(maple salted lattes and soy vanilla chais at Whistle Stop.)
(exploring Blackwell's Thrift, always a must for decorating.)
(dress: Brass Giraffe Vintage, scarf: handmade, tights: h&m, everything else is either thrifted or vintage)
The last few days have been extremely nice to me. Despite the dreadfully cold weather for some of the time, I have sincerely enjoyed this time of my winter break. I stayed over at a friend's house the other day, drink too much wine, explored around the small downtown, grabbed coffee, and managed to spend a whole day away from emails/my laptop. It's great to have those days away from your home and other responsibilities (or just habits) that you tend to.
I ventured to my favorite little shop in Kansas City today, Blackwell's Thrift Store. The name has people often confused, it's more like an antique store of your dreams than a thrift store that you have to dig through racks and usually find contemporary items. I just adore the shop owner, our conversations of being collectors, and the friendship we've developed since I am always headed there. If you're a Kansas City native, I'd suggest a trip there if you haven't yet. I walked out with a teapot, a vanity mirror top, and a stainless steel pitcher. Sometimes I wonder how many of items purchased from her shop are displayed in my home... probably most of my dishware.