Monthly Archives: January 2014

Industrial Office Chair Hack

While I love thrift stores for vintage finds, I also love them as sources for parts. Collecting vintage things often means having to find parts to repair them or create an adaptive reuse for them. As a thrifty person, I’m not one to run right to hardware store to see if I can find what […]

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Private Stash: American Flag

Back when I bought my two lights from the ReStore, I also bought something else that I’ve hesitated to share. Why? Because of the question, “What are you going to do with it?” This 1965 flag from Better Homes and Gardens was purchased probably because of the box. The flag is starting to fray and […]

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Weekend Finds: A Handful of Smalls

While Austin was hauling around a taxidermy turtle and monkey fur at the tag sale Saturday morning, I picked up a few not quite as unique things myself. My finds were all small and mostly holiday themed. First up is this 1950s plastic Santa. He has a cute fuzzy beard and is about 5″ tall. He […]

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Weekend Finds: A Taste for the Unusual

This weekend Tammy and I found ourselves at one of our favorite tag sales. As we peered through the front windows before the sale to get a look at the goods, something in the front window caught our attention and prompted Tammy to say, “I have a feeling we’re going to be leaving this sale […]

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Weekend Finds: Laundry Room Lighting

This weekend my in-laws graciously watched Oliver while my husband and I had a date night on Saturday and a good old-fashioned work-on-the-house-till-you-drop on Sunday. We got a lot accomplished, and on Saturday I even had time to run over to our local ReStore, just to look around. I was looking for some living room […]

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