January 31, 2013 by Decorum DIYer
When I read Young House Love’s post last week, two things happened:
1. I found a relatively new song that I absolutely love (it’s the horn in the background and the thrift shop thrill that excite me), and
2. I found an excuse to get out of the house and spend some money. (This took some convincing my husband.)
So, without further ado, allow me to share the song/video, “Thrift Shop” which has me shaking my groove thing and itching for a good thrift shop deal:
WARNING: Tell your kids and grandma to go in the other room.
This is NOT THE CLEAN VERSION!
Too many ‘f’ bombs to count.
(Sorry, but it is still I good song. I promise.)
So, you ask, what did I get with twenty smack-a-roos?
Well, first, allow me to show you the obligatory
“I got twenty dollars in my pocket”
photo, per YHL’s request:
(Warning #2: Dork Alert)
See…, it is possible to photo bomb your own photo.
Well, I spent $17.00 and found some wonderful items that make me swoooon!
There were some other things I wanted to take home with me, but they weren’t ‘needs’ and I really shouldn’t spend more than the $20.00.
So, here we go!
A little, ancient Greek plate. I am sure this is a tourist trinket, but I like it. Both my husband and I have an affinity for ancient history (particularly ancient Greece and Rome, hence our son’s name: Roman).
Three little birds, uh, I mean three little plates.
Latin globe plates made in Japan:
And my most favorite find of all…
It was a great trip, considering I only had fifteen minutes, as I was on my way to a zumba class. Given my short shopping time (and lack of a smart phone) I wasn’t able to show you all of the other wonderful things I saw, nor was I able to participate in the YHL’s scavenger hunt of sorts.
I know my husband thinks I am crazy, but I am really happy I accepted the “Thrift Shop Challenge”. I finally visited a local store that I had driven by several times beforehand and I really did get some things that I adore.
Do you want to see the ‘booty‘ that YHL was able to shake up with their own self-imposed challenge as well as other’s finds? I can tell you that one item was a doll cradle, much like the one I refashioned for Clairisse and her dollies. You can see my doll cradle revamp here.
So, have you found any treasures lately at your local thrift shop?
Until next time…, happy thrifting!
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Update: Look what I found on Craigslist recently. I am sure my screen is not as valuable, but these are beautiful.