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Julie Barrett is a freelance writer and photographer based in Plano, TX.

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Still Alive
Wow, I didn't mean to let this sit fallow for a month. But it's not entirely my fault. First, I had computer issues. The hard drive started acting up big time. We put in a new drive, replaced the (also) faulty CD-ROM drive, then installed Windows 8. It worked ... until it didn't. This was not a Micr
4/11/2014 3:39:00 PM
The Perfect Excuse To Get A Flask!
Today I found one of my "Holy Grail" wardrobe pieces. Walked into the thrift store (looking for something different, of course), and found this:

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11/18/2013 7:32:42 PM
Vintage And Thrift Finds
It's been a while since I've shared my finds. Frankly, I haven't had many lately, but those I have had are pretty amazing. First, this vest that I found on half price day at the Salvation Army:

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7/10/2013 5:00:44 PM
Vintage And Thrift Finds
It's time for me to recycle clothing for the new con season. I'm very big on vintage and thrift items. Here's the latest haul. I have to apologize for the pictures because it was windy and Honoria Glossop (my dress form) fell over after I brought her outdoors all dressed with the first outfit. Her b
4/9/2013 3:27:15 PM
Vintage Hats And Shoes!
My cousin sent me some hats and shoes that belonged to her mother. This was so kind of her to do, and these are lovely pieces.

First, hats!

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8/9/2012 2:15:21 PM
New(ish) Vintage(y) Dress!
I've been a bit busy at the sewing machine this week. I decided it was time to do something for me. When I hit the local thrift store on Tuesday I found this amazing dress:

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2/23/2012 4:56:14 PM
This Week's Thrift Store Haul
It seems that there are more Steampunk-type events on the horizon, so I went shopping for more clothes. I hit one of my favorite thrift stores today, figuring that they'd have a lot of new stock out today since the tax-free weekend starts tomorrow. Boy, did I come out good!


8/11/2011 2:33:06 PM
New Vintage Dress
New vintage dress

I'm not sure if this is the right era
7/15/2011 3:45:00 PM


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Still Alive
4/11/2014 3:39:00 PM

The Perfect Excuse To Get A Flask!
11/18/2013 7:32:42 PM

Vintage And Thrift Finds
7/10/2013 5:00:44 PM

Vintage And Thrift Finds
4/9/2013 3:27:15 PM

Vintage Hats And Shoes!
8/9/2012 2:15:21 PM

New(ish) Vintage(y) Dress!
2/23/2012 4:56:14 PM

This Week's Thrift Store Haul
8/11/2011 2:33:06 PM

New Vintage Dress
7/15/2011 3:45:00 PM

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