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    The Thrift

    November 1, 2011

    It’s been a while since I’ve shared my thrifting finds. Rest assured, I have been thrifting. In fact, I found two clocks and a medium sized globe just yesterday. I have two larger vintage globes and have been searching for smaller ones to add to the family. I was really excited about this guy. I’ve also been buying a lot of clocks and coincidentally think think vintage clocks may be the new vintage cameras. The bottom clock has has cities from all over the world listed on its face and a rotatable disc that assigns time differences.

    This fine grouping features some finds from the past few months. My grandma (grammy Nancy) has a little brass mouse just like this that I’ve always loved so I couldn’t pass it up. And since I’ve been keeping an eye out for all things brass, I had to buy this little piece with yellow flowers and brass leaves sprouting out of drift wood. The shape and pattern on the tea pot were too good to leave behind. I never really drink tea, much less tea from a pot, but I’ve told myself I’ll use the thing as a vase or something someday.

    And then, of course, there are the poodles. Glorious mother poodle and her offspring are snooty and elegant. I think the glued on fur is both disgusting and fantastic. Take a minute to fully enjoy.

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    Dirty Things for Money

    This post’s title SCANDALIZED you, didn’t it? I’m going to my first auction tomorrow and today I got to take a look at everything before the bidding starts. It’s an industrial auction which I…

    May 2, 2011
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    Pyrex Picture Day

    I’ve been waiting for a sunny day to take pictures of my Pyrex collection and today was perfect. It feels like forever since Pittsburgh has seen a day this nice, long enough for me…

    April 10, 2011
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    The Thrift

    Today I picked up this little cutie, a Sabre 620 plastic camera. I have a small and specific vintage Pyrex collection, mostly promotional patterns, and this Dandelion/Duet divided dish was recently added to my…

    March 19, 2011
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    For shame

    There should be some sort of punishment for abusing furniture in this manner. Or for using a sponge to apply paint to anything.…

    February 8, 2011
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    The Thrift

    The perfect Saturday begins with sleeping in and typically involves thrifting. I have my favorite places and each is a pretty well kept secret. I have a three to four thrift stores and then…

    February 6, 2011
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    The Creeps

    There are a lot of things living creepy lives in thrift stores and antique marts. I’ve been visiting that bear for months, always surprised that he’s still there, looking like he’s just seen something…

    October 21, 2010