Jan 2, 2012

thrifty finds

I went to a few local thrift stores the other day and scored some awesome stuff! The best?? A Verde 1.5 Q casserole dish for … wait for it…. $1. Nothing beats Pyrex for $1. We all know my Pyrex love.

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Adelyn found that little carousel horse and HAD to have it. She is finally old enough to (somewhat) enjoy shopping. It’s so fun to watch her in thrift stores, full of nonsense, and find something that lights up her face. It’s annoying to have the little old lady that runs it, follow you around. It’s annoying to have the little old lady tell you out of concern that your child “shouldn’t be running because she might hurt herself on some of the corners”… when your child wasn’t running AT ALL nor even walking fast. Adelyn walks like a snail.

Funny Story: Adelyn was on one side of a bookshelf/nook, I was on the other. There were tons of old toys and then a bunch of glass stuff. (c’mon who puts $100 vases next to vintage kids toys!). So I’m looking through all these little trinkets trying to find a music box or something that makes music when you twist it for Adelyn when I hear SMASH. Oh man!! I ran over there to see what it was, feeling like I was going to die because we can barely pay rent let a lone afford a broken $100 vase. It was just one of those mini ceramic painted masks that were so cool back in the day. Thank goodness.

Anyways, I want to find little nooks of old towns, little thrift stores full of history and drink them up. I think it’s important. Ya know how people say you should buy a dog from the pound instead of a breeder? Well I totally agree with that and I think we should start to apply that thinking to shopping too. We all go out and buy so much NEW stuff, when it’s already out there, abandoned, waiting for us to find it.

This was foreign to me for a long time. Shop at Goodwill… you’re joking right? Mom is the type… well.. that you just would not find shopping at Goodwill. I don’t think it’s because she’s too good, but rather that other’s need it more than her. OK, maybe it is a little bit of the first one too. HAH. I don’t know, there was always this stigma that came with shopping at the thrift store while I was growing up. Not just in my household, but all around me. You’d hear kids snicker about another student “OMG, don’t talk to her/him, she shops at Goodwill”. Like it was a bad thing; shopping at thrift stores meant you are poor. Man, how I wish I could go back and SLAP those girls.  But I’m changing, and I hope I’m inspiring other’s that have/had my thinking to change with me.

Have you been thrifting lately? What do you look for when you go? I try not to have a specific thing in mind when I go in, but I always find myself spending way to much time in the dishes. Searching for vintage patterns and pretty Pyrex.

Anyone in middle Tennessee that knows of a must-go-to spot?

# kristanlynn
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5 comments:

  1. Have you checked out http://www.thethriftshopper.com? You can put your zip code in and see the thrift stores in your area. I tried it and found a big old bunch of places I didn't know existed.

    Happy New Year!

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  2. Congrats on your score.

    I work right across the street from the largest Salvation Army store in my city. It is actually their local hub where the trucks come in so you can imagine what trouble I get myself into. So I totally get your joy.

    Hope you find more places soon.

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  3. love thrifting! I went yesterday and got a milk glass vase to add to my collection for $2! I think I'll blog about the other vintage goodies I got. You can find some really good vintage iteams. Just gotta dig. Happy new year!

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  4. Just stumbled upon your blog (thank you, pinterest!) I'm in Franklin, and there's a few good thrifts here. We have two decent Goodwills and "Our Thrift Store" on Columbia in downtown Franklin. I swear all the wealthy people pass their clothes on to that store. Some of the retro stores on 8th in Nashville can be pretty cool too!

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  5. I totally just looked up the thrift shopper . Com. Awesome website!

    I'm a military wife that has been stationed here in Vegas for almost a year but I only know of two( only one) good thrift shore!

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