The Art of Repurposing

Being the daughter and granddaughter of artists, this subject is one of my nearie-dearies. To me there’s nothing better than the smell of turpentine in the morning.  I try, in various spurts of enthusiasm, to step up to my genetic calling, but, satisfied for the moment at being a neophyte, I absolutely revel in cleverness … Continue reading

The Best Coat Sale in NYC and Cure Fall Home & Fashion Event – October 9, 2010 NYC

TSC Comrade Sale Alert!  Two AMAZING thrifty events this Saturday, October 9, 2010, NYC Salvation Army 2010 Winter Coat Sale and The Cure Thrift Shop Fall Home & Fashion Event First – the sale we’ve been waiting for!  The Salvation Army’s 2010 Winter Coat Sale Line up early, kids!  I go “blow by blow” with … Continue reading

Goodwill Furniture Find!

I’m reposting this from a lovely blog called Victorian in the Rough – I love their style and flair for both decoration and writing, and find them awfully inspiring. Kudos to them for picking up such a treasure at Goodwill! oh, Goodwill, one of my favorite stores. Not only is everything cheap, but you find … Continue reading

Joanie Loves Tchotchkes!

When I was 19, a rebellious wild-haired thing in central Oklahoma, I stood in my dear friend Jerry’s kitchen, nursing strong black coffee in a large Mexican mug, looking around at strangely carved wooden things, old tins and antique ceramics that held spices, cutlery and exotic wooden spoons. The rugs were old Navajo, and the … Continue reading

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