Mix and match vintage table setting in fall like colors. Green and amber goblets with green depression glass.

living fall vicariously through social media

In Southern California we vicariously live fall through social media. Everything pumpkin is released at the same time across the country, but it's hard to think pumpkin when it's 80*. Pumpkin lattes are released, just not the same iced. Gourds and pumpkins go on sale at the grocery store, they quickly mold. Sweaters arrive in … Continue reading living fall vicariously through social media

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7 tips for mastering estate sale shopping & the BEST estate sale ever: day 2

After leaving my job job to go full time with my not so alter ego, Atomic Hostess, life is wonderfully different. I now get to focus on writing, posting to social media (actually using the tools I pay for), and one of my favorite things I do is learn all those tasks a soloprenuer needs to know in order to survive. … Continue reading 7 tips for mastering estate sale shopping & the BEST estate sale ever: day 2

The best estate sale I've shopped to date. We actually went back again on day 2. Vintage housewares, goblets, mirrors. chandeliers. Gorgeous

the BEST estate sale ever: day 1

  For the last month I have been staying up later and later. The time between 9pm and 2 am has been flying by like minutes instead of hours. Last week Jerry was up and going. Me, not so much. He doesn't usally look to see what's going on in the estate sale world, he's more … Continue reading the BEST estate sale ever: day 1

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sorry mac it’s not you it’s me – atomic hostess apocalypse survival kit

This year for my birthday my awesomely sweet husband took me out on an adventure to the Apple Store. I don't know when it happened, but sometime in the last 5 years I stopped trying to keep up with technology. I wiped my knowledge of what the new up and coming products, computer specs, and what … Continue reading sorry mac it’s not you it’s me – atomic hostess apocalypse survival kit

5+ how & where tips for finding amazing vintage decor

I recently had a few people ask me to share the how and the where for finding the best in vintage decor. I'm not going to share the exact location of my favorite thrift store. You might get there before I do and get that one highly sought after piece that looks like it has … Continue reading 5+ how & where tips for finding amazing vintage decor

3 reasons to shop estate sales

Fridays have been turning into our regular estate sale shopping day. There are so many reasons to love shopping at estate sales. The main reason why I enjoy them...yes, obviously I need inventory for my Etsy Shop; it's because I purchase things that I wouldn't normally think to buy if I were at a retail store. … Continue reading 3 reasons to shop estate sales

estate sale: hazel atlas platonite moderntone

A couple weeks ago we were in an estate sale kind of mood. We grabbed coffee and headed out for a couple sales we looked up (estatesales.org is my current favorite). We had planned to head up to Palos Verdes for a sale, but stopped in Naples since we were driving right by there. Naples is the … Continue reading estate sale: hazel atlas platonite moderntone