Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thrift Shop Envy...

 I hear of so many people finding fabulous things at thrift stores.  All over blogland you will see these finds made over brilliantly.  I love the idea of taking something old and making it new and fresh.  Last week LM & I had to run some errands and she asked if we could go to the Hospice Re-sale store in town to find an outfit for under $10 (an idea she saw in her American Girl book "Just Mom and Me").  We stopped by to see what we could find.  I figured I might find some fun furniture or accessory to play with.  Well....

The clothing selection was really sparse, especially for kids.  The furniture/accessory selection wasn't much better and I felt like everything was really overpriced.  I know the funds go to a good cause so that may be why there weren't too many bargains to be found.  I did find some books for a project I am doing for $1 each.  All books, even hardbacks, were $1.  I think that might be a bit high for paperbacks but I'm not sure. But it was an amount I was comfortable with spending.  I picked up 3 of these books for my  project and 2 to read.
 I was so excited to find Kristin Hannah's 'Angel Falls' for $1 as it's a fairly new release and was in pristine condition.  I have read a few of her books and am a fan.

The three older, smaller books are for a project I will show you tomorrow.  Here's a little preview.

I guess I need to hit some thrift stores or flea markets when we go out of town to see if I can find some really great items.  In the meantime I'll keep my eyes open here.  Just in case...

1 comment:

Telly C. said...

I <3 thrift stores and flea markets! Half of my wardrobe consists of thrift items lol. My mom LOVES books and would have been equally excited about finds like these.