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.

These little vintage playing cards are my latest find.



They are vintage, real miniature playing cards that 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 doing 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. 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.

 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  gives it a modern edge, bohemian maybe. Kitchy. 

 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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Published by Barbara Harms Fiber Art & MoreBarbara Harms Fiber Art

About Myself & My Approach I come from a family filled with many artists.s 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 totally out of my league, a kid among so many serious adult artists. But to be there, exposed to art in that way was quite an experience. I was enraptured, soaking up. I tried to go unnoticed, just a fly on the wall, mute, a big ole smile plastered on my face. soaking it all up. I tryed to go unnoticed; a mute teenager, eyes wide opened and a huge smile plastered across my face. I’m pretty I was noticed, a mute kid with an enraptured look on my face. I've continued to paint throughout my life. On occasion I've sold my work, but I had more important priorities, one being raising my wonderful children. My circumstances have changed, the kids grown, I had more time and Art was like theorpy for me. I was introduced to the world of quilting & fell in love. I did miss the creative freedom painting afforded. 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. My approach is an instinctual one. Generally, I do little pre-planning. themselves, my appproacj response js an instinctual one. This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction the quilt takes. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise! Sometimes everything just comes together & I think this is one of my better ones. I can’t wait to show someone. I 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 work published in several magazines., which is gratifingvl. But the most gratifying thing is having clients be really happy with their purchased quilt. Word press Etsy shop-sales Https://barbaraharms.com Contact: inquiry Personal Links kool

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