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Thriftstore Finds - USA #13

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Thriftstore Finds - USA #13
Swap Coordinator:ladydy5 (contact)
Swap categories: Thrift Store 
Number of people in swap:116
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:February 11, 2011
Date items must be sent by:February 25, 2011
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Here we go again 13 months of thriftstoring. Those of you who have been with me all along I thank you and hope you have had fun doing it. There is another Thriftstore Find - International and it is not the same as this one.

Remember how this goes: Check your thriftstores and see if you can find something for your swapper. It can be profile type or just something you think is neat to send. No one should be upset with what they get as this is a fun swap. Sometimes you can find a deal for $1.00 so putting a limit on this or minimum on it is not necessary.

As usual: Swappers must have a filled out profile that tells us who you are and what you like. Newbies are welcomed.

Discussion

Karenmomofthree 01/18/2011 #

I wish I was in the USA for this one!

luleemik 01/18/2011 #

If we find something "cool" at a thrift store, an we alter it before we send it?

luleemik 01/18/2011 #

sorry..."can" we alter it, or is this just strictly send as it is?

ladydy5 01/19/2011 #

Depends on why u would alter it

Moonpoppy 01/31/2011 #

Oh, I wish I were in the US for this one, too!

skippysmom 02/ 2/2011 #

I agree with Luleemik. If need be, can we paint, decorate, repair, or embelish something we find at the thrift shop? I have an embroidery machine and love to decorate towel sets, napkins, etc. Just a thought.

yomousey 02/ 2/2011 #

Oooh if either @luleemik or @skippysmom get me for a partner, I'd welcome something altered.

HisTechnoAngel 02/ 2/2011 #

Altered can be neat... I wouldn't mind getting an altered towel... and those altered spoons can be little works of art! But..... the flip side is that I would want something to my tastes so that could get tricky there. Either way, this should be fun, altered or not!

fawnscrafts 02/ 3/2011 #

Hmm, I think this would be fun So we look after we are assigned, and try to get a profile style item, correct?

ladydy5 02/ 3/2011 #

Profile checking would be nice but not necessary. An altered piece from a thriftstore is also okay. There are a lot of talented swappers that can do that nicely.

2planetearth 02/ 3/2011 #

Oh, if you were to get @luleemik for a partner- you would be a lucky duck because she is AWESOME at altering and swapping! Looking forward to finding out who my partner will be ;-) Thanks @ladydy5 for hosting such great swaps!

Dairenn 02/ 4/2011 #

this one is up my alley. I love hunting in a thrift store for neat things. One man's trash is another man's treasure....

lightdl 02/ 4/2011 #

Now that I have signed up and filled out the profile what do i do next?

jessmarie 02/ 5/2011 #

lightdl, your profile is NOT filled out.

BeckyG56 02/ 5/2011 #

With this swap, I see it says 13months of thrift storing-is this monthly swap? I'm a newbie! I love thrifting,so this would be right up my alley!

ladydy5 02/ 6/2011 #

I have pm' those newbies who have not filled out their profile enough. I like to give newbies a chance but will follow up on them. We have a lot of swappers interested and I would like it to be a success as my other swaps have been.

furkids3 02/ 6/2011 #

I'm new...love thrift store shopping!!Hope to have a fun time!!

fallpetals 02/ 7/2011 #

what kind of things would you look for, ideas?

ladydy5 02/ 8/2011 #

fallpetals: You can check a swappers profie to see if there is anything in there that you can get of interest or just pick up something you wouldn't mind getting from a swapper that you found cute or nice at a thriftstore. This should be a no stresser, have fun.

Dibrittain 02/ 8/2011 #

Sounds like fun but I will be in Richmond when this is due two days after. Not sure if they will have wifi or even a thirft store near me. Di

NikonGoddess 02/ 8/2011 #

I am so excited for all of you. I so miss thirft stores in America. They do not get it here in Germany. The few they have are soooooo NOT thrifty! LOL

I encourage everyone to RAK your partner one special item in my honor. I know I'm not anyone to you all - but being this far from my homeland, and family...I wish I could join this swap and have some fun with you all!

