good deal!
How about you?

Is anyone in your home heading off to college?

I would love to hear how the process is going for you!


Monday, July 27, 2015

American Thrift Store In South Florida

Hi Glam readers!
Recently, I came across another thrift store that I wanted to share with you.
I know you guys like to know about different spots I hit around the country.
I've been travelling a lot through Florida lately and I have a lot of new things to share.
A friend of mine told me about American Thrift, apparently, there are a few locations in South Florida.  It's a really good spot for several reasons.

There was TONS of stuff, and some really cool pieces, 
but it was a bit pricier than what I'm used to in the Midwest.

I loved this Trojan horse figurine but it was $8, which I felt was a bit high.  I really don't need any other accessories, so I left him behind.

They also had some beautiful glasses, but there were just 3 of them and they were also priced at $8 for the set.

There was a rack of furs make their way to South Florida always baffles me.
I also loved the horns, but I didn't see a price on those and the line was long so I didn't end up asking.

There was quite a few used musical instruments, which is always a great way to start off if you your your child is a beginner.

Next door, there was two full storefronts with furniture and artwork!

This sign was at the front of the store when you walked in.  As you can see, it was not for sale, but it made me smile.  I think I need to recreate it!  :)

They had this huge set of furniture which was gorgeous, and filled with potential.  However, they wanted $1200 for the set!  

They had some fun artwork too.  I really liked this black and white piece with the little boy blowing bubbles.  A perfect picture of Summer fun!

If you happen to be close to an American Thrift, they are definitely worth checking out!  Lots of cool stuff to be found!

How about you?

Have you found any great, new thrift stores in your neck of the woods?

I would LOVE to hear about it!!


Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Five Under $5!

Hi Glam readers!  
It's Friday!
I hope you had a great week!
Today's round up is all under $5 and includes various finds from different stores.

I came across these sticky tabs at Hobby Lobby.  I love the music motif!  Certainly would make keeping organized a bit more fun, especially for just $2.99.

Hobby Lobby also has a great collection of glam office accessories.  Of course, I loved these gold paper clips.  They were $2.99 as well.

They also had gold binder clips for $1.99.  Don't forget you can also use the mobile 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby, making these finds even cheaper!

I was at the Dollar Tree this week too and I was pleasantly surprised by the patterns and colors they had in their melamine plate and bowls!

Certainly not bad for $1, right?!

How about you?

Have you found any great items for less than $5 lately?

I would love to hear about them!

I hope you have wonderful weekend plans!


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Summer Picnicking

Hi Glam readers!  It's Wednesday, I hope your week is going well.
Things have been a bit...hectic for us lately.
So much going on, hopefully I'll be able to share more about that soon.
For now, with so much happening, I'm craving down time.
True down time.  The kind you can actually enjoy because you're relaxed and you have nowhere in particular to be.  

vintage picnic. LOVE.

The other day, I thought, how lovely it would be to go on a picnic.  To forget everything and just enjoy outdoors, maybe read a book and not worry about what was going to happen next.

To be truthful, it's far to hot in Florida right now for a picnic.  In most parts of the country, however, this is prime picnicking season and today I thought it would be fun to share some inspiration.

Vintage Thai Tiffin Box for Picnic

These are available on Etsy for $33.43 and are available in several colors.
I think the different compartments would be ideal for carrying several things on a picnic.

Mid Century Plaid Picnic Tote

Aluminum Water Cooler Picnic Jug Vintage 1950s  Featherflite by Poloron USA Great Gift For Him

I love the retro designs!  I think it adds so much more fun to a picnic.

Wicker Picnic Basket with Large Thermos and Wool Blanket Vintage

Charming Vintage Tin Litho Red Floral Cake Carrier

If you're taking cake along to your picnic, there certainly isn't a cuter way to transport it!

How about you?

Have you been on a picnic lately?

Do you love vintage picnic items as much as I do?

I would love to hear about any you might have in your collection!


Monday, July 20, 2015

Hunting: Vintage Lucite Furniture

Hi Glam readers!  
If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you know I love furniture, especially vintage furniture!  Make it mid century with a touch of glam and I'm all in.
I've been known to have dreams about furniture, true story.
I'm not sure exactly what that says about me, except that I truly do love good furniture with great design.
I've always loved lucite furniture, mostly because it just screams glam.

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vintage mirror and lucite table

J. Adler hollywood regency office

Fabulous Set of Lucite Tray Tables on Stand  U.S.A.  1970's  Vintage set of two folding lucite tables on a substantial stand.

Tubular Lucite Chrome 3 Tier Rolling Bar Cart Tea Table Mid Century Modern 60's 70's Side Retro Serving Acrylic

How fab is that cart?  I can see it being used as all sorts of things!
It would be a great beverage cart, side table or even storage in a bathroom.

Lucite Dining Set with 4 chairs by Haziza

Such a cool dining set!  I also love that the lucite is transparent.  It makes it perfect for using it in small spaces.  It also goes with any color scheme.

A few weeks ago, I was in the Orlando area with a friend of mine and she took me to a great little resale shop.  They had quite a few vintage lucite pieces.

They had a gorgeous lucite bar.  It came with a $1,500.00 price tag.  But it was sooo much fun to admire and drool at in person!

They also had a lucite coffee table.  Again, I think you could do so much with a piece like this.
So far, the only affordable lucite I've found was a small set of two nesting tables.  All together I paid $3 for them at Goodwill.  I'd love to come across some really cool vintage piece in my hunting.

How about you?

Have you incorporated any lucite into your decor?

I would love to hear about it and how it works in your space!!!


Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Favorites: Vintage Glassware

Hi Glam readers!
If you've read this blog for any length of time, you know I love vintage glassware.
Glassware in days gone by was much more unique and I think that's the reason I love it so much.
It's a great way add some flair to your table.
Today, I thought it would be fun to round up some affordable vintage glassware.
Everything I'm sharing can be yours for $25 or less!

Glass Ball Pitcher Gold Stripes Mid Century Barware Mixed Drinks Cocktail Pitcher Round Clear Glass Gold Bands 1950 Bar Ware Pitcher Ice Lip

This lovely pitcher is available on etsy for $12.99!!  I love the gold detail.

Set of 5 Vintage Blendo Frosted Juice Glasses Midcentury Modern Glassware/ Barware

I love these beautiful glasses.  These are also on Etsy and are just $22.

Craft Cocktail Lowball Glasses Pitcher Stirrer Vintage Libbey Platinum Trimmed Pitcher Stirrer and Round Glasses Barware Set

This beautiful set is just $24, which is a great price!  I think the pitcher alone is worth that.

Retro Vintage Mid Century Black and Gold Detailed Barware Drinking 1 oz. Classic Shot Glass Set of 4 Mad Men Happy Hour Cocktails

This set of four vintage glasses is right up my alley with the black and gold motif!  
The set of four is $20.

Black Faux Croc and Chrome Ice Bucket with Starburst Handle by COLONY / Retro Atomic Barware

Again, this gorgeous ice bucket is available on etsy.  I know it's not technically glassware, but it will go beautifully with your retro glassware!  It's $25.

How about you?

Do you love vintage glassware as much as I do?

Do you have any in your home?

I would love to hear about it!