Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


OK, so anyone who KNOWS me (like really knows me) will be SHOCKED by this post!!! I was ALWAYS the girl who LOATHED pink (because it was so girly and everyone likes it and I wanted to be different) BUT pink has wormed its way into my heart! I frequent thrift stores A LOT. You never know what you might find (I personally LOVE the thrill of the hunt) and I pick things up here and there for future projects so I’m not running out at the last minute paying full price for items (knobs, display props, fabrics, greenery, florals, etc). I have noticed when thrifting I lean toward a color scheme (not always the same color every trip). It usually starts with one piece and then before I know it my cart is an onsemblage of hues and shades of one color!!! 

I always always will pick up an interesting glass storage jar BECAUSE I know I will use these in my kitchen (even if just in my cabinets I like to have my items pretty vs. store packaging).

While playing around on pinterest I found cute napkin ideas and KNEW I had to go back and get these bow napkin holders (I had passed them over several times before because I didn’t really have a use for them BUT pretty can be useful AND I have used them as props for my etsy shop). 

I am smitten with all things Italian SO it’s only natural that I would purchase this woven ceramic planter stamped “made in Italy” on the bottom!!! (and these have now evolved into a collection...I keep my eyes out for them and they have their own display spot in my cabinet). 

What have you SCORED at the thrift lately?!?! Leave your score in the comment section and I’ll pop by your blog and check it out!! 

Monday, June 20, 2016


For the past 4 months I have been getting the no-chip mani’s and I L O V E them!! With flea market season upon me (and 3 shows in one week) I wasn’t about to go get my nails done (even though they had outgrowth and I DESPARATLEY needed too). With painting, sanding and styling my nails take a beating during flea market prep. SO.....with an outgrowth like this.....

There was just one thing to do!!! I was sitting there looking at them one night thinking how can I disguise the outgrowth for my show...and then it came to me.... Turn them into watermelons of course!!!

I simply used a thin green nail art polish to paint in between the coral and the cuticle......they looked pretty janky before I added the “seeds”!! Which I did by again using a nail art polish (they are the lil skinny bottles with smaller brushes). 

I’m pretty pleased with my creative turn around AND have gotten several compliments!!!

What do YOU do to make your mani’s last?!?!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Hi! I'm still here....just not blogging as much because I think we have become an instagram clan! Makes sense since we are mostly an INSTAnt gratification linda world! I thought I'd drop in and say hi!! I miss the blogs (I too am guilty of that insta habit) post a few pics and I'd LOVE to hear from you guys....if anyones still out there!!

With the cool "spring" we had I did several inside the house projects....changing out these knobs was one of them (this is the AFTER...a mix of 2 different knobs for a unique look).

Target never disappoints....saw these FAB neon sandals and was in LOVE

And this romper too....Target again

Re-opened my etsy shop and have been listing like a fiend in between flea markets...this party kit is ALMOST too pretty to sell!!

Some pieces of nature for this wasp nest. Did you know these nests are a paper like substance created when the wasps take in wood and mix it with their saliva to spin these masterpieces of nature?!??! Pretty impressive - dontcha think?!??!

Also selling these vintage berry baskets...a few varieties just in time for summer!! 
It's been so long since I've thought about posting that all my pictures are still prisoners in my phone!! Until next time.....

Friday, March 11, 2016


Salads seem pretty basic -right?!?!? WRONG!!! Salads don't have to be boring!!! Below are some salads I have made over time (most within the past week). 

SOUTHWEST PEPPER JACK SALAD with a homemade Avocado Dressing 
(the recipe can be found on my Pinterest Board)

A nice fresh salad with strawberries, unsweetened coconut chips, and a handful of sea salt melba toast crackers crunched up for well, THE CRUNCH!! Topped lightly with a balsamic vinagrette

BOTH these salads were made with the same greens (organic baby spring mix from Target AND on clearance for $1.99)

Below I added 1 roma tomato (my tom of choice), 2 strips of turkey bacon (I cook the lb ahead of time and freeze and pull out the slices as needed - that way they are always ready for me) and topped with @TraderJoes Cilantro dressing. BOTH took under 5 minutes to make and were PERFECT!! Flavorful, filling and GOOD FOR YOU!!!
Do YOU do SALADS?!??!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

THRIFTY TUESDAY.....Thrift Store Finds

I NEED Thrifters Anonymous!!! It's like a SICKNESS!! I go every time I go to the gym...I'm working the thrift stores like it's a FULL TIME JOB!!!

