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Thrift store profile surprise

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Thrift store profile surprise
Swap Coordinator:peanutbutter (contact)
Swap categories: Thrift Store  Random Items 
Number of people in swap:12
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:February 9, 2010
Date items must be sent by:March 9, 2010
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

I love hunting for treasures in op shops/thrift stores so I am starting a swap for all of you who feel the same!
For the swap you will send a profile surprise package to two partners with a value of at least $3 each. Please read your partners profile and select things you feel they will like. Use your best judgement and don't send anything that is dirty, broken or unusuable unless you partner specifically wants it like that.

In order to join you must have a rating of 5 with at least 5 completed mail swaps and a fully filled out profile. Please ensure your profile provides sufficient information for your partners to be able to easily find something for you. You are welcome to add any additional preferences/information in the comment section below.

Happy thrifting!

Discussion

ifluctuate 01/25/2010 #

i really want to join this swap, but i can't cause i have a "1" from someone who has "disapeared" from swap-bot and therefore never let me know whether or not they got my re-send. =(

bluehairedmary 01/25/2010 #

I was waiting for a good thrift store swap! Yay!

peanutbutter 01/26/2010 #

I have decided to request that everyone who joins the swap give an indication of things they are interested in receiving from thrift stores, either in their profile in in this comment section. This way it will make it easier and more enjoyable for everybody!

I will start off. Things I like to find in thrift stores include: old maps, colourful scarves (the square ones), cute ornaments, old wrapping paper/greeting cards, colourful bottons, and unique hairclips or jewellery. I prefer older things rather than newer, made-in-china things.

peanutbutter 01/26/2010 #

ALSO, I have allowed a couple of people to join the swap who do not have perfect 5 ratings. I checked their profiles and feel they aren't likely to flake or anything. I hope this is okay with everyone!

lltip 01/28/2010 #

I love to find old wooden boxes, vintage cards or valentines, vintage necklaces, vintage childrens books with colorful pages, dolies, unique coffee mugs, anything from my wish list. I am wondering though if I will be able to find something for 3.00. Our stores are just a little more pricey around here but I will look.

ifluctuate 01/28/2010 #

thank you for letting me join! I can't wait!!

ifluctuate 01/28/2010 #

Things I wouldn't mind receiving: schnauzer figurines, vintage cat figurines, old cat paintings/drawings, parrot figurines, vintage valentine/christmas cards/postcards, flat tin cigar boxes, old keys (ok if rusty), old locks (ok if rusty), tags that go on dogs and cats collars like rabies, and ID tags, vintage cartoon tags and postcards, vintage papers, anything that can be used for collage/decoupage/atc making, colorful buttons, photos of animals and children, i have more listed on my profile page. =)

Mamacita 02/ 3/2010 #

newbies allowed? I love thrifting!

Guavatree 02/12/2010 #

Some things I generally like from thrift stores:

Vintage tea cups and saucers

Dictionary pages (Especially French ones!)

Brooches

Notebooks

Polaroids

Recipe boxes, cards, books (Especially those with handwritten notes)

kupkake 02/12/2010 #

Here are some ideas for my partners...

Vintage hankies

Vintage teacups and saucers

Vintage jewelry

Vintage purses (the kind that have the "kiss lock" "2 balls that click together")

Vintage buttons

Anything for a dollhouse

Anything dachshunds

Trinket boxes

driftwood 02/12/2010 #

some ideas for me:
Those hands that hold rings or just pretty to look at
cookbooks made by churches
anything black and white cats
ashtrays
buttons
pillowcases
tablecloths
love glassware of any kind esp. candy dishes or small whatnot dishes

sisterbear321 02/17/2010 #

I like ANYTHING that has to do with Boston Terriers!! Trinkets, Knick knacks, Frames, Banks etc. I like costume jewelry (necklaces and bracelets) I love bunny rabbits- Knick Knacks, Frames, Trinkets etc.(not stuffed animals)

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