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Fun Vintage Find – GE Celeste Lightbulb

Fun Vintage Find – GE Celeste Lightbulb

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A lot of the time when I thrift, I come across stuff that is just awesome.  Stuff that calls out to me, that seduces me, that makes it impossible for me to walk away without buying it. This is the stuff that I really have no practical use for, that…

Mid-Century Lamp – New Thrifting Find

Mid-Century Lamp – New Thrifting Find

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There are a lot of things I really appreciate about my life.  The first one, and the one that makes the rest of my life possible, is my husband. I could write novels about what a great guy he is, but for today I will just limit it to this…

Why America Needs A Thrifting Month

Why America Needs A Thrifting Month

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You know, since I have started reading blogs, I have seen some really great ideas. Paint colors, a great new quilt pattern, a killer cupcake recipe (from the UK), and my new favorite asian dumpling recipe are very dear to me now.  But I think an idea has come along…

The Miracle That Is Craigslist

The Miracle That Is Craigslist

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I love Craigslist.  Being new to the world of Mid-Century collecting, I suddenly find myself in need of EVERYTHING. Luckily, my love of thrifting should enable me, over time, to accumulate the things I want at great prices.  But it is the “over time” part that bugs me.  I hate…

Etsy Round-up – Mid-Century Modern

Etsy Round-up – Mid-Century Modern

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I know everyone uses Ebay for their Mid-Century Needs, but what about Etsy?  As the owner of an Etsy store, I am always first to point out all of the great stuff on Etsy.  But besides the handmade stuff, there is also large vintage section.  And for something to be…

A Gold Mine Of Vintage Fabric – Vintage Sheets

A Gold Mine Of Vintage Fabric – Vintage Sheets

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Ok – so I may be completely behind everyone here, but has anyone noticed how awesome vintage sheets are?  I was wandering around in my local Goodwill yesterday, and I stumbled upon these great patterns:   Ummm… yeah. I took a furtive look around me and then grabbed all the sheets…

New Vintage Finds

New Vintage Finds

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              I succumbed yesterday to the desire to do a little thrifting. I hit the local Salvation Army and Goodwill and came away with some great stuff. I started out with this super cute USA vase.  I have decided to get some vintage vases…

Not What I Planned

Not What I Planned

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So, today I didn’t get all the stuff I had planned finished. There were a few reasons. One was that I took a super-long trip to my local Habitat for Humanity Restore and picked up a trunkload of old wallpaper for my friend Pam. Necessity is the mother of invention,…