Monday, March 16, 2009

Thrift Store Hunts: Vintage Game Pieces!





I've kind of made it a little game when I'm at the thrift stores to check out the game shelf. Every now and then, you find a gem amongst the orphan boxes missing pieces and parts marked eighty cents...(why would anyone want a game that wasn't all there?)
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If the game is vintage, and it's got bright and fun pieces, I buy it (and throw the rest away). I let the pieces all live together in tins in my hobby room in perfect peace and harmony! Someday, I'm going to make something fun with them. Mary Englebreit did a whole spread on vintage game parts in one of her magazines and I've never forgotten it.
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I'm publishing my post tonight because tomorrow I'll be gone with a friend antique hunting and thrift store shopping, to see how little I can spend on cool stuff. It will be fun, we always eat at the best lil' mexican restaurant, and I put my camera beside my purse so I won't forget it in the morning, I hope to be able to take you along on my trip with me! See you on Wednesday!

5 comments:

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Look at those old SOOOORRRRRRRY pieces! Those are so cool! How many shops do you hit each week lady??

noble pig said...

What a great idea. Now I want to do that.

Lori said...

Antique Dreaming!!!.....have fun girl.

Raggedy Girl said...

What a wonderful idea. I have empty glass jars around. New thing to hunt for. Have fun shopping!

Happy St. Patrick's Day
from Raggedy Girl/Roberta Anne

kelly said...

That is a great idea. They look so pretty in glass jars. Mary E. is a great inspiration isn't she? Cant wait to see pics of your thrifty finds! Oh, forgot to say, yes, finding a warm brown egg each morning is great fun!