Monthly Archives: April 2012

The housing equivalent of finding something at a thrift store that turns out to be worth millions.

Although, truthfully, was $102,000 in 1966 considered a huge bargain? That’s how much a guy paid for this old bank building, where he still lives with his wife and daughter (that’s right, three people live in this building) — estimates of its value today are between $35 and $70 million.  Check out the dreamy photos […]

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Vintage Baby.

Boy, did this bring back some memories. The Fisher Price Radio, found in a baggie in the Village Thrift on Clark during their half-price sale yesterday. I couldn’t tell if it worked or not but for 95 cents, who is not going to take a chance on it? And it works! Plays Happy Birthday as […]

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Oh, Martha.

I adore this idea from a Martha Stewart Living Magazine a few months back: It’s one of those menu strip thingys you see in diners. Love it! I have a real love/hate relationship with that magazine these days. I’ve got nearly 8 months worth stacked up that I haven’t read yet — they’re just so […]

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Vintage Etsy.

The Corner Store BK: Vintage decor and architectural salvage. Too expensive for my budget, but very fun to look at. In with the Old: lots of brightly colored home goodies, mostly from the 1950s. Vintage Scraps: pretty little paper things, buttons, etc., nicely styled and lovely to look at. I am a huge fan of the dictionary […]

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Link Love.

Beautiful use of vintage red stamps. You could really do a gorgeous project with these. Ooooooh, scroll down to the mirror with words on it. Done with stickers! The possibilities are endless, what with all the decals that are out there. This could totally justify my constant obsessive purchase of vintage mirrors! Such a great idea for vintage […]

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