Thursday, June 28, 2012

Thrifted Thursday - Worldly

Hi all, Another Thrifted Thursday here. I have been working on cutting down on my thrifting excursions. I just donated 4 trash bags worth of clothing and other items - eeep! It sure feels good though to clear up some space around here. I also am in the process of setting up an ebay account to sell some items that need new homes :] With that being said let's move on to the goods, shall we?

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This little Buddha makes me so happy. How could you not smile while looking at his sweet grin and round belly? He is a sign of joy and wealth - two very wonderful things. I picked him up about a year ago for under $2 :]

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Oh, you know...just an original Vincent van Gogh...reprint. Haha. So nothing too special other than the fact that I love his sunflowers. I like that it was printed on canvas instead of poster paper and that it brightens up just about any room. I thrifted this piece before starting college. An oldie but a goodie.

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I thrifted this guy Sunday afternoon seeing as he was half off. It depicts - Yeibichai, the Night Chant - which is a ceremony held once the snakes are asleep in order to cure patients of nervousness and insanity. If performed improperly the singer or patient may lose their hearing, sight, cause facial paralysis, or crippling of the legs or arms - bummer. I only know this because the of the story attached to the back, haha. I personally thought it added to its charm.

My friends and I are headed out on the town tonight. Pretty darn excited. Anywho, have you thrifted anything spectacular lately? I would love to hear about it.

22 comments:

  1. The night chant is rather scary looking - or at least he is esp when you know the background behind it! I do love the detail in the design though - what a great little piece!

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    1. Haha. Yeah, it is pretty scary when you know the back story. I kinda like it though :]

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  2. That's too cool! It's neat to find weird little items like that.

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  3. I always feel so much better (it's the OCD) after I donate a bunch of stuff! You're right the Buddha is awesome and your original Van Gogh - you lucky girl ;)
    xx
    justyn

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    1. :] I am so glad to have space in my closet. Tehehe. Thanks.

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  4. hey from this angle is really does look like an original van gogh! so just go with it ;)

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  5. Here are my latest finds ... http://theseaandmechange.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/treasures.html

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  6. That night chant thing is so cool! I love the story attached. I love totally unique finds like this. Owl stuff is cool and all, but it's things like this that you don't see everyday that really stand out.

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    1. :] Agreed! I am going to have one heck of a quirky house.

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  7. I would love to have a reprint of Vincent van Gogh's sunflowers! Canvas is so much better.

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    1. I was really happy to find it because I love the real piece. Canvas does make it a lot nicer to hang on the wall :]

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  8. You got some amazing finds! I love the van gogh. It's perfect.

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  9. totally love seeing what other people thrift!

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  10. That Vincent Van Gogh canvas is amazing!!!!! Great find! Have you tried 'his' vodka? It's pretty good. Well, I've only tried one of the flavors: PB&J. It pretty much just tastes like PB, but they include a little booklet or paper of recipes to get the full on effect but we forgot to do that and instead just finished the bottle......hey, hey, I shared it with about 30 other bar patrons and I did it with my own bottle for free. Cuz I'm so nice. :D

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