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Alchemy’s Earth Day Clothing Swap

So this past Saturday, as like most Saturdays, I went out looking for my latest thrifting expedition. Usually I check out one or two thrift stores, but this time I went to the old Notre Dame Church, which is owned by the Alchemy Initiative, who, “use food, art, and music as a catalyst for social change.” As part of the 40th annyversary of Earth Day, the Alchemy Initiative held a clothing drive, and held a fashion show and dance party the night before! I wasn’t able to make the fashion show, but was there bright and…well not so early for the clothing drive.

It was amazing to see the space, while I was searching for treasures…paper lanterns, stained glass and clothes! Couldn’t be any better for me!

Check out Alchemy Initiative’s Community Kitchen on Kickstarter!

Here are a few more photos from Saturday:

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The Weekend Thrift 04-19-10

So I’m excited to share this find. For $1.99 at the thrift store, but lots of history! I picked up this cargo bag in hopes it would be a cute bag for summer. I had a thing for army surplus stuff when I was younger, but I’ve been itching for a new bag, and figured I couldn’t go wrong for $2.00! But, really I need a purse that is fit for the pack-animal that I am. I seriously carry everything with me! This could attached to my current purse for extra storage.

Obviously it’s U.S. Army-issue, and it has the two straps, but when I opened it I thought, “What the lining is ripped!” I took a look inside and found that it wasn’t ripped, but the lining wasn’t ripped, there were flaps that folded in that revealed an fun surprise:

A diagram of what the bag is used for! From what my step-dad and I could figure it’s from 1945, very cool!

After the cut are some up close shots of the diagram have a great Monday!

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Cats and Craft-Move Saturday

My morning started with hanging out with Simon from the Red Lion Inn (well he stopped by my meeting with the gift shop…he wasn’t too amused but the meeting went well!)

This is the closest to crafty I’ve been today! My husband buckled my display in while we brought it (and a good amount of my studio space) to our new place. This is basically going to be most of my weekends from now to the end of May, but hey, excited to get into our new place!

What are you excited about this/next week?

Totally (well, almost)Thrifted: The Bathroom

So in light of our just getting the keys to our new apartment, I have been thinking about what kind of style I want the new place to have. The best way to look forward is to look back right? So my bathroom, I can proudly say is the mostly thrifted and best describes my husband and I’s aesthetic (give or take). So this first photo is one of three pieces we picked up a few year ago and were the inspiration for the colors in this room. These are more like kitchen bottles but hey, I think it works!

Next is  one of the non-thrifted pieces: tablecloths  from Potluck Studios that were made into curtains. The background color is orange and the dots are a light blue. They might be described as trippy, but I’ve believe they tie the room together nicely!

Needlework in like colors… bringing in a pop of color!

I love this owl…in fact I love both birds and needle/yarn/work etc…

So it’s not thrifted but it’s crafty! This lovely bird is from Laurie Coyle Designs. Laurie, who I know I’ve written about before, is an amazing artist and I’m glad to have some of her work! I really like  what I have up now, so does that mean that I should/could transfer it the new place? I’m going to try it this weekend and see how it looks. It could go to the new bathroom, go to other places in the apartment, I’m open to anything!

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