Thrifting’s the best.
I love everything about it. The anticipation of hunting through cluttered shelves and racks. The excitement when something unexpected catches my eye and speaks to my soul. The feeling of finding a treasure, one that was brought about by both serendipity and effort.
Are you looking for a little nugget of destiny? Go thrifting. Seriously. I am convinced that Fate makes her home in second-hand shops. You might leave the house looking for the perfect lamp for your living room table, but there is a better-than-good chance that you’ll come home with a stunning turquoise-and-silver bangle bracelet instead. The Thrift Store Fates know what you need more than you think you know what you want. Step into their shabby aisles with an open hand and a willingness to improvise, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Because thrifting is so completely fabulous, I’m dedicating Thursdays to it. On Thursdays, we’ll celebrate our thrifty finds of the week. Instagram ’em, Tweet ’em, FB ’em, and be sure to use the hashtag #thriftythursday! You can follow me on any of those platforms at @myndishafer.
To launch the day, here is my big find this week: Five lovely hand-blown glasses, 99¢ each. Aren’t they so, so pretty? They look really pretty with the vintage FiestaWare that my mother-in-law passed down to us. The whole ensemble makes me think of summertime and lemonade, which is really lovely because the weather outside right now is appalling. Like, negative kerbillion degrees or something (dear Alaskan and Dakotan friends, please ignore my whining). Oh, and see those pretty lights in the background? They are strung upon a Christmas tree – the third in our house this year – that I picked up for a measly $10 at our local Goodwill. It was the perfect fit for our kitchen.
Now it’s your turn! What’s your favorite thrifting treasure? Did you sniff out something spectacular this week? Don’t forget to share!