perused - July 2011

July 12, 2011


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


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, 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. 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!?!?