Thursday, May 26, 2011

Backward but Fitting

This week we're starting with pics and ending with words. A little backward yes, but fitting.  

For Your Home

Retro cool and yellow!

Eclectic, funky and fab!

Love this hutch.

Sooo, many things you could do with these.
Hang on a wall, attach to a wood door.
Hang in a window and let the sun shine through.

A very Looooooong neck vase!

~ Channeling Audrey Hepburn ~

A very "Audrey", very vintage (1960-70) dress. (front view)

Ruffle on the bottem, ruffle neck and a long sweeping chiffon bow (back view)

Another vintage delight with
a modern Calvin Klein belt and
Designer~ Dolce & Gabbana pumps.


Side view

Kensie Girl Top/Tunic/Dress

Embroidered net. Beautiful over a
shift dress or a tank and jeans.

A beach coverup, or lovely tunic top.

and everything else!

The Queen of JUNK !

Hey Yogi! (I'm dating myself with that comment aren't I?)

The coolest vintage leather case I've ever seen!

Thursday June 9th @6p, GNO in Anoka
Table Scaping and Party Ideas ~ presented by Adrienne Shrunk
Adrienne will show you how to "Table Scape" and decorate with unique finds. She'll show you how to use "old and used" jars of any size and shape for tablescaping and party ideas. Intrigued? So are we and we've heard fabulous things about her designs.  Adrianne will be offering some of her wares for wale at this event. The Loft will also carry some Great Pieces of the past that you can buy for your own Table scaping adventure..  We will also be carrying some great "pieces of the past" that you can  buy during GNO party. 

A short message from Julie, the Owner of the Loft on 2nd ~ 
Have a Happy and safe Memorial Day Holiday, and remember our troops and their families.
"The garden room is being transformed in the back store area this coming week, stay tuned.. lots of color and containers coming in, loads of new ideas for gardening.. and home decor in the following weeks."

FYI ~ The Loft on 2nd is OPEN Thurs 10-7p, and Fri & Sat 10-5p.

Till next time, 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

It's a comin! :-)

We were a little slow on getting the shop ready for pics this week.  And me...after taking pics this eve, I had a few errands to run.  I'm just now getting to posting.  I'll be done in just a few hours.  If your a night owl, check sometime after midnight.  If not....well, I'll have a brand new post ready for you when you wake up.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Closing in on Summer

Spring has finally Sprung and before you know it Summer will be here.  Speaking of Summer....That means the end of the school year.  Here's an idea to show your appreciation to a Teacher...or two!

Chalk Board Pots and Chalk

Nature, Flowers and 

Vintage wood and jars make a
perfect vase for these flowers

How about a beaker full of flowers?

Or....well you get the idea :-)

Butterflies come in all shapes and sizes.

Fashions for the Springiest Days

A fabulous Ladeeda Design find! A perfect condition
vintage wedding dress.

Wouldn't it be grand with a
full crinoline under it?

So and white and dots! A vintage cotton dress.

Funky leggings, a Black Market
White House top and a Calvin Klein belt.

More dots on this navy and white vintage blouse.
Love the 1955 brand 3/4 length jeans.

More Ladeeda Vintage. A Mexican themed
maxi dress to wear on or off your shoulders,
a new straw market bag, loft lasso jewelry
worn as a belt and Juicy Couture flip flops.

Lots of new (I mean vintage) sunglasses.
Get your groove going with these....:-)

NEW with tags, 7 for all mankind 
"Great China Wall" jeans
designed by Zac Posen.
Retail tag says $395!!! OH MY....
that's not what the Loft tag says.

Look at these!
A NEW addition. A buffet server.

Love this mod little dresser.

Is this a buffet or a dresser? You decide!

Cool chair!

Here's a shout out to Lanette of Cottage Elements for a fabulous JUNK from J to K and Everything in Between presentation. We were all inspired. Our favorite tip from Lanette....When you find something, turn it all around.  Turn it sideways and upside down. Do it and you'll discover another way to use it." 


Hmmmm....what's she gonna do with all of that JUNK?

An old dust pan made into a flower or magazine holder.

This used to be a vintage motorcycle Gaiter
(top part of boot). Now it's even cooler!

A vintage bag (camera case?), old bottles
and flowers. What a great floral display!

Too cute for words, vintage child boot
 used as bookends.

The Loft is OPEN
Thurs 10-7
Fri and Sat 10-5
be sure to visit all of
the 2nd Ave Shops...
AJ Purstique, Krista Artista
and Chema Malu.

Our good neighbor,
Nic Nac Paddywack
is OPEN this weekend
Fri and Sat 10-5 !!

Till next time,