Friday, October 10, 2014

7QT - Thrift Shop Icon Eggs and Solitaire-y Ne'er-Do-Wells.



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Over the last few weeks I have been reading the two-book series of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. (I took a break this past week because I needed to focus on midterms.) But the books were inspired by old photographs found in bins at thrift stores and flea markets...you've probably seen them. I thought it was a great idea!! So today I went to a thrift store and finally found some here in town (I found some in the town I previously lived in, too, but these are the first I've come across here.) I found a few gems. I'll show you below!
 

This is the one I found the most striking.
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I also found the following two intriguing.
 


What are they hiding behind their backs...?
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And this one here?? Yeah. It looks all normal and everything....
 


But turn it around, and...
..."sort of a druggist" [druggist?]. Hmm.
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The thrift store I went to was a new one to me, and I thought it was kind-of cool. They also had figurines of this Nigerian Santa:
 

 
And this obviously Pentecostal angel:
 
 
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And this. I thought this was really cool and bought it. It is a wooden egg about the size of my hand. Are icons on wooden eggs a thing?
 


 
 
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I tend to spend a little some an inordinate amount of time playing two-suit spider solitaire. I noticed the cards the other day...
Little Mister King looks angry. The Queen in turn looks worried.
And that ne'er-do-well Jack is just turning a blind eye, as usual....
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Hope everyone has a great weekend!!
 
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4 comments:

  1. Strange how personal photos end up in a thrift shop.

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    1. I thought so, too. I was hesitant to post them online, but they are from like the 1920s, so I figured it was okay.... Not really sure what decides that :/.

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  2. Fascinating postcard photos. I have some from my family that are equally mysterious to me. I may post them up one of these days and see if anyone recognises an ancestor or two!

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  3. I find old photographs and postcards fascinating. I would have never thought you'd find some in a thrift store, though!

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