Confessions of A Thrift Store Addict

I admit it, I love thrift store shopping. I don’t know why this admission is a bit embarrassing. It’s true, I enjoy it. It’s a treasure hunt, you never know what you’ll find. That’s part of it’s appeal. When you discover something unexpected, that you just love, it feels like you won the prize.

TheseΒ little vintage playing cards are my latest find.

They are vintage, real miniatureΒ playing cards thatΒ were played with by real little vintage children. The size is roughly 2 1/2″ by 1 1/2″. The boxes have that vintage faded look that adds appeal. They have wonderful pictures on them. They look like little books, but they hold miniature playing cards, even including the rules. I just love them

Thrift stores can yield a wealth items to work with in doingΒ a decorative spruce up for a room, on a budget.Thrift stores can be a source of all kinds of interesting things that could add personality to your room. You only need a little imagination to see the possibilities.

I know the thought of buying something pre-owned might be a little disturbing to some, ick… germs. I agree with you, germs arn’t an option. But one thing to bear in mind, most things can be washed and disinfected. Not these little cards of course, but I have no intention of playing and handling them, they are to be looked at, collected.

When I saw these little cards I thought what a cute touch they could bring to a room with a quirky style.Β Group these little cards on a shelf and they would provide an interesting, fun touch. The vintage book below is being used to add a bit of whimsy. I love how it works in this room.

Β I wish I could get a closer view for you of how this vintage book looks on the awesome vintage table, that’s been milk painted in tourquoise. I love the contrast between that fun color the old style. It Β gives it a modern edge, bohemian maybe.Β Kitchy.Β 

Β Maybe not your style, but just shows the unique and interesting items that can be found thrift store hunting. Add some of your personality into the mix!

I’ll just have to continue in another post.




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About Myself & My Approach Art has always played a role in my life, in one form or another. by my teens I had narrowed my focus to painting. I decided I was going to become a serious painter. I joined the Las Vegas Artist's Guild at 15, the youngest member at that time. I was completely out of place, I tried to go unnoticed, a mute fly on the wall, with a big smile pasted on my face. I've continued to paint most of my life. After a move to Oregon years later, I was introduced to quilting and fell in love. I was introduced to quilting & fell in love. In time I missed the creative freedom painting made possible. Then I discovered mixed media fiber art, I was home. MY APPROACH TO ART It's the creative process that holds the greatest attraction for me. Starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, I follow where that leads. There are often many changes and adjustments along the way. The result can often be surprizing. My approach is an instinctual one. Generally, I do little pre-planning. I make creative decisions, choices, directions as they present themselves. This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction. I love that element of surprize! Sometimes I have one that I especially like, I can't wait to show someone. At that moment l feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times. I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat. I’ve had some of my work published in several magazines. which is exciting. But the most gratifying thing is having clients be really happy with their purchased art quilt. Word press Etsy shop-sales Contact: inquiry Personal Links

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