I might be subconsciously trying to draw out my sister’s visit by spreading out the thrift haul reveal… or I might have had guests and birthdays and computer issues. Either way, I didn’t exactly intend to have such a break between Thriftapalooza 1 and 2, but it is what it is. Picking up where I left off…
My sister Shannon came for a visit in January and we did some hard-core thrifting. One of the thrift shops unique to Texas is Family Thrift Center – both the regular store and the set price-per-day outlet. I took my sis to the regular store on Tuesday and wanted to take her to the outlet on the best day – Thursday! Wednesday is 25 cent day and is a gong show. Half the store is cordoned off and garments are just strewn on the floor. It’s not enjoyable even for a hard-core thrifter, even for 25 cents. However, the store is back to normal for $2 Thursdays with what I assume to be fresh stock!
The fitting rooms are blocked off at the outlet so we knew we wouldn’t be able to try on our selections, but we did our best in the aisles.
Shannon got a few pieces – she’s all about boho tops and kimonos, none of which I photographed. Oops. On our way home from Family Thrift, we stopped at the Goodwill just north. A die-hard thrifter has a hard time passing by a Goodwill. #fact
At this point, Shannon had been in Houston for 5 days and was so sick! We had to take a little break on Friday to rest and recuperate – and by that I mean, go to Target and have some tequila by the pool!
Shannon was feeling much better on Saturday just in time to watch my son’s hockey game which just happened to be scheduled right next to a Goodwill! We had about 45 minutes to kill. Here were the no’s (no time to take off my pants!):
I did find a couple of pieces, ‘natch.
It was a productive stop! On Sunday, we had another thrifting break and family/pool day, and I put Shannon to work decorating my house but you’ll have to wait till Thriftapalooza Part 3 for the finished product since we found exactly what my house needed, something EPIC, on the last leg! In fact, the last three days were more fruitful than all the previous days combined!! Just wait!!