@TARGET earlier in the morning I spotted this cute romper....It was CUTE enough to make me walk back and take a pic!

I guess #rompers stayed on my mind BECAUSE later at the thrift I picked up this cutie (on the top)!!!! I paid .99  - TRUE STORY!! Even IF I only wore it to bed it's a win!!! 

 I've also noticed I buy in color themes!!! Coral and blue were the mains!! 

For Easter this year we are wearing corals....I already have a dress (but it's sleeveless and midwest March Easter SO chances are I will need a jacket!!). The top left Jacket is originally from Chico's..LOVE the color, the shimmer, it's labeled a size 3 (which is XL 16/18) BUT I think whoever sent it to the thrift washed and dried it and it shrunk a bit! WIN for me!
 The other ay at Goodwill I scored this #Coach purse (for my bestie) and see those canvas gym shoes in the background?!?!? (they are Coach too). S C O R E!!!

Do YOU thrift?!?! What store is your fave? BEST THRIFT FIND?!?!

Thursday, March 3, 2016


The 5th (YEP 5th ) time was the CHARM!!!
I am ga-ga over my new kitchen curtain!!!! The colors are GLORIOUS!!! (I've always done the Robins Egg Blue BUT I am finding I am drawn to pink - which is a BIG shocker for anyone who knows me...and kitchen is accents of yellow and pink). 

The photo below was right after we moved in (I was actually taking pics of my new highlights BUT look way in the background at the window). Those were the cafe curtains from my last house (I LOVE them BUT they no longer make them so I couldn't add to them...see how they were peek-a-boo curtains?!?!)

Then there was a vintage curtain...and that was too skinny and too long (and since I have 4 panels I didn't want to go slicing one up, because someday I may need a set of 4). SO then I had the idea to use a vintage tablecloth.....It was for a card table and again too narrow
(this window has been the BIGGEST PITA to's taller and narrower than a standard window AND it's right above the sink so the length has to be just right). 

ENTER the dream....first I bought the napkins to this pattern thinking I could put them together to make 2 cute lil panels....the pack of 4 wasn't enough AND when I went back to grab another they were GONE! SO I bought the tablecloth instead!!! Knowing I could trim and heatbond it to the right size (because I don't know how to sew). Moving during the winter is AWFUL (not only the ACTUAL moving in that frigid weather) BUT the fact that my garage is a storage and I can't find a thing!) I have countless packs of these clippy O-rings (I pick them up whenever I see them at the thrift because I know I can always use them and they're expensive in the store). SO I made due with the 3 rings I had (it looks like a total make-shift job...I can only imagine what the neighbors think).

I popped in my fave thrift last week (I didn't even grab a cart because I am trying to stay away from the thrift stores - I have spent crazy cash there lately). I found an UNOPENED pack of (mini) goldtone clip rings (these are legit older - made in the good 'ol USA). NOW I can finally gather and clip the curtain as I saw it in my mind the ENTIRE time!!!

I folded the top over and clipped (I see where I got a lil crazy...this was a 2 person job and my daughter was O V E R it!!). No matter - I LOVE it!!! It's an @aprilcornell table cloth.
What was YOUR solution for a troublesome window?!??!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


WOW! It has been a whole week since I posted! I'm wondering if I should continue this lil blog of mine....I sometimes feel like there isn't an "audience" and honestly I can spend HOURS getting sucked into cyber-land. I am trying to make my time count....SO if you don't see any posts from me you'll know why.....OR if there's something that I've done that your particularly liked and want to see more lemme know! For today we will get on with WIWW linking up with The Pleated Poppy

I got my new Judith Ripka bracelet I have been COVETING since BEFORE Christmas!!!

The multi stones will go with ER'thing!!!

SCARF - Chico's
JEGGINGS - Wal-mart
BARE FEET - Courtesy of the pedi of the night

FRIDAY -Spelling Bee @ my Son's School
VEST - Thrifted
SCARF - Chico's
JEGGINGS - Walmart
*** There's @judithripka bracelet ***

A 54 degree Saturday started like this....Enjoying the sun, trying to soak up the vitamin D

Then a txt from my BFF asking to meet for coffee and couponing had me like....Lemme get my clothes on in hurry....
 What I threw on in a hurry (like got ready in under 5 minutes hurry)
LACE HEADBAND - Burlington Coat Factory (MORE than just great coats)
FRINGE PURSE - Maurices on MAJOR clearance!!!
LEOPARD JEGGINGS - Target 2 years ago

Off to see what YOU wore!!!