Antiques, Vintage, Collectibles and More!

Spring has finally sprung. Time to start to put away those Fall and Winter outfits and bring out  those Spring dresses and skirts, Summer tees and sandals. Perhaps it also means a trip to your local thrift store to add to your Spring fashions!

But what if you are thinking of sprucing up your home as well as your wardrobe? If you are on the lookout for some fabulous finds for your living space and you like antiques, have we got a place for you to check out! Second Chances Antiques and Treasures at 2448 US 41 Alt is definitely a must see.  They have 12,000 square feet of antiques, vintage, collectibles and more! And guess what…Vicky and I, along with her Mother just happen to have a booth there.

Our booth number is D11 and we have recently restocked with some great things, including both clear and green oatmeal glass dishware, Polish pottery and more. We have some Madame Alexander dolls, among others and some Gone with the Wind memorabilia for all you “Windies”, out there. Are you a collector of salt and pepper shakers?  We got em. We even have an antique cracklin squeezer! If you are from the South, you most likely know  about cracklins.

Looking for some artwork to brighten your walls. We have lots of framed pictures along with some beautiful photographs taken by our very own, Vicky Clinard and her sister, Kimberly Caldwell. Both ladies have won awards for their amazing photography.

Speaking of Kimberly, we also have some of her wonderful children’s books that she has written in the Mr. Bark Lee series.  Her newest book is here just in time for Easter. It is entitled Mr. Bark Lee and Dog Wood’s Easter Answer.  A perfect addition for any Easter basket. These are located in the  front of the shop.

We hope that you will come out and take a look not only at our booth, but at all of the amazing things all the vendors have to offer. Take a morning or afternoon, or hey,  make a day of it. There is definitely plenty to look at , including some amazing antique furniture.

Here is a little peek at some of the items we have in our booth, but you will definitely have to come in to check it out as many of items can’t be seen well in the photos.

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Check out all the goodies!

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Come out and support a local author, Kimberly Caldwell by purchasing a book in her Mr. Bark Lee Series. We also have vintage books.

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Some other items including Vicky’s award winning photograph entitled Kitchen Window. The boy doll in the uniform is over 50 years old!

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Some of the framed artwork. 2 butter churns, and other items.

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Gone with the Wind Collector Plates. Bob Mackie porcelain doll and more.

 

Second Chances Antiques and Treasures is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, and on Sundays from 12 to 6.  Be sure to check them out. Rodney and LeeAnn Greer are the owners and proprietors and are great people. All the staff is friendly, courteous and helpful.  Be sure to take a look at their Facebook page to see all the fabulous things they have to offer. Hope to see you there soon!

As always, until next time be thrifty and stay fabuless!

 

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

It’s Friday, it’s Saint Patrick’s Day, it’s time for Shamrocks and shenanigans! We hope everyone is wearing their most fabuless shade of green today and will have the luck of the Irish with you!

We also just wanted to remind you that you don’t have to have a pot of gold to look fabulous. Just head to one of your local thrift stores and check out the amazing rainbow of colorful clothing you can find. And we are sure among this rainbow is some green so that you  won’t run the risk of  getting  pinched!

Vicky and I got dressed up in our “greenery” and took a quick stroll through Goodwill to see if the leprachauns will bestow any good luck onto us. As it turns out we did have a little luck and came away with a few finds, which we would like to share with you.

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The Wearing of the Green

 

 

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Vicky’s beautiful find

Vicky had been looking for something to wear for our shared Birthday party we are planning next weekend when she discovered this beautiful black sheer lace skirt. So you should be  able to see it on her soon, as I am sure we will share some pics from our party. You know we will be wearing something we have thrifted!

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Love this skirt I found with the bird design. Brand Old Navy

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I like that I can wear this skirt now with a long sleeve blouse, but I can also wear it into Spring and Summer by wearing a cami or t-shirt and sandals.

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Tan and white polka dot skirt by LizSport

 

 

Another skirt I found that I believe I can wear now and into Spring and Summer. Here I paired it with an off the shoulder blouse that I thrifted last year along with a wide belt I had purchased from GW earlier in the season.

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My last find was this purple and gold floral print sundress. Can’t wait until the weather gets warm enough to wear it! Hopefully soon, but you never know about the weather in the South!

So that is it for the treasures we found at the end of the rainbow, (or in our case at the end of the aisle), but to sign off we would like to leave you with a couple of Irish Blessings we hope you will enjoy.

 

May your troubles be less

and your blessings be more

And nothing but happiness

come through your door

 

May your pockets be heavy

and your heart be light

May good luck pursue

each day and night

Till next time be thrifty and stay fabuless!

 

Vicky and Teresa

 



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We played Cupid on Valentine’s Day!

