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Some thrifting words and phrases defined….

For the novice or the expert, these may come in handy: As-is: From the latin word “As” which means “garbage” and the latin word “is” which means “with a price tag”. Sold: Please sit on me. Please put your stuff … Continue reading

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The Joys of Spring…during the winter.

With glimpses of spring happening this week…now is the time to get those “spring fever” related books out for reselling. Categories that do well this time of year: 1) DIY Home Improvement books 2) Gardening books 3) Landscaping books 4) … Continue reading

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Dooyahavwun? Repeat post…with an update!

National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation” has been an annual holiday favorite in many households since it came out. And “Cousin Eddie” must have grabbed quite a few fans as well. Hallmark has been putting out a “Christmas Vacation” series of ornaments…and … Continue reading

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Dooyahavwun?

This book, Cranberry Thanksgiving,  always seems to  be a good seller.  It was published in 1971 and features a lighthearted story about a Thanksgiving dinner given by a grandmother and her granddaughter.  It even has a recipe for cranberry bread. … Continue reading

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Dooyahavwun?

In 2008, Yankee Candle came out with a spooky line of Halloween candle holders.  Now there’s a line just to grab up them up! There are ten pieces in the 2008 line and here is a great page to see … Continue reading

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Thrift Store Lore

Cue the howling wind. Lights…dim.  Cue falling leaves. Spotlight comes on stage. On chair sits an old woman. She’s sleeping. Her eyes open slowly. She scans the crowd. She takes a drink from the jelly jar on the old table … Continue reading

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The Tale of Joan….and her hobby.

Back in 1959, there was a woman named Joan.  Joan lived the ideal life. Wonderful husband. Four beautiful children. And a three story ranch with  garage.  But  alas, Joan needed more. She needed excitement. She needed a thrill. She needed….a … Continue reading

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“Fun with Corn” Part II-Just in time for fall!

“Creating with Corncobs” craft booklet When the nearest Jo-Ann’s is twenty miles away..your garbage can is just as good. *****************************************************  And if you need more ideas for corn…read this.

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And my point is…

In elementary school, the pencil sharpener was my enemy.  I  never fully mastered the rotating circle thingy, the appropriate pencil pressure, or the proper amount of rotations before the pencil was “eaten” and you had to start all over.  I … Continue reading

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: “Oh honey…you’re home from work already?”

This week, I found this craft magazine from 1964.  I believe it is the “Holy Grail” of  questionable taste crafts. I’ll let you be the judge. This is the cover. Innocent looking enough. Let’s take a look, shall we? Now, … Continue reading

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