10/19/10

This is my 1,000th Post Post

I am not organized enough to ever anticipate a major blog milestone and have a party, or something more...organized. However, I do have some lovely vintage to share from the last few trips around town so they are going to fill in as the exciting cast of the 1,000th post. Without further delay...

Thrifted
Melmac-like dishes with the most fantastic floral design. I snagged all six.

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A set of four dinner plates, saucers, and bowls in this lovely vintage pattern.

Weekend Thrifting Loot
I also picked up a couple of pant suit hangers for art prints, two vintage sheets, and a soft linen table cloth in a floral print.

Thrifted Vintage
This little sweater was cut off at the sleeves but will look adorable over a long-sleeved onesie and paired with skinny jeans and mocs!

Thrifted Vintage
This sweet little corduroy coat is a 3T but I couldn't leave it at the store for such a great price. I'm thinking an exchange of some colorful buttons will give it that extra pop to make it even more unique.
Thrifted Vintage

The vintage shown above and myself would like to thank you for celebrating our 1,000th post together. We couldn't have done it without you. ;)

xoxo,
Rachel

No seriously, I am so thankful for my loyal readers and the support you've shown Smile And Wave just by checking in often. I appreciate you all, commenters and lurkers alike! This space wouldn't be the same if it weren't shared. You guys are fabulous!

70 comments:

craftattacks said...

Oh my goodness, I want a blue coat like that in MY size! Maybe one in yellow, too? thaaaanks!

congratulations on your 1000th post! That's so exciting! I love love love your blog.

morgandkim said...

such a good idea to use pant clothes hangers to hang prints.. wow.. i should try that some time..
congrats on hitting 1000!!! epic..

Bron said...

Congratulations on hitting your 1000th post! I've been a "lurker" on here for a very long time, so I guess a big anniversary like this is a good one to "de-lurk" on ;-)
Congratulations again! What an effort!

RachelDenbow said...

Thanks, everyone! Especially Bron for de-lurking!!

HI!

Melody said...

Congrats on your 1000th post ! I look forward to the next 1000.

Sophie Slim said...

yay congrats! Do people really throw parties to celebrate blog milestones? wow... thats impressive!! The world of blogging eh

ringmaster said...

of course you couldn't leave a coat like that at the store! it would be super cute with some fun vintage buttons! in the color red for ruby!!!!

poppy said...

Congratulations! :-) It'll take about ten years to post my 1000th post!

Maggie said...

Happy One Thousand'th! Congratulations on a lovely blog, I love it.

Adrienne said...

I love love love those vintage white and blue plates!! They're so gorgeous!!

Rachel M said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post. And thank you for having such a lovely blog!

Aunt Spicy said...

How exciting! Congrats! And super love the dishes...and all your globes!

twinklyspangle said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post, I love your blog, it's so inspiring and full of lovely things x

Katie said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post! Smile and Wave one of my favorite sources of daily inspiration. Thank you for always helping us look on the lovelier side of life :)

Nelly said...

I think I will de-lurk myself also (very funny Bron) Congrats on your 1000 post!

Kristi said...

right back at ya. xo

Mim Smith Faro said...

Congratulations on your 1000th! I keep you in my reader while others may work their way in, out, and back in... and back out! I keep you around because you are sweet and post an interesting mix of blog posts. Your posts about your adorable children are great but that's not all you share.

Thanks for being a good read :)

Emily said...

Smile and Wave is such fun to read! Those new dishes are lovely.

The Daily Fashionista said...

Love those fall plates!!! Perfect for Thanksgiving dinner:) And congrats on 1000 post! Loved your blog this whole year so far.

Trina Curran said...

Yay! 1000! I think I am only at 150 so I have a ways to go. :) Love stopping here on a daily basis. You are one of my favorites. Those melmac dishes are fabulous...you always find the best stuff!

Angelyn said...

Happy 1000th post! Organized or not, your blog is fantastic and is one of my favorites.

Tea and Love said...

congrats!! such a fun blog to read. im never bored!

lovelove
leigh

teaandluv.wordpress.com

Kiki & Punkin said...

Congrats on the 1000 post! My parents have a HUGE set of that vintage blue flowered dish ware that we used as regular everyday plates my whole life! Funny that you found some!

AlliT said...

Congrats Rachel!!!! Love love your blog and have to admit I frequent quite often... I love to look back on the posts I missed before I found you!!!! Please keep up the great work!

Chrissy said...

Congrats on 1000!! Yay!!

Lynne said...

Great finds!
Congrats on reaching 1000!

margot said...

you're fab! congrats chica!!

Meg said...

Wow, 1000 posts...congrats! You have an amazing blog, looking forward to the next 1000!
xoxo~meg

Mel said...

Thank YOU so much for making it a place that I NEED to check into at least 3 times a day...you know just in case:) Love everything about this little corner of the web:)

ezzi said...

no thank you...your blog, as well as others, keep me occupied when its slow at work. Congrats on your 1,000th post.

-erin

Anne said...

Congratulations from Paris on your 1000th post!

Laura Wynn said...

hahah, you are welcome! :) Congrats!!

cindy said...

Congratulations!

Liz V. said...

congratulations on your 1000th post! that is quite the milestone! and these vintage purchases are most definitely the loveliest.

Meg said...

those hangers are sweet and the vintage floral sheets are soo lovely. congrats on your 1000th post!!

Andrea!!! said...

Happy 1000!!! That's an exciting milestone :)

On a side note - where do you get Ruby's skinny jeans?! hands down adorable.

frecklewonder said...

