Five Bucks and a Thrift Shop? What's this all about?
I am a big fan of thrift shopping. It's not because I can't buy things new and I'm dragging myself to the thrift store out of necessity. Instead, it's for the find, the score, the excitement. The "I can't believe I found this...and I need this" moment. It's amazing the stuff you can find. It sort of gives you a high. And then I come home and set up a little display for my husband to gawk at. Okay, so "Yup, that's nice" isn't quite a gawk, but I'm sure his non-nonchalant, monotonous mannerism is a cover up. Surely, he's silently just as enthusiastic and excited as me! How could one not be?! I mean, isn't this pile of treasures what you've always dreamed of having? He must be secretly busting at the seams with excitement. Okay, maybe not. But one can hope.
What's with the five bucks? Well, I saw some sort of article somewhere about a woman who goes to the drug stores with coupons and records what she can get for five bucks. Five bucks is usually what I end up spending at a thrift store anyway. Instead of spending $5 on a coffee, might as well see what you can get elsewhere.
So, I decided I'd try out something new. I'm going to designate Monday as the day where I'm going to share my treasures. I'll post and list what I got for five bucks.
Won't you play along? If you are a deal seeker, post a link with pictures or describe the awesome deal you got! I promise I will be just as excited as you! If no one posts, I'm going to assume no one cares about my treasures. It will be simply heart breaking to think I'm the only one who gets outrageously giddy over a brand new set of navy plaid cloth napkins for only $0.50. For a set of six, none less! Certainly, I must not be the only one, right?
Anyway, here's my score:
* A wooden abacus for $3.00.
* A children's "How To" book, published in 1953, surely must be an antique now, for $0.25.
* A DK children's book for $0.25.
* A yard of brand new 100% cotton, tags still on it for $1.00.
Total: Five bucks!