Thursday, July 9, 2009

Reuse & Repurpose: The Floating Bus

Sometimes a boat is a bus and a guy is a girl, especially if it's July 4, or a day they call The Invasion in the Fire Island community of The Pines. It's a festive day when people dress in wigs and heels, board a ferry in Cherry Grove, and "invade" The Pines.

This year's ferry was preceded by a pink square that mysteriously appeared on the horizon across the bay. As it got closer, we realized that some pals of ours had shrink-wrapped their houseboat, painted it pink and turned it into a scene from "Priscilla Queen of the Desert," where everybody aboard dressed their parts. One of my favorite costumes is this colorful dress made out of flip-flops. Now there's a thrifty shift for you!

If you happen to be near Mill Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area tonight, July 9, come see me from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Maison RĂªve where we'll be celebrating The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details.

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!

The Elegant Thrifter


  1. Great Blog!!!!!!

  2. I love this blog! Such fun things and great ideas!



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