Here are a few thrifting words of wisdom...
* Always keep hand sanitizer in your car.
*Almost anything can be cleaned, so look beyond the occasional grime.
*Yes, sometimes the stores don't smell exactly lovely. Who cares.
*Sometimes you'll not find a doggone thing worth buying. That's ok. Keep trying. It'll be worth it.
*Most thrift stores have 1/2 price days. Totally worth standing in line for!
*Have a sense of humor while you are there. Some things in there will make you say, "Whaaaaat???"(We once had a contest to see who could find the ugliest thing.)
*Most thrift stores support awesome nonprofits so your money goes to a good cause.
So get out there, brave the funky smell, and find a treasure of your own!
Here are a few fun things that we've found...
|Book holder from the back of a church pew. It now hangs on Maddy's wall.|
|Kyra's lamp. Looks darling in her room.|
|Maddy's chair. It's an awful plaid, but was really clean and in perfect shape. I also thrifted the vintage chenille bedspread to put on top of the ugly plaid. Btw...I got the chair and the spread for a grand total of $14. Sweet!|
|Cherry Ames nurse books were my absolute favorite when I was a kid. I have managed to find a few of them. Love!!!|
|Lots of lovely art|
|With the long Montana winters, a lot of tea drinking goes on around here. Thrift stores are a great place to find cute teapots.|
|Fun little 70's things. This is our tea tin.|
|Little egg holders. I just liked them.|
|My grandmother had a cake tin like this one. I love using this.|
|Lots of old linens and Pyrex.|
|We've found cute little random dishes and oh so many fantastic books!|
|Old classics abound at thrift stores.|
|More artsy sorts of things|
|Mirror and pretty teacups in Kyra's room|
|More pretty teacups and saucers|
|Old teakettle used as a planter|