Thrifted Treasures Lately

Thrifting Treasure Crate, Sept. 2017 | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comI haven’t done a thrift haul here in ages – or on YouTube, for that matter. However I finally got around filming my latest thrift finds and – with Verdinium’s suggestion – took some pictures, too. I especially like the idea of giving you an impression of my thrifting crate in the beginning, I hope I’ll remember that next time, too.
You can find the link to my haul video (which has the wearables, too, because I’m rubbish at taking pictures of those) at the end of the post!

Thrifting Treasures: Dainty, Sept. 2017 | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comThrifted Treasures: Dainty

Thrifting Treasures: Dainty, Sept. 2017 | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comstone chess pieces
lightweight polyester fabric
lace & doilies
rose quartz, clear crystal & sweetwater pearl necklace

Thrifting Treasures: Prairie Style Edition, Sept. 2017 | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comThrifted Treasures: 70s Prairie Revival
(not all from the 70s)

Thrifting Treasures: Prairie Style Edition, Sept. 2017 | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comSarah Kay mirror & stickers
pocket knifes
tea time rubber stamp set
tea cup earring
more doilies

Thrifting Treasures: Bling, Sept. 2017 | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comThrifted Treasures: *bling*
amber necklace from Vintage Wonderland
dragonfly & bronze necklace for Scoundrel’s LARP characters
vintage-y hair clip(s)
woven stripes fabric (3.4m)

Thrifting Treasures: Dark, Sept. 2017 | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comThrifted Treasures: Raven-Hued

Thrifting Treasures: Dark, Sept. 2017 | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.commoon earring
wooden chess piece
miniature frames
half a game of Old Maid
bone-handled cake server
painted sea-shells
Art Nouveau-style picture frame

Thrifting Treasures: Dark, Sept. 2017 | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.comWhat’s your favourite from my haul from the last two-or-three months? I especially like the Old Maid cards and the Art Nouveau frame but the pocket knives, all the lace and the rubber stamps were really lucky finds, too.

Did you find any treasures lately, thrifted or not? Please tell me in the comments!

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10 Things I ♥ in September

10 Things I ♥ in September 2017 | Hedgefairy https://hedgefairy.wordpress.com

  1. Dungeons and Doggos. It’s a comic about DnD and enthusiastic dogs, I mean, what’s not to love?
  2. The Pinup Companion on YouTube. She is just so gosh darn adorable and makes me want to wear vintage clothes although I know I would feel terrible in them and probably look incredibly stuck-up and unlike myself but she’s just too pretty in them (then again I think she would look gorgeous in practically everything)! Her instagram‘s awfully pretty, too.
  3. Moana. I finally got around watching it and oh, it’s so beautiful. I love how it’s definitely not a girl’s film, it’s completely gender neutral, the protagonist just happens to be a girl (which, in our society, probably puts it into chick flick ghetto, but I digress), and how it’s set in one of the most fascinating cultures that practically didn’t get any screen time at all so far. The tunes weren’t quite as catchy as some of Disney’s others but after a few days of You’re Welcome and Shiny (I loved that scene) stuck with me How Far I’ll Go finally arrived in my head and won’t go away, either.
  4. This awesome Sea Dragon Shawl pattern on Ravelry. I still can’t really knit well but every time I see something like this I’d really like to practise (just to forget about it a few hours later…).
  5. Julia Sarda’s Illustrations. I found her when I was searching for pictures for this post and I just love her style. Explore her old blog or current website to see her wonderful work!
  6. The fact that a Little Girl pulled out a Sword from the Excalibur Lake. It might be “just a prop” but that doesn’t make it any less magical!
  7. Animal Studies by oxboxer on deviantArt. Of course the otter stole my heart first, but the iguana and jackrabbit are so, so lovely, too.
  8. The food instagram prodigy that is J o s e aka. naturally.Jo. Not only do his creations sound good, his knack for presentation and aesthetics in general is so very impressive and makes me want to spend more time in the kitchen to have more pastel-coloured food.
  9. Riverdale on Netflix. I’ll sing its praise again once season two comes around but let me just say that the overall aesthetic of the series was exactly what I needed at the moment. I know there is a lot of debate going on about Jughead and his not being asexual like his current comic incarnation but between the fact I never actually read Archie comics and the idea that the show runners could have used his original-by-first-appearance stance on women – being a fist-rate misogynist – I think I’m fairly okay with how it is so far. And who knows what happens next, anyway.
  10. Yet another instagram love of mine, Rivuletpaper aka. Lili Seika Jones. Her illustrations are amazing, and besides her beautiful originals she also works with two of my favourite fandoms, Harry Potter and Brian Froud (via Labyrinth).