Happy swapping!!!

auntmaymay1221 02/ 9/2011 #

I have been dropped form a couple swaps because my profile was not filled out enough...any ideas about what else I would need to add?

auntmaymay1221 02/ 9/2011 #

What is RAK? I also need ideas for what to add to my profile..HELP!!!!!!!

Doreen247 02/11/2011 #

I'm new here as well as some of the others who have commented. Please let me know if you think I need to add more to my profile. It should be filled out enough, but if you have suggestions of other things, I'm open to hear them. This sounds like a fun swap to start in with and it's quick . . . just around the corner!

LINDA50 02/11/2011 #

Read some other swappers profiles to get ideas.

CrazyOutdoorPrincess 02/11/2011 #

I stopped swapping for awhile because of my daughters medical attention but I am back and this sounds like sooo much fun!!! I have a great thift store so yay!

ladydy5 02/12/2011 #

I have checked all newbies and have decided to eliminate a few that did not have profiles listed. I am hoping all will go well. If we do get flakers (after all the list of participants is large) please let me know if anyone in the list can be an angel for that flaker. Flakers will be known on swap-bot. PM me Angels!

Mugsie 02/12/2011 #

I'm new but not for long. I found the perfect item to send to my swap, and it's in my mailbox waiting to be picked up!

I am soooo loving this! Kelly:)

ladydy5 02/16/2011 #

Look for next one in March.

LeSillyMe 02/17/2011 #

Thanks for hosting there, they seem like a lot of fun!!! :3

terrygirl17 02/26/2011 #

terrygirl17 I just got my package, i love the sterling silver candy dish...wow 5 and hearting you, jammum3

magpiemeg 02/26/2011 #

JennyferC I recieved my package. Love. I wanna shop at your thrift store! The ice coffee maker looks brand new. Thank you, Meg

ladydy5 02/28/2011 #

16have not sent as yet. Odds from 116 is good but very dissappointing as some have had 5 ratings and I didn't feel I had to check on them. There is another swap going up call Thriftstore Find. Amazing as i thought I may have inadvertently put one up early only to find it is an International one. Which is great for you all that like to send overseas etc. Please remember to rate, good or bad on your swappers. I did ban 4 swappers but a couple squeezed by me, sorry.

BEARSANDANNIES 02/28/2011 #

My swap partner was just rated a 1, that's kinda scary!

ladydy5 03/ 2/2011 #

Six out of 116. Appreciate allyou that took the commitment to do this and did it. If you get flaked on please put that in the comment section of their profile as you rate a 1.. I cannot angel for all of them. Some swappers forget while others just like to receive, some also have problems sending they did not think they would have, those should contact you.

ladydy5 03/ 2/2011 #

Counted wrong before someone corrects me. Eight have not sent as yet.

KarlaKC 03/ 6/2011 #

I really enjoyed my first time in a "thrift store swap", @ladydy5 I hope you'll be doing this again. I'll check your profile. I sent my partner an old box of notecards. The box didn't match the notecards, but it was a box, approx. 8x10 in size, from the 50's if I had to guess, maybe 60's. It had an assortment of all types and sizes of cards. Some were really old-fashioned. I had a hard time giving it away! But I knew my partner liked papercrafts, and she said that she did enjoy the box of cards. My partner sent me a small hinged flowered tin. It was made in Holland! She also sent a hearts print makeup bag, blue ribbon, lip gloss, a makeup sample, and it seems something else that I can't at the moment think of. It was a simple and sweet swap, and I really loved the simplicity of it. Thank you for hosting!

ladydy5 03/16/2011 #

All but two didn't send and gracious swappers angelled for me. Thank you all, do join in #14

CrazyOutdoorPrincess 03/31/2011 #

I never recieved anything from my partner very sad. =(

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