Hello fabuless people.  We hope that everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day and got to spend it with the people you love the most.  What sweet treats did you get? Maybe a big box of chocolates, or perhaps a lovely bouquet of flowers.  Those are things that always bring a smile to the sweetheart recipient.  This year Vicky and I had the opportunity to bring smiles to some of the people here in our area. We played Cupid and helped to deliver flowers! Of course we were in our thrifted outfits and wore some Valentine head gear to put us in the Cupid spirit.

Vicky’s brother, Randy Harrison is the owner of Franklin Florist. Of course Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest times of the  year in the florist industry so Vicky and I helped out  to make sure that all those beautiful flowers would get to their intended destinations. What a great time we had watching people’s faces light up as they received their bouquets, chocolates and stuffed animals.  I have been on the receiving end of getting flowers, but it was such a delight to be a small part of brightening someone else’s day. Vicky used to work with her brother at the florist so she was an old hand at this cupid thing but she too enjoyed coming back to help out. If you need flowers for ANY occasion be sure to check out Franklin Florist.  They really are professional and do absolutely beautiful work!untitled.png

 

Here is Vicky before we started our adventure. Check out those gorgeous live plants in the background.

 

 

 

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Black Suede jacket with fringe by Canyon Road Red Blouse with black and white striped detail on bottom by Azules

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Just a few of the bouquets boxed up and ready to go!

 

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Black & white striped graphic tee by Forever 21 Black leather jacket is Nostalgica by Matthew H.

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Vicky off to make someone “beary” happy!

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Vicky with Randy, her brother and owner of Franklin Florist.

Vicky’s black boots are by Catos. She used a gift card she had received to buy them so to her they were free. The best kind of thrifty!

 

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Me and Randy. My Boss for the day! I tried to talk Randy into wearing the Heart head boppers, but it was a no go! 

Later that evening we got together with our friends and had our annual “Galentines” celebration. This year Kimmy found out that Waffle House was having a special Valentines event. They decorated the restaurant, had white table clothes, and even took photos of customers who wished to have their picture taken. Which of course we did!

It was lots of fun. A gentlemen employee opened the door for us upon on arrival and showed us to our table/booth. It was so cute decorated with red paper hearts, ribbon, and even champagne flutes for toasting. The waitresses all wore red ribbons in their hair and all were friendly, sweet, and definitely in the Valentine mood. They also played only love songs on the jukebox. How fun! We only had 40 minutes to eat because they had so many reservations!

There were families with young children, older couples, and some women who like us were celebrating with friends. There was also some young sweethearts who came to enjoy the food and décor. Nothing says young love like the sharing of a waffle! All in all it was a great and thrifty way to spend our Galentines celebration. I mean a Valentine dinner for under ten bucks! Now that’s what I call thrifty and fabuless!

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A little of the décor. Sorry we didn’t get a pic before getting our drinks on the table, but the service was so quick we didn’t get a chance!

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Vicky with her best friend Jenny. Beautiful ladies in red.

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Perusing the menu

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Me and my bestie Kimmy toasting friendship!

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This is one of the group photos that the employees of Waffle House took. They made one for each of us at no charge! Kimmy’s beautiful red and black  top is by Rafaella. Gray skirt by Faded Glory. My black sweater with heart and love by SO

 

We ended our friendship celebration with a toast and then headed home. Vicky to go out on the town again with her hubby, and me to watch the Kentucky Wildcats basketball game with mine. Thank goodness the Cats won. A loss might have taken the romance right out of our evening! LOL

P. S. Waffle House also gave us a free calendar with coupons that can be used throughout the year. We thrifty gals love our coupons!

Till next time be thrifty and above all be FABULESS!

 

 

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The Fifty Thrifty Gals hit a Dry Spell

What?! February is already here. How did that happen? It seems like just yesterday that it was Christmas, and then we were celebrating a brand new year!  And now it is time for Valentines Day.  Wow time sure seems to fly. During the holidays we were, (as I am sure you were)  very busy which left us little time for our favorite pastime thrift shopping. But it is now 2017, a brand new year and time to get back to it!

Speaking of the New Year, both Vicky and I have had high hopes of starting another year finding wonderful outfits, home décor and other accessories for low, low prices at our local thrift stores. Unfortunately it seems the last few times we have been we have come away almost always empty handed! Gasp! How can this be?  Have we lost our knack? Have we somehow upset the thrifting genies who previously reaped cart loads of goodies into our shopping baskets? Of course not! This just seems to be a trend in the world of thrift shopping. Some shopping trips you come away  feeling absolutely giddy with bags of fabulous things for which you spent soooo little money. Other trips are just a near or total loss. But of course we will NOT surrender!  We will valiantly shop on, checking out Goodwill, City Thrift, and other local thrift and consignment shops to see what we can find.

