I can easily lose hours in a thrift store. I prefer to attend garage sales and estate sales, but since those are only available on weekends, thrifting at local used stores is a good replacement.
On this trip I was on a mission to find a new (used) french press and a basket for cat toys. There are usually multiple french presses, but I wasn’t that lucky this day. Although I did find a bunch of stuff I didn’t know I needed that of course I purchased!
I tend to lean towards the bizarre things in life. That definitely includes my taste in decorating and clothing. I have always liked items that hold a story or look out of the ordinary. Although I also really like quality items, which can be found for affordable prices while thrifting.
You never know what unique art pieces you’ll find!
Pretty excited to find this brand new leather adidas jacket for $8!
I use to be a vintage camera collector, as I have a love for photography and think they are beautiful to put on display. Unfortunately my large collection which I had been acquiring since I was 14, was completely ruined. An ex from Texas (sounds like country song right?!) decided when we broke up to take a hammer to each lense, making the cameras completely unusable. This was a beaut but I resisted the temptation.
I love bizarre pieces like this. I use to buy anything I found cute or that I was drawn to. After moving so many times and realizing I hate clutter I now refrain from buying nik-naks… but I really liked this little handcrafted mini cabin.
These were huge wooden cutouts. I tried to justify buying them, as they were only $4.99 and I would have loved to randomly put them in someones yard. Alas I resisted in hope that some teenage boy would acquire awesome decorations 😉 !
I am a sucker for this color of kitchenware. 99 cents each.
The overall haul of this trip…
- Brand new Nike Yoga pants $6.99
- Lulu Lemon Yoga pants $4.99
- White shelf to refinish $7.99
- Globe (collecting to make light fixture) $4.99
- BRAND NEW Frye Boots $19.99
- Basket for cat toys $1.99
- H&M peacock bohemian dress $3.99
- Two shelves for wall $4.99
- Squirrel Shaped cat bowl .99 cents
- Brand New Michael Kors wooden heels
- New Black Heels $5.99
Before I check out I always go through what I have thrown into my cart and reanalyze my life and realize I have been on a day dreaming shopping high and usually put back half of the stuff, but I always seem to leave with a lot.
I really love everything behind the idea of thrift stores. The idea of reusing someone else’s discarded item is something I really can support. I also donate on a regular basis to the local goodwill.
So even if you think thrift stores are smelly and you’d rather just pay full price at a mall store, consider swinging by your local second hand store, you never know what you may find!