Treasure Box Wednesday: Second Bloggiversaries and Big Thanks


It's "Treasure Box Wednesday" and as we approach September 11-- The Thrift Shop Romantic's second bloggiversary-- I can't think of anything that's really been more of a treasure to me, than having you folks stop by and share your insights and wit these past two years.

It's been a speedy two years, really. Two years full of thrifting and antiquing road trips... And crazy craft projects... And meeting new friends online. We've shared ideas and humor. We've transformed furniture found at the side of the road. We've given orphaned items a home-- and made a bit of a home here, as well.

So I wanted to thank you today for stopping by and pulling up a chair in my virtual parlor... For having some e-tea with me every week, and just for being so kind over the years. I have appreciated each of you more than you probably know. So here's to another year of sharing, recycling, laughing and surrounding ourselves with the things-- and people-- we love!

In honor of the bloggiversary, I've pulled a few posts from the deep, deep archives you all may not have seen-- all the way back to 2006, which in Web years is pretty aged when you think about it. Maybe they'll put a smile on your face for the day ahead.

  • Small but Mighty: A Look at Decorative Cherub Rights. Cherubs-- whether they lift lamps, soapdishes, or centerpiece bowls, they work hard to heft things many times their size. What would happen if they unionized? Get a chuckle from the very first ever Thrift Shop Romantic post, as we form the Freedom and Liberation Association for Putti (F.L.A.P). Click here.
  • The Sunday Drivers of Thrift Store Art. Inspired by the Museum of Bad Art and other thrift store art galleries, I started decorating inexpensively by picking up Sunday paintings-- mostly landscapes and still-lifes-- during my various thrifting adventures. This post showcases a number of my favorites and talks about the fun of discovering just the right artwork for cheap. Click here.
  • Sweet on Decorative Tins. For those of us who are terrible with wrapping paper, decorative tins-- found easily at thrift stores-- become a great way to wrap things up and give an extra little gift, too-- the tin itself. Check it out here!
  • Hominidae Grabbitus. Hold on to your thrifted candlesticks, my friends, as we flashback into a funny, surprising moment where it's woman (me) against a serious thrift-pilferer! The competition can be fierce. Click here.

And if you missed last Sunday's post, where we take a humorous look at a 1940s Spry shortening cookbook, click here.

This coming Sunday, I'll take you along with me on my trip to Lambertville, NJ and New Hope, PA where we flea market, antique and explore.

Thanks for making these two years such a joy!

15 comments:

Da Old Man said...

Wonderful trip down memory lane. Unfortunately, the memories it stirs are those of my flea market wanderings. You haven't lived until you've seen a woman in a flea market take her clothes off to try on her "find."
It's never the cute 20 or 30 something, it's always the 60 year old Totie Fields look-a-alike. :)

Da Old Man said...

Almost forgot. Have a very happy bloggiversary. I will lift a cup of etea in your honor.

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Da Old Man- Thanks! And great, NOW I can't get the image of some woman trying on flea market clothes in public... Super. Just super.

Lana Gramlich said...

Congratulations on the 2nd blogaversary (& many more!) Keep up the good work. :)

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Lana- Hey, thanks a bunch! It's a pleasure to have you visit. :)

jasmine chavez said...

in new hope, you simply MUST visit the little antique store that specializes in antique funeral/circus/veterinary goods. its amazing. im from california, but i visited my boyfriends homeotwn in pa with him last april. it was the greatest store ever, but then again im a big fan of the strange and unusual..

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Jasmine- Oh, you'll be pleased to know I DID!!!-- (if you stop by on Sunday, you'll see pics) and it was fascinating. What a strange shop it was, but just amazing and terrific. Like you, I enjoy weird stuff, especially if there's some history involved. So it was well worth visiting.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

Mega happy Blogiversary! Two years is fantastic and hope that you continue for years more.
Your log is wonderful reading (and looking).
I loved the story of the crazy man in the shop!!
And those paintings??? Not good enough?? I think the more faults in a painting the more character it has, I love to see the person behind the painting through the painting.. but that's just me :)
Oh ans PS you should treat yourself!! :)

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Evie- Many mega-thank yous! :) The crazy man in the shop really stuck in the memory, let me tell you. Definitely one of those, "I can't quite believe it" moments.

I love the flaws in the paintings, too. Sometimes the paintings have a name or location on it, and I often wonder what the person's life is/was like.

Carrie said...

Congratulations on two years of excellent posts! I look forward to reading many more from your delightful pen!

Thrift Shop Romantic said...

Carrie- Thanks a bunch-- you've been an inspiration to me yourself all this time! :)

RecycleCindy said...

A very happy 2nd year blog anniversary to you. Here's wishing you many, many more. I love looking at all your thrift finds and so enjoy all your commentary on the pieces.

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Cindy- Thanks so much for all your kind support!

Utahlady said...

What a joy this sight and you are Jenn. Discovered you a few week ago and look forward to all new posts.I love thrifting and repurposing things.I feel like I have found a whole group of new and wonderful friends that share my interests. Fun to see all of your wonderful treasures and learn about them.Congrats for your two years blogging and I plan on being here as long as you are.

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Utahlady- What a sweet note! It's true the Internet is a wonderful way to discover SO MANY great folks who are into thrifting, renovating, crafting, trash-to-treasure, etc. You are certainly not alone. I'm glad to hear you're finding your "community." Everyone I know within it has been wonderful.