Time flies when you’re busy trying to figure out what you want to be when you grow up! Alas, it’s already March 31st and it’s time to share a few things that happened this month starting with the thrift shop of the month, The Guild Shop! To clear up any confusion, this is not the same as the Charity Guild Shop which was the featured resale shop in February though they do share some similarities – namely the pricing by date and the extraordinary volunteerism that runs the show and supports many local ministries. My Houston thrifting big sis, Mary, joined me and we headed to “The Guild,” as this shop is known, last week.
I went to The Guild Shop once before when Mary took me on a whirlwind tour of resale shops in the area back in November. It is a lovely place to spend some time browsing all the sections – clothing, designer clothing, accessories, housewares, decor, furniture and outdoor furniture. If you are able to wait till the latest date, you can score some amazing deals!! But I have the same complaint about this Guild as I did about the Charity Guild Shop – because every single piece is vetted by the knowledgeable volunteers, you are unlikely to find a thrift score treasure. Still it was great fun and Mary and I were very serious the whole time, like when we were in the shoe section.
So I didn’t find any shoes!! Ha! We also enjoyed browsing the pretty bags and concluded that we see clutches everywhere yet find them impractical. They don’t even hold a phone and lipstick, and some of us have priorities.
Here are a few pieces I spotted while browsing…
Here are the clothes I tried on:
After we finished in the fitting room, we browsed the rest of the store. There is more to life than clothes. (I hear.)
Twelve dollars, a flexible friend (did I mention my van died and I had to wait for my husband to come home and give me a boost before I could leave #alwayslate), and a couple of hours made for a perfect afternoon of thrifting! The Guild Shop is one of the must-see thrift stores in Houston, so if you’re ever in the neighbourhood, stop in!! Now, I’m off to prepare for the second of three Easter gatherings (I’m SO happy right now) and shall report back ASAP on Pinspired March and the other thrifting I did this month.
Wishing you all a very Happy Easter, in the truest sense – You are so loved by the One who died on the cross and rose from the dead. The best month finished with the best news! xoxoxo
Don’t forget your Jewish friends celebrating the many miracles of Passover.
Yes ma’am. It isn’t often that Good Friday and Passover line up. It is special and makes me think fondly back to when I worked in an Orthodox Jewish group home in Montreal and got to share in the many festivals and traditions!
The orange couch!! The first thing I thought of when I saw the white dish was maple buds.
I didn’t buy it but I should have. I don’t know if you can get maple buds here…. Good memories.
The incrementaly decreasing pricing reminds me of consignment stores. I don’t know of any thrift stores in San Antonio that use that pricing method.
Well that’s good to hear because I don’t really like it! I can’t wait to come to San Antonio this summer and spend some time thrifting!!
The orange couch! If i had the room it would of come home with me no questions asked lol maple buds for sure 🙂
bWellllllll, it was about $6000 (including a chair) and there was a bit of damage to the leather in spots. Still…. if I lived closer, that would be one to watch!