Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I decided i should do a weekly theme and since my job is closed every wednesday that this would be a good day to do it and thus wishful wednesdays. I think its pretty self-explainitory 

here is this weeks wishful wednesdays

This dress is perfect! I love the color, cut and details of this simple linen dress. 

This bloomer, bralette set is beautiful and simple and would make perfect lounge-wear

Another beautiful dress, i love the collar and form of this dress, so flattering for busty ladies like myself. 

This dress is the perfect color, and i love the details on the sleeves, I wish i could make dresses like this. 

Someday when I'm not scraping by to pay rent I will buy one of these perfect handmade dresses.

Making Maple Syrup

Sunday was a super fun day, it was the first day since JR's birthday that he had off from work, so we went and met up with Will and Ana for breakfast at the pineview bakery in Shandaken and then went off to The Mystery Spot one of my favorite local vintage shops (pictures to come). After we had made plans to go to Will's dad's (Herb) to be shown how to make maple syrup. 

Gathering Sap

The sap tastes like sweet water, as if you took a whole gallon of water and added less than a teaspoon of sugar in it, subtle and delicious. 

Will's dad had tapped about 12-16 trees, so we walked around the property emptying the plastic gallon bottles into a bucket.

Once the bucket was full we brought it back to the outdoor kitchen

Once the bucket was full we brought it back to the outdoor kitchen

Wills dad had a three gallon pan sitting on top of a wood-burning stove barrel, I believe out visit was day one of the maple syrup boil, he estimated it would take about two days if not then three. 

 We ended the visit with warm fresh baked bread, Will's mother christine baked for us with homemade orange marmalade and some cheese mmmmmm

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dumpster (not quite dive)

Hi everyone, sorry for the delay, but i started working my day job again, which means i have less time for thrifting and updating this thing, but more money to actually go thrifting. 

let me show you two of my recent finds:

I found this guy in the dumpster behind JR's job. I still am looking for a lamp shade I'm not sure about what color i should look for, all white seems intense, I'm sure when i find the right one i will know it. 

The other lamp i found was about to get thrown away but they (the store owners) just gave it to me. I feel like this one is going to be a little bit more of challenge to find a lamp shade for 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wishful Wednesday (Day-late)

So on december tenth i became unemployed, but only for one month. So I  just so happen to be starting a blog on thrift shopping while im not thrift shopping so much because I'm very very broke. However, hopefully this little problem won't inhibit me too much. So I thought i would share a list of things im currently looking for when i go thrifting.  I usually have something in the back of my mind that im looking for when i go thrifting, and usually i find those things, eventually. 

Shoe Rack, as mine and JR's shoe collection is rapidly increasing, (honestly him more than I) I actually found one the other day at Salvo ( Salvation Army)

A Cork Board, to go above my desk in the craft room (which you guys will eventually see). I actually found on of these today at Salvo today. %50 off, so i think it was $2

I know i will never find these while thrifting but perhaps i can find something like it, these are just beautiful dr. Martens. 

A leather jacket, old school punk rock style. 

I think this is a brilliant idea for a terrarium. I started collecting big glass fish bowls when we first moved into our house and rescued some cute little cacti and beautiful fern and planted them in these fish bowls and they look awesome. so i always look in the kitchen wares section of thrift stores and look for creatively shaped glass pieces to plant plants in. 

 This is a beautiful hood scarf, This inspired me to knit the scarf in the picture below which i finally finished last night. took a whole double skein of thick and thin yarn from my favorite yarn spot The Hudson Valley Sheep and Wool Co. and honestly i wish i had bought more to make it a wee bit longer and wider. 



One trend that hasn't passed quite yet for me is the peter pan collar, I've been obsessing over  almost any blouse with a peter pan collar and buying them up, when i find them. I love this beautiful lace one.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012



Hi everyone, I thought I would take this moment to introduce myself. My name is Siobhan. I'm a thrifting addict and an amatuer foodie. I recently realized that living in the hudson valley is an especially beneficial place to live for bringing these hobbies to fruition. I thought sharing these experiences would be a healthy outlet for this obsession and could possibly benefit these local businesses I love so much. So please enjoy.

These photos are from early fall, when i went apple/raspberry picking with Katie and Emily. Oh and of course Nico at Greig Farm

Some of my other hobbies which will most likely be shared at one point or another on this blog include, knitting, hiking, cuddling with my dog (Nico Bella), cooking.

The Infamous, Nico Bella, my little lady.

 Poets Walk - Rhinebeck, NY

JR(my boyfriend, whom i live with) and I live Kingston NY down on the Rondout, which is a part of the hudson valley area that i have always admired. 
This is mine and JR's living room right after we moved in. There have been a few changes since, but you know i thought i would share, since I'm introducing myself.