Mimi has written 119 posts for thrift store junkies

A Tisket, A Tasket, Thrift Your Easter Basket

A-tisket a-tasket A green and yellow basket… Did you know that we Americans spend close to two billion dollars on Easter each year?  And, why should we, when we can find amazing Easter goodies at our local thrift store? Maybe we should consider this: thrift your Easter basket. Just follow these 5 easy steps to creating a truly unique […]

My Re-purposed Life as an Etsy Seller

It’s true. After years of saying, ‘I’m not a re-seller, I just show people where to find great deals,’ I’ve traded in my role as a blogger and city planning consultant to open up two Etsy shops. My first shop, opened late last year is called “Faith and Mercy” in honor of two of my […]

My Thrifted Valentine

This is the story of my thrifted valentine.  Forget about spending $50 or more on a tired old bouquet of red roses this Valentine’s Day.  Go to your local thrift store and find something fabulously fresh for your sweetie.  Male or female, your honey pie is sure to swoon at your excellent creative gifting abilities.  And with all […]

Happy 2017 Everyone!

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited to kiss 2016 goodbye! I feel like the New Year will bring new opportunities and adventures, and I hope you’ll be part of mine. I’m excited to be planning a thrift trip to beautiful Palm Springs, so I’ll be sure to tell you all about that […]

Have a little faith and mercy…

It’s finally happened: I’ve opened an Etsy store! I’ve called it Faith and Mercy, named after two of my Welsh ancestors who were lacemakers and upholsterers – true “makers” of the 19th Century who were named Faith and Mercy Markwick.  I’m offering items from my previous life as the owner of a vintage Bridal boutique, […]

Time to Get Organized!

There’s something about the Fall that makes me want to get organized.  Some say it’s because our natural nesting instincts kick in.  Cooler, shorter days.  Leaves turning color.  Pumpkins appearing on front porches.  A big pot of hot stew cooking on the stove.  Fireplace crackling.  Whatever it is, Fall certainly is in full swing around […]

Getting to Know Martha

Who knew that Martha Stewart actually goes to garage sales? Well, it’s true.  During a meet and greet recently, someone in the crowd belted out, “Martha, where did you get your fabulous necklace?”  Martha placed her hand on her neck, as if to remember which necklace she was wearing, smiled, and said, “Oh this?  I […]

Feeling Gratitude This Memorial Day

As I scrolled through Twitter this morning, I came upon a tweet by Sam Whiting of the San Francisco Chronicle that completely changed my Memorial Day.  It was the story of George Retelas, a 36-year old who inherited his grandfather’s camera bag from World War II, which also happened to contain his grandpa’s war journal. […]

Delta Road Trip

Last week-end, my friend Liz and I went on a Delta road trip. This was our loose itinerary: 11 a.m. Ride the Scenic Limited through the wildflowers at the Western Railway Museum. Next, drive to Rio Vista and find an acceptable lunch spot. The rest of the afternoon, explore the hauntingly interesting Delta towns of […]

Honey. Ah, Sugar Sugar…

Sugar and I have had a long love affair. And, as we approach one of the most sticky sweet days of the entire year (you know the one I mean) I felt it appropos to tell you what I’ve been up to lately.  As some of you may know, I’ve long had a sweet tooth […]

Hay House

Hay House - Healing ourselves and planet earth