10 Things I ♥ in August

10 Things I love in August 2017 | Hedgefairy

  1. The Best Time I Rejected Minimalism, an essay by Isabel Slone on why it’s okay not to have a capsule wardrobe and a kondo-d life.
  2. Avocado Stone Faces. What a marvelous idea! I really admire Jan Campbell’s skill, all of her creations look so wonderfully tranquil. Take a look at her Instagram for a gallery of her work or head over to the official website and shop here.
  3. Rowans. I have one right outside my window and now is the time where the berries are at their peak.
  4. I’m kindasorta getting back into binge-watching Teen Wolf. I’m not even sure why I stopped the first time I tried. Still a big fan of Lydia, still completely devoted to Stiles! I also find myself liking Peter Hale more and more these days, he’s just so snarky (notice a trend in my favourite characters here?).
  5. CONQUEST!!! It’s the highlight of my year, every year, so of course it deserves a spot in the list. And multiple exclamation marks. Look out for my yearly ConQuest posts sometime soon!
  6. Dragon Caps is such a cute font! It’s by no means perfect but I love the hand-made look and the dragons are epicdorable. Adepic. I can’t make up a good portmanteau word for epic and adorable.
  7. Vindsvept. Providing the listener with royalty-free music this composer from the frozen northern wilderness writes beautiful fantasy-inspired, adventure-inspiring pieces. My favourites so far are this bluegrass piece (it reminds me a bit of Gravity Falls) and this energetic, folksy one. Scoundrel also uses some of their pieces for our Pathfinder campaign (which is how I found them in the first place).
  8. Yonder – The Cloud Catcher Chronicles. Another discovery made through Rusty’s PS4 this game had me at first glance. It’s so incredibly adorable that I couldn’t stop squealing once I got my own save. That being said I don’t think Yonder is for people who want to actually finish quests and proceed with a story somewhat quickly. It’s about exploration, crafting and standing in awe for the open world created by Australia-based Prideful Sloth. It’s also perfectly fit for gamers who enjoy serene scenes, cutesy design and pastel colours. Now please excuse me while I make my own groffle plushy.
  9. The Inn at the Crossroads, named after a place in the Song of Fire and Ice books, provides the reader with innumerable recipes inspired by Game of Thrones and World of Warcraft (plus a few other works of fiction). I’m currently searching for new things to cook at camp for my LARP group and I can’t wait to try my hand at some of these.
  10. It might be completely out of my budget and I usually bike without a helmet anyway because I’m a bad role model like that (don’t do that!) but the helmets from Bike Pretty are so adorable! I never thought of a straw hat cover-up for a helmet! Or this cute oil skin hat, which would probably go more with my everyday style. I’m also pretty smitten by their blog covering all things pretty & bike-related.

10 Things I ♥ in June

Monthly Favourites: July 2017 | Hedgefairy

  1. The beautiful sculptures of Patrick Haines. His work is kind of morbid, a bit of a “memento mori”. Take this beetle, for example, or this bird. I was also quite taken with the “Citadel” and this raven. Thanks to Polly for leading me there!’
  2. Cécile Corbel’s Vagabonde album. I know I put her on one of my lists before but at the moment I’m having a phase of her albums rotating as my personal background soundtrack.
  3. Our new hammock in the backyard.
  4. This Mori Kei beginner’s guide by Baaikha on tumblr.
  5. My tablet. I got an unused Fire (so it’s technically not a tablet, it’s a kindle, but DILLIGAF?) from a friend and it is so much more handy for bingeing on blog posts on the sofa than my laptop! I still need a good cover for it but I can’t wait to have more packing space on my next travels because I don’t need to take the notebook anymore just to update a blog post or read my Changeling rule books (putting them on there was pretty much the first thing I did when I got it).
  6. This Dormouse Pin from Monica L. Knighton’s Etsy shop. All of her pieces are wonderful (and some were already featured in this list), but this is definitely a new favourite, together with the Fluttering Bat and the Hanging Bats.
  7. The music of Josh Woodward. I’m always on the hunt for good royalty-free music to use in videos and it was on such a hunt that I stumbled over Josh’s work on the Free Music Archive. Someone who puts songs for people who like things as their tag line on their website can’t be a bad person, right? He makes a feel-good, soft, pop-folky kind of music that just makes me smile (and serves as a great soundtrack for some of my videos, too. He puts up an instrumental version for each song, this is so wonderful!).
  8. psych. I know I’m late with this one but my friend Rus is a big fan and finally introduced me to the series. I’m always a friend of Sherlock scans and I love how it’s more of a sitcom than your usual crime show.
  9. Mangetouts. We have them at work and on Thursdays and Saturdays I seem to live only on them and fresh strawberries at the moment. Sooo yummy!
  10. Adriene is hosting a Find What Feels Good retreat, and there’s a home version on YouTube, too. It starts tomorrow (as far as I can see), is laid out for a week and the schedule looks really good, including journal prompts and of course yoga flows. I’ve been a bit lazy with my yoga practise lately so this is a great opportunity for me to start over and get used to daily sessions again.

