Set dressing with Craigslist and Kijiji: The Royal Tenenbaums



B - Persian Carpet: $400 (sadly, this has been sold, I phoned the fellow today)

C - Small antique side table:  $50


Two years already!

Two years ago we took our first steps as a married couple - I can`t believe how time has flown by!

Introducing a local treasure-seeker who does the hunting for you!

Dear Trovers,

I stumbled over a Montreal resource that made me want to toss my hands up in the air and yell, "Well finally!"    Jennifer, of Montreal Digs, spelunks her way into the oft murky labyrinth of the city's Craigslist and Kijiji offerings and presents a daily selection of vintage and antique gems, along with her take on the asking price.  

Her taste is eclectic, so whether your scene is sleek MCM, romantic cottage, or Malibu Barbie, she won't lead you wrong!

I know I'm hooked - I've had to direct spritzes of mental cold water at the "Oh!  Gimmeeee!" reactions that some of her posts have elicited.

Go forth, enjoy, and perhaps find a steal or appeal for a deal with one of her sources.


Mary Jane

Work & School, Classic & Feminine, Capsule Wardobe Fall Winter 2012-2013

I'm having a lot of fun using Pinterest (sorry Polyvore!) to plan out my mix & match capsule wardrobe for the impending fall season!

I'm taking evening courses for the next eight months, and when I head out of the apartment in the morning, I need to be ready for a time spent on a bus, dashing for the metro, a day at the office, meeting with clients, a brisk walk to school, about an hour of reading, and then anywhere from two to five hours of class time.   My goal is to be comfortable & professional and most of all, ready to leave my place no more than an hour after waking.   There's no time wasted hemming and hawing in front of my closet - I'd much rather grab some extra sleep.

I have several of these pieces already, but will be slowly accumulating others (oh, the dreaded shoe shopping) and will certainly shares tales of retail triumph as they come!

I'm pretty darn pleased with one recent score at the Gap:  a caramel mid-thigh a-line skirt in supple leather.   Initially priced at $199.99, it dropped to $39.00 recently and I was thrilled that one of the three left at the Eaton Center was my size!   I'm not a 'leather mini' kinda gal, but the classic colour, slightly slouchy fit, and the fact that I can wear it with dark tights, all bring it into a comfort zone.


An exciting development & a September Sale: 50% off your second item!

Dear Trovers,

The last few weeks have been jam-packed and it's shaping up to be even busier!  I was recently accepted into a Residential Real Estate Brokerage program and will be studying this for the next eight months. 

I'll also continue to update the Treasure Trove,  however I imagine that as the world of contracts drafting, real estate law, and architecture & construction opens up to me,  there'll be times when school will be firmly ensconced atop my list of priorities.

Truth be told, I'm feeling more than a little anxious before my first week.   I'm older than most of the other students, my schedule is going to be pretty packed, and most of all, this really is a brand new field of study for me.   Still, this is something I've been considering for several months, and the timing is right, so I'm going to take a deep breath and enjoy diving into a new challenge!

Wish me luck!

Mary Jane

PS -

I'm going to be converting a corner of the Trove into a study area, and the nook I've earmarked is currently filled with treasure. Time to make room! 

For the month of September:
Buy one treasure, get the second item at half price!