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For today’s blog post, a thrifted haul of yummy books!
I so enjoyed filming my first thrift haul video last year that I wanted to make another one. I do go to second hand shops once in a while to look for fun finds, and I’m especially thrilled when I find something that I think could be used for book binding, art or for collages.
It’s not as easy to find ephemera here as it seams to be elsewhere (read: US where you’ve got Estate Sales / Tag Sales for example, where you can find old documents and letters and such). But I keep looking…
In Sweden you’ll be quite lucky if you can find anything that is more personal than an already emptied photo album from 1985… But of course sometimes you have some luck and find a few things that are fun to take home and use / cut up…
Thrifted Haul Video
So let’s have a look, shall we? Most of today’s books are not vintage or anything, but I will still be using them for projects in some way or other.
If you can’t see the embedded video click here and while you’re on YT give it a comment and a thumbs up if you like it, it makes me feel less like I’m speaking into the void…
Vintage Illustrations of Swedish Alpine Flora
From the book Fjällflora (published in 1952) here are a few of my favorites.
I love vintage illustrations like these, don’t you?
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What fun thrift store goodies you found! Thanks for sharing your video with us! Look forward to seeing how you help your thrifty finds have a second life! (I, too, need to get excited about using what I already have! Its funny how it seems easier to get excited about finding new-to-me things than actually using whats already in my stash. I need to push past my perfectionist ways and focus on the joy of creating- and then create a bunch with my current stash.)
Hanna I love those vintage plant drawings. They are so beautiful. Thanks for your gorgeous site, I get wonderful ideas here, like a visual artist’s date (as Julia Cameron calls it). I’m going to watch your thrift find clip now. Love from Australia 💗
That is such a beautiful compliment, thank you Simone. I want my blog to be inspiring so if it’s like an artist date then I’m SO happy! :-)