Britzy Thrifty Vintage Shop

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Britzy Thrifty Vintage Shop on Etsy

Britzy Thrifty Vintage Shop on Etsy

Do you love vintage fashion? Do you love unique pieces of clothing? Do you love an adorable couple running a business together? If you’ve said yes to any of those questions, hurry on over to Britzy Thrifty . Britzy Thrifty is run by husband and wife Steve & Sarah. Here’s a bit about them:

Britzy Thrifty co-owner Sarah Britz

Britzy Thrifty co-owner Sarah Britz

“Britzy Thrifty began with a love of history & reverence for the uniqueness of vintage clothing/decor that resulted in a Michigan based shop.
From Sarah: I’m a girl anachronism & a history buff. I long for days gone by, but I don’t live in the past. I rejoice in the history that each vintage piece has, and I’d love to share it with you! We are proud to say that this business is based in a small city in the Metro Detroit area of southeast Michigan. Sometimes we will have area specific items in our shop. Check out these selections to become more familiar with the history of our area! “
 
vintage shop britzy thrifty

Britzy Thrifty Vintage Shop

And my favorite part of their business?

 
“A minimum of at least 10% of all the profits are donated to charity. One day soon we hope to sponsor members & organizations in our local community who need help raising funds for their various causes. If you know of a great cause in the Metro Detroit area that needs help fund raising, please share their info with us on our twitter page.
 
Britzy Thrifty clothing on Etsy

Britzy Thrifty clothing on Etsy

 
“Second hand shopping is a great way to recycle! The vintage items you see in our shop all have a history, and some are so rare that you could even say they’re one of a kind. Our shop also uses recycled materials to pack orders as another way to “go green.” Check out our instagram page for some behind the scenes photos of us salvaging supplies! “
 

And if that’s not enough awesome for one post, Sarah & Steve’s sister, Stephanie, designs and crafts BEAUTIFUL cakes for parties and all special occasions. You can reach Stephanie for any of your cake and party food needs at steph.britz@gmail.com

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Cakes by Stephanie Britz

Cakes by Stephanie Britz

Cakes by Stephanie Britz

 

More items available from Britzy Thrifty

Britzy Thrifty Vintage Italian scarf

Britzy Thrifty Vintage Italian scarf

 
Britzy Thrifty vintage fall jacket on Etsy

Britzy Thrifty vintage fall jacket on Etsy

Go see their updated Etsy shop and all the treasures in store – squee!

 

 

 

How to make Mini Fruit Cones

How to make Mini Fruit Cones

Anyone who knows me, knows I cannot cook. However, I do get creative food ideas every once in a while, so they need to come out! This one I am particularly happy with. I was in charge of bringing the fruit to a  4th of July party, so I needed to think of a more creative way to present it than just a bowl. And DING! a light goes off- mini fruit cones ! I worked out the idea in my head, then made it happen. Here’s the tutorial for the perfect party snack Mini Fruit Cones

Mini Fruit Cones tutorial – How to display fruit for a party

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Mini Fruit Cones

 

Supplies needed


Joy Mini Cups; Mini Ice Cream Cones for Kids, 42 Count (1 Box (42 cones))

Norpro 5135 Double Melon Baller

OXO Good Grips Melon Baller

Good Old Values Bamboo Toothpicks, Pack of 1000

 

Step 1

First, cut all the fruit you want – I went all melon because then it looks like ice cream, but you can use any fruits. Clean them, cut them into workable sizes, and start BALLING ! We kept all the sizes in separate bowls so it made assembling easier.

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Step 2

And you will have lots of fruit leftover that looks like rotary dial phones! (we cut up that fruit and served it in a large bowl and it was yummy)

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Step 3

Here is the dish of fruit kabobs we assembled. We mixed up what fruits were on the top and bottom, too. In the bottom of each cone, though is a cherry de-stemmed.

Most Important Tip! The kabob assembly can be done the night before, but wait to place the kabob in the cone until the day they will be served because the cone will get soft after 3 hours.

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And ta-da! Mini fruit cones assembled and ready to be loved!

Mini Fruit Cones tutorial,  perfect party food display,  How to arrange fruit for a party, ice cream party, kids party, kids party food, summer party food

1950s Party Ideas

Oh WOW! I have got to share the photos from my collaborated birthday party with my wonderful sister-in-law. We had a 1950s themed birthday party this past weekend and it was SO much fun! All of our friends really enjoyed it so I thought I would post some 1950s party ideas and tips that helped make our shindig a success!

Retro party ideas

Retro party ideas

 

How to throw a DIY Retro 1950s Party

How to throw a DIY Retro 1950s Party

First, we picked a color scheme. Reds, pinks, & black and wanted it to feel like a 50’s diner threw a party. Since it was for both of our birthdays, we  collaborated on pinning to our Pinterest board our 1950’s ideas. Everything made visual is SO much easier to envision how the party should go.

What I Bought



 

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1950s party table decoration and diy

We ordered our black and white checkered table cloth from Amazon. It really gave that “diner” vibe without breaking the bank.

black and white checkered table cloth, 1950s party

black and white checkered table cloth

One of the BEST props we got was the HUGE jukebox standee that was just perfect! If you host a 1950s party, this is the one prop to get. You can find the jukebox on Amazon here.

jukebox prop, 1950s party

Jukebox standee prop for our 1950s party

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Rockabilly 1950s photo wall

Even though I don’t drink pop (or “soda” if you’re from the South) I just HAD to have Coke in a glass bottle with pink striped straws. The Coke from Mexico has real sugar in it and people really loved them. Get them here

pink and white paper straws

pink and white paper straws

coke in a glass bottle, mexican

coke in a glass bottle

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1950s party table design

I needed a lot of crepe paper so I ordered one 500 foot roll of each color – Hot pink & Candy Pink

magenta crepe paper

magenta crepe paper

candy pink crepe paper roll

candy pink crepe paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balloons I ordered online and rented a helium tank locally to fill them. We made our own balloon arch and I used  Hot pink, magenta balloons & white balloons

*TIP! Helium only lasts 6-8 hours! Don’t fill your balloons until the day of your party!

magenta balloons

magenta balloons

white balloons

white balloons

 

Since this was a late night party, we did snack foods – white cheese fondue, pizza bites, veggies, mudslide milkshakes & chocolate mousse cake.

We used this popcorn maker to make our own freshly popped snack foods! So DELISH !

popcorn maker

popcorn maker

Things I Made

I made the prop hamburger and hotdog out of air dry clay and paint.

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I made some prop candy since candy to fill jars is SO pricey. I used air dry clay for the sugar sticks, let them dry, then painted them. I used my food sealer and a strip of cellophane to wrap them in.

How to make fake candy for a party

How to make fake candy for a party

For the other candy jars I used wadded up paper and cellophane to look like taffy and balls of aluminum foil for more candy filler.

I cut out the music notes for the walls out of construction paper.

Using photoshop, I designed the 1950s party invitation.

I put it up on Zazzle so you can customize it for your own party, too! Check it out on Zazzle 

If you want to make it easy, check out the list I put together of ALL my party supplies for your 1950s party !

outfit ideas for couples going to a 1950s party

outfit ideas for couples going to a 1950s party

 

drink station for 1950s party

drink station for 1950s party

 

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rockabilly party, couples outfits, photo wall

 

Well there you have it! I hope you’re party goes just as well as ours! Don’t forget to put thought into the music selection- keep it authentic and throw in a few 50’s remixes to make it interesting!

Diy retro 1950s party ideas

Diy retro 1950s party ideas