Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Odds and ends

Lately, I think because I've been thinking mostly of the store when I thrift, I've been picking up things that look like others will enjoy them. I've been feeling a little burnt out on the thrift and the last couple of times I've gone, have done so with a bit of reluctance. Which, to someone who derives much of their pleasure from thrifting is deeply disturbing.

Determined to re-instate my love of the thrift, I went on a weekday and forbade myself from buying anything that was filtered through the "yeah, but would someone else pay for this?" lens.

I ended up with some gloriously comfortable, 1940s style pumps with a mini Cuban heel, some blousy culottes whose art nouveau-ish pattern you see in the foreground, a 1950s bracelet, a tartan bangle (which is as far as I will take the whole "Vivienne Westwood Again" fall trend) and possibly the sweetest album cover I've ever seen (and which reminds me of a certain Paraphernalia necklace that's been on my wishlist for ages). I can't decide whether to frame it, or turn it into a photo album cover. I also ended up with an early 1980's reversible green/white whale print on navy slicker, a pair of purple leopard zooba pants, and yet another Madras skirt...

Coolest thing at the thrift store that I didn't buy?

A gold spray-painted boombox, at home in the thrift's "cool stuff" vignette with the lava lamp. Kinda regretting this now, but alas, I have no space and no tapes.

What would you do with a functionless, gold boombox?



Missa said...

Here's to re-instating your love for the thrift! Awesome finds, I'm especially intrigued by the blousy culottes!

P.S. I'm not sure what I would do with the boombox, but I used to own that exact lava lamp.

Sal said...

Put some dirt in the tape deck and use the boombox as a planter. Or it'd make a great doorstop. Or hells, just a fantastic conversation piece.

Sounds like your love of thrifting is back with a vengeance. That's quite a haul!

Spandexpony said...

Missa-- I wore the culottes today much to the chagrin of my employer, and much to my chuffed-ness! Very spiffy.

Sal-- Now that I don't have it, I'm thinking of a bazillion reasons why I should, too! Coulda been a sweet home for my figurines!

artdiva said...

I thought of glitter-encrusting a record player as an art piece...