Flea Markets, Thrift Stores and yard sales...

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Flea Markets, Thrift Stores and yard sales...
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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 12:24pm

we have a lot of threads on how to use what you find at such sales , m=with the main one being here:

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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 2:08pm

Thrift stores are, honest-to-goodness, one of my favorite places to shop. I don't think you'd ever know it to look at my house, because you can find really good things there if you look consistently. I also find things that need a little TLC (and paint, and elbow grease!)

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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 7:17pm
Our neck of the woods only had Good Will until a few days ago. Now there is a new thrift shop opened by a garage sale addict, using all the "stuff" she scored over the past few years, and it looks like it might be worth a visit! Here's the article from tonight's paper: http://www.sent-trib.com/local-news/abigails-attic-is-new-second-hand-thrift-store-in-bg

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Mon, 01-30-2012 - 9:34am

vintage style

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Fri, 02-03-2012 - 10:25am

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Wed, 02-08-2012 - 2:51pm

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Thu, 02-09-2012 - 3:30pm

What a GREAT idea! I can't think of a place to put it in my current house, but I am bookmarking that for the future! How do people think of these things? I love being crafty, but I'm usually doing something that I've already seen out there somewhere. Some people are so creative!

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Fri, 02-10-2012 - 1:04pm
cmkellie wrote:

How do people think of these things? I love being crafty, but I'm usually doing something that I've already seen out there somewhere. Some people are so creative!

I know what you mean. I feel like I am copying things so often... but. hey, that's why THEY post their projects! And besides, we never have exactly the same items to work with so it still becomes OUR project, KWIM?

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Sun, 02-12-2012 - 11:58am

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Sat, 02-18-2012 - 12:13pm

WHOA~ Check this out!

Isn't it COOL? http://www.recyclart.org/2009/08/storyteller/

And if purple isn't your thing, how about BLACK against a bright red or oranger wall... or white against a dark burgundy or navy wall? The possibilities!

And there are some other good ideas on this site as well --- check out the "You might also like" thumbnails at the bottom of the post!

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Tue, 02-21-2012 - 11:45am

I see this done all the time on the HGTV meakover shows... A can of spray paint, a changeout of crystals, and Voila!

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