On my recent vacation in Alabama, my family took a day trip to see the Blue Angels. After almost perishing in the Florida heat, we needed some… redemption, and that’s just what we found while thrifting in Pensacola!
Thrifting in Pensacola Redemption Store
Everything we did during our summer vacation was new to me. I have never been to Baton Rouge, never been to New Orleans, never been to Mississippi (though I have spelled it thousands of times while skipping) or Alabama or Florida. It was all exciting and I loved it! I hope you were following along on Instagram Story because I shared some of the every day experiences there, like how I couldn’t hack the heat while watching the Blue Angels and had to retreat to the AC before I died. It was close. (I’m heartier in the Canadian winter than in the Southern summer, go figure.) On our way home from the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, we happened upon the perfect stop for thrifting in Pensacola…
This little thrift store was sizable and had all the usual thrift shop stuff – clothing, housewares, furniture, Christmas decor!
I also spotted Anthro brands, Rock and Republic and other interesting pieces…
Fitting Room Files
I tried on quite a few things but didn’t have space to photograph much since the Spirited Mini joined me in the fitting room to try on her selections!
Little Thrift Shopping
Like most “little” thrift stores, The Redemption Store exists to support local church ministries. It offers a place for volunteers to find meaningful occupation, it is a community landmark, and it was a bustling place! Second hand shops like these are great places to take your donations and to shop – you can feel good no matter which end of the chain you’re on.
I could have spent more time there exploring potential food props that have given me a new raison d’etre! Alas my family was ready to head home and jump in the cool bay waters so we parted ways, the Pensacola thrift shop and I. But I want to make it abundantly clear: it’s these unobtrusive thrift shops that have the most treasure and are the most interesting to browse. So if you ever go to see the Blue Angels, make this part of your tour! And if you never go thrifting in Pensacola, no problem; I’m certain there’s a little thrift shop near you!
I totally agree with you and your daughter about wearing what you want, when you want! She’s precious in that little yellow dress and it’s perfect for slightly more “sophisticated” look for a young lady.
Amen to that! Life is short! Don’t save your good anything for a special occasion – every day is special! (But this is much easier to put into practice while your daughter is playing in the grass in a pale yellow dress when it only cost $3!!) Thanks for commenting! Makes my day!
(wait, you thrifted in my state without me, lol!) Nice shopping all around — daughter’s happy, mom has the great new pajama-dress with pockets! Win/win!
One day, I will come all the way to Tampa then we will thrift together! I still can hardly believe I’m driving distance from Florida!