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Friday, January 8, 2010

More Thrift Shop Fun...


I went to one of my favorite thrift shops today and found some fun goodies- some vintage trays, some old floral contact paper,  a vintage math primer with charming graphics, and my inspiration of the day- vintage wooden hangers!  These come in all shapes and sizes and lend themselves to many projects- today I was focusing in on the pants type hangers that open and spring close when you move the hook.  I especially love those hangers with markings- hotel names, etc.  They are perfect for a different way to hang photos, project notes, even children's artwork- without having to damage the piece with pins or tape- and are easily changed out.  Its easy to make a fun wall grouping, like the one I have pictured of charming old dog photos (I love to collect dog stuff...).  I can just imagine a row of my grandkids' school pics or artwork!

7 comments:

  1. Hi Linda!
    I love vintage wooden hangers too....and have way too many! I love the way you have displayed the dog photos here...so clever! Thanks for stopping by and I am delighted to have a new blogger friend!
    Take care, Laura

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  2. Linda,
    What a great idea to hang pics from the hangers. It looks like we collect a lot of the same things, and hangers are one of them. I did a post awhle back with some really primitive ones I found in Austin. Love your blog, I'll be back. Lisa

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  3. Hi Linda! I was paying a visit to my friend Edie over at the Jeweled Frog and saw your button on her page. You have a beautiful blog -- love your style and vintage aesthetic! I'm feeling the itch to go thrifting tomorrrow to find myself some of those vintage hangers. I have huge collections of antique photos and ephemera from both my family and my husbands. What a wonderful way to display those family keepsakes! I'm so glad I found you, and am happy to be your newest follower. Best, Jenn

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  4. This is one of my very favorite ideas in blogland! It's so unique.
    L.

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