It’s fun to thrift in fresh territory! We had a reunion with long-time friends in another part of our state this past weekend. While there, I decided it would be a terrible waste not to explore some of the thrifts in their area.
First a stop at the Goodwill. While some bloggers have had great experience with their local Goodwill, I have not. I was hoping that this far out of town Goodwill would turn out to be a thrifter’s Shangri La. No such luck. I did find two white glass compotes which I think my friend “S” will like and a light blue placemat with two sweet embroidered bunnies in the corner for my Easter decorating next year. I left the store having spent less than $2. Not Shangri La, but not bad.
I managed to find another thrift in this same town. We headed over there only to find out that I had ten minutes to shop before closing. Ten minutes, are you kidding? They had lots I wanted to see, but with only ten minutes I had to be lightning fast. I spotted these three small acorn containers immediately.
I continued to look around, quickly, time was tickin’ and on my last fast sweep I spotted two milk glass snack plates sans their cups. No price sticker so I asked the very friendly clerk for the price. She said 75 cents each. Okay, “S”, you’ve got yourself two very pretty and heavy milk glass snack plates.
Back to the acorn containers. I asked the clerk for the price on them; she said 1.25 for all three. Okay, self, you have three very cute acorn containers for a future fall-themed tablescape.
So, for a very quick trip through the thrift isles, I did find some cute things at very reasonable prices. I had hoped to get back there the following day for a more thorough inspection; however, we were busy visiting with long-time friends who had gathered from around the country and that was the all-time best way to spend a weekend!
I hope to join the parties at Apron Thrift Girl’s Thrift Share Monday, Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm, Thrifty Thursday at Tales from Bloggeritaville, and Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove.