DSC00846_0 I consulted my trusty English French on-line translator and it indicated the above title translates to thrift shop.  Since I neither speak or read in French I must trust it.  I often am concerned as I am thrifting and buy a piece of jewelry with another language on it.  I want to research what it says.  The person selling it tells me it is the Chinese symbol for happiness, but how can I be sure?  Maybe it is the Chinese symbol for pig or a more vile word?  I have no way to know. 

I found this awesome Audubon book over the weekend with the greatest bird pictures in it.  I was so thrilled to find a book with great bird images in it, that I didn’t realize until I got home it is a French book.  How neat is that!  It is full of the greatest images and French text. 

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This has to be among my greatest finds in thrift shopping.  I have been searching for a great bird image book for almost a year and this is quite the score.  There are photographic images and drawings of the birds, too. 

It includes pictures of their nests and eggs also.  As I was paying for it at the Goodwill the cashier made the comment, “wow, someone missed this one!”  I asked her what she meant and she said, “we have a lot of people in here looking for bird books and they missed this one!”  I am thrilled that they missed it and that I was lucky enough to persevere to find it.  I have been on such a bird kick lately and this certainly feeds into that passion.  I can hardly wait to start {gasp} cutting into it.  I can hear the book purists sobbing, but it is not an old or vintage book, no chance it is worth some real money.  Just a great find filled with great images.

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I also found this 1982 Art Calendar at the same Goodwill.  It is artworks created by mouth painters.  It, too has some great images by some very talented artists.

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So it was a great weekend at the Magasin de Seconde Main.  It is times like this that I get really excited and thank my Mom for my great eye and nose for sniffing out the treasures.  I also think it involves my tenacity in that I might make 3-4 laps of the books before I give up. 

Here’s hoping you find a treasure, too! 

Have a great rest of your week!