My latest thrift haul that I didn’t actually do in person, but with the help of my sister.
The best thing about my latest thrift haul was I didn’t actually do the shopping. Well, sorta, anyway! Haha, my sister & I did during a video call I was on with her while she was on a recent trip scouring a church flea market fundraiser. As you can imagine how crazy & funny it sounds, but it was actually fun!
As she was going around, she showed me items, and I would let her know if I wanted them or not. I would even notice things to check out from the video call.
An Unusal Lamp caught my eye!
There were a few things that she had picked up for me, but the lamp was something that caught my eye. It had this odd-shaped milk glass lamp shade & I thought it was very unusual but neat at the same and would make a cute table lamp in my upstairs hallway, unfortuantly, the lamp got broken by accident.
I thought I could restore the lamp, but it was in such bad shape and, and it was a good thing that it was wrapped in saran wrap because the shade was broken in litte pieces, or someone could have gotten hurt badly.
Whenever I hit my favorite local thrift store, I first scour the aisle to check out their dishes section. But, I am telling you some of the dishes, mason jars, platters I have collected over the years, and so many other things that I have thrifted at flea markets or garage sales. Usually, they are in pretty good condition with no chips or cracks and just need a good cleaning.
One of the things I always look for when thrifting is glass jars and canisters.
I always had a thing for finding glass canisters with glass lid intact, and this one was no exception. Not that I need anymore, but you never know what you will find. In this case, my sister actually saw it before I did. The lid was glass, but the only thing was it did not have a seal. What was intersting is the wording on the glass lid. I love when I find things like this. However, I thought it still could be perfect to use in the kitchen for cookies or whatnot.
Finding amazing things at thrift stores always makes me happy. I guess you can say it’s the thrill of the hunt. Now I understand that it isn’t for everyone, but when you go into the thrift store, you need to have an open mind. As you are browsing, always take a good look because you will see shelves with so much stuff, and you may have to pick through. You never know what you will find. I have found so many cool finds and antiques, which I call a good thrift haul!
Another one of the great finds for the latest thrift haul was this beautifully designed plate.
I don’t know if it is ironstone because, on the back, it says made in England by the Johnson Bros. The print is called the “Tower of London,” but I couldn’t get over how pretty it was with a picture of a sailboat, so I thought the plate would look pretty displayed in my bathroom.
Thrift store shopping isn’t for the faint of heart; however, if you are thinking about giving it a try, I recommend you check out my latest post on thrift shopping tips to help you get started for your first thrift haul.
What is the best day to go thrifting?
While there’s really no specific time to shop at a second hand store, I find shopping early on any day of the week for new items is on Monday & Tuesday. However, those who have yardsales on the weekends will donate anything that didn’t sell at their local thrift store at the donation dropoff on Sunday night or that following Monday, which makes for new finds. Plus, employees look to restock early in the week.
Where can I find rare & valuable items at thrift stores?
If you are looking for expensive things or specific items within your budget. You need to know what the right time of day is best to go. Always check out the area at the thrift stores where they display antiques & vintage items. Also, be sure to examine the items thoroughly before purchasing.
Is it a lot of work to go thrifting?
Not really! You will find that the best way to get started is to browse the aisle and take your time. Don’t be afraid to move things around to rummage through the bins and boxes. I always find my best thrift store finds when I move items on the shelves around. Once you have developed a system, you will find it doesn’t take a ton of time to get through the aisles.
How often should you go to a thrift store?
You may want to go as often as possible until you want you are looking for or need. For example, suppose you are secondhand shopping for your own fast fashion. In that case, you probably can get away with going just once a week. However, if you are looking for intentional items for your home, you may want to go a few times a week as the thrift store adds more items to their shelves.
I hope this post has helped you if you are thing about giving thrifting a whirl. Let me know in the comments if you have or is a seasoned thrifter.
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