Monthly Archives: August 2010

Can’t stop buying lamps.

I spotted this lamp in the shopping cart of a fellow thrifter and admired it. He found me in line and offered it to me, after deciding not to buy it after all. It’s really old, and I love the color variations in the glaze. Anyone ever seen that mark on the bottom?

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Gardening.

I found this book that contained a full year of a magazine called Home Garden from 1946. Because the issues are bound, they’re in perfect shape and it’s fun to look at the ads. Each issue has two or three spreads of these beautiful illustrations, which I thought I would tear out to frame… …until […]

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Exercise your right to vote!

My beautiful friend Leilani from Thriftaholic got dressed up in her very best 1960s finery and met me down at the Marina Towers, where we took a picture of her to submit to the Mad Men Walk-On Photo Contest. She went to a lot of trouble and truly looks like she is posing in 1964, […]

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I love buttons.

I have about 20 cards with vintage buttons on them, and I’ve been trying to figure out how to display them — the cards themselves are so beautiful and appealing, I can’t imagine just pulling the buttons off and throwing the cards away. I found these frames in the storeroom and in my newfound spray […]

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Whew.

So, we had our yard sale on Saturday. It just about┬áleveled┬áme. Thankfully, the rain held off — it sprinkled at about 8, which meant we didn’t start putting stuff out until 8:30, and I wasn’t ready to go at 9 — which I hate. I’m always afraid I’m going to miss the first rush of […]

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