eljaiek art

Christmas is Coming, thank you Village Discount!

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A recent visit to Chicago included a pilgrimage to my daughter’s neighborhood Village Discount, thrift store paradise of the mid-west. It was half price on all tags that day! My best buy was a large bag stuffed with fabric samples, including beautiful swatches of leather, $1.50 well-spent. I have just gotten around to making some gifts for friends and family.
There is some poetic justice here as well. My mom worked in a factory for over 12 years that made fabric swatch sample books for furniture companies. Federal Sample Card was not a glamorous place, but I was amazed by all the machines just the same. I like to think my mom would have gotten a kick out of seeing these pieces of her past.

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This entry was published on December 11, 2015 at 3:53 am. It’s filed under artwork and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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