Though I am missing my beloved Value Village here in Houston, I am not exactly suffering a lack of thrift shops. Au contraire – there is a plethora of Goodwill stores, Family Thrift Centers, and lots of “little thrift” shops. By little thrift, I mean smaller (though not always) local thrift shops that usually are non-profit and support the community in some way. I have discovered Katy Christian Ministries, Sunshine Thrift Shop, small Value Village (not Savers, the US equivalent to Value Village in Canada), and most recently The Guild Shop, The Assistance League Thrift Shop and The Cottage Shop. AND I am only just getting started exploring the suburb cities around Houston, like Tomball. I have to thank Laurie of Laurie Pop for introducing me to the quaint streets of Tomball which is northeast of Katy, about 45 minutes away.
I went with Laurie to Tomball about a month ago and again this week with my Canadian visitors and my favourite part – aside from yummy lunch cocktails – was TEAM Tomball Resale and Assistance, the little local thrift shop!
TEAM stands for Tomball Emergency Assistance Ministries and TEAM Tomball provides food, clothing, household goods and financial assistance to support the community in the name of Christ, and they have a fab Insta feed! Both my visits were unfortunately rushed but I plan to come back (maybe with Mary??!) and give this shop the attention it deserves. I could spend hours!
Despite my quick trip, I found those Lula Roe pieces and a pretty floral top for $1!! Here they are in action:
When in Tomball, you *must* go to the TEAM Resale Shop!! Better yet, call me up and I’ll meet you there!! Thanks TEAM Tomball for your amazing work in the community and for running such a lovely shop (mostly by volunteers, I should add) – a thrifter’s paradise!