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May 9, 2013, 2:40pm   #4126
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Originally Posted by magdalinka
That jacket is so pretty! And the jewelry box & the vintage bag... all such great finds!

The fox story told by Ms. Chowlover was so cute. They are speculating that some dog breeds have come from foxes and not wolves. These is this crazy Russian guy who has domesticated foxes and has several generations of them. The ones bred in captivity have changed their coats and started making a sound that resembles baring.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domesticated_silver_fox


Nice polish haul! How dare they cancel your order at Chanel.
Poor foxes. They were doing a lot of construction in the wooded areas & probably driving the poor animals out of their comfort zones. Before that I had never seen a fox. We've also noticed a few coyotes. It makes me wonder if there's any bears back there?
May 9, 2013, 3:03pm   #4127
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Originally Posted by magdalinka
Haven't found much in weeks but today I found this gorgeous Italian hand rolled silk scarf by Liberata Per Fiorio $2 and a brand new Tahari leather bag $10 (after 30% coupon)
Ohhhh the scarf has Morning Glories! How lovely! Lovely! Letmetellya buddy girl that there scarf would not be $2 here ... no no ...

Still looking for Church yard sales and still failing like Satan in an Easter Bonnet ... But I persist! One day I will meet my source ...

hey maybe I should start by asking my Godmother ...

I love that bag!

I blame LadyAsh for my new found love of the 80's Fashion. Never thought it would happen to me. I wore a Liz Claiborne (aka Liz) silk royal blue leaning purple dress today ... I was partying like it was 1985!Icoulda used your purse for the color palette!
Originally Posted by Lovecosmetic
Love Sally Hansen Poloshirt they are Great :)
Oh you Nice German Girl! They have such high prices on nail polish in Germany from what I recall. Here, if you follow the coupon ways you can pay so little for drugstore polish!

Originally Posted by elvisgurly
I've learned so many different designers & brands from just reading about all of the finds you've guys found.

Me too Me too! It is so great!
May 9, 2013, 4:18pm   #4128
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Originally Posted by chowlover2
I hope they are back for a second season, I could watch them every week!
I could watch them every day!
May 9, 2013, 4:54pm   #4129
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Originally Posted by elvisgurly
I live by a lot of wooded area & a poor fox that had mange was sitting in the flowerbed just looking really confused. A few times it came up to the back porch & sat under the grill looking in the window. A neighbor said that they noticed a lot of the foxes around the area have it.
If one fox has it, the others catch it. About 5 yrs ago one really mangy fox started hanging around, I fed her and she slept under my back porch for a few weeks. She was too far gone and passed away, but I like to think her last weeks with me were happy. Another showed up with a touch of it and that's when I contacted the UK, they are very animal pro life. So the woman told me what to do, I could never ask my vet. I live in the country, but they would tell me to call animal control. Most people keep their dogs on the pill heartworm medication ( Advantix, etc ) but I use a liquid, much cheaper. It's the same stuff they told me to use for mange, so it was just luck I had it. I swear I am now a fox resort. I went out food shopping, I come home at 2:30 and one is sitting on my back lawn sunning himself. I fed him, and now he's back. It's odd because they are nocturnal creatures. I just told him there were chickens next door! I have to get a pic if I can.
May 9, 2013, 5:07pm   #4130
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Originally Posted by lazlo8
Chowlover2 asked me about the quilting and how I get the pattern on there. Like with the white quilt. That is free hand machine quilting in the style of Harriet Hargrove. It's all cotton material, thread and batting so it gives the appearance of turn of the century quilts. They did lots of .25 inch "echo quilting" ... which is what I do. I do lots of stippling and I figured out a continuous line quilted father wreath.

I did that by staring for several years at thousands of quilting books. And also by quilting like a mad woman. those days around 9-11 were some of my most prolific quilting days.

I was obsessed.

I don't draw stencils on quilts. I find that whole concept ... trusting that the ink or pencil won't show really scary. So I don't do it. With wreaths, I use a plate ... and the lightest dots of pencil ... erasable. Then it is easy to echo.