YAY rachel! 1000 posts is amazing! i don't know what post i read for the first time but i've been coming back ever since- yours is one of my very, very favorites. you are so inspirational in so many ways and i always appreciate all the pretty eye candy too :)
happy 1000th post! thanks for sharing all that you do XOXO

lisaroyhandbags said...

congrats on the huge milestone!! I'm only at about 200 or so - a long way to go!! love your blog :)

Nell said...

Those plates are completely fab. I'm so jealous! Congratulations on your 1000th post...here's to many more xx

katie w said...

congrats! happy 1000th i guess i am more of a lurker than a commenter but your blog is always one of my daily reads.

AngelaS said...

Congrats!! I've been following you for a while. Love your blog! I've been using Bloglines (which is going away!), but I try to click over to give you readership numbers a boost. I'm really not sure how that all works out, but I don't want to cheat you. Hope you keep posting for a long time.

PonderandStitch said...

Omg- those melmac plates!!!! *jealous*.. the other vintage blue and white ones I have seen at my thrift store many times and have been an idiot and passed them up. Of course, I always regret it later. I'm so envious of your finds!

ReFabulous said...

Congrats on your 1000th post! Hooray! :)

And I'm LOVING the plates.... I pick up the funky melamine saucers/dessert plates whenever I spy them. (10 cents each, who can pass them up?) My kids love using them for lunches, and they each have their favorite plate.

Lisa said...

Congratulations!!! I love love love the coat!!!

Mandy said...

happy 1,000!!! I so love this place, and your finds today are wonderful!

Allison said...

Congrats, on 1000 posts and on finding such great vintage treats :) I love reading your blog.

Laura K A said...

Congrats!!!

hollysarah said...

Congrats on 1000 posts!!
GREAT vintage finds, too! You're the best thrifter I know. ;)

MissKoolAid said...

Wow that's a lot of posts! Congrats on reaching that amazing milestone.
Your vintage finds are so sweet!
Sophie

Lexi said...

Congrats on the posting milestone!!

And really, is there anything like a good vintage treasure hunting day? Besides your wedding day and children's births of course ;)

Leslie said...

I had to comment to officially not be a lurker anymore! :) I have been reading your blog pretty religiously now for about a year ever since I found Elsie's blog! I love it and am always inspired! Thank you!

the whyte house said...

congrats on #1,000!!!
love the dinner dishes. i've never seen a pattern like that. love one of a kind stuff.

Katy said...

that coat is to die for!!!

silvia said...

congratulations from spain!
i've learnt tons about vintage shopping and get a lot of inspiration from your blog - which is going to be really useful now that i'm moving to san francisco and need to find & decorate a home :)
+ i have a girl one month younger than yours and you were a great referent during my pregnancy.
thanks & congrats again!

sarahgilmour said...

Oh my goodness! What a surprise to see on my reader list... My family has the same exact plate set (the blue one). Or at least they did, but I know for sure my parents still have at least 2 of the saucers. Those were always my favorite saucers to use!

Holly Knitlightly said...

Amazing finds! You are seriously a pro at finding the greatest vintage items. Love it! And congratulations on 1,000 blog posts! I am SO happy that I found your blog. It's wonderful. :) Here is to thousands more!

strataflora.com said...

Congrats on your 1000th post! That's such an exciting milestone! What great vintage finds...those plates are amazing! :o)

xo - Amy

Megon and Julie said...

ackk!! I love the melmac!! I go to jeff city all the time and scoop up whatever I can!!

angela said...

yay for 1000. way to go rach.

Mooninmygarden said...

Yay! Congratulations, what an amazing accomplishment. I have enjoyed you blog for some time now, and you have such a knack for vintage treasures!

jes said...

congrats on 1,000 posts!!! and thanks for showing that crafty girls can grow up and become crafty mommas.

amber d said...

My grandparents have something very similar to the orange floral print on the plates. I love them! Congrats on hitting 1000th post! That's awesome!!

Amanda said...

Congrats on your 1000 post! I've always wanted to go back through your archives, I didn't realize there would be SO many posts to read, LOL.

I did a lot of thrifting this week too. Our little downtown is awesome I've discovered.

My grandma had that same pattern of dishes as the blue flowered you found. My mom and I saw it in several stores here in town this week.

letter {A} studio said...

Congrats on your 1000th post! I love your blog & stop by almost daily. Thank you for all the inspiration & peeks into your daily life.

katie said...

wow. one thousand! congratulations.

I have always really loved your blog, the voice you have, the beautiful and honest things you share. sometimes I feel like the word "inspiring" is overused, but there is something about your blog that makes me excited about life and making things. so thank you!

Amber said...

OHHH! I have 3 of the dessert plates in the blue pattern! I picked them up at a church thrift shop and LOVE them! Good choice! : ) Enjoy checkin in on your blog to see what crafty thing you are doing... : )

Niki said...

Congrats!

Kim said...

Thanks for the idea about using the slack hangers to hang up prints! I've had a few vintage school prints that I just couldn't figure out what to do with. They look perfect when hung with these hangers:)
http://bluebirdlucys.blogspot.com/2010/10/vintage-school-prints.html

faith buss said...

I have seen those little plates with the blue trim/design at 3 different garage sales this summer!!! They're following me. Congrats on all your posting. :)

hellosweetworld said...

Congrats on the 1000th post! And i totally have dishes in the vintage blue pattern, too. I love the gold flower plates.