I'm enjoying grouping items together at Mod Sonoma. Today I added a
vintage cot, a kampkold cooler and a thermos or two. It reminds me a bit
of the campsite from the original Parent Trap. Remember that scene? I loved it!
I found this 1970's radio at a sale on Saturday. I thought it would be perfect for my space at Mod Sonoma. I had written out my tag and was nearly ready to price it when I thought that it was about time to start up Thrift Share Monday again. I'll be writing soon about why I took such a long break from ATG. I placed the radio on top of a newly thrifted shelf unit in my kitchen and took a couple pictures. I stood back from the radio and realized how much I loved it. Next I made the mistake of plugging it in and tuning in to my favorite local radio Y100.9.
When those deep notes poured out from the vintage speaker, I knew I had to keep it. I had paid $20 for the radio and knew that I couldn't ever buy anything as high quality for that price. I sighed, recycled my priced tag and sat down to listen to my new radio. #radiobliss
The decision to keep or sell is something most of us experience on a daily basis. The best benefit of keeping an item is that if we ever change our mind, we most likely still have the option to sell months or years down the line. It's one of the fabulous job perks of being a thrifter.
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Most of you know that I have quite the addiction to umbrellas (although we won't mention the other addictions to paper, dishes, glasses, owls, mushrooms and oh so much more). I wrote this Collect Share post about my Umbrella collection in 2011.
I've finally been able to actually buy them, price them and take them down to the Antique Society to sell. With collecting I've realized that I don't need to actually own all the umbrellas that I come across. Okay so it took me a couple years to realize that but they are so pretty and useful. What is not to love about an Umbrella?
I wrote a post at Home Made Simple how how to repurpose umbrellas. Before you take apart an umbrella I should note that it's best to use broken umbrellas or worn ones for some of these projects.
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Writing these articles have been so good for my creative spirit. Not only do I get to brainstorm decoratoring and upcycling ideas, but I can actually use some of these for my Mod Sonoma inventory. Since I wrote this article on How to Transform Your Coffee Table with Household Items I've been searching for a metal or wooden map cabinet. So far the closest that I found would cost me a $1000. I'll continue my search.
So many of us woke with heavy hearts this morning after following the news yesterday. This is a simple little post with cheerful images of vintage coasters. It doesn't take away the hurt or pain but hopefully it might be a needed distraction in our day. At the bottom of this post I have info on how to give to help those in Oklahoma.
Here's how you can help Oklahoma. This was from the official Salvation Army Facebook Page.
The Salvation Army is in Moore,OK, serving all who seek assistance. To support the Army’s efforts, give online at www.SalvationArmyUSA.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769). You can also text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”