Monthly Archives: December 2014

Reflections on the Past Year…

Mirror, mirror on the wall, what consignment store had the best 2014 of all?

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Mimi’s Attic, of course!

We have had an amazing year at Mimi’s Attic. We were more packed than we’d ever been this summer, consigned thousands of items throughout the year, threw our biggest sale, and even hosted a food drive. All that, AND we won our second “Best of Ithaca” title! We can’t believe how much we’ve grown and how many new friends we’ve made.  Of course, none of this would be possible without you, our community. Without you, we’d have nothing to sell and simply no fun at all.

So thanks for all the good times, Ithaca! We can’t wait to see what amazing new pieces 2015 will bring us!

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Oh the Possibilities…

Just in case you’re traveling for the holidays, you might want to peek at our beautiful selection of vintage suitcases. They’re sitting on our sales floor just begging for you to take them on an adventure. Made with rich leather, timeless tweed, steel or brass hardware, and practically indestructible hard-case plastic, these babies are still totes functional and ready to serve your needs. Our selection currently ranges in price from $8 to $65, something for every style and every budget!

Vintage Suitcases 2Or perhaps you’re not traveling at the moment. Maybe you like to nest and make your home a cozy get-a-way in and of itself. Well, my friend, a vintage suitcase can help you with that, too.

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With their effortless charm and sturdy construction, vintage luggage provides almost limitless decor options. We’ve gathered a few ideas from some excellent design blogs to inspire you. Click the pictures below to read all the juicy how-to details. What adorable projects will YOU create?

DIY suitcase dogbed

Your dog or cat will feel totally cozy and totally chic in an adorable suitcase pet bed. It’s almost too easy!

DIY suitcase shelves

This entryway idea is an absolute jaw-dropper. It’s not as tricky as it looks, but it does require a table saw…

DIY suitcase table

Add some table legs and voila! Instant side table. Store blankets, magazines, remotes, etc. right inside.

Fabric covered suitcase

Jazz it up and make it your own with vintage fabrics! It’s amazing what a little decoupage and scissors can do. Stack them for an adorable side table, decoration, or show them off on your travels!

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Thank You!!

This year’s West End Raffle and Food Drive was an astounding success. With the help of our sister store, Mama Goose, we filled two of these massive donation drums in just THREE days! The guys from the Rescue Mission Food Pantry couldn’t even believe it. West End Raffle Staff PickWe want to sent a huge thank you to every one of our customers who donated food, to Maxie’s Supper Club, Gimme! Coffee, Felicia’s Atomic Lounge, Rasa Spa, and The Kitchen Theatre who donated raffle prizes, and a great big congratulations to all of our raffle winners! Just when we think this community can’t possibly get any better, you guys completely blow us away.

 

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