But it took me years. I also stopped piecing quilts once I realized that I do not have the hand skills to make the elaborate masterpieces that some women can and did back mid-century. That stuff .. ends up at flea markets and eBay. So I went thru a time when I collected unfinished tops and quilt squares and applique that is so amazing and elaborate but it was never quilted.

The pink and white freakin' circular stars I bought off eBay and set into a quilt top ... and then I quilted it elaborately. So. I guess. I'm a Specialist.

I like to piece ... but I LOVE to quilt.

mmmmm

I'm sorry that was so long. I'll show you more if you like. I did get all of them second hand. and I made some from thrifted materials so I guess it is not off topic. I specialized in star quilt tops for a time. But also in 9 patches ....


I just re-kindled a coupon love and got 15 bottles of SH at CVS for what amounts to New Math $8 ... hahaa return of the Coupon Queen! I ordered Azure, Chanel cancelled my order and then I was all ... Mother Fathers! Don't they know I need polish and lots of it!? ... so I went shopping ... I leaned on the cart ...
http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/p...g/IMG_9790.jpg
Did you find Lava? I am dying for that one! I don't blame you about free styling your quilt tops, I don't like the marks stencils leave either, I am a purist. I live near Amish country and you should see some of the quilts they make there!

I was actually going to invite and and all to the Bish thread. I think we are Bishes,Part IV by now. It's a great thread, some regulars and lots of great support from other members. You can talk about anythink, work,lack of it, boyfriends, mothers in law and you will always find a shoulder to cry on. The women there are wonderful! If anyone is interested I will tell Coco to break out the bartenders and we will have a party for the new recruits.
Originally Posted by magdalinka
That jacket is so pretty! And the jewelry box & the vintage bag... all such great finds!

The fox story told by Ms. Chowlover was so cute. They are speculating that some dog breeds have come from foxes and not wolves. These is this crazy Russian guy who has domesticated foxes and has several generations of them. The ones bred in captivity have changed their coats and started making a sound that resembles baring.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domesticated_silver_fox


Nice polish haul! How dare they cancel your order at Chanel.
I just saw these Siberian foxes on Nightline. The guy sells them for $8900 each!!! Can you believe it?
Originally Posted by lazlo8
I called and they said they do not know why it was cancelled so ... I yelled at them in an outrageous fake French Accent. I told her her mother was a hamster and her father smelt of elderberries!

Then I threw a Cow at Sir Karl ...
Bring me a shrubbery!
May 9, 2013, 5:12pm   #4131
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Here's the link!
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May 9, 2013, 6:06pm   #4132
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Those who embroider will know how I feel i got to embroider onto the worlds longest embroidery :). It's quite exciting :)
May 9, 2013, 6:29pm   #4133
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Originally Posted by chowlover2
This is what Lazlo needs for her bad back, a vintage Schiaparelli Blowfish walking stick!Attachment 2173856
So, I have to come back to this. We are all always looking for treasures at the Thrift Store...but SOMETIMES we have it in our jewelry box; and we don't even know it.

Last night on Dukes of Melrose they were talking about Schiaparelli. Never heard of it. So today I Google it. There is some jewelry that looks just like these earrings of my Mother's, that I always loved and now possess (they were the only piece of "fashion jewelry" I kept). I never thought they were anything but cool looking. Got the loupe out and they are marked! Schiaparelli. VERY COOL. I even had good fashion sense when I was a little kid!
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May 9, 2013, 6:48pm   #4134
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Originally Posted by LisaK026
So, I have to come back to this. We are all always looking for treasures at the Thrift Store...but SOMETIMES we have it in our jewelry box; and we don't even know it.

