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Recently Thrifted…



Some frames I may or may not use for framing my favourite vintage fabrics, some more :D vintage fabric, and yet another silkscreen. The dark fabric is yardage, there’s about 6-7 meters of it. The mustard coloured fabric is a pair of curtains. I paid about 25€ for all of these.

-Thrifty Finn-

Currently On The Selling List…

I got home yesterday from a flea market where I took my items to, all mad because I hadn’t been selling as much as I thought I would. Not to dwell on the loss, today I photographed some things to sell online. (Sidenote: I might want to stop fingerprinting my camera lense. Might take better photos then.)

This one is my favourite:

Jojo, vintage, green

Thrifty Finn- feeling a sense of calm after getting things done.

Made in USSR

I bought this, rather shabby thing (can’t remember the word in english) few weeks ago. I sold couple of trays in this style but now I’m not sure if I can let this one go. There’s something very charming about it. I think it’s the daisies that do it for me…

 Should I keep it or sell it? Punch a couple of holes on the top and hang it up on my wall with yellow ribbon? Decisions, decisions.

Thrifty Sadness

Last week on my Birthday Thrifting & Consignment Extravaganza Trip, I found this dress for 6 euros:

 It’s a Tiroli-dress with the most gorgeous print and quality linen/cotton-blend material. Sadly…

It fits me only up to waist. My largeish back measurement left me showing whole lotta boobage and my arms up in the air, stuck in the sleeves. I looked like Lugo Belasi Bela Lugosi in the original vampire movie.

But it’s the print I’m finding hard to let go of. But I must. I must sell this to have room for clothes that actually fit me. But not just yet. I’m going to keep it few more weeks so I can admire the print whenever I feel sad.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

My Sunday in geometric forms or lines or whatnot (and terrible, TERRIBLE photography):

geometric fence, gardeningThis is the fence I look at every time I stand at the bus stop. This Sunday I was waiting for the 11.35 bus. I was heading to a gigantic flea market held in Vantaa.

Myyrmäki hallin kirpputori When I got there, I saw rows upon rows of tables. Arranged in a logical grid pattern that I followed in totally illogical order, which meant I missed a lot of goodies. Next time I’ll be prepared. I’m going to draw a map and design my route. To guarantee I’m not going to miss anything, I’m going to drag certain someone with me…

square plates, nachos When I left the market, I realized I wasn’t too far from Niko’s house (re: the certain someone) so I decided to surprise visit him. I managed to crawl all the way up to the 5th floor with my sacks of thrifted things (no elevators in his building), only to have no one to answer the door. I called him (knowing that he was having a hangover) and demanded to know where he is. He was at home, he just hadn’t dared to open the door because he was sure there were Jehova’s Witnesses behind it.

Do I look like a Jehova’s Witness? If I do, I need some new clothes.

Anyhoo, as usual, Niko made some Cheese Melt Nachos and those square plates are waiting for the nachos to get ready. They were good. As usual.

Myyrmäki, Kehä 3, Vantaa, Exorcism of Emily RoseThen, on my way home, I was waiting for the bus and I was surrounded by this Exorcism of Emily Rose-esque gloom and doom. Alone. So alone. Double the fun as I had just seen the movie. I don’t think I’ve ever been that happy to see my bus to arrive (I briefly considered kissing the bus driver but that was until I actually saw him). The whole situation had a creep factor of hundred.

And that was Thrifty Finn’s Sunday! If you are interested, you can find other blogger’s interpretations HERE.