Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Thrift Haul 9-18-12


 I thought I'd start sharing what I have planned for the goodies I find because I'm sure there have been times when you've looked at something and thought, "For the love of all things holy, why did she buy THAT?" Last week's thrift haul wasn't the best I've had, but I managed to get a few cool things.We'll start with the umbrella and work our way around. 

1. Umbrella - it was a bit torn up, so I'm going to take off the nylon and use the frame. It will probably end up as a trellis outside or I'll hang it from the ceiling in the workroom and suspend odds and ends off of it. It  would probably be cool as display in the shop. 

2. Sifter - I've never seen one with a handle like this. But I'm planning on taking it apart, because the wire thingy inside that turns is pretty cool looking. It will eventually end up in a piece of art. The remainder will be a planter. 

3. Albums - Um...does Mary Poppins and Boris Karloff reading Just So Stories really need an explanation? It's the original Dick van Dyke and Julie Andrews Mary Poppins, too. 

4. Odd shaped pan - will be a planter for a Swedish Ivy I have that is not happy in its current habitat. 

5. Robinson Crusoe -  I bought this particular edition for a journal because the look on his face cracks me up He looks as though he's just seen his 92 year old neighbor naked. 

6. Fabric & Skirt - The fabric will be listed in Curious Crow Vintage on Etsy and the skirt is going to be an apron for me. I love this color blue and I love aprons. 

7. 1950s 45s - Will be framed and hung up at the shop for decoration. 

8. Rick Rack - I'll probably use it in an art piece. It's the tiniest rick rack I've ever seen. I'm not sure I could ever sew it onto anything. 

9. Lighthouse mirror - I have about 3 old prints on the kitchen wall that are all this style of art - they all have water in them. This will be hung up with the group. Of course, I'll have to do some rearranging first. 

10. Vintage ornament hooks - I just liked the packaging on these hooks. The hooks are so much stronger than the ones you buy now,too, so I may use them for some of my vintage ornaments. It's sad how we've allowed things to get so cheaply made, and how we've become such a throwaway society. 

11. Brass birdcage - I've had in mind to make a headless art doll and have a birdcage in the doll's hand with its head inside of it. Ta da! I'll just have to age the birdcage a bit. 

And that's the crop for last week. Yes, I'm behind, but I am heading into the busiest time of the year for me so I'll probably be in a perpetual state of catching up through March. Being busy sure beats the alternative, though. 

All the best, 
Rachel