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?)
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.
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!


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!