“Let us speak today of the rapturous joys of recycling. However, I refer not to bottles and cans, but to the white lamb’s wool sweater that’s yours for $1 and a trip to the dry cleaners…There are bountiful bargains with your name on them to be foraged from thrift shops, consignment stores, and vintage clothing boutiques…
…Every sane woman needs tried-and-true new-to-you recycling centers up her sleeve…”
—Sarah Ban Breathnach
Elizabeth and I couldn’t agree more, everyone needs to have their own second hand haunts to prowl. And while I’m not sure that you could call us sane we do have our own favorite thrifty shops to frequent. (Which is where we find all the vintage items for our projects!)
For us thrifting is like an adventure. (You never know what you are going to find and what it will become.) Usually we don’t even know what we are looking for until we find it and then we know what ever it is we have just found is exactly what we needed…
…Like Elizabeth here in her zebra print jumpsuit purchased for only $6. Just kidding that’s really me in the photo. (She let me borrow it last week when we had my husbands boss over for dinner. He’s hoping to get a promotion.)
So as you can see, thrifting is not only fun but it’s very useful.
We love thrifting. We love vintage items. We love making what is old new again. In fact, we love all of it so much it was the inspiration for our vintage crafters challenge and will be the theme for a summer long series that we will be kicking off the first Thursday in June.
Trust me. (Would a girl in a zebra suit lie?) If you haven’t ever gone thrift shopping your missing out. Give it a try! Just don’t take all the good stuff before I get there.
PS—Lest anyone think I was being serious about the zebra suit let’s remember that I am pregnant—really pregnant—6 months pregnant and would, in fact, look like an actual zebra in that get up. So, there is no need to comment about my stunning figure or asking Elizabeth to borrow it for your upcoming family reunions. Ok. Disclaimer finished.