Welcome from the Thrift Talk Diva
Welcome, You have entered into a wonderful gathering place designed to unleash the Diva Spirit, highlight talents, push creativity to its limits, and explore the wonderful, zany world of thrift and frugal decorating. The possibilities are limitless. An endless supply of bargains and choices are at our disposal, and that is what makes the journey along the tattered highways of thrift so compelling. This site was designed as a place to share garage sale tales, learn where to find cheap deals, understand the difference between vintage and antique, experience the thrill of thrift store treasures, become skilled at fixing broken parts, and ...
Consignment and Antique Shops vs. Thrift Shops
Despite raving fans on both sides of the frugal fence, the popularity of thrift shopping, or thrifting as it is referred to by frugal aficionados, is soaring. With the downturn of the economy, shopping for used items has become the new black. Yes, it is in vogue . . . even chic. It is also undeniably green. No more trees cut down, sheep sheared, or plastic is manufactured. In addition, the concern over sweatshop employment has little to no justification when shopping for bargains in the thrifty aisles of this nation’s secondhand establishments. Used treasures, despite where they are merchandised, fall ...
The Diva Lair
Every woman needs a Diva Lair; a place that is liberating and individual, a haven where womanhood is celebrated and energies are renewed. A place that revives the reckless and carefree spirits of youth. This amazing breathing space offers a haven, a feminine sanctuary, that embraces and protects from the chaos outside . . . if only for awhile. The actual size of the space is irrelevant. Some women etch their signatures throughout every facet of their homes; simple exquisite touches that delight the soul . . . when least expected. While others create a space, a nook, a room . . . that is wholly ...
This is a Garage Sale?
Selling used goods from a driveway, a garage, a yard, or the interior of a home has been referred to as a garage sale, yard sale, or tag sale. Typically these events are held to get rid of unwanted household items with the secondary benefit of raising money. I contend that every sale should be approached in the opposite way because people are usually motivated by positive results. Therefore creating abundance should be the primary goal. Along the way, the process can even be enjoyable, cathartic, or rejuvenating. The benefit to purging a home is often seen as much as it is ...
Collections are more effectively displayed when grouped together and artfully arranged. These assortments of loved items can be displayed as the main focus of a room or tucked away and arranged in small, unusable spaces to create interest. In this picture a collection of pigs sleep continently in the window nook of a sunny kitchen, adding the owner’s lively humor to her home décor. Classic car prints, purchased at a garage sale in Michigan for three dollars apiece (sans frames) , capture the nostalgia of the twenties and thirties and the grandeur of the era when the automobile was king. The pictures set off ...
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