Okay, yes. They smell funny, and often unorganized, and who really would buy some of that stuff. However, there are little treasures to be found. I didn't always realize this. Growing up, our family would drive 3.5 hours to go holiday/back to school/vacation shopping, and my mom (hi mom!) would often take us into that thrift store. Yeah, I remember it. All I wanted to do was go to Target, Walmart, Shopko, the mall (Duh!)... anywhere but there. It smelled funny. I didn't understand why anyone would want to look in a store full of junk.
Fast forward a few, now, I am that person sifting through piles of plates, moving around smelly furniture, and crossing my fingers I find somethings awesome on 1/2 off everything day. I go treasure hunting often. Alan often declines going with me. I have made a few great finds. Here are a few of the things that stuck out this trip.
|#1: $2.99 - Super cute, however wished it didn't say "autumn" right on it. I would feel like I couldn't keep it out all year.|
|#2: $0.99 - I love plates.|
|#3: $0.99 - Yes, another one.|
|#4: $24.99 - Totally random, but fun in a weird kind of way.|
|#5: $24.99 Was a bit rough in places|
|#6: $9.99 cute, however a bit wobbly|
|#7: $24.99 Love this dresser! Wouldn't need much work!|
The thrift store is next to JoAnn Fabrics - I could not resist the 70% off sign...
|#8: 70% off at JoAnns! However did not have tags!|
|#9: 70% off at JoAnns! Made them $1.19 each.|
Tell me, what did I go home with? What thrifty treasures have you picked up recently?