winter wonderland...

have you gotten any snow in your area?

what would you do?

 i came across this sofa while out the other day. so telle me. what would you do with it? if anything.

oh target...oh target...

happy monday everyone.

did you have a great weekend? me? well i worked on orders and got them prepped for shipping on today. i am also working on the top ten tips for selling your item on craigslist the same day...


since the global bazaar left target i have really been feeling let down with their home goods department. just when i thought ole tar jay was down for the count they have really been offering up collaborations for the masses.


a few months ago target teamed up with nate berkus to launch a few home decor affordable prices. here are my favorites.

 this pillow is actually a very very nice yellowy mustard color in real life. it would be great for the summer to add a pop of color in a single chair or a pair of chairs. i dont think its big enough to be used on the bed.

didn't think i needed a tortoise shell, but this one is nice, large and substantial. i can really see about 9 of these grouped on a large scaled wall as inserts into molding.

this chevron urn (which comes into 2 sizes) is sold out online, but not in stores. it is certainly a trendy piece and would look great with flowers. it seemed as if chevron ginger jars were quite expensive and now nate berkus has made them affordable.

now lets move on to target's most recent collection, with neiman marcus. i actually liked it. not many items i could use, but there were quite a few great pieces, although it was pricey for target i still think the items were great.
at first i was not interested in this tray, but when i took a look at it this past weekend i was smitten. i have to have it. its large and black with a croc embossed insert. the tumblers are great as well, but i don't really need them. but then again when i invite folks over it will be nice to have something metropolitan in the house for them to sip out of.

i am not one for short fitting blazers but this one by thom browne seemed to get my attention. i really like the white piping. it can be a bit much for some, but hey...

what stopped me in my tracks from buying it was the price tag. although i do shop second hand i do spend quite a bit for quality clothing. i have shoes that are more than my rent. i do believe you get what you pay for.

so the truth is after target stopped with the global bazaar collection i was quite disappointed in their home goods offering.

do you like the new collaborations with target? have you bought anything?

one great pin...

the most popular pin this week from my PINTEREST boards...

a thrifty christmas...

even though i am not decorating this year. i am always inspired by holiday decor from around the web.
thriftdee is really amping it up in her city with the holiday decorating with thrift store finds.
click HERE to get more details..

monday motivation...

happy monday everyone.

here is a great quote to get your week started.

VIP service

sourcing classic vintage menswear for myself is amazing. when i decided to take turn it into a small business i realized i had found my niche, well one of them.

i have been scouring many unlikely places to bring classic pieces back to their former glory by styling them and offering them to gentlemen around the world. its like having your own personal shopper at your fingertips.

one of the main concerns has been items go so quickly and people never really get a chance to see what is available. well i have fixed that with my VIP SERVICE.

the VIP SERVICE will allow you an exclusive peek at ALL new items arriving to the shop days before it goes public. thats right. amazing blazers, suits, sweaters and so much more will be in your inbox first,  giving you an opportunity to buy them before everyone else.

this service will official start in january 2013. with scheduled buying trips all across the region there is no telling what may pop up from month to month.

you can click VIP SERVICE to learn more.

moving sale...

2012 has been a great year, but 2013 is looking brighter and better, so that means i am expanding and moving...

yes i am pretty much selling a good amount of everything that i have accumulated throughout the last few years, to make room and space for the expansion of mr. goodwill hunting. while i would love to sell them at low low prices, i want to at least make some cash to start this new venture.
vintage ralph lauren wine chillers. 3 available. $75 each or best offer
 double brass pendant $125 OBO (never installed)
hutch $200 OBO
encyclopedias $20 OBO
mirror $25
table $75
leather chair $75
you see that long campaign style dresser being used as a sideboard? its by drexel heritage. $800 OBO (delivery extra charge)
all the pillows on this sofa are feather down pillows. paprika are 26 x 26 $ and the black linen are 18 x 18 $15 each
sofa SOLD
coffee table (massive and heavy) $150. your gonna need some strong folks to lift it. i have stairs.
linen napkins $2 each (perhaps 30 or so)
silver rimmed plates $2.50 each (40 total)
small white plates $1 each (50 total)
small square plates $1 (50 total)
gold urns $30 each
vintage stiffel brass lamps 2 available $99 each without shades.
shades $20 each
taking the BEST offer. i bought it at an amazing price, but it is worth a little more than $1000. if the offer isnt that good
i almost forgot that i still have a few of these chairs left. $50 each or best offer for more than 4.
 alright. i do have an easel, the drafting board and a whole bunch of lamps. please make sure you email if there is something you would like to purchase. if you are in the rock hill and the charlotte area, it will be much easier for you to drop by with an appointment if you have made an inquiry about something in particular. 

