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Thrifted Thursday: Window Shopping at Treasure Hunt, Long Beach

February 11, 2016

The Treasure Hunt always has great finds … little treasures, if you will. My last trip there was par for the course. I told myself I wasn’t there to shop for myself, rather to search for presents for my bestie. While perusing the housewares section, a shimmery gold jewel caught my eye in the form of these fireplace tools. Look! They’re ducks. I, of course, have no need for them, as I don’t have a fireplace, but they’re pretty darn cute.

See more of what caught my eye during this quick jaunt after the jump!

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Thrifted Thursday: Window Shopping at Salvation Army, Long Beach

May 7, 2015

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This big, blue wonder spoke to me while I was out on a recent thrift shop jaunt. Tickling the ivories has always been something at which I dreamed of becoming skilled. Picture this: a full house at a dinner party, when a lull hits. Someone blurts out, “Beautiful piano you have there. Do you play?” To which I respond, “Why, yes. Yes I do.” Then proceed to dazzle and wow my friends and loved ones with a rousing rendition of “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John. Slowly but surely, everyone starts singing along, and before we know it, it’s a full-blown party. Then I snap back to reality because A.) I don’t know how to play said piano. B.) Getting a piano into my second-level one-bedroom apartment would be nearly impossible, and C.) What am I really gonna do with a piano? There’s simply no room for it. What am I gonna do? Use it as a dinner table? But, it’s fun the imagine. That’s the beauty of window shopping at thrift shops like the Salvation Army. You get to see some pretty rad things without the burden of actually owning them.

Alas, this bright piano surely has already found its lucky owner. To him or her I say, “Play on playa.”

ashley ♥ adores

Fancy Things Friday

July 11, 2014


1. Calling all bookworms! I’ve found something that’ll make your heart skip a beat. That’s exactly what happened when I laid eyes on this Upcycled Book Lamp from Wolfgar Handmade. Look, kids. Reading can be fun while being fundamental. (

2. Is it back-to-school shopping season yet? LOL. That used to be my favorite time of year in my youth (#nerdalert). Well, if I was still a student, this Women’s Loose Leaf Notebook Paper Print T-Shirt would be at the top of my list. The letter-writing advocate in me just may cop this one, for good measure. (

3. Kate Spade just keeps it coming with the hits! The Photo Finish Milo bag is my jam of the moment. (

4. Topshop takes us to the tropics with its Leaf Print Spliced Midi Skirt. Throw on a crop top and you’re ready for a piña colada nightcap. (

5. On your sleeve. On your back. Wherever you wear your heart, I’m sure it can’t top this Heart Cutout Top from Haute Rogue. It’s sweet and daring all it once, and that’s what makes me love it! (

Thrifted Thursday: (Window Shopping) Housewares from Warehouse 1333, Long Beach

April 3, 2014

One of my favorite consignment shops in the area is Warehouse 1333. Each time I go in there I fall in love with the randomest of items, from doors to antique jars. It’s a great place to get design inspiration as well. Take a look at some of the goods and wares I found during a recent trip.


This night stand would be at home in my bedroom.


Like clockwork I found this darling vintage Seiko world clock.


I’ve always wanted a butterfly taxidermy collection to hang up. Random, I know.


There’s so many fun design things you could do with these bird cages. Centerpieces. Chandeliers. Don’t get me started!


I’ll gladly take everything on this shelf. Please and thank you.


This too.


The blue jars caught my eye, and I like the way an old book or two can bring depth to a simple space.


I’m going to need to invest in some spools of yarn. And the chess pieces in a glass was a novel concept.


The juxtaposition of glass and ceramics is so fancy.


Old luggage is something I will invest in for updating a space in my place.