Helping my kids with homework (hallelujah thank you Jesus it’s Spring Break now)
A political system I can do nothing about (i.e., vote) but am nonetheless affected by, greatly
Trying to figure out what I can do for work whilst processing the loss of my career as an OT
Thankfully, I was able to get together with my friend Elisa who is one of the most inspiring people I have met, and that helped me to get outa my head, have some thrifting fun and remind myself that things change but faith remains. That last part isn’t as easily depicted in photos as the thrifting fun, which we happened to have at a thrift shop new to both of us, Society of St. Vincent de Paul Resale Shop!
Both Elisa and I concur that we *need* absolutely nothing however it was fun to poke around and try on a few things and stumble upon a most excellent score which I’ll share at the end.
This resale shop, like most little thrift shops, has a mandate to support local community outreach services and programs, and to provide affordable shopping for those in need and those who love a good resale shop.
It had a fair amount of new items which I assume to be overstock…
As well as plenty of the usual fare…
I was attracted to these pieces but I’m not sure where to put them. Despite the giant Texas house, I don’t have much shelf space.
Speaking of jewelry, St. Vincent de Paul had a great jewelry selection that was actually accessible unlike at most Goodwill stores here.
I couldn’t help but walk away with a few trinkets…
There was a good selection of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, bags, shoes and even a clearance rack!
*The* thrifting first that I’m talking about was actually a piece for Elisa since she’s about half my size!
And that is thefirst time ever that I have found Equipment at a thrift shop. I hope one day to find one for myself but meanwhile I’ll be satisfied with that navy blue silk dress! All in all, St. Vincent de Paul thrift stop was a success! People often ask me, what is the best thrift shop, and truthfully, you never know what you’ll find where! You can find amazing pieces at little hole-in-the-wall thrift shops or in big chain resale stores. You just never know and THAT is the fun of it.
The colorful bracelets are so fun! And the jewelry box seems to come in handy:)
Thank you!! I do get a lot of use out of my bracelets since I wear about 4 a day! Right now I haven’t decided where to put the jewelry box – my jewelry is in my closet but if I put it in there I can’t enjoy the box as decor! First world problems!!!
What you said is true, you never know what you will find and where and that is the fun of it. Even in the same store, you can find nothing or have a great score. I’ve never heard of Equipment, but I’ll have to keep my eyes opened. I never realized how many brands I am unfamiliar with until I started thrifting and started reading blogs and researching (and there is still a lot I don’t know).
You and me both! It’s true that reading blogs and (old fashioned) magazines helps us to get familiar with labels. I now can at least eye quality even if I don’t know the brand, and then I quickly do a search to inform my purchasing decisions!
I echo your friend’s suggestion about buying serving pieces at thrift stores and using them when you need to bring a dish to someone’s party. When my kids were in school I was forever having to bring cookies or whatnot for concerts, assemblies, ETC. I always found a pretty or interesting dish at a thrift store to serve the goodies. So much better (and cheaper) than a plastic serving piece from a party store. Love your posts.
Thank you for your kind words!! Yes Elisa is wise and I can’t believe it never occurred to me before! I’m now keeping my eyes peeled for pretty potluck pieces!!
Sharing with my sisters & nieces- we’yall
Whoops – we’re ALL amazed at your awesome ness &
Awe thanks y’all! Wait till you see what I found for myself the other day!
I don’t know if a 44 year old woman SHOULD pull off pigtails!! But I’ll keep it in mind! haha I have worn small square scarves in the past and am open to trying them again! We shall see!