Until the next (hopefully successful shopping spree), we just wanted to share with you a few photos of items that we have thrifted in the past.

 

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Looking “beary” cute!

Vicky in one of her more “unique” finds. Her red bear hat with built in hand warmers. She definitely stood out in the crowd with this one and got lots of compliments.

 

 

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My black ruffled blouse by Bandolinoblu Black and White Skirt by Elle

Kimmy’s beautiful Burgundy dress by Mossimo was perfect for the holiday season, as we spent a wonderful afternoon at the historic Roxy Theatre watching the holiday classic,  White Christmas.

Both Kimmy and I are wearing  thrifted outfits. While my black and white outfit is thrifted head to toe, Kimmy’s boots were a gift from her kids, though her adorable dress was from GW.

 

The next pics were taken at a wonderful Christmas  program that was held at F&M Bank. There was lots of food, wine was served,  and there was  live entertainment. Not to mention a “special guest”. I was lucky enough to have my picture taken with him!

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Red Blouse with bows on  sleeves by Gloria Vanderbilt Black button front skirt by Dana Buchman

 

 

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Me and the special guest. He was so nice about people taking photos. Turns out he’s not such a Grinch after all!

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Vicky in quarter length sleeve silk blouse Red Camisole by Attention Red and Black floral and paisley skirt by First Issue A Liz Claiborne Co

 

 

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Silk and Leather trim coat by AF.HRO Red Boots by Leathercraft

 

Every time Vicky wears this coat she gets so many comments! It  is one of her very favorite finds and she definitely looks gorgeous in it!

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Cream Colored Coat with bell sleeves by Preston and York

While I don’t love Winter, I do love that I got this cute coat for under $10.00 at GW!

 

Finally these pictures were taken on a couple of days in which we were just “hanging out” and having fun. Vicky had to take a back seat in this pic, as she couldn’t drive and “fluff” her hair at the same time!

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Vicky in a black long sleeve top with collar and buttons. Her jeans by Denim 24/7 are embellished with a Rose on the hip and bottom of the leg

 

Look at that, just one little finger and the tree bends! Don’t know my own strength!

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Red Lace top by Julie’s Closet and Paco Jeans

 

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Look at that face! I think Vicky was afraid of my driving!

 

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The white V-neck sweater had no label so unsure of the manufacturer, but it is soft and cozy. Brown knee high boots are Mercer.

 

Purple is definitely Vicky’s color!

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Purple Sweater by Lane Bryant

 

 

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This will be us if we don’t get out of this slump! Wish us luck!

Till next time be thrifty and stay fabuless!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vicky’s Fabuless Fall Photo Look Book

dscf1195Hello fabuless fashionistas.  Fall is here and Thanksgiving is upon us once again. We hope that all of you will be enjoying time with family, friends and loved ones and that your cup runneth over with blessings! One of my blessings is my wonderful friend, confidant, and thrift shopping buddy, Vicky!

Recently we did a little photo shoot featuring some fall fashions and she just looked so fabulous that I couldn’t wait to share them with you. Autumn in Tennessee can be just a little tricky. Just a couple of days before we did this shoot, the temperatures were in the 50’s, perfect sweater weather! But wouldn’t you know it, the day we could get together to do this the temps rose to a nice toasty 78 degrees! But as always Vicky was a trooper and she managed to look gorgeous in her fall wear even though it felt more like late summer!

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Purple silk blouse with black collar by Jacqueline Smith, black leggings and booties complete the look. Blouse purchased at Goodwill.

 

 

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Knitted cap from North Face was a gift from her daughter.

 

 

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ALWAYS up to some shenanigans! Just one of the reasons we are such good friends!

 

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Taking the Last Train to Clarksville in a tiered turquoise skirt by Cal Style. Multicolored cardigan sweater by Ayla and brown boots by Predictions.  All thrifted!

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Striking a pose!

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Red cable knit sweater by Izod. Boots by Just Fab. Thrifted of course! Looks like she is thinking about her next thrifting adventure.

 

 

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Looking lovely in red with autumn leaves in her hair. What a gorgeous smile!

 

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Beige Sweater by Keren Hart

Once again we wish each and every one of you a very happy Thanksgiving. And if by chance you are doing any shopping on Black Friday don’t forget to check out your local thrift stores. You never know what you may find!

 

Till next time be thrifty and stay fabuless!

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Fabuless Freaky Halloween Fun at The Rocky Horror Show

Happy Halloween all you frightfully fabuless fashionistas. Today is the big day, and it is not too late to head out to your local thrift store to shop for a last minute costume! No need to sever an arm and a leg to pay for a creepy, crazy or cute costume. You can find ready made costumes at a fraction of the cost you would pay for retail. You can also use your imagination and totally put together your own look, and the price at the cash register won’t scare you!

