One thing I always look out for when I’m thrifting/flea market’ing is an old library card catalogue. Any size, any condition. I looooovvvee them. They have those little drawers, perfect for storage all sorts of treasures, history behind each piece, and an endless number of ways you can use them. One of my absolutely favourite spots when the hubs and I lived in London was this coffee shop/bakery that was housed in an old apothecary shop. It had exposed brick walls and small built-in wooden drawers that went all the way up one of the walls (up to the second level). I imagined all of the herbs and medicines and other potions that would have been stored in those drawers so many years ago. I’m not saying I’d want to live in an apothecary shop (though it sounds kinda cool, right?), but a big old library card catalogue has the same kind of appeal to me.
Check out these library card catalogues that have been re-purposed in people’s pads (found on Pinterest). I love the look of the old, worn guys, but am also digging the painted, modern versions.
What do you think? Gonna start looking out for a card catalogue when you’re out thrifting now? Ever actually found one? Ooooh I would be so jealous. Do you have specific items you always look out for when you’re thrifting?