Category Archives: thrifting

Thrifting is, imo, the art of ‘the find’ and giving it a new home. Found items can be vintage and used to remake, upcycle, repurpose, re-use, recycle, crafting projects, and can be a contribution to sustainable living, downsizing, or just being ecologically sound.

Thrift Find – Pink Kimono

More thift find sharing.  I don’t think this kimono is vintage, but I liked the pattern and color.  For now I have it on hanger on closet door to please my eyes when I wake up in morning.  Later I … Continue reading

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Colorful Palette of Scarves

I can’t help it, in my thrifting, when I run across a colorful scarf that appeals to me I just have to add it to my collection.   I don’t wear them very frequently, mostly when I have reason to dress … Continue reading

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Vintage Finds – Collectibles

Holidays are over and the ‘Company’s Coming’ size dining room table not needed now, so shortened it and added lighter table dressing for that fresher summer look. I think I got some pretty good thrift deals on these plates. — … Continue reading

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Handkerchiefs – my latest fun thing to do..

I don’t have those lovely vintage type handkerchiefs, and am at the mercy of finding them at thrift stores, collectibles and such like. So I went and found some because I found a few fun ideas for how to use … Continue reading

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Projects; Reusing mis matched socks

How to Recycle Your Socks from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit You’ve just cleaned out your drawer, and in front of you is a huge pile of old, holey, mismatched socks. You’re thinking about throwing … Continue reading

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Project; Making slippers from jean pockets

How to Make Jean Slippersfrom wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit Steps Slide your feet into the back pockets of the jeans. The pockets should fit your feet comfortably. Cut the pockets off and trim any … Continue reading

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My daughter Bree’s talented scrapbooking

I wanted to show a bit of my daughter’s beautiful scrapbooks. The photos are of two miniatures she made for me and ‘Dad’ as ‘remembrances’ when she and the kids joined her husband at his newly assigned duty base. (He … Continue reading

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Thrifting Finds!

I love the chase of ‘thrifting’. Those splendid finds at thrift stores, vintage anything, and those quality made items at affordable prices just not so easily found in today’s department stores. Along my years of thrifting, I’ve picked up items … Continue reading

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It’s not your Grandmothers or even your Mother’s crafting

It’s been a time of retooling for me. Getting to that age for women that is the Big M word, and now that I’m in it, there, I’m startled by just how big a ‘change’ in life it really is. … Continue reading

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Paper Art Greeting Cards I received

My step-daughter is amazing in keeping faith with acknowledging every occasion. She has a large family and never misses anyone’s birthday, anniversary, congratulations, holiday or whatever else there is to celebrate. I don’t know where she finds them, but over … Continue reading

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