Riera Baixa: Second Hand Love In Barcelona

by Becky on November 23, 2012 · 2 comments

in Fashion, Travel

Riera Baixa

Seated on a pink chair, contemplating the vintage scene before her, Miss Lavender wears her thrift store smile (which is not to say the smile itself is second-hand, not in the least!). Wouldn’t you be in fits of joy (the inside kind, of course) if you happened upon a narrow street dedicated exclusively to vintage stores? You want your own authentic flamenco dress to dance in, it’s here. You want dresses from the 60’s and 70’s?–they’re here.  Old theater costumes, check.  Well-loved cowboy boots, check.  Mid-century accessories, yep.

Gosh. Almost too much to take in, no?

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Our favorite place:  Motel, a tiny little store where everything 50’s and 60’s holds sway.

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Both of the Eleven O’Clock Girls love all things vintage. Are you part of the vintage clan too? Where are your favorite spots? Do tell!

Liz November 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm


I’m not a mom so I also don’t have teenagers, but I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your blog. (I found it via A Blog About Love). I just think that what you do and try to do with your family and the things you write about are worth reading, and I love that! Thank you!


Becky November 26, 2012 at 1:23 am

Hey Liz! Thank you for joining me! Whether we have kids or not, I think we all have an impact. A brilliant woman my kids refer to as an Aunt has been a model of smartness, strength, and kindness since they were born, and I give thanks daily that she’s in their lives. She and her husband are their own family (meaning no kids in the mix), but many kids of all ages, both related to her and not, consider her important enough to want to set aside whole days devoted to soaking up her attention. In short, kids are always the richer for having great adults in their lives. Thanks again for saying Hello! Becky

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