Monday, May 24, 2010

Retro Crafts, Books, Records, & Art!

My thrifty/crafty pals Shana, Birdie, and I embarked on a thrift adventure this Saturday. Between us we yielded some amazing finds and had much fun along the way!


I left out one of my favorite book finds of the weekend, an illustrated book of Edgar Allen Poe's poems. Pictured are a couple of writing/research books, a cook book, a book on ancient art history (I'm an art geek; I love reading art history books) and a "Design on a Dime" book. A "Dime" for them is $1,000 per room- we thrifters can do it better for less!

I found a few fun records. Some Salsa. an Irish Humor Record, and "Music to Paint By" - which I will Paint By,naturally.

I paid too much for this unnecessary bit of kitty tile art but it was too sweet to resist. I love night time scenes. I love cats.

For $1.00 this Pirates of the Caribbean light-switch plate was impossible to resist. Love the colors and dynamic action! But then I realized...my vintage bathroom doesn't have a light switch, I use a chain to turn on the light. Aw well, this will be a fun addition to my freshly "Laguna Green" painted dining/craft room.

These very comfortable and high quality cardigans are brand new with tags attached. The Green one was $3 and the blue one was $4, perfect for work when the AC makes it too chilly.You can buy the same exact EP Pro "Grass Green" cardigan online for $77.00! I think I got a deal.

I was very ill for the last half of our journey but I still had some fruitful thrifting. I came home with fun finds and I'll need a second post to document everything. Expect a few more fun thrift haul and "thrift journey" posts this week.

6 comments:

  1. Design on a dime means $1000? Yikes. Yes we could definitely show them a thing or two. Sorry you were ill on your 2nd half of your journey. Getting sick while thrifting should just be plain illegal. Looking forward to seeing your other finds.

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  2. Everything looks wonderful, especially the cardigans!

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  3. Being sick while thrifting? I'm surprised you even noticed! Good haul on the books. Bookshelves are the first thing I make a beeline for at any sale. Hope you are feeling better.

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  4. Everything you've gotten at the store looks great!

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  5. Great finds. Those cardigans were a steal!

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