Tag Archives: thrift store finds

Delftware and Art Nouveau Sterling

A quick trip to my neighborhood Goodwill early Sunday morning before church yielded a bit of blue Delftware still on a cart that had just been wheeled out from the back room. It’s always exciting to have first whack at stuff on the carts. Some times stuff is often piled so haphazardly that it’s amazing things…

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…

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…

Remember School Swag?

In my neck of the woods, kids started school this week. And it got me thinking about my own school days. One of the best things about school starting again was the swag: new pens, pencils (no. 2 for standardized tests) notebooks, shoes and clothes. Especially the clothes! Was it the same for you? Some…

Retail Shopping Sticker Shock

A couple of miles from my house there’s a big shopping center. It’s beautifully landscaped, has comfy outdoor seating, good restaurants, and if you’re lucky you might see social media sensations Minnie and Max taking a stroll. It also has a lot of posh stores. Think Tiffany’s, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade, Bloomingdales, Michael Kors, Eileen…