Monday, April 1, 2013

A is for Angels - A to Z Writing Challenge topic


Yesiree folks, we are starting the A to Z Writing Challenge with the letter "A."  There is a whole slew of bloggers posting along with this challenge.  It is my first year with A to Z - I missed last year by a mere month (argh).  I am Number 48 on the sign-up list this year.  Welcome to those visiting from AtoZ and a hideeho to my regular audience.  

My challenge posts will be centered around All Things Thrifting.  I may stray from my chosen topic and post quotes, poems, stories, images and throw in a blog hop or two.


The thrift shop angels are stars that have fallen from heaven, tossed aside by their original owner, to be scooped up by an appreciative collector.  This sweetie was an addition to my collection this past season.  Course, the angels do tend to show up more around the Christmas season - that is the time to snap them up. And who doesn't need an angel on their side?  


The angels may have wider spheres of action and
nobler forms of duty than ourselves,
but truth and right to them and to us
are one and the same thing.
E. H. Chapin


One tidbit I want to throw in is a shout out to Arlee Bird of Tossing It Out.  He started the A to Z Challenge (little did he know how it would take off!).  We are all surprising him with a mention.    

A to Z Challenge [2013]


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30 comments:

  1. I LOVE thirft shops...what a lovely angel and a lovely post. Good luck with the challenge! I participated last year and had a blast!

    Donna L Martin
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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  2. Happy A-Z blogging. I think your theme is excellent. I love thrift stores!

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  3. Hey there. I'm on the A - Z challenge too and have happened upon your site as my son is randomly choosing a number from the list every day for me to link to as this goes with my theme of randomness. Hope you don't mind! Really enjoyed looking around your site and will be popping back for more.

    Rock on,

    W.

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  4. You are wonderful! I'm going to enjoy stopping by to read your AtoZ posts - But then I always enjoy stopping by your blog.
    love & love,
    -g-

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  5. I like the idea that you're re-homing these angels.

    (Grover at Inane Ramblings)

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog and welcoming me to the Challenge. I'm really excited about it!
    ~Aidyl

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  7. I'm going to have to sign up to follow you - I adore 'thrifting' - here in the UK we have Charity shops which are like your thrift shops, only on a much smaller scale, so it's harder to get the treasures (and recently they've begun charging way too much - I can get a new coat for £25 so why would I pay that for one in a thrift shop?!) but I love reading about the things others find!

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    1. Oh yes, prices are rising fast here too. Seems everyone is jumping on board the thrifting wagon ...

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  8. I love a good look around a charity shop, I always find something, I'm really into finding plates etc at the minute.

    Good luck with the challenge :)

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  9. Good luck with the A-Z ... I'm hoping I get through the first week at least then take it from there. It's my first time too. :-)

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  10. Hi from a fellow traveler in the A to Z Challenge!

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  11. I love hunting for treasures in second hand shops too! That angel is gorgeous. Thank you for visiting my blog and reading my angel story. Lovely to meet you!

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  12. I have a couple of angels and my daughter has really joined the thrift shop lovers brigade in college. I expect we'll be treasure hunting when she gets home.

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  13. Cute angel! I also love thrift stores and seeing what treasures I can find. I'm glad I found your blog through the A to Z!

    Dana at The Daily Dose

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  14. I'm excited to have found your blog--I love thrift store finds :). I also appreciate you stopping by my Treadmill Confessions (I didn't want to confuse you, since this profile links to another blog where I am also taking the A to Z Challenge).

    This month is going to be awesome!
    ~2

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  15. At the moment, I'm wearing a sweater from a thrift shop. 8-)

    Connecting from the A to Z challenge.

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  16. What a neat idea for a theme! I will check back often! Thanks for stopping by my blog and good luck in the challenge!

    -Kristen from www.kristenduvall.com

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  17. That is one beautiful angel! And yes, everyone can do with an angel or two on their side.

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  18. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Super excited to find this blog I love thrift store shopping. My foster daughters are starting to love it too, every time we go to one now they ask to look at the shoes.

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  19. I fully support year-round angels!

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  20. I am a thrift store lover as well! Love the little angel. Can't wait to see what else you've found. Love the A to Z!!

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  21. That angel is so beautiful and a great theme for the challenge. Waiting for more. :)

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  22. I love Angels too, good luck with the rest of the challenge.

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  23. I love your A pick, because I love angels! :)

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