Thrifty Treasures Flea Market


This is just one of many junk heaps in Thrifty Treasures. Did we find anything in this mess? Come find out!


4 Responses to Thrifty Treasures Flea Market

  1. Hi Kelly,

    How funny! Boy, was I young and you gave me a great laugh looking at that old painting. Googled myself and came upon Project Absurd. Fun, cool site.

    p.s. buy the painting, my work is now going for $2500 to $8000 – 😉


  2. Rose,

    I can’t believe you found this so quickly! Thank you so much for your kind words about Project Absurd. And thank you for taking my comments in the spirit in which they were intended – fun!

    I think we will be going back to buy this painting – hopefully we can find it again. And hopefully the flea market owner doesn’t see this or someone else doesn’t beat us to it now!

    Thank you so much again for your kindness and congratulations on all of your success!


  3. Update! We went back and bought this painting! It is currently in the Project Absurd closet until we decide what to do with it. Hang it? Sell it? Hmmm….

    Rose, if you read this again we would love to know more about the history of the painting (high school? college?) and when was the last time you remember seeing it? In other words, any ideas how it ended up at a flea market?

    Thanks again!


  4. Flashback says:

    Kelly ~ those were called Data Entry Keypunch Cards. They were big in the 1960s and ’70s. Someone (normally a young girl) would read some data off a printed page and type it onto the keypad of a punch machine, which made holes in these cards. The cards would be sent to another office and fed into a Data Reader machine, which would interpret the data punched into the card. WHY? You tell ME!
    Why couldn’t they have simply mailed the info in the first place? Duhhh.
    Anyway, keypunch was big in corporate America and in the US military, where I guess they liked the idea that you couldn’t read the info on the card by looking at it; you had to feed it thru the equivalent of a Commander Cody Decoder Ring.
    Your ProjectAbsurd surely could have thrived in the 1970s, baby!

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