This Saturday my husband and I went to no less than 5 different thrift stores and it was awesome. I made out like a bandit, just ask my husband. He was on the hunt for a power tool, but I was on the lookout to expand my sweater collection, find sheets for my craft fair both, and maybe even find something for myself.
Stop #1. The ACTS. What can I say? I rarely leave here empty-handed. In my opinion this is the best local thrift store in the area. As you can see, folks like up waiting to get in. I, myself have stood in that very line many times. You just never know what goodies are waiting, and sometimes you need to be quick or they're gone just like that!
|A typical day before the doors open at the ACTS. Photo courtesy of The Coastal Point|
So, my haul from the ACTS? Four sheets and 5 sweaters! I'm collecting the sheets to make a table cover and side walls and the sweaters get upcycled into new sweater creations.
|4 wool sweaters, 1 silk sweater, 4 flat sheets|
Next up, The Frankford Presbyterian Church's thrift shop. My prize?
|Two beautifully detailed tablecloths (I'm thinking sundresses or skirts)|
|New, crushed velvet burnout Liz Claiborne blouse |
in my favorite color, still with tags attached
|New Ann Taylor sundress with a |
previous thrift store cashmere cardigan treasure
There's a great thrift shop in Millsboro. We found a few books on personal finance and survival skills(?!). Oh, and this Kathy Ireland sweater, also new, with tags.
|The faux fur collar is detachable. Nice, plus it's purple!|
Last stop, a row of antique shops on Route 113 near Dagsboro. I love looking through these shops. Big ole chairs, vintage advertising, ornate tables and dressers. I was lucky. I had been on the hunt for shutters for my craft booth and we were in luck. Plus, I found a perfect little magazine rack for our growing magazine collection. I still can't believe we fit all this stuff in the car.
|These are going to be my clothing rack for|
my craft fairs. Scored some poles from
the ACTS a while back and they match perfectly.
|$6 for them, priceless for me.|
So, my husband never did find that elusive power tool, but he's a little closer to being prepared for the zombie apocalypse and he did find a screwdriver and some jeans. But, I had a fantastic day.
Are you a thrift store enthusiast? Have you written a blog post about some of your fabulous finds? Share them in the comments below.