Vicky and I of course went thrift shopping for our “saloon girl” costumes, and had a blast at the annual Halloween party at Murph’s Country Music Barn on Saturday night. We will be posting a separate blog on that soon, but for now we would like to share with you another fun Halloween experience we had earlier this week.

On Wednesday evening we headed out to the Roxy Theatre to see their production of The Rocky Horror Show. It was a lively, rollicking production, definitely meant for mature audiences only, (but we attended anyway…..wink!)  Lots of songs, dancing and audience participation made this an extra fun event.  We loved doing the time warp! The entire cast put on an absolutely fabulous performance and we loved every minute.

To put ourselves in the mood we decided to dress up as characters in the play. Vicky went as Magenta, the maid, our friend and sister Kimmy, was Dammit Janet, and I was dressed up for Rocky’s Birthday celebration as a party guest. Of course everything we had on was thrifted!

Afterward the cast was nice enough to pose for pictures with members of the audience, us included! Following are a few pics.

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Left to right. Dr. Frank N. Furter played by Stephen Shore  Riff Raff played by Ryan Bowie Dr. Scott/Narrator  played by Art Conn

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Teresa with Brad Majors played by Ryan Alvarado

 

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Kimmy dressed as Janet with her Brad Majors played by Ryan Alvarado.  She beat the other girls to the bride’s bouquet! Skirt, cami, cardigan and Keds all purchased at Goodwill!

 

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Vicky put her Magenta inspired outfit together in a very short time. Of course she thrifted it!

On left Eddie played by Derrick Karg-Zamudio on right Rocky played by Austin Olive

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Teresa with Eddie and Rocky. I’m a muscle fan!  Wearing a black tee with red lips( as a nod to the opening credits of the movie Rocky Horror Picture Show). It was a gift so it was free! Black leather look skirt by Worthington purchased at Goodwill. Black Franco Sarto patent leather boots from Goodwill as well as black belt. Birthday tiara from Dollar Tree and a borrowed red boa finish the party goer look.

We would also like to let you know that during November and December the Roxy will be showing films featuring vintage flicks and modern classics on Sunday afternoons. Admission is $5 and tickets will be available at the door one hour prior to show time. Just a few of the titles included The wizard of Oz,  E.T., and White Christmas. Check out http://www.roxyregionaltheatre.org/filmseries for more info.

Till next time be thrifty and stay fabuless!

Teresa and Vicky

 

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Being Fabuless at the Lights and Labels fashion show

Hello once again fabuless friends. Autumn is officially here. A great time to get out and go thrift shopping for a new fall wardrobe!

Speaking of clothes (which of course we love to do), last weekend there was a wonderful event held here in Clarksville, the fifth annual fashion and art show Labels in Lights, an artlink benefit.  Artlink is an organization that helps the community by providing fun, safe and creative environments for youth to participate in the creative arts. What a great cause!

Not only was there a fashion show featuring clothing from local businesses, Sacer and Savine, Couture Crush, The Clothesline Boutique and Lularoe, there was also lots of entertainment, including live music, a dance troupe and even a comedian!  There was also food and wine for those attending. In addition they had art vendors on hand with many beautiful items for sale. In fact one of these vendors was our very own Vicky! She had a booth featuring her handmade jewelry along with items of vintage clothing. You can check out her Etsy store to see and purchase some of her fabuless items for yourself!

One of the gorgeous models, Cathy Perry Gravitt, who modeled for LuLaRoe and The Clothesline Boutique wore earrings that Vicky made to add a unique touch to the lovely  outfits she wore.  Cathy  was nice enough to allow us to take her photo and share it with you here on our blog. Thank you Cathy. You looked absolutely fabulous!

It was an amazing evening full of fashion and fun and we enjoyed every minute we were there.

If you would like to learn more about the Artlink program you can check out ther website at ARTLINKCLARKSVILLE.COM FACEBOOK.COM/ARTLINKCOOP

We hope you enjoy the photos and until next time don’t forget to be thrifty and stay fabuless!

Vicky and Teresa

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Cathy looking gorgeous in black and white. Clothing from The Clothesline Boutique. She purchased the earrings she is wearing from Vicky’s jewelry line Transformations Jewelry.

 

 

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Cathy flashing a  beautiful smile in a black and red LuLaRoe dress and earrings by Vicky at Transformations Jewelry.

 

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Here we all are in our Goodwill finery. Kimmy’s black sweater by Derek Heart was a 99 cent special!

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Don’t forget to check out Vicky’s etsy store, TransformsJewelry. Coming soon Vicky will also have some of her vintage clothes for sell at Second Chances Antiques and Treasures. They are located 2448 41 Bypass.

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