Saturday, March 14, 2009

Thrift Store Treasure Hunting

I love to hunt for treasures at my local thrift stores. I usually come away with something really fantastic that I just can't live with out. For example I bought a Cutco Knife for a quarter.... oh yes I did, as a matter of fact I went back a few months after that excursion and found the exact same Cutco Knife for 50 cents and I bought it. These knives retail at $80 each. So I went looking for a potato masher one day and low and behold I found a Cutco masher for 50 cents wow! I really was stoked about that one, and they all match, with the rosewood handles.....
Ok, so my latest greatest find, the one I am all giddy about is this green jacket I found at the DI (Deseret Industries for those of you not in Utah). I was actually not hunting for a jacket but I found one anyway. The first thing I noticed about it was the color.... oh, it was the most fantastic shade of green. Then I checked the size and it was just my exact perfect fit. Finally the price came into play 5 Whole Dollars!!!! I didn't care what it took, IT was going home with me. The last thing I noticed, and that was not until I got it home, was that it was LEATHER real, genuine leather. Can You Believe It???

I am a thrift store junkie..... I used to hate it when my mom would take us to the Second Hand store to get all of our "New School Clothes". Now it seems like the cool thing to do with every one searching for vintage and retro style clothing. And now there are cool stores for teens that are second hand stores such as "Plato's Closet" and "Kid To Kid" for younger kids, all of which I shop and love. My kids don't mind so much shopping there as long as they are picking out the clothes and I am not forcing them to wear plaid pants from the 70's. We usually stick to good looking jeans (meaning no holes in the knees) and some shirts with no stains. America's throw aways are not what they used to be..... We are such a wealthy nation or atleast we think we are. That we don't hesitate to throw something out just because we are sick of it or it is just not our style any more. I love this kind of recycling. Generally you can find things at the thrift stores that are practically brand new. I have walked out with things that have their original price tags on them! I have also purchased serving dishes for weddings and events that I have catered. And once I got a bundt pan for a buck.... Miss Erin called me one day and asked if I had a bundt pan she could borrow and I said I did not, however I just happened to be at the DI, in the kitchen section and walked by one as we were talking, so I picked it up. And then there was the time I needed to replace someones crockpot lid. (It took a tumble in the back of my car) I found the lid I needed, they had tons to choose from.

Ok if you are a thirift store junkie I want to hear about your best find ever! Oh and Happy Hunting.....

2 comments:

Hey Rachie Kae said...

I am right there with you! Although I havent been in a while. There are no good stores by my house so I have to actually plan the drive there. I really am searching for a big mirror. I want to take down the huge wall size on in the bathroom and hang a mirror just over the sink. I am sure I will need to paint the frame, but isnt that part of the fun?

Fisher's said...

When Savannah was little I bought her books at the D.I. She's a great reader because of it--probably. ;)

Great post Stace.