Mary is the founder of the creative reuse organization Spare Parts, and the amazing friend who gave me these thrifty suitcases I shared with you last month. She’s doing some amazing work bringing art into the community and raising awareness about waste, so be sure to stop by and show her some love!
Next up we stopped by the Community Thrift Store and Salvation Army. The Salvation Army didn’t prove to be as fruitful this trip (we were only looking through the household section which was a bit small), but I found another little haul at Community Thrift.
For $3.54 (with tax) I found some wool crewel embroidery thread, vintage embroidery transfers, and this sweet picture of a little girl. I’ve actually seen this picture at other thrift stores before, and there’s another one of a little boy to match. They had both at this store, but the little boy was a little mildewed. So I just bought this one in hope of finding the boy again on another trip.
So I spent a grand total of $5.64 on all the items I purchased! I’ll have to go back and see if they still have that enamel teapot!
Some lessons to remember? When you see something that tugs at your heart (like the pair of children’s pictures) buy it the first time you see it–it may not turn up again! And if something feels too pricey, it probably is. Go back on a sale day or keep an eye out for something similar on your next trip.
For more tips on thrifty shopping, check out my post on 4 Reasons to Choose Resale Over Retail.
Mary and I hope to make our thrifting excursions a regular thing, so stay tuned for more thrifty finds. Until next time!