Tag: thrifting

Usually, I have pretty good instincts when it comes to thrift shopping. But these chairs. I don’t know. I can kinda see potential. And I guess someone else once did too (re: the one with the rather unsuccessful makeover). But they’re just so weird. Maybe it’s the caning. Or the wheels. Maybe they could be awesome. Maybe I just have to buy every $6.99 chair….

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Three new pieces of art for only 10€ each! I found these at a nearby Dutch thrift shop—one of my favorites for buying art. They usually have some great pieces, and art is one of the few things they have that’s not ridiculously overpriced. These three are oil on canvas, large—the biggest (third picture above) measures 31 by 43 inches—and signed “Margriet 02.” And they…

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A little something to brighten the day. Because this is what we woke up to this morning: A winter wonderland. As in, we wonder where the the heck spring is. Seems weird when there’s 5″ of snow on the ground, but the bright spot in what’s been a dreary, gray winter is…daffodil season! And it gets even better when they are 40 for 1.89€. (Thank…

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If I needed another reason to love Belgium, it would be this: the thrift stores. They have THE BEST stuff. Like this woven wine basket. It’s handmade, lined with straw and inside is a 25-liter glass demijohn. There is also a cap (like a little basket) that covers the top of bottle. For some reason I didn’t get it in the picture (kid probably stole…

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A little while ago fab.com was selling reproduction prints by French illustrator E. A. Seguy. Seguy did fantastic studies of insects in the early 20th century (1900-1930s). I was thinking of buying one, but was debating 1) which poster to buy and 2) whether it was gross to hang a picture of beetles in one’s kitchen. (I mean, it’s not cockroaches.) Before I could decide,…

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I mentioned this before. I’ve heard: Spend $1000 a year on art. Brilliant advice…for anyone with an extra grand laying around. Seeing as I’m not one of those people, I wondered what I could do with just 100€. This idea is something I’ve been thinking about for a while; spending time in London visiting museums and galleries has cemented it. I’m going to do it….

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