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Art for Art’s sake. Thrifted Van Gogh.

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I don’t just thrift clothing, jewelry and handbags, I also thrift art.  I have had a long time love of Vincent Van Gogh’s works and unless I win the lottery I can’t afford the real thing.  So I thrift prints of his work.  I have an entire area at the top of my stairs devoted to my collection.

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Through out my house I have about forty prints, but the main concentration is in this one area and I love having them all together.  This large print of Irises was the first gift my husband ever gave me.


These three prints were purchased in Amsterdam at the Van Gogh museum on my honeymoon in 1988.  As you can see, I have loved his work for a long time.

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These are just a few of my other prints, all thrifted with frames.


I love all of the pieces, and am still on the hunt for more addition to my Van Gogh walls.  I just worry I will run out of space.  I have to swap out pieces I already have with one I have stored.  Who is your favourite artist and do you ever look outside the clothing and accessory shelves and racks for the other great items in thrift stores?  Cheers, Michele

Huge 50% off Value Village Thrift Haul! Part 1

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So Sunday and Monday were 50% off days at Value Village and I found some great finds.  I will list the original prices before the discount.


These these four dresses were between $9.99 and $14.99.  The first is by Lord & Taylor, the second by Lands End, third Ann Taylor and the fourth by Laura.  All great brands with good quality payoff.  Unfortunately all summer dresses, so hibernation time for you girls til spring!


These dresses were between $12.99 and $14.99.  The first is Laura, second Liz Claiborne, and the third by Evan Picone.  All summer dress, I know, I just can’t let go.


Three winter skirts from $5.99 to $7.99.  The first is a burgundy wool midi style skirt, the second is a homemade burgundy pleated skirt and the third is brown corduroy with pockets.  The burgundy midi skirt needs some altering, but the others are fine.


Jones and Company skirt with pockets, $6.99.


White maxi dress for $7.99.


Purple Danier leather skirt $6.99.


This 80s beauty with the enormous shoulder pads and matching belt are the epitome of what the decade had to offer.  It will be the star of a future refashion as I try to bring it forward in fashion while still keeping its charm. $7.99.