Lately I’ve been consumed with:
- Pinspired March Round 5
- 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 the first 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.