Thrift Store Pen Pals Info/Sign Up Sheet

What Is This? Thrift Store Pen Pals is a project meant to have fun and network with fellow bloggers and internet friends. I will personally send you a random item that I find at the thrift store and you will then review the item or talk about it on your blog. The item will very likely be strange, odd, or funny, much like what you’ll see me reviewing on my Thrift Store Adventures. This will help each of us to get new readers and have lots of fun with our blog-friends!

What I Will Do:
  • I will send a randomly chosen blogger an interesting, probably cheap item found in a thrift store, antique mall, garage sale, or even my basement (I don’t have a basement, but you get the idea).
  • I will try to do this once a week. I think I will choose the blogger on Thursday night and ship the item on Friday or Saturday. The blogger will probably be chosen with a random number generator.
  • I will pay the item cost and shipping to your mailbox. I’d like to keep the shipping within the U.S. (at least for now).
  • I will link to everyone’s blog or website who participates and have a special section on my site for my Thrift Store Pen Pals.
  • I will not send anything super-duper weird, illegal, obscene, or mean. In other words, I won’t be sending any bombs, anthrax, or AIDS needles. Or tranny porn.
  • I will not give anyone your mailing information.
What You Will Do:
  • Follow my blog or “like” my Facebook page, and then leave a comment on this page (or anywhere on the blog, really) to sign up to become a Thrift Store Pen Pal!
  • Review or discuss the item you got in the mail, hopefully with plenty of pictures.
  • Link back to my site and briefly describe the Thrift Store Pen Pals project.
  • You should have a blog or a website with at least a few months worth of material. This is so I know you aren’t simply my stalker posing as a fellow blogger, although I would be flattered.
  • Don’t feel the need to return the favor and send me something; I don’t expect you to, but you totally can if you want to. Likewise, you can just send me something to review and we can become Thrift Store Pen Pals that way! If you do send me something, the same rules apply: nothing illegal, obscene, or mean - but I love weird stuff. Oh, and don’t give out my personal info.
  • If you are chosen as my Thrift Store Pen Pal of the week, I will find a way to get in touch with you and we can trade info from there.
If Thrift Store Pen Pals works out the way that I hope, this should be tons of fun! So if you’re still reading and would like to participate, please comment below and tell me so, and don’t forget to link to your website! I’ll announce my first Pen Pal on Thursday :)

31 comments:

  1. I'd love to be in the running to participate! Sounds exciting. http://quarterlifequery.blogspot.com/

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  2. I'm so glad that this idea worked out :) It should be fun. I'm in.

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  3. Loving this!
    http://www.500daysofshaneiferd.net

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  4. Sounds fun, I'm interested. :]
    http://veggingforhealth.blogspot.com

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  5. Sad to hear about only US shipping :(
    But linking anyway! http://culinarystorm.wordpress.com/

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  6. I'm definitely interested. This is such a great idea! My site is: http://asiangirlheartswhiteboys.blogspot.com/

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  7. I would totally love to do this but sadly, I live in Canada. Not fun. :(

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  8. I would love to do that! That's awesome!

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  9. This is absolutely hilarious and I'm gonna jump right in.

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  10. *jumps up and down with hand raised* ME ME!! PICK ME!

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  11. I am in, friend. Psst, by the way, it is Dylan.

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  12. Sounds cool, used to enjoy yard sailing with my dad a lot. =)
    http://bladesofhysteria.blogspot.com/

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  13. Can't wait until I get picked!! Once someone is picked once, they're out of it until everyone gets picked, right?

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  14. Yep, that's pretty much it. Once someone is picked I take them off the list (or random name selector).

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  15. Well, if you ever decide to go international :D

    www.fallinearth.blogspot.com

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  16. I'm friends with Onge and could NOT stop laughing when she read the "Goldilocks" book you sent her. And the Jogging Bear picture? Thank you. Thank you so much!

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  17. I found an amazing children's book I think you might find interesting... Just a preview, the title includes the phrase "Sausage Situation." How can I get this to you? Is Owl Post out of the question?

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  18. So, I would like to be your stalker...and, receive strange things in the mail. :)

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  19. I love mail and thrift stores, so I would love to participate.

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  20. How much did this piece cost? Was there any other information on the viking lamp? I have a similar one that I found at an estate sale and was looking for some additional information . . . If you have any information to share :)

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    1. I found the viking lamp at an antique mall in Arkansas for $75. I ALMOST bought it, and kind of wish I had, but I did not. How much was the one you found? Did you buy it?

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  21. I know I'm probably late to this awesome project, but I'd totally love to participate (if you're still accepting thrift store pen pals, that is)!

    http://teenytinytidbits.blogspot.com

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    1. Well, there haven't been a lot of Pen Pals as of late, but I'm DEFINITELY still accepting! :)

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  22. Liked the page. :)

    My flavors.me/sarlaw has more contact information. ^^

    I saw this on Euni's, and I decided to sign up. :3

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  23. Blogged about it ;]

    http://seekliza.me/archives/986

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