we are however a newly married couple where only one of us are bringing home the bacon (and by bacon i mean wine).
we are also old-fashioned in this weird way where we both happen to live with our parents before getting married. so none of that two households becoming one problems.
plus i arrived here with two suitcases.
these above mentioned factors are the main reason behind our newly developed crush on thrift stores, in a non-hipster way.
a magical place where one doesn't ask "honey, can we afford that" but "honey, do you think we can paint/scrub/fix/re-use that".
other than these great treasures we found below we also found this warm fuzzy feeling of being:
-green (because it's like recycling)
-charitable (UGM is our favorite)
tips on how to be awesome at thrifting:
-don't expect to find everything you need in one stop.
-be patient and invest time in sorting through stuff.
-have a rough idea on what you really need eg. pizza cutter, coasters, more tacky mugs.
-bring your imagination for assistance on how a bit of paint could make something unique
(heck, why not bring pintrest along while you're making an outing of it)
-go early on the weekend
-set out a budget, you'd be surprised just how fast a few 99c items can rack up.
-never buy these items new again: clothes hangers, flower vases, photo frames, utensils, mugs.
just a sample of our finds so far...
|we have this thing for tacky mugs.|
|most of these frames were less than 99c. i filled most with my around-the-world postcard collection.|
|i'm an incurable non-matcher. nothing must match ever.|
|love this bag. 2 usd.|
|possibly one of my favorite items so far. a wooden shark. also a weapon. this chair we bought from a moving sale.|
|this 99c jar, because we grow moss now.|