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.