Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Guest Post - JCasa *handmade

I'm so happy to have the sweet & insightful Jennifer from JCasa *handmade here today.  You all are already keeping up with her every move, right?


for as long as i can remember, i have enjoyed popping into thrift stores and off-the-beaten-track antique malls to see what treasures i might happen upon. nowadays, i usually don’t have much time, and almost always my kids are with me, but it’s fun. we enjoy ourselves - there’s so much to see, you just have to know where to look.

as anyone who thrifts regularly knows, there are good days to stop into your favorite spots - some shops add new stock only on specific days, while others may feature terrific sale days. but honestly, you never know what you’ll find on any given day. and that’s part of the fun of it, am i right?

i especially love vintage and antique textiles, pillowcases, housewares, and children’s books. and now that i’ve changed my shopping paradigm a bit, i keep a small list of items i’m on the hunt for just in case i see them. you know, those things you do not automatically look for, but they are indeed out there now and then.

ok, so brace yourself.

like many of you, i have never been one of those people to happen upon something that is beyond amazing, until recently when it seems i was in the right place at the right time. that there mid-century desk is proof in the pudding that you never know what you’ll find unless you look.

seriously, go looking! and if you have little kids, take them along. make a regular date to pop into your local thrift shops and say hello. and while you’re at it, bring along a bag of clothes/toys/housewares to donate. it’s good karma. xoxo


allycat79225 said...

My favorite past time. Thanks for the post.

Anonymous said...

I love the photo of the Hardy Boys books. We have 35 of the exact same hardback set that my husband read as a child. They are pretty old and a little dirty from not being stored properly, but he very badly wants to clean them up and read them to our 3 sons. Its a great memory for him and he really wants to share it with our children <3

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