The art of thrift store shopping!

August 27, 2012
Last weekend, for the first time in a long time, I found a treasure in our local thrift shop.

I'd been on the prowl for a new comfy chair for ages, because our comfy chair wasn't so comfy anymore. This was due to the broken spring that kept poking me in the back, much like my hubby's penis when he wants something. This chair cost me 43$, and is very simlar to the one it has replaced.

What I love most about this chair is the fact that it doesn't need any plaids to cover up mysterious stains and broken springs. I like plaids, but it is almost impossible to keep them neat. As soon as someone sits down, they go all messy.

The art of thrift store shopping
  1. I love thrift store shopping, but out of the fifty times I visit a thrift store, there are perhaps three times when I actually find treasures. So you have to be patient, and keep an open mind.
  2. I feel Mondays are the best days to visit thrift stores, because lots of people have been cleaning up during the weekend, and brought their stuff to the thrift store on Saturday.
  3. Sometimes when I walk into a thrift store I immediately see: 'Ah, some old lady died!' Then I hurry to the tableware, because that means there may be lovely little coffee cups and floral plates.
  4. Think 'outside the box'. Take for example old crates. They may not look like much, but they make great bookcases, sidetables and kitchen cabinets.
  5. Thrift stores can be a good alternative to garage sales. I'm not much of a crowd person, so I often prefer thrift stores because they're not so busy.
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8 comments

  1. Love your new chair, it looks wonderful and comfy! I love visiting our consignment store, you never know what you will see, they have some nice furniture!

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  2. Nice find! I'm terrible at thrifting. I am however, very good on ebay! Does that count? ;) (I read your previous post...lol)

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  3. What a great find! I love thrift store shopping. I haven't found something good in so long!

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  4. Congrats on your great find!

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  5. Love your chair! And thrift stores and garage sales oh and CRAIGSLIST! Any where I can get a deal.

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  6. That chair does look comfy. I like the pattern too.
    Oh, I haven't been to a thrift store in ages. Yes, you can use an old crate as a coffee table. Such wonderful finds in a thrift shop :)

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  7. This is perfect. I've really been into Storage Wars and a girl in my church is a thrift store addict. It's time I stop paying retail and find treasures already loved. Thanks for this.

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