Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thrifty Things Friday is Taking a Break

TTF @ Melissa's Antiques

Hey all, I'm so happy to have had wonderful folks who have linked up to Thrifty Things Friday every week for the past 25 weeks - that's about half a year!  I was so happy to take over the party, but at this moment my plate is a little TOO full to continue on. I've had trouble finding time to even comment on all the posts and that's not fair to you guys.  Between a full time (plus some) job, being in school full-time for my Masters (and working on the most difficult classes, so that I can graduate), and running my business (and trying to take it to the next level)... I just have to give a few things up.

Now, don't worry, because I will STILL be blogging about my awesome finds, adventures, and linking up to other parties.  I just won't be blogging on any set schedule (and I never really have, to be honest).  Some weeks I may just find that I can't show you guys pictures of all I bought.  Like that hoarder auction.  I just need a slight breather so that I can make it through these last couple of semesters of grad school.

Honestly, I've been spending A LOT of my time on Instagram.  Much like other bloggers have come to find out, it's like posting mini blog posts several times a day.  I'm addicted to it!  I've also been selling lots of items from there as well.  It's just a lot of fun.  Currently I'm hosting a 1000 follower giveaway.  Go check it out!

I wanted to update you on the flower brooch progress... I won this lot on ebay.  Surprisingly I got a great deal.

Pam @ Virginia Retro sent me these 3 pinned to a lovely handkerchief.  I am so overwhelmed by the kindness of the little corner of blogland that us vintage bloggers occupy.  Thanks again to Pam!

You can still find me on Facebook and Pinterest (although not as often, I'll admit).

Have a wonderful weekend and please pray that I make it through my Managerial Accounting midterm next Monday.  I will be studying like a mad woman all weekend.



  1. Melissa, best wishes to you on your decision but, more importantly, on pursuit of your degree and dreams. My undergrad degree is Accounting, and my Masters is MBA, which I am assuming is what you're pursuing at the graduate level. It's hard, it's all hard, and with a wedding on top of it all, I think you're smart to take this break. I'll miss this party, but I'll still follow you and your posts. :-)

  2. Heavens to Betsy Melissa, I'm new to your blog but sure do think stepping away from some things is very smart. You need to concentrate on getting your degree, and it sounds like it's sure not easy, over other less crucial tasks in your life. When do you have time for a "life" at all?
    Love those brooches, I remember them well being a pre-boomer old lady (74). Would love to have one at least to wear. Seeing the deep aqua and royal blue one from Instagram photo makes my heart beat little faster. What a score. I'm not much of an Instagram person (have too many blog posts to read and comment on every day) but you've sure captured my interest to take a look.
    Much good luck to you Melissa, go for that masters, it's an important goal. Happy weekend

  3. Melissa you are so busy and I think it's great you are getting your priorities lined up! Glad to see you've found some pins for the bouquet...I've been looking but haven't found any so far! I know I'll still see you around as you share your great vintage finds.

  4. Melissa, even though I am sad you are not going to continue, I totally think you made the right decision. You are so busy and with a wedding to plan, too! Take care of yourself and post some of your finds when you can. I always love seeing what you get. Take care of yourself! Hugs, Dianne

  5. Best wishes.. you will be back in no time. Thanks for hosting! You do have a full plate

  6. You do have a lot on your plate and planning a wedding to boot! Great ebay win!

  7. My blog has taken a back seat to Instagram too - I think we're not the only ones!!

    That is a heavy load to carry, I can see that something might have to go! Good luck!!

  8. Will miss your party but expect to see you out on the vintage circuit :)

  9. Thank you for hosting!! I am excited to follow your journey to your wedding and all your other vintage finds!

  10. I will miss the party, but certainly understand the pressure you are under. Please do post some goodies for me to drool over. Good wishes for your classes and business.

  11. Thank you for sharing your flower brooches with Make It Monday.

  12. I get it! It's hard to get everything done! Sometimes I forget to even link my posts up to parties. Have a great weekend! Jo


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