Thrift store karma has been good to me lately.
This is haul from two different shops on two different days. It’s always fun to go thrifting. I never know what’s going to be there.
Shopping in “town” just isn’t for me. There is no excitement….one Wal-mart is, for the most part, the same as the next. One mall is also, for the most part, the same as the next. It’s not fun to go anymore. Added to that, now quite often I’ve heard, “We don’t carry that in stock but you can order it online”. Well why drive to town to shop if I’m only going to be sent home to order it online?
Thrift stores…this NEVER happens! The stock is different each time I go. Sometimes I find a treasure trove of fabric…the next time I find goodies for the childcare kids. It’s never the same. Sometimes I find a couple good quality cotton sheets for charity quilt backs…sometimes I find an outfit for Carver. That’s one of the many reasons I love them.
Another reason I love them…I know this sounds silly but I can afford anything I want in the ENTIRE store. I don’t have to worry that I can’t afford anything. I know that sounds silly but there is a real comfort in knowing that anything in the entire store could be mine if I choose it…I can even go out on the limb and buy 10 items…where else can I do that??
The red polka dot and the red stripe are all over 1 yard cuts….50 cents each. The two light colored fat quarters…25 cents each. The other pieces were all in a scrap bag together for 75 cents.
I’m not sure what will happen with the Minke. I am thinking I might make a couple doll blankets for the childcare kiddos and this might back one…who knows…it might go in the box of fabric for charity too.
Oh my I love thrifting and happy news for me…my two favorite thrift stores are not staying open until 6pm at night. I can get there after childcare hours. That deserves a big WHOOT-WHOOT from me!
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