Wednesday, January 10, 2007

getting back in the thrifty groove

I always find thrifting after the holidays hard. I usually thrift every week. Then, bam, the birthday-holiday combo that is December takes me out of the tag sale and thrift store circuit for the next month.

When I do venture out again, I feel a little lost. My routine has vanished, and I'm amazed to see how quickly things change in this little town. Today I discovered my regular haunts had been all organized and spiffed up for the new year, with some stores completely rearranged.

I also found these embroidered linen napkins. Do I need napkins? No. Am I a sucker for anything embroidered? You betcha!

Here's to good thrifting in the new year!


The Shopping Sherpa said...

Don't you hate that? I've discovered that one of my fave Vinnies has closed down :-(

connie said...

good find and good luck getting back into the routine

knowhimwell said...

I love to shop thrift stores, but don't seem to have the time. It's hard with two little ones. It seems I get into the store with them and they're trying to climb out of the cart.


Meagan said...

Thanks for the comments!

I don't know what I'd do if one of my shops closed (funny how we take ownership of these places, huh?).

Karen, I understand exactly what you are going through. I thrift with my 2-year-old son, and have found that heading straight for the toys so he can pick out something small to play with in the cart while I shop works really well.

Good luck, and happy thrifting!

linda t said...

Hi Meagan from WI!
It's me, who grew up in WI!
I know, I call all my thrift stores "my thrift stores"...
I'm finding my best stuff since the Holidays ended!
I think people clear out and make room... and we are the benificiaries of their purging! Yeah US!

Gina said...

They are so sweet.