I couldn't tell you the first time I fell in love with the thrill of thrifting, all I remember is that I've been doing it since I was about 8 or 9 years old. It truly was an obsession that I developed very early on in my life that I’ve never been able to shake. I don't even know how I came across my love for it, none of my family members ever enjoyed the act of digging through other people’s unwanted things. So it's not like they took me thrifting unless I specifically asked to go and even then, there was a 50/50 chance the answer would be “no”. But if we did go, it usually ended up with them waiting for me until I finally emerged from the store, smiling out to the car, bags full of treasures.
Vintage ephemera is one of my favourite things to look for when hitting up my favourite thrifting spots and antique stores and since I can’t leave the house, I've found myself scrolling through Flickr for hours on end finding and favouriting things that inspire me and give me that sweet boost of serotonin. I truly am enamoured by these lost pieces of design, typography and illustration. They are so timeless and unique, it feels like a shame to let them fall to the wayside and stay lost in the belly of the internet. So every month I'll post three of my favourite pieces of ephemera that I find for other people to be inspired by. I think it's really important to keep these gorgeous pieces of design history alive and circulating among people who maybe find this stuff inspiring too.
Next month I'll be sure to share more! Happy to be treasure hunting from the safety of my little apartment! Stay safe out there!!
xo, Chloe Christine