Vintage and Thrift Hunting- Post #2

Welcome to Vintage and Thrift Hunting – this is Post #2

Quick recap :Since one of my favorite pastimes is vintage and thrift hunting, I’ve decided to start a regular feature here on the blog about the fun and interesting things I find whether I am scouring thrift stores, garage or tag sales, antique markets or estate auctions.

I do sell some of the items I buy, sometimes I repurpose them, mostly I don’t because I like them just the way they are. If the item is for sale, I will mark it available and if it’s not for sale you will see these initials NFS. I will put a link below to my selling site if you are interested.

The weather was so nice on the weekend a road trip was in order. These cheese crocks were sold as a set in a very unorganized thrift store (I never judge a book by its cover, the best deals are the ones you dig for). I decided to sell the two smaller ones and keep the larger one for my collection. They were in excellent condition.

My next find were these nine puzzle blocks that turned into four different puzzles. Very economical as well at just $1.00. I’m displaying the bunny side  for Easter. (NFS)

When I saw these arch shaped frames (there are two), there was just something about them and when I flipped them over there was a write up about the artist, Michael Kulicke. Turns out these frames are collectible. I haven’t decided whether or not to sell them. If I find the perfect spot for them, I will keep them but I guess I can’t keep everything…lol


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January Monthly Craft Challenge Reveal

January Craft Challenge Reveal…


 Just in case you are new and this is the first you are hearing about this, here’s the scoop. On the Third Monday of every month, Amelia, (she blogs over at You Can Always Start Now) and I do a project or post based on one chosen DIY craft or theme, then we share our results and hopefully have inspired you to join our challenge.

January’s theme was canvas (we both chose an artist’s canvas). Be sure to Mark Your Calendar for February as we will be crafting with Puzzle Pieces. jigsaw-puzzle-pieces-clipart-1

Here are our January projects:

I used a very small artist canvas that I purchased at the Dollar Tree (4 inches x 4 inches). It actually was a paint by number in the children’s craft section.

I painted over the white canvas with some cream color craft paint and then laid out my design before gluing down the sea glass with E6000 glue.

My number one hint for any type of project like this is to TAKE A PICTURE of the pieces once you have decided on the layout. It was much easier and faster to complete the project by referring to the picture for the placement of the sea glass before gluing them on the canvas…just sayin’ 🙂

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