Remember back in Thriftapalooza Part 1 I warned you that the third and final part of my epic thrift trilogy would be the best?! This is your cue to go get a cup of coffee/wine depending on the time of day and settle in because Shannon and I found the bargains, the house, the 8 foot tree and more!!
We started a new week of thrifting on Monday by visiting Texas Thrift!
Texas Thrift is a bit of a drive for me but well worth it! Each Monday, there is a 99 cent colour tag sale as well as 50% off another colour tag!
Texas Thrift is HUGE! In large stores with so much selection, my strategy shifts a bit.
I scan for labels and items off my thrift hunting list but I focus on the sale tags. I found no shortage of sale pieces that fateful Monday morning! There were plenty of no’s but it was fun to file through them…
There were more no’s but some are not fit for public consumption or my self-esteem. I did find a few great pieces!
Shannon scored some kimonos and tops, but *the* find of the trip was something for my daughter…
Shannon and I picked her up from the bus and said we had a great surprise that we thrifted for her!!!!!! She was excited, we were excited!!! Then when she saw the red sparkly boots, she burst into tears. Huh??? Turns out she was thinking of a past thrift trip where we found a doll house with a bunch of pieces and were ready to buy it when we learned someone had already snagged it. She was so disappointed but I told her I would keep my eye out for a doll house and one day we would *be surprised* by finding one at the thrift store. Dang if kids don’t remember what you say sometimes. So the boot reveal was a bit anti-climactic but all was eventually redeemed, you’ll see.
Back to Monday, on our way home from Texas Thrift, we stopped at the nearby Goodwill because you don’t just drive by them. It’s a thrifting rule (which my husband routinely breaks much to my chagrin).
That wrapped up our Monday adventures, and Tuesday we decided to hit the thrift stores in Sugar Land since I hadn’t ventured there yet! Oh am I glad we did!
If you recall, on Sunday, I made Shannon hang all my art work and decorate my house. We put up everything we have which isn’t really enough for my giant Texas house. Shannon advised that I needed a tall plant for my living room. Well lo and behold if there wasn’t a VERY tall plant in the Sugar Land Goodwill!
I should mention that I do NOT have a green thumb. My friend Elisa got me a plant a couple of months ago and before I could get it to grow, my dog ate every last leaf. Maybe my dog was sparing it from a slow death?? In any case, I accept that silk plants might not be top-notch design elements, but they’re what I can manage and this one looked pretty good! Shannon gifted it to us as a house-warming gift! xoxoxo Then, we both tried to give advice to the helpful young man loading it into the van which he wisely ignored…
You might think we peaked with the tree. We didn’t. While we were stalking the tree, we stopped to look at a Barbie doll house that was broken and overpriced… and then we noticed another section of toys in the middle of the store including… A DOLL HOUSE WITH A BUNCH OF PIECES!
So. Much. Fun.
Sigh! Makes me happy just looking at these photos again!! And that’s not all, Shannon also scored a Soft Surroundings robe!
On our way home with the tree, we passed by a Salvation Army Thrift Store and *had* to pop in.
The Salvation Army store was HUGE but a bit of a bust. We never ended up buying anything but I spotted a couple of gems.
I did spot some good labels including Anthro, Eileen Fisher and more but I think we both just wanted to get home with the tree and doll house!
The next day, Wednesday, was our last day to thrift! Insert sad face emoji. We decided to spend it back at MAM Resale since we had such an awesome time the previous Monday. Well, when what to my wondering eyes did appear but a sidewalk sale!!
Of course, I had no cash and had to pay inside where the till automatically added the store wide 10% off, so all my sidewalk sale purchases were only 90 cents, and $2.70 for the dress! Here’s what I got:
Here’s how I’ve worn some of the pieces…
Shannon and I opened and closed Houston Thriftapalooza with MAM Resale and I now consider it my favourite Houston thrift shop! Thriftapalooza Part 1, Part 2 and 3 were so fun! My sis and I had a wonderful time and I feel prepared for Spring in Houston, which is basically starting now! I miss Shannon so much but felt such peace knowing we pick up right where we left off, that our sisterhood is timeless. So much love to you, Shannon!
Till we thrift again!