Monday, October 24, 2005
know your prey
this summer i've had tremendous luck at garage sales, and i have to say that one simple thing seemed to help the most : making a wish list.
it seems incredibly simple, yes. but you'd be surprised how quickly i'd find what i wrote down! suddenly the treasure hunt becomes more focused - i wrote down '50s teacups' and lo and behold, within a week i spied the perfect cups, the set for $1!
as the summer progressed, i checked off my treasures - a dollhouse, a teak credenza, danish modern chairs...
next time you foray into your favorite cluttered thrift store, take a minute to think about what you'd really like to find. you might be surprised how easy it is to find once you've set your mind to it!