Monthly Archives: June 2009

Let’s Take It To The Polls

Shrimp Boils, Owls, and BBQ’s.


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Sorry for the lack of posts folks. Here in the upper-middle-western states we get approximately 23 days of tolerable weather, so I’ve been taking full advantage of all the BBQ’s, bonfires, and drinkies that I can. Check in all week because we have a HUGE post coming tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest – I swear to gawd. We spent the entire weekend lurking the thrift shops. Lots of great found treasures.

In the meantime, the shots from above are a glimpse of how we’ve been spending some of our summer evenings. Looks good does it not? Oh and all of you owl fanatics out there. There’s a thrift shop on the fringe of the Twin Cities metro area that has a shitload of owl kitsch, an owl shelf if you will (First 3 owly people to message me on here or Twitter: @JPeddycoart can know the exact locale.) The pic above was only about half of the owl ephemera they had. “Am I not owly enough for your owl club?”…

That reminds me of a cute little favorite vintage owl themed coffee shop of mine in the warehouse district off of 1st ave north called Janine’s, stop in and get up to get down.

Upcycling – Vintage hardware recycling for your home. I even like the sound of it.

Found this great article on a duo that recycles old house hardwares, on an Etsy page via a Tweet. Yea, I said it. I tweet the twitters. Add me on Twitter @Jpeddycoart. Minneapolis is slowwwly catching wind to the great re-use stores we have available around here. I’m trying to get my sister to go to the massive one off of Hiawatha  to help her find some vintage door knobs and tiles to re-tile her bathroom floor.

13 Things Your Thrift Store Isn’t Telling You.


In response to my last post I’ll post this quick but informative article I came across, here. 

Also, stay tuned for the next batch of Things We Found At The Thrift Store videos. An entire new batch of weirdos have been invited and accepted requests to star in them. Lovable characters each and every one of them.