Category Archives: Hunt Stories

Playing Hooky and Looking for Jesus

On an ordinary Tuesday morning my husband and I went to the beach. I suppose most folks don’t think of going to the beach in November but it was sunny and mild and called to us. Normally my husband would be at work and I would be busy with my store, so right from the…

Rivals, Sales, Odd Requests and BOLOs

When you become a regular at thrift stores and estate sales, you start seeing the same people over and over (and over). For a year now I’ve seen these two guys at my neighborhood Goodwill every week. One is 50-something and the other late 30s. About a month ago the older one and I started chatting…

Too Much Inventory!

Sometimes you get to a point when you know something needs to change…I’m at that point! Like many people in this biz I enjoy finding the items I put in my store. The hunt is the ridiculously fun part and it’s easy to spend a disproportionate amount of time on this one aspect. But with…

Buying “Smalls” on Vacation

I’ve been a California girl for over 30 years now but I look forward to my annual visit to see family members in New York some 2,700 miles away. It is a tad bittersweet though. So many of my family, including my beloved mom and gram, are gone now, but there’s my dad, a favorite…

Saturday Thrifting

It was a beautiful sunny fall day and my daughters and I decided to do a little thrifting in the morning. First I decided to return the green pebbled leather Coach Soho purse I wrote about previously. It was so cute but just not in good enough condition and I couldn’t find an inexpensive way…