I drove past then turned around to go back. I have not been in a thrift store in quite a while. But today, on my vacation, with hours all my own, I decided to hop in - have a peek. I had so much fun, that it should be illegal. Found some good stuff, good prices, stuff I don’t need and I spent hours looking for it. Sound familiar, then you are a thrift-store-addict too! I piece together a very cute tea set, gold striped sauces, with gold floral cups, and one gold rimmed plate for cookies, with old tea tin - $5.00. Found more glasses (50 cents each), like the others I have. Four more white damask napkins, 50 cents each. Four very sweet blue dotted small plates for my friend who love those little things (50 cents each). Found lots of games for 25 cents - Monopoly, the coolest Bingo box (with game parts) for 25 cents, Boggle, Flinch - letter, words and numbers for the assemblages I am going to do. I found 25 cent patterns, and lots of books on needlepoint. The coolest thing I found were two books from the Famous Artist Courses from 1950, at home art lessons, 2 for $5.00. Well, those were a must! My thrift store expenditures for today, $35.00 -- worth every penny in sheer fun.
And from the antique store yesterday, found an autograph book. Beautiful passages written ‘To Edith’ in 1893. A colorful Indian coaster for my husband. Popper Word game, with the coolest little discolored tags with different words on them.
Okay, I really need to go back to work and quit shopping!
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