"My favorite dumpster diving haunt is behind a picky thrift store," Vanessa told me. "They throw away lots of interesting vintage treasures, including this beautiful Risk game from 1968."
As a graphics designer, Vanessa says her heart sings as she admires the whimsical illustrations on the game board. But as a passionate artist and creative person, the title of the game, "Risk" offers her an especially inspiring reminder:
"You don't go anywhere in life, especially as a creative type, without taking risks," she says. "I love to display this game board in my home not only for its beauty, but for the important message: take risks, meet more people, and treat life like an adventure!"
Wishing you an adventure-filled weekend.
For a little chat about vintage and thrift finds, join me on Monday, March 28, 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Twitter as I'm a guest of the fabulous Canadian interior designer Jonathan Legate (jonathanlegate) and his sidekick Amy Cupp (ABCDDesigns) on their fun and frolicking #DesignTV.
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter