little gold rings

little gold rings, found in covent garden, little lost souls, treasure hunting, one man's trash, london, adventures in europe, picking things off the ground, lost and found, business suits, storytelling

if you happen to glance under my coffee table, you’ll notice this clear, plastic box with a removable tray and multiple compartments. it is ideal for the storage of tiny art supplies or bits of jewelry and baubles. i have filled it with treasure from around the … Continue reading

i am in love with a girl named hilda

judy's vintage fair, vintage clothes, style, things to do in london, bethnal green, vintage fair, old theaters, retro furniture, london neighborhoods, uk vintage, fashion, old suitcase

this is my 80th post. i’m not sure why that is worth noting, but i am very excited to reach 100. like i have said many times before, i give up projects very easily, and it has been a big … Continue reading

before & after {the photo}

before

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& after

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i am super sick right now. i really felt it coming about two days ago so while yesterday should have been a day of preventative rest, it was not. my dad is in town and we met up at canary wharf {after getting my highlights} then hopped the dlr [docklands light railway] to greenwich and wandered around the market. it was bubbly and delicious like always but i could tell as the day wore on, that i was in for a terrible time. now i am weak, coughing, and have the worst headache. there are enough dirty tissues all over my room to stuff a dead elephant and i’m finding it hard to even breathe.
despite all of this, today is car boot sale day and i still want to go treasure hunting. luckily, anna wants to go as well despite not having slept yet {ready for a crazy statement? her and my father went to fabric last night} – i would have been there if not for my already pounding headache. i certainly didn’t need any more bass coming from the floors. even though the music isn’t exactly “their thing” {or mine for that matter} they still managed to meet a lot of people from all around the world, and have a great time.
i couldn’t handle that last night but i can definitely handle some fresh air and a trip to the boot sale. maybe i’ll even find the energy to post pictures of what i find. maybe

a fool to become a writer – “boy”

while in amsterdam this past weekend, i was able to spend a half an hour – not nearly enough time – at the waterlooplein market. it’s a very edgy market, jam-packed with army gear / boots / jackets, bizarre piles … Continue reading

home sweet hampstead

old map of hampstead, london, old maps

i was told, on my recent {and only} voyage to hampstead in london, that the land was originally and primarily used for pig farming. i was also informed that shortly after the pig farming-era, it was transformed into a sort … Continue reading

soaring temperatures – day 2

where is a suitable body of water for me to swim / float / melt in? today has been one big slushy blur. it must be the soaring temperatures. my inner car booting bargain-goddess abandoned me in the [literal] heat … Continue reading

car boot glory [part one]

as i prepare for car boot glory round two, i cannot help but reflect on last sunday’s boot sale. back home in the midwest u.s., i spend the happiest hours of my life plundering my city {and beyond} for treasures. … Continue reading

surfing in a cemetery

{listening to lightmares – passionate places} a toast is in order. last minute / late night decisions are unlike those made during sound mind and sunny day. is it true that our deepest desires come forward in the smallest hours? … Continue reading

free hat friday

in the past year of my life, i have become fast friends with a new type of accessory. the hat. whereas before, our relationship was slightly awkward and borderline untrustworthy, i have now developed a sort of complimentary kinship with … Continue reading