Last night on Dukes of Melrose they were talking about Schiaparelli. Never heard of it. So today I Google it. There is some jewelry that looks just like these earrings of my Mother's, that I always loved and now possess (they were the only piece of "fashion jewelry" I kept). I never thought they were anything but cool looking. Got the loupe out and they are marked! Schiaparelli. VERY COOL. I even had good fashion sense when I was a little kid!
Wow that's very cool to learn you have stuff in your closet that you didn't even know had value!
May 9, 2013, 6:52pm   #4135
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Originally Posted by chowlover2
If one fox has it, the others catch it. About 5 yrs ago one really mangy fox started hanging around, I fed her and she slept under my back porch for a few weeks. She was too far gone and passed away, but I like to think her last weeks with me were happy. Another showed up with a touch of it and that's when I contacted the UK, they are very animal pro life. So the woman told me what to do, I could never ask my vet. I live in the country, but they would tell me to call animal control. Most people keep their dogs on the pill heartworm medication ( Advantix, etc ) but I use a liquid, much cheaper. It's the same stuff they told me to use for mange, so it was just luck I had it. I swear I am now a fox resort. I went out food shopping, I come home at 2:30 and one is sitting on my back lawn sunning himself. I fed him, and now he's back. It's odd because they are nocturnal creatures. I just told him there were chickens next door! I have to get a pic if I can.
Yeah this one looked really sick. It was sad. What did you feed him? The first time I saw the fox it made a sound that almost sounded like a cat. I wasn't sure if it was a huge stray cat or a small mountain lion.
May 9, 2013, 6:58pm   #4136
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Ok I'm going to share some of my second hand finds! Most are not even with me! I purchased them on posh and they went straight to my moms house and ill see them at the end May. Only one was purchase here and it's my favorite!!! Found a consignment place and purchased this...
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Chanel flats for $37 have to take them to a shoe repair guy!
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Jbrand pants for $25
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Hermes belt buckle for $110 they retail for about $370 the second pic is what it looks like!
May 9, 2013, 8:37pm   #4137
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Originally Posted by Pao9
Ok I'm going to share some of my second hand finds! Most are not even with me! I purchased them on posh and they went straight to my moms house and ill see them at the end May. Only one was purchase here and it's my favorite!!! Found a consignment place and purchased this...
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Retails for $800 got it for about $320

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Chanel flats for $37 have to take them to a shoe repair guy!
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Jbrand pants for $25
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Hermes belt buckle for $110 they retail for about $370 the second pic is what it looks like!
All I can say is ...WOW, GREAT DEALS!!!!!
May 9, 2013, 8:52pm   #4138
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Originally Posted by jamamcg
Those who embroider will know how I feel i got to embroider onto the worlds longest embroidery :). It's quite exciting :)
OMG! That's amazing! What is it and what is it for? Is it going to be shown somewhere?
May 9, 2013, 8:54pm   #4139
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Originally Posted by LisaK026
So, I have to come back to this. We are all always looking for treasures at the Thrift Store...but SOMETIMES we have it in our jewelry box; and we don't even know it.

Last night on Dukes of Melrose they were talking about Schiaparelli. Never heard of it. So today I Google it. There is some jewelry that looks just like these earrings of my Mother's, that I always loved and now possess (they were the only piece of "fashion jewelry" I kept). I never thought they were anything but cool looking. Got the loupe out and they are marked! Schiaparelli. VERY COOL. I even had good fashion sense when I was a little kid!
I knew of Schiaparelli, even went to a fashion show of her work at the Museum of Art in Philly. This is what stuck with me, Elsa was very avant grade for her time! The earrings are beautiful!Name:  ImageUploadedByPurseForum1368150839.484820.jpg
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May 9, 2013, 8:55pm   #4140
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Originally Posted by Pao9
Ok I'm going to share some of my second hand finds! Most are not even with me! I purchased them on posh and they went straight to my moms house and ill see them at the end May. Only one was purchase here and it's my favorite!!! Found a consignment place and purchased this...
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Retails for $800 got it for about $320

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Chanel flats for $37 have to take them to a shoe repair guy!
Attachment 2175028
Jbrand pants for $25
Attachment 2175029Attachment 2175030
Hermes belt buckle for $110 they retail for about $370 the second pic is what it looks like!
What a high end haul!
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