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.
- One Little, Two Little, Three Little Blue Boys. My friend Scoobie and I have this running joke about the painting Blue Boy. Over the years, it's turned into a practical joke involving Blue Boy themed gifts, from needlepoint Blue Boys to ceramic statuary and other items of questionable good taste. Read about all the silliness 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!