One Day in Denver

Me and my girls Saturday.  Me, Jovan, Tredessa, Stefane (back row), Tara (in front), Stormie, Stephanie, Elise-the-Niece, and Katie from the Springs


Cherry Creek for Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Sur La Table, and Restoration Hardware.  Stormie got her vintage-inspired bowls – lots.  Alright, already with the bowls! :)  The girl is a bowl nut!

South Broadway for Decade (inspiring, old/vintage and new-I got the best alphabet flash cards I have ever seen there!), and True Love Shoes (great accessories) where the 9 of us just sort of filled every square inch of space.  Delicious spinach pizza-by-the-slice at the world-famous Famous Pizza.  Elise was heard to exclaim, based on the fact that her teeth remained leafy-green free, “We are so good at eating spinach!”  She is gleeful by nature!

We braced ourselves and went into a house in Denver where the “Thriftonista”  was liquidating her vintage clothing.  We arrived there with the Channel 4 newswoman who taped a segment for the 5 o’clock news about ways people are saving money.  That place was packed, due to a notice via e-blast to the  Denver fashion-scene types, which includes 2nd daughter, Stephanie.  Wall-to-wall people were madly digging through clothes whose year’s I could name between 1964-1989.  Some of it was questionable as far as fashion the first time around.  Nonetheless, it was a fun run around the memory block for me and Tara’s arms can be seen earnestly flipping through the rack of tightly packed, hung clothing on the news segment.  During the interview with the Thriftonista herself, I am visible with my back to the camera as I just mainly try to avoid being stampeded by all the 20-somethings intent on buying my mother’s 1970s wardrobe.  We were on TV!

On East Colfax we soaked up Fabric Lab ambience (I really was NOT cool enough to be in there) and then splurged for a couple of coffees, a couple of waters and 12 cupcakes at The Shoppe which set us back more than lunch had.  Yikes!  Well, you only go around once and we can now say we have had very, very amazingly delicious cupcakes at the trendy hole-in-the-wall cupcake store for 40-some-bucks, nevermind that I could have achieved the same for about $4.  That is not an insult to them, nor their not-entirely catchy slogan which is something like: Don’t be a hater, eat a cupcake (?) – it is just that I can make really good cake, when I want to.  I am sure if the people at Westword and The Denver Post and all those other places that have given them “Best of” awards had one of mine, well, you know…

Tallulah Jones was defnitely a favorite.  We like stores that are full of ideas as well as merch.  Mod Living wasn’t the thrill wed hoped and Urban Living’s best part was the cool dog that met us at the door.

Two cars, nine women, all of Denver’s best in one day.  Sore legs.  Thinking ahead to our next outing…maybe a movie in our jammies?  Whew!  I am so older than the rest!

LOVE these girls!  So blessed!…Jeanie

NOTE TO SELF:  Oh, I know-next time I take the girls to MY favorite: Djuna!

13 thoughts on “One Day in Denver

  1. This was SUCH a fun day! I hardly bought a thing, but it was very inspiring to me and has given me lots of ideas for diy home decor.

    I had such a blast researching the stores and putting the schedule together, although some of them were a disappointment as you said. But, you never know until you try;o)

    Next time – Mile High Flea Market and thrift stores!!

    1. Oh-I don’t think MANY were a disappointment….just had my hopes high for a couple. I liked that one antique store, but couldn’t remember all the names…The house experience was fun fun fun! And yes, I have my new projects cut out for me, too…

  2. Loved EVERY minute of it, ladies! What a fun blessing you ALL are to me! Can’t wait for thrift store shopping…before summer?? PLEASE? Love you ladies!

  3. Fun, fun, FUN! Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters are two of my favorite stores ever- (did you know they’re “sister” stores? I just learned that). Then, I work just down the street from Decade and True Love! I work at 990 S Broadway, and those two stores are frequent haunts of mine on my lunch hours. So unique. You guys should let me know they next time you have a girl’s day (if you don’t mind, anyway). I would love to join you! :)

  4. Sounds like you all had a blast. I too would love to join you next time (if its okay, I know how important mother daughter time is). I hope your knee held up. If not ICE, ICE, ICE. ;)

  5. Sounds like a great time – reminds me of shopping trip memories I have with my beloved grandma before she met Jesus – I love restoration Hardware – I could really spend some money there!

  6. Hello! Thank you for coming and for mentioning me in your wonderful blog! It sounds like you guys had a GREAT day in Denver. I would love for you to contact me the next time you are here in town. I am more than happy to set up personalized shopping days. With a bit of notice, I can pull items that specifically suit the sizes and preferred eras of each attendee. Please note that the event you attended was my “less than $10” liquidation sale. I also have many gorgeous pieces that were not visible on the day of that sale but are still very affordable, fashionable, fun and unique.
    For vintage shopping parties, I make homemade treats (like chocolate covered caramels and muffins), plenty of freshly ground coffee (and mimosas for those who are of age) and send everyone home with a goodie bag.
    Just let me know if you would ever be interested in a personalized party! Prices start at just $5 per girl (which I waive if the entire group spends more than the equivalent of $10 per person) and will leave you with happy bellies and huge smiles.
    Thanks again for coming. I hope to hear from you one day!
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