Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thoughts for Thursday~*

Yesterday my husband & I went out thrifting while the kids were at school.  We normally get to go out shopping & taking in the sites a few times before Christmas, but this year we did the Black Friday thing instead.  Don't get me wrong, Black Friday was an experience, but I did miss strolling through the streets searching out that perfect gift , sipping coffee & enjoying the time together.

So yesterday we snuck out while the sneaking was good.  We've had another odd winter, only the one snow so far.  Today was warmer {in the 50s} & drizzly & gray.  Still, it was beautiful in its own Tennessee way~*

No real rants or even thoughts for this Thursday.  Just gratitude for a fine day out, a few treasures found {some of which will be making their way to The Closet as up coming craft projects} & the best husband ever~*

Here are some random pics from the day...

And here are some finds found but left behind~*

On that last pic-- when I was in high school, I had a deep infatuation with all things 1920's-1940's.  Before you think me too strange, I was a teenager in the second half of the 1980's...seriously.  The 1920's - 1940's held much more glamour for me than the crap we were cranking out in the 80's.  I used to blast Frank Sinatra on the little record player in my room.  Weird, right?  Explains a lot about me really~*


'Round about that time Linda Ronstadt did a series of torchlight albums arranged & accompanied by the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.  They are awesome, all of them.  Lush Life was the 2nd album.  Its sleeve was a hat box-- the "lid" portion slid up & off revealing the album beneath.  Way cool.  At least to me at the time.  Still really.  I had all of the albums, then bought the CDs & now have the digital versions on my Cloud Player~*

We don't own a record player, or I would have been tempted to buy the album again for old times sake.  Funny, when CDs first came out the big selling point was that you could hear the music the way the artist intended, without the zips & pops natural to a vinyl album.  And now nostalgic folks argue you should hear the vinyl because the zips & pops are authentic.  Sigh.  

I'll take my music digitally, thanks.  Endless copies & downloads & no clunky storage~*


There is something dreamy & romantic about music from that era.  I love it. We own days & days of Sinatra, Bennett, Shore, Holiday-- all the greats.  Ronstadt did a fine job covering the songs.  You should check it out~*

Tomorrow I'll be co-hosting the Friday Chaos Hop.  Be sure to stop by & join the fun!  It really is a great way to find new blogs, new blog readers & a bunch of bloggy friends.  

Until then, have a marvelous Thursday!


  1. Yay for some fun thrifting, I keep meaning to go to the next town over to do some of that myself.

  2. Hi there, I am co-hosting the GYB hop and wanted to stop by and say hello and let you know I am now a follower of your page.

    I bet you had a good time thrifting with your husband. You sure did find some great things!

    Cynthia at

  3. I Love thrifts! I am tabby from found you through the gyb social hop!

  4. Nice pictures! Looks like a fun thrifting trip with your hubby. I totally disagree that digital sound is the way the artists intended, though :) Call me nostalgic!!

  5. Looks like a lovely day out. I am in total agreement with you about preferring my music digitally nowadays, if I could just get my husband to agree I might actually get some storage space back! ;)

    Kate @Just Pirouette and Carry On...

  6. Lovely blog and beautiful photos

    Following via g+


  7. Lovely blog! Thanks for hosting the blog hop! New follower:)

  8. Thats awesome. there are some pretty sites you've got around there. I'm in NC & I've only been through TN. Your talking about crazy weather, it was 56* today and its supposed to be in the mid 70*'s all weekend. I'm stopping by from the thumpin blog hop, i hope you and the family are having a great Thursday!


  9. Following from the Friday Chaos blog hop. I love seeing pictures of where people live. thanks for sharing.

  10. Looks like such a nice way to spend the day. I'm jealous that your husband enjoys thrifting

  11. Yes thrifting is super fun. I have some great things this way. Do you have a Buffalo Exchange by you? Great place for second hand clothes and some new too!

    Ali of:

  12. Looks like you had a fun day of thrifting! I love that picture of the river. Stopping by from Friday Chaos!

  13. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a day. Love all the goodies you passed on, which means you must have found some even better stuff that came home with you!

  14. Wonderful photos. Sounds like a perfect day out. I gotta say I do love the sound of albums. I don't like flipping them over though. Too lazy for that! :)


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