Discovering Goodwill’s ‘greatest hits’
I used to think my vintage obsession was limited to jewelry, clothing and handbags. Then I discovered a dormant love of linens, specifically tablecloths and barkcloth.
On a recent day of thrift shopping with my girlfriends, I welcomed a new covet-worthy category to the vintage mix: album art. I don’t know how long I spent pawing through the racks of vinyl, but I realized it had been a while when I heard the girls calling for me on the other side of the store.
I was completely engrossed by the design, the images, the typography.
Connie Francis sings Italian songs. Of course. The Shangri-las? Yes! Soundtracks from South Pacific and Mary Poppins? Absolutely. Especially at $1 each!
These perfectly square snapshots from a different time would be wonderfully unique additions to the wall decor in my daughter’s bedroom and a bathroom; all I need to do is find album frames.
As for Connie Francis, whom I learned about from my mom as a child (she was known to break into her version of “Where The Boys Are” at the drop of a hat)? Connie will be a fantastic addition to my kitchen. Buona sera!