Category Archives: secondhand stuff

don’t ask why i bought this friday

I will try to explain. It was marked “$9.99” at the animal shelter thrift store. There was a sticker on the cover that said, “Tested”. It was also unusual and shiny and pretty and I wanted to play with it. … Continue reading

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recycling treasures

This might not look like a treasure, but it really is.  All handsewn, it has wonderful 1930’s fabrics to admire. I like to buy old quilt tops with patterns I would never make myself.  This quilt top, found in a … Continue reading

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before and after with the tv

This is the back of the television stand in the bedroom.  Yes, it is a mess, but that mess has always been hidden in the corner of the room.  It was a cute painted armoire I bought at a consignment … Continue reading

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going once…

The Shelter Harbor Inn, about 20 minutes south of here, had been sold. A farm in the 1800’s, an Inn in 1911, a music colony for composers, a little destination resort with 24 rooms, large restaurant and two tennis courts, … Continue reading

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a turtle or a cutting board?

Saturday I went off to buy another cabinet knob at Lowe’s and search the secondhand stores for a small bookcase for the living room. I also looked for interesting copper pieces to tone down my bright white kitchen and bring … Continue reading

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one down, three to go

Seven hours later…with a brief break for lunch… First,  I took everything off the shelves and out of the closet (except for the filing cabinet). Then it was time for more coffee because the hard part was about to begin. … Continue reading

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not exactly death cleaning, but a start

Okay, Monday Morning, here we go!  As you can see, some of this closet is highly organized, with fabrics grouped by color in my beloved plastic containers.  And then there’s…the rest of it. I don’t even know what’s in there. … Continue reading

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sunday’s antique mall

Will and I decided to do something a little different Sunday afternoon, so we headed north to the Austin Antique Mall. You never know what you’re going to find. How about a handknit clock? I wished these boots were my size. … Continue reading

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finished!

My part of the basement workroom is encased in plastic and labelled. Hallelujah! Selling fabric on Ebay has turned into a profitable little temporary business. Did I tell you I’m saving for a new sewing machine?  All of the Ebay money … Continue reading

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my ebay life continues

I don’t know how many days I’ve been doing this.  In the midst of the cleaning and unpacking and bin-hauling, I’ve lost track. Yesterday I went to the Post Office and mailed off my SIX SALES.  How exciting! The money … Continue reading

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