thrifted tuesday

July 28th, 2009

It’s been quite a while since I posted anything thrift related, so here you go. I found this great matching game at the (smelly) thrift store in my home town. It was pretty much the only good thing in the entire store. I’m sure it’s handmade: just cut paper decoupaged onto little wooden tiles. The box is, I think, made from wood trim.  My super talented friend made a set like this a while ago only it was painted, but they stuck together and got all messed up. I’ve always wanted her to do more (hear that Lily?) because they were so, so beautiful, but I’ll have this little set until she does.  Or rather my kids will.

This is just an ikea lamp, but one I’ve actually wanted for a long time. It’s called Jonisk and shesh! it’s 50 bucks at Ikea (no wonder I never bought it). I got it for 5 at my mom’s thrift store. I didn’t think there was really room for it in my house–these days the word is purge, not hoard–but I made a place for it in the dining room and it works quite nicely, thankyouverymuch. It’s indirect, glowly light and on a dimmer to boot. perfect.

And this is just some awesome faux cross stitch fabric that will be a skirt when I have a waist again.

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12 Responses to thrifted tuesday

  1. Kirsty says:

    I LOVE the matching game. Absolutely beautiful.

  2. Briana says:

    lovely finds! That is going to make a great skirt!

  3. Jennifer says:

    I miss going to thrift stores. There are a few in my neighborhood but they are too small to even get a stroller in (and why would I want to). I will be hitting a few on vacation next month and I can’t wait!

  4. Lils says:

    I HEAR ya!

  5. karen says:

    I really love that lamp. How do you manage lamps in a house with kids? I haven’t figured it out yet. Perhaps my kid is just grabbier than most. We pretty much have prison-quality overhead lighting right now.

  6. felicity says:

    i love the thrifty finds, especially the lamp, it looks right at home there. fliss xx

  7. Char says:

    Oh, it’s adorable…quite the find!

  8. fliss says:

    Meg…you found some wonderful things.
    Best wishes for your new arrival coming soon…..thanks for your comment. There must be something in the water this year! So many new babies.
    Take care. x

  9. Gina says:

    Great finds! Love the blocks.
    It’s so exciting to find something you have been wanting, for next to nothing at a sale.

  10. Rach says:

    You have done well. x

  11. juniper says:

    What a cool set of memory blocks! You are right, Lil should give the game a second go. Hope your baby comes soon and labour goes smoothly, my little third decided it would be fun to do a lot of starting stopping when it came to labour.
    your so lucky to have seen the artwork by Martin Ramirez in person!

  12. Jen says:

    Your mom has a thrift store?! How fantastic. I would be in heaven.