Posts Tagged ‘vintage’
Thrift store shopping, garage sales, and dumpster diving are just part of the job for seasoned theatre prop masters. Set design is a trash-to-treasure world where one prop master’s detailed picture frame is another prop master’s table molding.
Theatre companies have been repurposing furniture, bedding, and other materials for decades.
Katie McNamara, resident properties designer at Phoenix Theatre for the last six years, said, “Theatre was described to me as a disposable art, in the sense that it wasn’t like painting a picture where it’s something you want to last forever. It’s something you bring in, you create, and then you take it back apart and put it back together again.”
How going green can add a warmth and charm to your home.
1. Hood made from reclaimed water tank (cut neatly and reformed) acquired from a salvage yard in Page, AZ.
2. Reclaimed French firebrick ceiling and stone walls; interior and exterior.
If you’re rummaging around thrift stores, antique markets, and garage sales for your upcoming wedding, you can easily find fabulous personalized touches. Treasures such as vintage silver-plated tea sets, sugar bowls, and candy dishes are easy finds, inexpensive and oh-so-elegant wedding décor. As a greener alternative to an event typically filled with items that will end up in the landfill, seeking out used decor adds a dash of something soulful to your wedding day.
Like every bride-to-be, I spent months agonizing over wedding plans – living and dying by the budget. I will say that nothing I had experienced in my professional life would prepare me for the realities of planning a wedding. The average wedding today costs anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000 and some luxe weddings even double and triple that amount.
By Chad Hays
That shiny new version of Barbie as a glam mermaid is only exciting until the newer and shinier mermaid Barbie hits the stores, but vintage dolls have a timeless charm that makes them worth holding on to for many years. Whether it’s old porcelain dolls, a decades-old Barbie or Raggedy Ann and Andy, vintage dolls are worth checking out.