Friday, October 29, 2010

Thrift Store Fridays

Every Friday after school I swing by my hometown's Salvation Army Thrift Store. It may be the highlight of my day depending on how good those students of mine behaved. : )

My success is usually 50/50! I mostly only look at home decor stuff, but I think I am going to start branching out to the clothing section. I live on the edge, I tell ya!

Luckily, last Friday I scored all of this for less than $7 smack-a-roos. Yum!

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I've given some of the items a fresh coat of paint and once I decide where to put these little gems I'll definitely let you all know.

How many of you guys love thrifting? Has it been a forever favorite pastime or something you more recently fell in love with like I have?

And, all of you StL readers {if you're out there} where are your favorite thrift stores located? I'm dying to take some trips out to some new ones!

Thanks, loves.

xoxo

10 comments:

Rachel Gill said...

One of my absolute favorite past times. It's the thrill of the hunt! You never know what you're going to find.

Rachel
xoxo

HALLELUJAHS said...

I used to go thrifting with my mom as a little girl, and have only recently rekindled my love for thirsting. It is definitely the thrill of the hunt...you just never know what you'll find.

Just a little tidbit...in the town I live in, The Salvation Army (most specifically their furniture) runs just a bit more expensive than the local Goodwill. Both definitely worth checking out though!

Happy hunting to you!
Holly
http://hallelujahsbyholly.blogspot.com

thrill8 said...

I do love hitting the thrift stores every once in awhile, but I almost never pass up an estate sale or auction. That is where I find the good stuff. And in a big city like St.L, there has to be a ton.

The DIY Show Off said...

I love the thrift stores! It's been a week or two, I'm suffering withdrawal. lol Great finds, Joi!

Roeshel

Jesse {GoodGirlGoneGlad} said...

I love to thrift, though I don't get to do it often enough. Most places give you a funny look if you bring in 3 kids with you, lol! Have a great weekend Joi.

L i z a said...

Thrifting is relative new to me. I got motivated after seeing all the amazing things other people find.

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

I'm trying to stay away since I have so much already! I know you have something fabulous your going to do with your finds.

Suzie said...

Oooh, I love the baroque frame!

Oonafey said...

I don't think I have the eye (or the stomach) for thrifting. All I can focus on is the smell.

I went to the Value Village in Mackenzie Point a few weeks ago and wasn't too impressed by the lamps/decor/accessories, but they did have a fairly decent furniture selection. Bonus, there's a fantabulous antique store next door. I really love the antique mall in Eureka by Six Flags too.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love to thrift, but lately I've had less time to do it lately. I need to get back into the habit like you. I actually don't usually buy a ton of things. I'm bad with knick-knacks and don't have the vision, but I like to peruse the furniture and bigger items. I also like to get jackets for work there, as I can find name brand blazers for a steal.

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