I am not a thrift store regular – I’ve never been in one. I don’t go to garage sales (except once, years ago) and the only used thing I”ve ever bought is a car, and we regretted it about a week later. I
However, I enjoy reading posts from a couple of great bloggers who are regular thrifters and come away with some great finds, so I thought I would give it a shot. For kicks.
So, I headed to the local Bibles For Missions Thrift Store today (I think that’s what it’s called) and stuck to the kitchenwares section. I looked for Pyrex and milk glass because I actually like the look of both, and came up empty handed.
Turns out, thrifting is not that easy.
First off, I know NOTHING about what old things are actually treasures and hold some value. Also, I have enough self-diagnosed (yes I am a doctor) anxieties, that I worry more about bugs and why am I suddenly itchy to really spend a good amount of time looking for the good stuff, or anything that won’t go in a dishwasher. Finally, going with the two hyenas who are chronically bored unless something electronic is permanently fused to their hands – BIG mistake. It was a painful experience.
However, since I was there, I refused to leave without something.
I bought these because I thought they were cute:
Turns out, these are actually “Sierra Casual Ironstone by Max Schonfeld” coupe soup bowls.
What does this mean? I have no idea but they’re cute and after a few rides in the dishwasher to wash away the dirt and my paranoia, I shall enjoy them.
Are you a thrifter?? Do you thrift for specific things, and should I try again? I would love your thrifting advice on when to go, where to go, and how to find the good stuff.