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Category Archives: News and MISC

San Francisco session opening – March

Hello! I have one opening for a session in San Francisco on March 7 or March 9. Please email me at tara at tarawhitney dot com OR use the blog contact form if you are interested and would like more information. Thank you and happy Tuesday.



a letter to my pretties (vintage pop up sale this saturday)

Dear Pretties,

Hi. How are you? I’m fine, thanks.

Here’s the thing. I’m the best at finding cool things but I am the worst at having space for them. (This tiny house has limits.) (So does my husband, and, well, YOU KNOW.) I couldn’t leave you in the thrift store/garage sale/flea market because in the moment that I saw you, I knew you. And you completed me. You had me from hello. I’m just a girl, standing in front of a thrift store, asking you to love me. All that jazz.

So I brought you home, and then I shoved you in the garage. I am so sorry. I have hoarded/coddled you for months (and years). Would you like to see the light of day? I think you might.

How will I ever say good-bye to you?

I promise to find you a home filled with sunshine and laughter.

And maybe some babies or dogs. Hopefully some homemade cookies and incense.

All I know is, the time has come to say goodbye and find someone who will love you for reals. Someone who can take care of you better than I can.

It’s time to share the love, Pretties! Are you ready for your wild adventure?


Love always, your birth mom.


Today I was organizing for the sale on Saturday and the light in the garage was so pretty and I just had to take some photos. I have said my goodbyes. I am ready to do this. I am so excited to see how it goes. I love a good experiment. I love the act of finding something special for myself. I have found that I REALLY LOVE the act of finding something special for someone else. I am looking forward to branching out and taking this dream one step forward.

Hope you can make it!




The time has arrived. I am busting at the seams with treasure and it is time to SHARE THE LOVE. Jeff, my husband, is THRILLED.

Above are images of things I have thrifted in the last few months to give you an idea of what I might have for sale. Also pictured are handmade designs via my friend Emily Falconbridge, who will be here visiting and will join me with her upcycled clothing and other handmade goodies. (That link is her facebook page. Click to see even more of her amazing designs.)

I am so excited!! It will be so fun to meet people, and put some of the beautiful things I have found into your hands to enjoy in your own homes. I am sure they will appreciate moving out of my garage.

PLEASE RSVP HERE, so we have some idea of how many people to expect.

Hope to see you there, early bird gets the vintage!


(If you feel so inclined, we would very much appreciate if you passed this along to any of your fellow thrifty friends!) xo