if you are not local we can arrange a paypal payment for each item and then calculate shipping afterwards.

now if you are seeing all of this and are thinking, hmmmm...hey i need all of that for my new place, i am not opposed to selling everything to one person and help create a new look for you. so if you want it all...let me know.

 2013 is looking bright for me and i am excited!

holiday gift guide...for him...

a know quite a few guys who are like me. we dont want typical socks for the holidays. nah. i can buy that on a thursday. so i figured if any of you have stylish and modern gentlemen you are searching for here are a few items i am certain they would love.
1. get him a gift certificate to buy some GROWN MAN CLOTHES from a local tailor or a high end shop. express, banana republic and j crew are all wonderful places to shop for men. i am partial to j crew and banana republic, but every now and then a guy needs a least one suit that is made specifically for him. the experience of having a bespoke suit made is unlike any other. these suits are investments. they aren't cheap and neither is the quality. most suits will start around $600 or perhaps $1200. if that is out of your budget a great crisp custom white shirt is always a winner. if you are still unsure, a gift card is perfect and he can choose what he wants.

2. when a guy turns 13, he should not only be hitting puberty and liking boobies, but he should also STOP wearing pre-tied bowties. BOWTIES are pretty easy to tie, if you practice. a custom bowtie is a great gift because it can be worn out to a swank dinner, holiday party and especially new years eve. there are several sources to purchase great quality hand crafted bowties. skip the department stores and pick up one made by a small business. 

3. so most guys like listening to music on the go. if your guy is predominately a non driver and commutes a good length of time on a day-to-day basis, a QUALITY set of HEADPHONES is ideal. this will drown out a lot of the whah wah wamp, around him. in the south we drive everywhere, but when i am home i love listening to my favorite artists, so these are also great for the at home businessman. 

4. a dining experience away from the comforts of your home is great. so find a great RESTAURANT and get him a nice sizable gift certificate to dine there. now you must play your cards right so that you are the one he takes with him. if you want to get a bit fancy try buying one in a great city, that way it can be a nice little get-away. 

5. gq, playboy and esquire are all great magazines, really they are. however, THE RAKE, trumps all of them. this magazine is like the bentley amongst hondas. while hondas are reliable you need a bit more change to drive the bentley. so it is with the rake magazine. a subscription to the rake magazine is a perfect gift for the modern and stylish gentlemen. the editorials high lights some of the best in the industry like ralph lauren and tom ford. this magazine would look good on his coffee table. 

6. point and shoot cameras are not him. the iphone is great, but he needs a sexy CAMERA. a dslr camera or something close to it, will really get him in the mood for taking pictures. how great is it for your guy friend to become budding photographer. even if it is a hobby, the images he capture now will be worth reminiscing over years from now. 

7. personally i hate cheap shoes. yes. i buy them every now and then, but getting him a top of the line quality pair of SLIPPERS, oxfords or the like is essential. now bespoke shoes can set you back a few thousand dollars. so be careful. a great loafer or slipper would be an excellent gift for him. there was a time when velvet slippers were the norm. today not so much, though i wish it were. 

alright these are seven things you can buy me...i meant him...for the holidays!

how cool is this...

happy monday everyone...
how awesome is this? magnetic paint turned a plain and boring bedroom in to a wall of fun for a boys room

cool right?

we didnt have fun walls when i was growing up. lol

**image via pinterest**