10 Things I ♥ in July

10 Things I love in July | Hedgefairy

  1. The beautiful Moss Embroidery by Emma Mattson. If you take a look at her portfolio
  2. Journey. I wanted to play this game ever since I first heard the calm and meditative soundtrack and now I finally did (thanks to Rus and his PS). It’s so beautiful and etheral. You can’t really lose, you can’t really win and co-operating with the other person you might meet during each level by chance and without verbal communication is encouraged but not necessary. I love the world thatgamecompany created there, full of floating strips of fabric and symbols and wonderous flights through ancient, sand-covered ruins. And dune surfing, because I love dune surfing.
  3. Erin Greenough’s Stickers on Etsy. While some of her her beautifully crafted drawings are slightly disturbing I really love this scissors print and these “Bag of Bones” stickers. You’ll aways get me with stickers (especially ones I can slap onto my various technical devices).
  4. Don’t ask me why but I can’t get Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights out of my head anymore. She’s so otherworldly, so completely out of the ordinary.
  5. This Apartment Tour of a small flat right under the roof. I couldn’t live so minimalistically but I sure admire it when people do. Look here for even more pictures!
  6. The Costume Designs of Dustin J. Panzino. They are so very froudian and fae!
  7. The Resin Masks created by Aisha Voya. Aren’t they amazing? I think I’m particularly in love with the owl skull mask because of those goggle-like bone structures around the eyes and the short beak.
  8. Lost Lust Supply‘s Enamel Pins. Yet another Etsy shop with wonderful little things, Lost Lust Supply mainly deals in enamel pins – a mainstream trend that I could actually get into. It’s really hard to play favourites here but while this slingshot is ingenious (I would never have thought of the chain part, that’s so clever!) it has to be between the Nightfall Fawn and the Whale Boat. Aren’t they delightful? I also had to think of Polly when I saw this mushroom lover’s pin.
  9. GLOW on Netflix. Glorious Ladies Of Wrestling is a show set in the 80s at their worst – big hair, aerobics classes, sleazy old guys with pornstaches. It starrs Allison Brie (of Mad Men and, much more important, Community fame) as an aspiring actress, and wow, I could never have imagined finding anyone played by this woman so very unpleasant and annoying. Why do I love the series anyway, you ask? Because the cast of secondary characters is amazing and fun, because the topic is feminist and weird enough to draw me in and because I feel inexplicably drawn to the 80s aesthetics lately (and I kind of crave Sheila’s strange wolf Goth outfits). If you happen to have a netflix account near you, go and give it a try!
  10. Writing and drawing with Gold on Dark. Gel pens had lost their lustre for me for the last ten years or so but the magic of shimmering colours on dark paper has come back lately. It might be a small thing, but it makes me happy.

10 Things I ♥ in May

10 Things I love in May 2017

  1. Lost in Austen. My historical dancing club is having a costume-if-you-want-to dance to commemorate Jane Austen’s 200th death’s anniversary and I needed some inspiration which is why I finally got around watching this Pride and Prejudice, eh, adaption. It’s an adorable four-part miniseries, with unexpected depth for all characters and my much-beloved “fish out of temporal water” trope. Now I want a George Wickham spin-off (because he’s the best character in the whole thing). And I also decided that Regency garb just isn’t my cup of tea.
  2. Azalea Doll’s Pretty Pixie dress-up. I mean, look at those adorable outfit options!
  3. Yuri on Ice. I’m not exactly on the hype train, but I just don’t get hypes, anyway. I however found it cute enough to watch and include in this list here! The anime makes me regret not going skating this winter! Although I was always more of an ice hockey person I loved watching figure skating with my grandparents when I was little and this reminded me of those days, too.
  4. Leyla Acaroglu’s Paper beats Plastic? TED talk. She’s witty, she’s funny and she’s so right with her design rant. I still prefer paper to plastic, though, just for the feeling and look (and also the renewable resources, although cutting down forests isn’t really necessary…).
  5. Grüne Soße, a traditional dish made of a defined set of herbs and greens mixed with dairy products, mustard and boiled eggs. A must-eat around eastertide in Germany (and so yummy).
  6. Playing at the Wunderkammer Chronicles. It feels so good to GM again even if it’s “only” via forum. Watching a self-spun world come alive is such a magical feeling.
  7. We finally have potted herbs for sale at work. They’re so pretty and smell so nice and I always hope they thrive and grow in their new homes when I sell them.
  8. Our new Pathfinder campaign. So far it’s a lovely slice of live adventure with some supernatural occurrences thrown in but I’m sure it’ll go wild soon enough. I love the character dynamics, too. Grohm is a no-nonsense medic from humble origins who hates it when people sing or hum and is suddenly confronted with the reality of having hidden magical powers while Allouèt is an extremely genki bard and history nerd with a crush on a long-dead revolutionary and basically a Disney princess (complete with a tame thrush and random singing, much to Grohm’s chagrin), always going out of her way to brighten someone’s life. Throw in Scoundrel’s diverse and partially adorable cast of NPCs and plot-writing obsession. Done.
  9. Magpieb0nes on DeviantArt. They make the most beautiful animal masks, and they do it especially for LARP purposes, too. I’m especially enamoured with the hare (left), of course but this taur is really impressive, too (there are so few well-done partly animal characters at LARP) and I love the treeface masks!
  10. This Sweather-Wearing Ferret pin in white | brown by Oh Jessica Jessica on Etsy. It’s just so vintagely adorable.