perused - July 2011

July 12, 2011

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Hi. My name is Mara and I am addicted to thrift shopping.

Seriously.

It's like this crazy treasure hunting drug that I can't seem to kick. Every time I'm bored, or driving in the area of a Goodwill, I think "oh...I'll just stop in for a second and see what they have" and then 2 or 3 hours goes by and I leave with a pile of loot. Rarely have I gone into a thrift store and come out empty handed. Typically that only happens when I go in looking for something specific. Lately, that has not been the case and I'm starting to get concerned for my health. Well, not really, but...you know. Even if I was there the day before, I know that so much will change by the next day...sometimes even the next hour...and I'll want to go hunting for things I didn't see or things that were just shelved.

So...I've decided that someday I will turn this passion into a business, but until then, I plan to share with you my little thrifted treasures. Mostly the ones that make me proud or the ones that were craftificently and morphmagically transformed into something else.

Ok...here we go...

A great navajo-like runner for my kitchen table.

A cute vintagey purse!

A chicken candy dish like my friend's mom had when I was a kid
and a cute mini wooden clipboard for my grocery or to-do list.

A much needed mug hanging device that my
lovely boyfriend spray painted teal for me!

And my absolute fave!...A manatee to hang on my picture wall. Isn't he cute!?!?