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Some thrifting tips ...

(Goodwill ... $29)

 After the first week's thrifting post I got a comment and a few emails asking for some tips on how to thrift.  The theme was consistent ... I must be going at times or to places that other people aren't.  I will tell you that thrifting is sheer luck.  And I am not a fan of the word luck ... but there really isn't another word to use.  I can walk into a shop and see absolutely nothing five times in a row and then just happen to pop into a place I would never expect to score and walk away with the score of the year.  It is just sheer luck.

(Goodwill ... table $20, lamp $10, needlepoint $4)

I will encourage you to thrift and thrift often and expect to find nothing most times.  I probably hit my two local Good Wills about every other week.  Some days I walk out with a 1.00 purchase and some days a cart full.  But I still love the hunt and when I score its worth all the dud runs.  

(Goodwill ... small $1, vase, $3, pot $3)

I did locate a blog post by Sarah Dorsey that I think you will find so helpful.  She has some amazing tips and tricks which even helped me!   Sarah is a new find for me and she is absolutely adorable and beyond talented!!  I love her recent post about a picture she lifted just for the frame!  Her after picture is ah-mazing!!

(Goodwill brass pot $5, book $3)

My biggest tips ... don't give up.  Find a few places you love and go often.  Don't get discouraged when you go and find nothing.  There will be plenty of days you will leave empty handed and plenty more you will skip out with your new favorite treasure!!

(Goodwill $3)

I hope you enjoy Sarah's tips ... happy thrifting!!



  1. Replies
    1. Yes ma'am!!! It is back with a vengeance!! xo

    2. good!! I have tons from my mother in the Attic..going to get it down!!

  2. I big puffy heart thrifting! I love digging through everything- books, home decor and kids clothes. I've been able to create a shop reselling the clothes as a fundraiser for our adoption. It is so fun! Great finds- love that bamboo side table.

    1. That is absolutely amazing! I love that you are using your resales for such an amazing cause! That baby will be worth every dig! xo

  3. Great tips Paige. I too love the thrill of the hunt.

  4. That LAMP is amaze!!!! I am obsessed with brass! We are doing antiqued brass lighting in the kitchen and I can't wait for it to get here! I'm doing antiqued brass pulls and knobs too! Love it so much!! I am totally mixing metals and loving it!!! I wish I was better at thrifting! I tried it once because my BFF loves it, but I have no patience for it! LOL. I love all the fun things you can find though!!! xoxo!

  5. LOVE BRASS! Great thrift hunt post! LOVE IT!!! That DESK is amaze!

  6. Great finds!! I especially love the tureen and the vase with yellow, blue, and white! I love to thrift but don't always have the time, so I live vicariously through the posts of others!!! Please keep it up!



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