Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Thrifting the Mennonite Way

A few days ago, my cousins, sister, aunt, mom, and I took a mini fall road trip to a festival in a small town nearby. We stopped by a MCC (Mennonite Central Commitee) Thrift Store on the way and looked around for a bit - it was fabulous! I have Mennonite roots although I am not religious, but it was still really neat to see the Mennonite tradition of saving everything put into practice.

I loved this vintage orange chair - only 15 bucks!

 I was tempted to buy this clock for $3.      Even yogourt containers are reused!

              You can always count on finding a good Christmas sweater...

Vintage suitcases = looove.

Stay tuned for my next post about the festival!

xo, Jade 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ana Somnia

I'm about to get to bed, but I first HAVE to share this website that I just found... please check it out - it's eerie, inspiring, and strangely fantastic.

It might only work if you have a webcam, but I'm not sure.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Repurposed Jars

I love glass jars! They're so old fashioned and gorgeous and everytime I go to the thrift store I want to buy a billion because they're useful for everything...

I love this idea, just stuff some old photos into glass jars -
these ones were used for a display at somebody's wedding.

Useful for storing random little knick-knacks

Lots of different colours and shapes 

What a neat soap dispenser :)

These jars have lightbulbs inside them - LOVE it!

Painted white for a more modern feel.

Hope everybody had a lovely weekend! It's almost September, but I'm so ready for the fall!

xoxo, Jade

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Faves!

3 cheers for my first weekly feature! I was originally going to do ten Friday Fave items, but for now I'm only going to do 5, because it's late and takes a lot longer than I thought :P No worries, I'll increase soon...

1. Super duper nice bathtubs... 'nuff said.

Luxury bathroom interior
ideas for bathtubs

2. Autumn boots :) I LOVE these ones...

3. Coloured tights - especially wine and mustard.


5. Old-fashioned children's games like Dutch Blitz, Memory, that one where you create the beard on the man using a magnet and dragging sand-like stuff across the board (know what I'm talking about?).

That's it for my Friday Faves, hope you enjoyed! Have a lovely summer to fall transition...

xo, Jade

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Newspaper Nails!

So here it goes for my first post! I really wanted to share with you these neat designs Georgia (my sister), my cousins and I painted on our nails.

We started out by painting our nails with white nail polish. Once that's completely dry, dip your finger into rubbing alcohol for 5 seconds and then press a piece of newspaper onto the nail for 30 long seconds. Seal with a clear coat (wait a bit so the print doesn't smear) and do the same thing with the other nails!

It was our first time trying this out (we got the idea here - CutePolish's channel on YouTube) and I'm super happy with how it turned out! Apparently you can do it with comic strips too... some other possibilities I wonder about are sheet music, images of flowers or vintage fabric printed onto plain printer paper, sudokus or crosswords, images from old books like Alice in Wonderland... I'll be doing some experimenting in the future! Hope you're all getting as much as you can out of these last few days of summer.

xo, Jade

P.S. My blog is still under construction so it might look a little "un-proper" for now!