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Macklemore + Ryan Lewis' Thrift Shop
disclaimer: I am in no way hip enough to associate with these folks, but I'm gonna try to fake it.
(1) "Go to a thrift shop with – just as the chorus of the song says – '$20 in your pocket' and take a picture."
(2) "Spend your $20 any way you’d like and photograph your spoils."
Seen and left behind:
|small wooden sea gull plaque|
|pretty wooden mid-century chairs|
|sing-a-ma-jig cart distraction|
|glass insulators from electrical poles|
|antique red-painted carpenter's level at the Habitat ReStore|
|1970s macrame plant hanger|
|outing thermos in original box|
Things that came home with us:
|hand-carved unfinished wood duck: $1.99|
|birthday party streamers, turquoise, yoinked away mid-photo: 49 cents|
|hinged silkscreen frame with leprechaun screen: 99 cents|
|two pair old solid metal pinking shears: $2.99 each|
|steel drawer insert from a Hoosier cabinet: $4.00|
|old wooden doll cradle with leather headboard insert: $2.99|
The steel drawer insert and the cradle were from other days (drawer from Bring, cradle from Goodwill); the rest of the items were things we found today at a second Goodwill, the same Goodwill where, on previous trips, I've found a Cathrineholm bowl, a set of card catalog drawers, a Radio Flyer wood-side wagon, and a stop sign. It's one of my favorite treasure-hunting spots, but I only get over to that side of town every couple of months.
(3) Find one item (or more) referenced in the song and snap a pic.
I had big, brave plans to take a photo of myself in footie pajamas, but in the end, I couldn't wear someone else's pajamas without washing them first. So, that was a no-go.
Instead, I offer these:
|luggage . . . with Pooh on it.|
Thanks for reading, and thank you, Sherry and John at Young House Love, for a fun challenge. We always like a good thrift, and this one was, as the song goes, effing awesome. :)