22.5.10

way back when

more things

snowdrops

the old standby's

tree stump

tire tracks

rivulets

hiding violets

things

I recently dug up these photos I took back in January during a quick trip home to the Islands and never got around to sharing. It was during a strange warm snap, and there were little flowers blooming everywhere (though sometimes they were hiding and you had to poke around a bit to find them.)

Also, as you can see from the last photo especially, I made out with some great loot as always, including but not limited to: a giant old safety pin for $1, a big antique rug for $30, a tea towel that reads "The Favorite Cat", two striped shirts, some red wool socks, a leather belt, a Panty Raid record and a rainbow glasses case (gave to Alex), a Francoise Hardy album (gave to Cassie), a vase shaped like a leopard print high heel, plus assorted stationary and books. I've pretty much given up trying to "thrift" here in NYC, and instead I save my energies for my twice yearly trips home, where everything is cheap and old and plentiful and wonderful.

8 comments:

Courtney Riddle said...

really lovely pictures!!

do you happen to know the origin behind "the favorite cat"? or any information besides that you thrifted it?

i recently was in japan for a little vacation.. and the place i was staying had a picture of "the favorite cat"!! i took a picture because it was funny and cute: http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j147/courtneyart/japan/IMG_0576-600.jpg

so... curious now!

Poivre Monkey said...

i love your pictures ! great !

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Camille said...

Beautiful pictures, I find the wood one particularly interesting! I'm facing the same problem with thrifting: since I moved to a big city, charity shops are a lot more expensive than back home. It's strange, I would have expected it to be the other way!

rebecca said...

I love the snowdrops - early bluebells! :)

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raincoatsinthesun said...

i love the resemblance and theme of pictures 5 & 6 - you've got a great eye!

OLT said...

Agreed. No real thrift here. But there's a newish Goodwill Outlet (priced by the pound, things in bins) located at 47-47 Van Dam in Long Island City, Queens - one stop past Queensboro Plaza on the 7. I used to check it out often cos I worked nearby. Almost always left with a several awesome things for under $5. Best to go during the morning on a weekday.

Meggstatus said...

Thanks for the offer! If I have any questions I will contact you. I think I'm good for now, my boyfriend gave me a little tutorial today so I think I'm good for now (I'm sure I will have questions later.)Sounds like you had a productive thrifting day! Can't wait until I can go on monday.

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