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Thrift Store Haul: Mexican Lotteria Cards & kids activity books

Thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste. G.K. Chesterton It’s been a long time since I shared anything here that I thrifted or bought second hand, right? Too long if you ask me. … Continue reading

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Thrifted Finds | Vintage Flower Pots

With a Summer Crush on Flea markets I have been to several outdoor flea markets this summer. And yes, some nice finds did find me! My favorite might be these two flower pots, featuring my favorite china pattern! I’ve got … Continue reading

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Thrifted doilies white again

The above pile of bleached, washed and ironed finds belongs to my mother. There’s vintage handmade lace and intricately crocheted doilies. Just looking at this pile makes my heart sing! It was quite a while since I posted my thrifted … Continue reading

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Tiny Chest of Drawers

Art is magic… But how is it magic? In its metaphysical development? Or does some final transformation culminate in a magic reality? In truth, the latter is impossible without the former. If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be … Continue reading

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Thrift Girl strikes Sugar again

I am the Great Thrift Girl, always looking for luck. I love thrifting, i.e. finding second hand goods and lovingly bringing them back to my own home. It was a rather long time since I did a post on what … Continue reading

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Ephemera collection

Ephemera refers to written and printed matter published with a short intended lifetime. Something transitory; lasting a day. [from answers.com] My ephemera collection is growing. Flea markets are the only place where I can afford as beautiful things as these … Continue reading

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Sewing Stool with new fabric

What do you get when you add a piece of new fabric (in a delicious rose pattern) with a thrifted sad looking stool (with a sewing box inside) from a flea market? My answer is that you get a beautiful … Continue reading

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How to Sew a Cat Bed

When we brought Smilla the cat home the first time I realized that we didn’t have a bed for her. We got the climbing pole, the cage, the food, the toilet, the sand, a comb, the grass and a bowl … Continue reading

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Vintage red suitcase

Found a red suitcase while thrifting. It was really dirty and I want to change the fabric lining, but didn’t find the time for this summers traveling. Maybe next time this will be my altered art kit bag? Also found … Continue reading

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Quilting book from 1978

I got this great book from my mother about applique, patchwork and quilting by Elsie Svennås. It’s a second hand book from 1978 and it has some inspiring colour and b/w photos. There’s lots of orange and brown of course … Continue reading

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