Romanced By Bookstores

Romanced by Bookstores | The Thinking Closet

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been romanced by bookstores…especially used bookstores.  They lure me in with their old, stale-book smells and promise of inscribed inside covers.  They win my heart with their cozy aisles and reading nooks.  And if I find a treasure – – oh, stop the presses – – if I find a treasure, I’m forever theirs. And I think I’ve discovered my new favorite bookstore in Orlando.  It’s called {read more…}

The Joy of Thrifting: 10 Tips & Tricks

Pale Pink Sequined Vintage Hat from Gechoes Thrift Store

Does anyone still wear a hat?  (Name that musical.) The answer is yes!  Especially people attending the Hats & Heroes Ball for Kids Beating Cancer next weekend.  We’re attending with some folk from Mark’s hospital and the dress code is black tie…and hats! So, today, I scoured the local Orlando thrift stores in search of the perfect hat – – a hat suitable for a ball.  I tried on hats that were too small, too {read more…}