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Selena Cate
Sonoma county
Interests: thrifting & writing.
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Thanks so much Shara. I love the quote and didnt find it corny at all. Take care, Selena
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2014 on saying goodbye at Apron Thrift Girl
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I began Apron Thrift Girl in what feels like a lifetime ago. It started one cold, June (it was Seattle after all) night. My blog became a wonderful place to create, to share, to meet incredible people and it taught... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Apron Thrift Girl
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I found these horses a few years ago and loved the Mid Century Modern design. This particular piece served as a headboard for my bed and later hung above my couch. I recently changed it with another piece of art... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl
Thank you for your sweet words. My key to listing more is actually trying to do it on my phone so that it is quick and easy. My time is so limited and yet I have so many posts ideas running through my head. I need to just make it happen and I appreciate the encouragement. :-)
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2013 on Japanese Chenille Birds at Apron Thrift Girl
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Last weekend at an estate sale I came across a box of the sweetest Japanese chenille birds. Their colors are stunning and they seem alive with personality. I've never seen anything quite like them before. Have you? For local friends,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl
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My daughter Cerys has started to write poetry. Just like I used to do and just like her great grandmother used to do. She began in the last couple of years. I think her poetry is (of course being her... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl
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Monday afternoon the children and I arrived home from two weeks in Washington. Cerys and Keiran attended the American Youth Circus Organization Festival in Seattle while I traveled to my dad's home to help him sort out his house. He... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl
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This last weekend I travelled north to Healdsburg to an estate sale. I should have been there when they opened the doors at 9 a.m. For the second weekend in a row I am kicking myself for not being there... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl
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Today I just experienced 3 days of thrifting and 3 van loads full of inventory. It was a complete Industrial inventory filled weekend. I was so tired that I slept in until 7:30 today which is unheard of for me.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl
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A few months ago I traveled to Ione CA where I visited with two of my favorite bookseller friends. One flew in from Virginia and the other from Texas. We had an fabulous weekend of thrifting, spending time on our... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl
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Martha Stewart and her treat bags always come through for me. I buy them at Michaels whenever they are on sale or reduced for clearance. I store them away in my Martha drawer and wait until the timing is right.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl
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I thrifted so hard this last weekend that each night I fell into bed exhausted. Throw in a rogue thunder and lightning storm last night and I was a complete and utter mess this morning when I woke up. So... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl
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This is the first year where I feel properly moved in on the homestead in Sebastopol. My dad has been spending a lot of time with us and he has kindly spent hours getting the garden beds ready for summer.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl
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My Thrift weekend began on Thursday with an estate sale. It continued with estates sales on Saturday/Sunday and finished off with heading to the Alameda Flea Market on Sunday. It was a fabulous weekend. Thrifting and socializing with other antique... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl
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I'm enjoying grouping items together at Mod Sonoma. Today I added a vintage cot, a kampkold cooler and a thermos or two. It reminds me a bit of the campsite from the original Parent Trap. Remember that scene? I loved... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl
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I found this 1970's radio at a sale on Saturday. I thought it would be perfect for my space at Mod Sonoma. I had written out my tag and was nearly ready to price it when I thought that it... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl
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Most of you know that I have quite the addiction to umbrellas (although we won't mention the other addictions to paper, dishes, glasses, owls, mushrooms and oh so much more). I wrote this Collect Share post about my Umbrella collection... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl
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Keiran and I went to the Maker Faire last Sunday. One of our favorite sights at the faire was the Tapigami exhibit. It was created by a Northern California artist Danny Scheible. Now being a fan of Washi Tape it... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl
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Writing these articles have been so good for my creative spirit. Not only do I get to brainstorm decoratoring and upcycling ideas, but I can actually use some of these for my Mod Sonoma inventory. Since I wrote this article... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl
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So many of us woke with heavy hearts this morning after following the news yesterday. This is a simple little post with cheerful images of vintage coasters. It doesn't take away the hurt or pain but hopefully it might be... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl
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I found a delightfully sweet Japanese mug collection today. These are being priced and will be taken down to the Antique Society later this afternoon. Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl
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***sorry this post is all messed up with the inlink being in a strange place. Half way through writting the post I lost power to my office and most of the post disappeared. When I tried to put it back... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl
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Every week I receive emails from different Estate Sale companies about their upcoming sales. Within the email there are usually a selection of photos showing off the contents of the home. I will study these in depth, decide if there... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl
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This week on a Thursday I am waiting at another estate sale. I got here around 6:50 AM and was the first one here. Right now I'm in the back of my van with my down pillow and feather duvet... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Apron Thrift Girl