December has been a great month for thrifting. I found a plaid wool skirt in great condition for $20, a duck ornament made from pine needles for $1, a book about mathematics that is very close to falling apart for 50 cents, and a knitting board that I'm thinking could turn into a loom for $5 (that's the half off of half off price). I like to walk through my favorite thrift store, St. Patrick's, almost every week (toddler permitting) to see what's new, to look at pretty things, and to find out what has been marked down to half off since last time (maybe I should have titled this post "Call Me Cheap." Hehe). I have to be careful, though, because it's right down the block from the library. Luckily I have two things in my favor: 1) I'm super che- I mean careful with my money, and 2) we will be moving in a few months and I don't want to have to move a bunch more things. And before you remind me about my recent post about downsizing, I will mention that I have also taken two large boxes full of stuff to that very same thrift store (it's weird seeing things I recognize there). Besides, the best thing about thrifting is that I can get such a good deal that I don't mind taking it back when I'm done with it.
What are you thrifting these days? Do you have a favorite thrift store on your usual route? Score any amazing deals?
Hi. My name is Carley. I love to sew, craft, and create. As a Jane-of all-crafts so to speak, I enjoy sewing, writing, cooking, drawing, photographing. But the constant thread (if you'll excuse the pun) throughout my weeks is needle arts.