The usual notes before the thrifted goods:
A good thread about thrifted cooking things. As a restaurant and food person, I usually read chowhound before I even check my email in the morning. It's a great reference.
The TSP was mentioned on both the Cambridge and Somerville Townonline blogs.
Scott is curious to know if anyone knows of any good Vera sites. Does anyone? I haven't been able to find much, besides his (always) great info. I really wish I'd come up with the phrase thrift store archaeology first.
Vice Is Bad for a Reason
Woman Drinks 12 Diet Cokes a Day
Sent to me by lovely pal Emily. My Diet Coke addiction is well documented in these pages.
Square is taking a week long thrifting road trip. It will be interesting to see what they come up with along the way. Thank to Kevin for the link.
Two thrift shop myspace pages, Out of the Closet in Los Angeles, and Circle Thrift in Philadelphia.
Everything came from the Goodwill here in Somerville.
Flowery 45 Case, $1.00.
I've wanted a 45 case forever, but, when I've seen them, they've been in a condition I call 'extra-loved'.
The only other case I've seen in good shape was, oh, five or six years ago? We were still living in the downstairs apartment, that much I do remember. I'd seen a swish turquoise and white case at the Goodwill, but talked myself out of it. What did I need with such a thing, anyway? I don't have any 45s. When I arrived home from the
Goodwill, I changed my mind and dashed back out. While walking down Elm St., I passed two little punk rock girls, one of whom was carrying a swish new turquoise and white 45 case.
Eddie Bauer Brown and Pink Flowery Linen Skirt, $4.49.
This skirt is swell. I wore it twice this weekend, and Gram complimented me on it. She did, however, have plenty to say about my orange Crocs.
No Drinking Before Five Coaster, $0.25.
We here at Casa Beaucoup-TSP are often accused of being boozehounds. We prefer to think of ourselves as bon vivants.
iSi chargers, $1.00.
These were great to find, because seltzer season is starting and chargers are $15 a box at Kitchen Arts.
Radiohead Shirt, $1.99.
It's for a friend. Radiohead makes my head hurt.
How to Enjoy Playing Cribbage, $1.00.
New Englanders are nutty for cribbage. I learned it when I was a small girl, and love to play whenever I can. Linda Greenlaw writes in The Lobster Chronicles:
The ever-present cribbage board and playing cards rested on the table where Mom and I had left them after counting our final hands last night.Cribbage boards are as common as wooden spoons in the kitchens of this island. Children raised in this part of Maine often learn to play cribbage before they can tie their own shoes. Some people might find that backward, but it's actually quite advanced. Long before I knew that one plus one equals two, I understood that seven and eight are equal to fifteen, and that fifteen is good for two holes on the cribbage board.
The inside of the box:
Now this, this is what always amazes me about thrifting. Did someone keep this in their house for forty years before taking it to the Goodwill? Can you imagine the hope someone may have had, thinking, 'someday I'll have time to sit and learn to play cribbage', only to have those hopes dashed? Why was this kept, and never opened?