Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Welcome Back to the Real World!

I had such an awesome winter break, but my Spring semester has now begun and I'm already a little shocked.  So I only have two classes, which is great, but I am attending another class that my advisor teaches for undergrads, just as a little review!

I was out of town this weekend so I didn't get to hit my favorite estate sales, but I did recently pick up some things at one of my favorite local thrifts!  I went in looking to cash in on books to sell on Amazon, instead I ended up finding some great books for myself, and a few to sell!  Unlike Goodwill and Savers, these book prices are very fair, I don't think I have ever seen a book more than $2.  So here is what I ended up with:

Three old sewing books all priced at $1 or less.  I can't wait to start learning to sew.  My first priority is to clean up the guest bedroom where all my Etsy/Ebay inventory is living, then sell the guest bed, and reorganize inventory, then begin said sewing projects.  Whew, so much to do!

I think old First Aid books are cool.  I don't know why, but they are just so simple-looking and neat.  The Wild Flowers book is something I have been looking for quite a while, look at the illustrations below, they are beautiful.  I plan on scanning them and creating some unique wall-hangings with them, maybe my first hand-made part of my Etsy store! (I will mat and frame, etc.)  The map of Phoenix is just neat and colorful, and it is where I'm from.  I have found some other old road maps in the past, they are pretty neat!

The book below was just too neat to pass up.  I love cowboy and horse things, and the illustrations in this book were also very stylized and cool.  I got this for 50% off at the MLK day Savers.

Another neat-o funny think I picked up at the 50% off sale, this sweet brass unicorn, cool right?!

My mom recently picked up a big ziplock bag of jewelry at an auction for me.  Here's a few of the neat pieces of jewelry that were in it, plus a few pieces I have picked up recently:

I've been doing pretty good lately, but I have lots to do.  I am planning on slowing up with the thrifting, and focusing up what I have since I have gotten so behind on listing and taking pictures.  The good news is that there is plenty that you guys have yet to see, so I will still have lots to show you all!  I'm planning on doing some more informative posts rather than just thrift finds, so I hope you all enjoy what is to come!  Thanks!

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