So, for the first few entries, you will learn a little about my thrift store attraction. I won't say obsession, because it isn't that intense. There are wonderful goodies to be found at the thrift store. Some are useful; others not so much so. I like a little bit of both.
In and near my little town in near-coastal southeastern North Carolina, we are fairly rich in thrift, consignment and antique stores. Most of them support some kind of cause. Some are small chains, I think, like the CIS (Community In Schools) thrift store. Others are part of a large chain, like the Habitat for Humanity ReStores, of which we have 2 close by. One thrift store in particular supports the citizens of my county.
There are three consignment stores. One is mostly larger pieces of furniture, some household goods, jewelry and designer clothing, and the other two are a conglomeration of all kinds of items from jewelry to decor and household goods to a bit of furniture.
The Fancy Flea and Fancy Flea II are mostly vintage and antique goods.
Those are basically what is close to me. If I go a bit further away, there are more delights to be seen and had. And, since we must always visit some kind of store while away from home, those will also be included. If that's the case, I will give some information about that area.
So, here we go...
I love Bingo cards, wood calling numbers and wood space holders especially if they're old. I think there is a full set and two partials of calling numbers and a nice stack of cards. I will probably use these in my art.
*** Family moment: When my grandchildren were visiting last summer, they really enjoyed playing Bingo. I was surprised. It was something we could all do together, and we had lots of fun in the evenings as they began to slow down.***
My wife, Katie, and I are avid readers. Correction: I'm avid, and she's voracious. Katie can read up to four books at once! She "reads" books from her phone, and others she reads in their physical form. She may have one book going in the bedroom and one in the living room. I don't know how she does it. All of these books in the stack above seem to belong to her. My goal for this year was to read 50 books, but I hit a slump, so I'm behind. I may hit about 38 or 39. We'll see.
The above entries are the more interesting items I obtained from the ReStore in Ocean Isle Beach.
|Globe, Madonna, hat pin holder, domed display (8/19/16 - My birthday!)|
Katie collects Madonnas. I don't know the present count, because they are all packed away. We will place them in our bedroom when we get that room painted and decorated.
The hat pin holder will go into what we call the "Sweet Room". It also needs to be painted and decorated. The domed display is almost ready for use in the library, which is painted, and most of the decor is in place.
I found all of these goodies at the Fancy Flea.
Happy New Year to everyone. Make this year count. You and I have some work to accomplish in the next 12 months. One of mine is to blog on a regular basis. I also want to journal. It's been a long time since I've done that, too. I think of more things to work on. Maybe you will, too.
From Bingo to books to globes...and everything in between...