Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thrifted for Around $7

I went to a pay-by-the-pound thrift store and bought a few things. My friend and I weighed our stuff together, so I don’t have exact numbers for the clothes I bought. First up, this navy Chaps cardigan. I can’t help myself…I just love navy.

I also got this Kenneth Cole black pleated silk skirt.

The glassware was $1.74 all together. I got a glass pie dish. I’ve never made pie, but now that I have a pie dish maybe I will.

And I got seven small bowls—a mix of Pyrex and Fire King.

Finally, at a different thrift store, I got this black turtleneck sweater for $3.99. It’s nothing special—just a Target brand, but it fit and I thought I could always use a basic piece.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Things I Didn’t Buy 51

This Nevr-Dull tin is awesome.

And this Pozzoni’s tin is very beautiful.

I liked the simplicity of this Sure-Cut tin.

And I thought this Velvet tin was interesting.

Finally, a giant-sized Skippy peanut butter container.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Things I Didn’t Buy 50

The cover of The Most Wonderful Birthday Present is so cute.

This potato gun amused me.

And here’s a cookie gun.

I thought this old phone was interesting.

And I liked this Tillamook Oyster Stew packaging.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Words and Ideas

I bought this old textbook from 1960 for a quarter. I’m not sure what a helicopter has to do with the English language, but those two teenagers on the cover are obviously fascinated by it—taking a moment to stare at it before going to the post office to mail letters.

The illustrations are pretty nice.

I skimmed parts of the textbook and appreciated how simple it is to read.

The part of this textbook I find most interesting is how it incorporates the social aspects of language—like manners…and making friends. Here’s a how-to guide of being a pleasant human being while conversing.

And here are pointers on how to give and take criticism. [Pause.] I don’t think I was ever taught this in school…although to be honest, I think many people stand to learn a few of these tips.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Things I Didn’t Buy 49

These sewing patterns all appear to be from the 1960s. This suit is very cute—very Jackie O.

This dress and coat are nice.

And I liked this suit and cape.

A more summery dress and jacket.

I liked the buttons on the back of this dress.

And these are nice and simple dresses.