Friday, September 29, 2006

Craft materials galore

German Word game
Really odd that I'd do two posts in a row that feature games, when I buy so many other items more often...but this is just such a fun find. If you do collage, mosaic, or multi-media art, thrift shops are ripe with materials. This is a German word game, will be perfect for art projects, and it was only 79 cents! Note the umlaut over the U and the O! Cool, huh?!

I also got this cute lap quilt (baby quilt?) today, with this rockin' fabric with a girl skipping rope.
skipping rope quilt
She charged me something ridiculous, like $1.39 or something (I can't find my receipt). It's in great condition, would make a cute picnic tablecloth, or perhaps the fabric can be reused. There's a label on it stating it was made by a quilting group or guild, so I'm thinking it may have initially gone to a premature child or a sick child????

Also today I got a pair of leather Enzo shoes for less than $3, some vintage children's books (also for collage and only 39 cents each), fabric pieces, and I can't remember what else. Country stores often have great prices.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Finally! My first post! I just want to start sharing some of the goodies I score at thrift shops, rummage sales, and the like. Along the way I hope to do a bit of philosophizing about thrifting also--why we thrift, etc. There is so much to talk about!

But right now I want to share what may be my favorite thrift find to date. A game board in mint condition, from 1960. It has little plastic cherries in the little bins there. My God, I love this. I have become enamored with the idea of collecting vintage game boards as art. Some (like this one that I got for a mere $2.95) can be had for next to nothing. Others, like the popular Mystery Date, can fetch $30.00 or so on ebay.
Vintage board game, 1960

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