Swanky Lady Living

Retro style for the modern girl!

Keepin’ it Swanky May 15, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — swankylady @ 10:57 pm

Sorry for the blog title. I really couldn’t think of anything. So that is what happened. Yeah..

Anywho, things have been rather busy but good. My supervisor is gone on vacation so things at work has been busier for me, not that I am complaining. I like to keep occupied; it makes the hours fly by!

I’ve been trying to squeeze in little thrift store stops here and there because I now not only do I have my shop on Etsy to stock, I have an antique store booth!! Well, my mom and I do. We are splitting the space and cost. We haven’t had a lot of time to spend on it yet, so it’s a bit sparse. But we’ll have every nook and cranny filled before you can say “hereditary hoarding hootenanny!” Ok, I must apologize once again. I got carried away.

My dad is building us a cubby-style shelf, somewhat like this IKEA one:


Not too much else going on at the moment. I’ve been enjoying our basil and cilantro plants. One of my favorite things to eat when I have fresh basil is bruchetta. I made a batch last night and toasted baguette slices in the oven…mmmm! Glorious!

Other current fixations:

This soda:


Can’t get enough of it. My Grandma has always had this in her fridge and I always liked it enough, but suddenly one day I decided it was the best thing ever. I like to splash in some diet cranberry juice (and maybe a little gin when it’s been that kind of a day…)

This book:

instant mom

The woman that wrote the screenplay and performed the lead role in My Big Fat Greek Wedding wrote a book about her journey through infertility and the adoption of her daughter. It’s mostly about adoption, though.

Actually wearing my vintage jewelry instead of hoarding it away in dusty boxes:



Well, it is almost 11:00, time for this old lady to get off to bed!


2 Responses to “Keepin’ it Swanky”

  1. I want that shelf!

    • swankylady Says:

      I love it, too! So perfect and simple and displays all your crap. Which I have in abundance 🙂

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