Thursday, April 28, 2011


I recently came into an inheritance of many lovely vintage aprons belonging to Joe's Grandmother. After picking out the one's I wanted to keep for myself (I'm stocked for life!), we had many left over for The Last Hurrah.

Now I just need to learn to cook!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Disappearing act

As anyone can notice, it's been quite a while since we've posted on our blog. Since the new year, there have been many ups and downs in our lives and our blog was the first to take the back burner for a while. The Last Hurrah has gone through a bit of a lull as well, but with Spring approaching we are ready to start kicking things into high gear again!

We're very excited for all the new changes coming to The Last Hurrah!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Just an old Myrtle at heart

Many people who know me will compare my tastes and demeanor to that of an old lady, and I'm okay with that! I am not ashamed to say I admire the finer things in life such as: over the top floral upholstered chairs, librarian-esque clothing, rice pudding, musicals, cat mania and anything decorated with pearls! ... speaking of which Pearl is the perfect name for my next cat (or poodle!) It's not exactly out the norm for my Grandmother to give me her old clothing... she's a stylish old lady and we're practically the same size!

Here we have a few selections with a modern twist that my inner Myrtle simply can not live with out!

From top to bottom:
"Faye" Print by Hisss (don't you just want to share a cup of tea and all your secrets with her!?)
Lace Tunic by Lirola
Red Cedar Mixed Media Piece by CorkKindred
Vintage Peachs n Cream Chenille Quilt by swetthng

Vintage Poodle Lamp by retroradar

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Goose bumps

We had our first really freezing and windy, goose bump, teeth chattering photo shoot today. But we made it through (with little complaining and cursing) and you would never guess by looking at the pictures how cold we really were. And this is just the beginning of cold weather


Check out some new items popping up at the last hurrah this December!

Monday, November 15, 2010


Today we hit a milestone....500 sales!!! To us this is a great accomplishment that took a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. We've had our ups and downs along the way but to get to this point makes it all worth it. Now that i'm feeling nostalgic, i'm posting my top 10 favorite pieces that have come and gone over the last year and a half. I often feel sad sending off certain items to new owners and wish that I had kept them for myself but if that were the case we wouldn't be anywhere near 500 sales. So a BIG thank-you to all our customers that have helped us get this far! We hope you love your dresses/skirts/blouses/shoes/etc. as much as we did.

Now on to the next 500!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

This is Halloween!

I love Halloween!!! I spent the entire month of October planning out my costume, thinking about decorations and finding cool stencils for my pumpkins! This year, I came across a great website zombiepumpkins and for a small fee you can print out any of their huge selection of pumpkin stencils. I really wanted to challenge myself and carve something other than a "Jack" so I decided on doing "Chucky" from Child's Play. It took an hour to do and turned out amazing! I had been thinking about doing the Pee Wee's Playhouse theme for a while. I'm always up for a challenging and quirky costume so I went for Jambi the Genie and dressed Joe up as a very handsome Pee Wee Herman.

I finished our costumes in early October and got antsy for more to do. So since I was hosting a Halloween party, I decided to create some more characters from the show using some of my furniture. It definitely made for a good laugh for our party guests!

Cassandra and Todd decided to go out as Mary Poppins and Bert! It was a simple costume that needed the small details to be just right. She thrifted the hat and spray painted it black and then added some flowers to it. For Bert, the biggest problem was finding a chimney sweeper. We decided to buy a broom, take off the handle and then cut the bristles off and glue them around a piece of cardboard. Very intricate work!

The party was a blast and the responses to our costumes were outstanding. So bravo to us!!
I'm already thinking about next year!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

it's almost here..

Halloween is almost here and we've been preoccupied with putting together costumes, pumpkin carving and eating candy! Add a laptop battery problem to the mix and you have the reason why we've been neglectful to both shop and blog again. But I'm happy to announce that the battery is fixed, the costumes are done and the pumpkins are carved (although we're still eating candy!) we have a fresh batch of clothes ready to make their debut to The Last Hurrah.

Stay tuned for our Halloween blog entry next week to see what we dressed up as this's gonna be good, really good!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Owl love you!

It makes our hearts go pitter patter when we find a cute little owl figurine or owl jewelry. Remembering back, our Aunt used to collect owls. Her collection had a very 1970's look with a huge selection of the wide eyed birds in every shape and form. As time went on, the owl look became considerably uncool so her owls probably ended up being donated to Goodwill. In the last couple of years owls have made a huge comeback and all we have are the memories of this wonderful collection. Here are some owl items at the last hurrah!

It's really fun looking through all of the owl stuff on Etsy. Here are a few of our favorites!

Header Image by Colorpiano Illustration