Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thrifted for $3.72


I bought three sewing patterns for a quarter each. The first is this 1970s dress pattern. I thought the cut of the dress was nice; I liked the shorter dress and thought it would be cute without the lace (the lace just brings it to a girly level that’s just too much for me).


I got this 1980s dress pattern that looks very simple. I like easy-to-sew garments because I’m more likely to actually try to sew them.


And I got this coat pattern from the early 2000s. I got it specifically for the middle coat (as I do not like the oversized collar on the other two coats). I had a specific mission to try to find a very simple straight jacket, and I thought that with a couple of adjustments, I could make this pattern work for me.


I also got three cds for 99 cents each. I bought Oasis’ What’s the Story Morning Glory?, Poe’s Hello and Duran Duran’s Greatest.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Vintage Flight Book


I got this Flight book for $2 because I thought my uncle would like it. I’m not particularly interested in planes, but I do appreciate the layout of this book. It’s a large book and every inch of it is filled with copy and images—it feels very newspaper-like.

Maybe I’m just so used to seeing coffee table books that are filled with giant photos and lots of white-space (which I love), but it’s rather refreshing to see something that looks different.













Thursday, November 1, 2018

Things I Didn’t Buy 79


I thought these old tennis rackets were awesome.


I wasn’t entirely sure what this item was for but it looked interesting. I thought it was for cooking since it looks like a pan on a long stick.


I liked this book cover illustration.


I really liked these Japanese wooden nesting boxes.


I considered getting this Star Trek glass because I thought it was amusing—but resisted.