Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Thrifty Tuesday

I went to a new thrift store today and hit the jackpot I found a set of vintage amethyst glassware! I have never seen anything like it before. And it was 25% off, love finding stuff on sale. I also found an entire set of vintage amber glassware including the pitcher also on sale. This week has been a great week of finding vintage glassware. Yesterday I found some very neat retro drinking glasses. As a southern woman you can never have enough glassware to use when you have company and a iced tea pitcher is a must have. If you found anything while thrifting please send me pictures.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wednesday's Goodies

Today my class got canceled so I decided to go check out a thrift store I have never been to. So as I'm perusing through the furniture and I stumbled upon an interesting piece. It was a Maker's Mark display rack with mirror. And it was only marked $75! I went up to the sales clerk and asked if they would go down on the price just to see and he came back and I bought it for only $50!!! This was one of the best finds I've ever gotten. I was so ecstatic and couldn't wait to get home. It looks amazing in the house and my dad's whiskey collection will fit perfectly in it. See you never know what you will find in a thrift store especially in the south.
To celebrate my find I decide to whip up some homemade red velvet cupcakes. I was taught by my grandmother how too make them and sorry for now I will keep her recipe a secret. I choose to do cream cheese frosting instead of her frosting and they were the perfect late night treat! Every time I bake it reminds me of my mom and grandmother. I love how baking brings back the wonderful memories of my childhood. Baking is an important part of the south and defined many relationships between mothers and daughters. I try to bake as often as I can so I can appreciate my family, my roots and heritage. This is why I started Market South so I can share my experiences with discovering my past and how it affects me today.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Collecting: Hobby or Obsession?

So lately I have been checking out the local thrift stores and picking up some great treasures. I love collecting vintage housewares and accessories. My most recent finds have been colored glass pieces especially green and blue glass. Vintage ice buckets and fondue pots from the 1960s are retro and fun pieces to have in my collection. Costume jewelry and silk scarves are always a must have for me. Sadly I'm running out of room for all my stuff, its beginning to get out off hand the amount of stuff I have.

So now I'm going to turn my collection/obsession into something practical. My mother and aunt also love to collect as much as I do so we have decided to start our own business. So Market South will soon be selling the great things that I love to collect and obsess over. I want to share all my great finds with others that love vintage and antique treasures. Plus I will still be offering wedding planning services.

Online store and pictures to come soon.