Monday, January 31, 2011

Falling in love... with some AWESOME new arrivals!

I'm not the biggest Valentines Day fan there ever was. Maybe it's because when I was 17, my first serious boyfriend gave me a pair of khaki overalls for valentines day.... I wish I was kidding, but I'm not. So ever since then I "eh" at the thought of getting excited for the red-hearted, hallmark-driven 14th of February. Well Cupid must be determined to make me reconsider, because here we are, two weeks before the day o' love, and in walk the most spectacular are-you-seriously-giving-this-up designer consignment accessories we've had in a long, long time. A Chanel handbag, several pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes (booties, wedges, and heels!), Oscar de la Renta boots, Jimmy Choo boots (and they're so super sexy it makes me want to take them out to some swanky retaurant I can't afford just so I can stare at them from across the table.... please don't judge me,) a Ferragamo handbag, Gucci heels, Manolo Blahnik heels, and Louis Vuitton heels, to name a few. Do you see what I mean?! So while I'm not rushing out to buy Valentines cards, I did feel the need to decorate these delicious delicacies with sparkly hearts. Hey, it just didn't seem right to not show my love!

p.s. - what's the worst/funniest/most memorable gift YOU ever got for Valentines day?

Friday, January 28, 2011

News from our Furniture Store!

Just a friendly reminder that our Furnishings location is hosting NAPO member Jonda Beattie tomorrow for her workshop: "The Magic Suitcase" - Downsizing done right! This workshop is totally free and will begin at 9:30am sharp! Here's the workshop description:
Professional organizer and author Jonda Beattie knows that there’s nothing small about downsizing. Whether you’re facing this major life decision now or considering it for the future, this workshop will help outline how to make this transition a successful time in your life by exploring how to get started, pitfalls to avoid, and rewards that can be achieved at the end of that long – and often intimidating – road. Learn more on her website:
Curious about our furniture store? Check out its new facebook page: 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Quick Update!

"Getting rid of clutter will reduce your housework by 40%" - Martha Stewart. Do you have clutter in your closet? Turn it into cash! Our spring consignment season starts TODAY!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Signed Manolos, classic Louboutins, and more!

Stephanie, manager of Finders Keepers Boutique, sent me an email in the middle of the day yesterday, which was very strange because she's almost always too busy to email me when the store is open. When I opened the email I saw why: she'd just accepted amazing new items on consignment, including autographed Manolos, Christian Louboutins, a velvet Armani duster, and a Prada handbag! You have GOT to see these:

Manolo Blahniks (autographed!!) size 39 $350

Prada Handbag $500

Armani Duster size 42 $219

Christian Louboutins size 40 $145

Boutique's Look of the Week

Handbag: Fossil $40
Skirt: Nanette Lepore size 8 $43
Top: Ann Taylor size 14 $29
Cardigan: Guinevere size Large $33
Chain necklace: $18
Pearl necklace: $5.50

Monday, January 17, 2011

Quick News!

You got it? We want it! Still have winter clothing and accessories that you want to consign? This is the last week that we're accepting winter consignment at Finders Keepers Stores, so bring it in by Saturday!

Friday, January 14, 2011

She's not afraid of a little hard work...

Finders Keepers Consignment owner Bonnie Kallenberg was interviewed by a writer as she shoveled snow and ice from the Finders Keepers Furnishings parking lot on Wednesday. The article appeared on's local news section! Check it out at:

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Talk about do-it-yourself!

We missed you so much that we dug out our parking lots to make them safe for you to shop and consign. Our stores will open today from 11am - 5pm, so come see us! Here are a few of our snow pictures and pictures submitted by our customers:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day Three: Do-it-Yourself!

It's now day three of Snow Fest 2011. My neighborhood has been completely iced in since Sunday night, and watching people attempt to drive up the massive hill in front of our house reminded me of a bad video game. By Monday afternoon people simply stopped trying to come or go - scared off by the pile of abandoned cars and fender-benders at the bottom of the hill. But by yesterday morning, enough people had had enough, and about 15 residents joined forces - and shovels - and literally dug the main road out from several inches of packed snow and ice. "Sometimes, you've just got to do it yourself," one neighbor said when I brought them out drinks. And then that got me thinking: I *love* do-it-yourself projects, especially arts and crafts. I found a great website that has all kinds of do-it-yourself ideas, which is especially helpful for homes with kids who by now might be ready to head back to school just to get out of the house. Check it out at:

Here are a few of my favorite snow pictures. Send us your favorite snow-day pictures and stories and we'll feature them on our website! Email them to: