Thrifting has always been a part of my growing up in New York City. I recall when I enjoyed exploring the East Village at night and bought vintage clothing, records, and Ray’s Pizza. Those days were great. Finding one-of-a-kind pieces, mixing and matching, repurposing and saving money are a few of the reasons I still enjoy thrifting.
There is a little thrift shop not far from home, I recently visited. I’ve passed the store many times, but never had time to go in. It is a little out of the way from my usual errand route, about 25 mintues. With my bag in hand, I like to bring my own, I entered and started my search.
All it took was 50 mintues to find a few little treasures. What’s in the bag? Here is what I found: soup bowls, salad and bread plates, brass candle holders, vintage crystal. The price tag, $1/each. My big find was a pair of Ystad Swedish candle sticks $15. The pheasant feathers were complimentary.
The store keeper was very gracious and kind. I had a great day. Here are a few tips. Combine one-of-a-kind items, together with what you have at home. Look at magazines and find inspiring ideas. Go for a hunt in your local thrift stores. Revisit regularly, because merchandise changes. Are you a thrifter? What was your best find?