I’m excited to have another list to share, even if it is a bit random. But if you love thrift stores, and you might if you read this blog, I hope you’ll think this is kinda fun. You should tell me about your thrift store experiences in the comments, too!
1. Some good finds: 1974 Barbie pool set, tweed coat, vintage Thermoses, big camera stamp, leather briefcase, big comfy chair, funky earrings, jeans and stuff, each of my retro flower/mushroom mugs, TtV camera.
2. Sometimes you find things like this.
3. Things I will never buy from a thrift store: Soaps, lotions, shampoos; undies of any kind; wooden kitchen stuff; food.
4. Things I said I’d never buy at a thrift store, but did: Shoes and linens.
5. I’m always looking for: Pippi Longstocking movies, the perfect gramma afghan, pastel-colored cameras, Le Creuset cookware, flower fabric suitcases, the perfect bag, more cameras and a pink/red typewriter, old issues of Domino and Gourmet magazines (may you RIP, sweet magz), oh, and more Thermoses.
6. My favorite thrift store in Stockton: Superior! ‘Nuf said.
7. Runners up: Delta, Big Valley and The Outlet.
8. A gal can never have: too many thrifting soul mates. AKA: Cindy, Maggie, Grandma and Laura.
9. I will never again thrift with: my dad, my little sister or a head cold.
10. On average, I visit thrift stores: two to three times a week.
11. Most-extensive thrifting trip: I used a paper map, a GPS and Google maps to make a complete, all-day route of all Sacramento thrift stores. Yep. It was good.
12. The thing I’m drawn to lately but don’t need more of: Old Dominos. Pendants, anyone?
13. Biggest thrift store annoyances: Screaming children. People who act like you’re not there. People who say they don’t like thrift stores. Realizing you forgot the coupon.
14. The only time thrift stores make me sad: When my friends cheat on my and go while I’m working. Ha, just kidding.
15. Biggest thrifting regret: I put back a retro orange juice pitcher with flowers on it. Then the next weekend, we saw it an antique fair. For 10 times the price.
16. Thrift store sustenance: Always have liquid and protein for mid-thrifting excursion. (key: make sure you can close the liquid because things like your super yummy venti iced coffee will be banned when the lady in the jewelry department reprimands you. Just sayin’.) Then, follow up thrift store a trip to a sit-down restaurant that includes: a) a place to wash your hands, b) a good friend and conversation, c) crushed ice (because crushed ice is just nice).