Tuesday, March 15, 2011

thrifting is beautiful

well, it was on Saturday. After the cat show (which was at the Ancaster Fairgrounds) we popped into the Value Village in Waterdown. This was how they had their books organized! By colour! I seriously freaked out about how pretty it was. I took a bunch of photos and eventually this lady looking at books across from these started giving me strange looks, haha.

love, elycia

25 comments:

  1. Aww, I've always wanted to organize my books that way! Someone who works there got very creative. :)

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  2. I love the Waterdown Value Village and it's mostly because of the colour coordinated books.

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  3. I would have taken those photos, too. I think that's awesome because color is amazing!!

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  4. How pretty! I love it when people shoot me strange looks for taking pictures.

    I always love it when things are organized by color :)

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  5. life would be practically meaningless for me without color to liven it up. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Oh my gosh that is beautiful! Now I want to go home and rearrange my bookshelf like that - although I don't think I have THAT many books! :)

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  7. sooooo gorgeous! props to whoever took the time to do that.

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  8. that is really awesome! how cool is that! i also really love when clothing is like that too..makes it funner and easier for me as i typically shop by color :D

    xo,
    cb

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  9. That IS lovely! :) I love discovering random things like that - always makes me smile

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  10. are they meant to be colour co-ordinated? It looks amazing!
    What camera do you use Elycia? It is so clear and perfect!

    La

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  11. la, i use a nikon D3000 with a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm F1.8G DX lens. thank you!!

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  12. So pretty! I've been meaning to go thrifting for books. I've always wanted to have a full bookshelf!
    -Allison

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  13. soo pretty!
    i love whoever took the time to do that
    :)

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  14. All my movies are organized like this! No one ever gets as excited about it as I do.. haha

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  15. I'm thinking about doing this in my house. You know... if I ever find book shelves I like.

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  16. The Value Village in Brantford had their books like that for a while. It is super nice to look at however, it's impossible to find anything.

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  17. That lady doesn't know beauty when she sees it if she gave you dirty looks. I would have been posing next to them and embarrassing the boyfriend :)

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  18. Ha. All of my books in my apartment are organized by color. No one ever notices. I bet you would though.

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  19. I'm accustomed to the strange looks while snapping photos at thrift stores and yard sales :) Comes with the territory of blogging.

    I love the books organized by color here, too! I've seen it for clothes in thrift stores, but not books.

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  20. holy frig!
    what an amazing idea!
    i am so proud of value village :) hehe
    beauty photo girly
    xoxox

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  21. this could be the prettiest thrift store in existence! how gorgeous!

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  22. I like it! When I worked at VV we would try and sort by genre. I would have much preferred by colour. Would have saved me a lot of time!

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  23. hahaha thats amazing! definitely would help me when finding a book- i would remember the colour of the cover and go straight to it :)

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