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Stuff you always have too much of

 
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 17 Apr, 2016 08:56 pm
@glitterbag,
glitterbag wrote:

Clothing that will never become stylish again, ever. I really should start bagging that stuff up and tossing it. Purses, I have too many purses and shoes. Some of them are in terrific shape but are so dated no one will want them


you'd be amazed what people think is vintage now - I've swapped some hideous stuff from the 1980's for some great workout clothes
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 17 Apr, 2016 09:02 pm
@ehBeth,
How, with the purses?

I've some fabulous purses. As you know, I am not very amazon (etc) savvy, most of that in that I can't easily get to a post office, or facsimile.
I've a pretty good eye to value in general though. I can get to a post office by calling Diane, who I want not to bother, or the senior affairs people (seven days, call very early).

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 17 Apr, 2016 09:27 pm
I do have a purse wall. Not spectacular. Ordinary.
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Sun 17 Apr, 2016 09:29 pm
@ehBeth,
I don't know if that will work Beth, most of the old stuff are suits and business dresses. The fabric is fabulous, I love them, but I worked in and out of D.C., I doubt there are many gals anxious for a wardrobe that was suitable for Senate hearings, or meetings at State or any of the other places I had to be to meet with Military officers from some DOD place. My casual stuff was worn to death, it's my work clothes that wouldn't be wanted by even a lawyer working today. Too 90's and 2010.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 17 Apr, 2016 09:40 pm
@glitterbag,
I have no idea what they do with the stuff (other than one flame chiffon dress that went to be a Halloween costume) but they seem to dig old jackets and narrow skirts. I found some online swap groups that have been great for this. Takes a bit of patience but the results have been worth it.

The best swap (which didn't involve any of my clothing) was a Lands End winter coat (their Stadium Squall coat) that I got for 5 subway tokens. From the 2014/2015 catalogue. The woman wore it twice, dry-cleaned it and swapped it. I'd been looking at it in the catalogue, but with the drop in the Canadian dollar it ended up being close to $400 with shipping and duty, so I decided against it. 5 tokens? sold!
glitterbag
 
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Reply Sun 17 Apr, 2016 10:14 pm
@ehBeth,
I just want to get rid of it. I don't have the patience to wait for someone to take interest, but it's a good idea if you have patience.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 17 Apr, 2016 10:20 pm
@glitterbag,
Then donate it to a charity that will give you a charitable donation credit. That's the fastest way to dump stuff (and get something in return).
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 17 Apr, 2016 10:46 pm
@ehBeth,
I have a small closet with some pretty gorgeous coats, or suits, all way way way out of style. They bemuse me. No way I will just toss them.
saab
 
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Reply Mon 18 Apr, 2016 01:37 am
@ossobuco,
I know how you feel. Just the idea of having it.
I had the tails and dinnerjacket from my father also used by my husband and my eveningdresses.
Did not know what to do with them until a man in charge of wardrobe at the theater said they really can use them. When a friend heard about it she donated her eveningdresses too.
Glad they got to be used.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 18 Apr, 2016 04:09 am
@saab,
canvas boards. I have probably 40 or 50 of the larger sizes and quite a few 16X20"

Every so often an art store will mark down canvas boards and sell them a real heavy discounts. Lots of art stores have gone out of business and they sell their stuff below cost.

Im there.

I have a large paper cabinet 36"x48" drawers and its loaded with canvas boars and illustration boards and De'Arches rough 300lb watercolor paper.

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Chumly
 
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Reply Mon 18 Apr, 2016 07:19 pm
@edgarblythe,
I understand, criminal records are a family history guilty pleasure!
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 18 Apr, 2016 07:25 pm
@Chumly,
It has been said more than once, my taste in music is criminal.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 18 Apr, 2016 07:27 pm
@saab,
Yeah. We donated our couch I got in the first place from S. Army to USC, a california university, for stage productions. It was a little too dramatic for our place.
saab
 
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Reply Tue 19 Apr, 2016 01:32 am
@ossobuco,
My sewing table was full of thread and yarn and buttoms fitting long gone clothes. Also was yearn for silkstockings in several shades plus that small needle with which one could repair runs in silkstockings.
First I wanted to throw it out - noone is repairing runs in stockings. Then I gave it to our local museum to their exhibition of "small forgotten things from the 40ies and 50ies"
I told this to an elderly lady who had even worked in store where they did repair runs. She was going to go to the museum to tell them about this kind of forgotten work.
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