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Monday, May 24, 2010

Not Sunday Service

 This was a small store packed with a nice variety of stuff.  The prices were good and the staff very friendly.  And you're shopping for a good cause.  The proceeds go to help the needy and/or towards repairs to their church.

I've been on the lookout for teacups since my daughter told me she's having a tea party theme for her baby shower.  She is letting each guest take home a teacup.  I want pretty, dainty ones but don't want to spend more than $2. or $3.  Thrifty Treasures didn't let me down - I got this lovely cup/saucer for $2.

 I've also been looking for some pillows to match my t.s. couch set (pictured in March 16th post).  I found three and after my sweet sis-in-law, pictured below, took them home and steamed them with her fancy, schmancy washer, they look brand new!

The more I thrift, the more I learn.  What did I learn today?  I'll tell you.  No matter how small or scantily stocked the shelves may be, the smaller t.s.'s have some mighty fine stuff.  Is anyone looking for a wig - how bout' a head?

O.K., so you may not need a teacup, pillow or wig.  But come back next week and, more likely than not, you'll find something you need or want.  So don't shun the small shops!

They even let the kids have one toy of their choice - for FREE.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Thrifting for Dogs and Cats!

This thrift store was small but packed with plenty of goodies and overflowing with love. 

I came across this shop online and decided I had to pay them a visit.  Being an animal lover I was drawn in by the fact that 100% of the proceeds go to the rescue of dogs and cats.  I’ve rescued and adopted several animals over the years and have a giant soft spot for neglected, abandoned and abused animals.

The manager greets her customers cheerfully and lets them know right off the bat that every purchase goes to helping rescued dogs and cats.  I could tell that in the short amount of time I was there Stacey gets a lot of repeat customers.  I know they come for the nice variety of unique, inexpensive items – and to help the animals, of course.  But I’m sure they also return because of Stacey’s perky personality.  You can tell she loves what she’s doing and that everyone’s patronage means so much to her.

If you see something you like, you’d better nab it.  Stacey says she gets a lot of donations but her merchandise sells very quickly.  So when I spotted the candlestick-matchbox holder, pictured below, I grabbed it.   I’ve been looking all over for one of those things!  Not really - I just thought it was so darn cute.  And I do burn a lot of candles and incense so it’ll be put to good use storing my matches.   

So please add Davie Thrift to your list of favorite thrift stores.  Just follow these 4 easy steps:

1.)    Clean out your garage, closets, drawers.
2.)    Donate your items to Davie Thrift.
3.)    While you’re there………………SHOP!
4.)    In a couple of weeks – repeat steps 1-3!!

HEADS UP:  If you decide to visit Davie Thrift, tell Stacey that the lady with the one-eyed cat says HI! 

p.s.  I also got this authentic French cup towel.  I saw them when I was in the south of France.  So every time I dry a dish, I'm whisked away to Cordes-sur-ciel!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Jonesing for a Thrift Store!!

It's been two months since my last shopping spree - I needed a fix. I spotted a thrift store not far from my house and decided to ride my bike so I wouldn't have to pay for parking - hey, $1.00 could get me a very nice jigsaw puzzle with only three pieces missing!!

To my dismay the store was closed. So I peddled home, hopped in my car and went to my good old standby. They never let me down. It was half off purple-and-green-tag-day so I scanned the racks for those colors. I found a beautiful pair of chocolate colored, LizWear pants for $2.99 and the tag was purple!! They may not fit, I thought, but for $1.50, I'll take the chance.

O.K., I needed a purse to go with the pants so I sauntered over to the last aisle of the store.  There were more little purple and green tags waving at me along the way.  But I ignored them, anxious to nab that darling purse, that was calling my name, before someone beat me to it.  The wall was well stocked with purses of every color and style imaginable. I'm very picky though - my purses have to have the right length strap, not be too big, or too little, have enough pockets but not too many, and it can't be too deep. Oh yeah, and it has to be pretty. I spotted a lovely looking tapestry style bag that looked a bit like a knitting satchel. Everything was perfect about this bag...and the tag was green! AND it matched the new pants that I wasn't sure I would even be able to pull up over my big, fat ankles. Just kidding, my ankles are the only skinny part on me.

Any way, to make a long story a little bit longer, I bought the purse, went home and Googled the name on the label. OMG, I just got an eighty-two dollar bag for $2.50!! It's in good enough condition to sell on Ebay as 'gently used'. I know, I know - I got it to go with the pants. Well, the pants did fit but I'm sure I can find another purse - any excuse to go t.s. shopping. By the way, my daughter wasn't as fond of the purse. Here's what she had to say, and I quote, "I NEVER in a million years would have picked that purse up, let alone purchase it!" O.K., I think she hated it. Oh well, that's what makes horse-racing.

It wasn't a huge haul today but I believe very successful none-the-less. And I had fun.

                                           TOBY WESTON bag


Never Used - What a Deal!

Never Used - What a Deal!
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