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Friday, trash and treasures…

I had a rug that I wanted to donate to a charity.
I thought I would send it off to Goodwill
but a friend said she was going to the Thrift Store
and I could give it to them

So today was the day.
The Thrift Store is owned by Pet’s Inc.,
the animal shelter where I got Teddy.


It was the first time I have been there.
It was interesting in the usual thrift store interesting way.
It was dim, dusty, smelly, crowded, poorly merchandised.
And I will go back again in spite of all that.

I like thrift store and consignment shops.
I rarely buy anything…I have more stuff here than I really need.
Well, I did buy five books and got one free.
I may have read one or two of them already but I’m not sure.
Doesn’t matter. I will pass them on like I do all my books these days.
I decided a while back that part of my de-cluttering meant clearing out the books.
Wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be…I gave them all away…almost all of them.

But back to today’s thrift trip.
There was some trash and some treasures to be seen.
I saw some neat furniture that I could refinish or paint
but I resisted because I have  a couple of projects that have been on the
dreaded to-do list for months.  No new projects until they are done.

I didn’t look at the clothes and there were tons.
I have my own old clothes why would I want someone elses?

I was looking for something specific though.
I want some small pots or bowls or dishes to repot some plants I have.
With all the dishes and pots and bowls there I didn’t find one that suited me.

I am happy anyway.  I liked poking around.

I am thankful for the hour or so a friend and I just wandered around
in a store of castoffs, junk, and the few surprise finds worth more than priced.
And I am thankful that I found another place to donate my castoffs and junk
and old treasures that benefits my favorite animal shelter.

Today, I think you have learned that I like…stuff.  And wandering
around in dim, dusty, smelly, crowded, poorly merchandised junk stores.


18 thoughts on “Friday, trash and treasures…

  1. I love that picture of Teddy. The Humane Society where I came from has had a thrift store in another part of town for a long time, and they recently opened on near our house. Woo woo! I wonder if they have dog treats there.

  2. I can’t remember the last time I shopped in a department store. Thrift and second-hand stores are more of an adventure and I’m with you. Usually I can talk myself out of buying unless I looking for something. I’m with you. 😉

    1. I do what I can for Pet’s Inc. They are in financial straits now. In danger of closing at the end of the year. It will be a great loss if they do have to close.

  3. I would have had fun too. When I was working I frequented consignment shops all the time. I found so really great dressy work clothes. Lots of treasures to be had.

    Is that a shot of Teddy when he was a little one? Sure is a handsome little one.

    Have a fabulous day. 🙂

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