Thrifting has always been a part if my life… But, when I was little it was more of a necessity… Not as “cool” as it is today. We couldn’t afford to buy new clothing, so that’s where we went. It never really bothered me (although, I do remember being embarrassed about it a couple times when I was little). I enjoyed our trips to the local Goodwill or consignment shop or garage sale! The truth is: you CAN find really nice quality clothing and items while thrifting.
When I got older we were lucky enough to not HAVE to buy used anymore. I slowly moved away from it…. Especially as a teenager who thought it was uncool. But, now that I’m “wiser” (ha) and even older… I’ve found myself moving back to thrifting. It started slowly a few years ago…. And, I’m happy to say I buy about 80% of home items, clothing, and even gifts are found thrifting. It’s possible to find good quality items for gifts and your everyday life. So many of the items I buy while thrifting are brand new/barely used.
While thrifting is a lot more work than just popping over to amazon to buy something…. It’s worth it in the long run. Yes, I still love brand new items (::hi target::) but, there’s something so exciting about finding an entire outfit for $8! Instead of $200… And, I’m the treehugger that likes the fact that maybe there’s less waste out there when I buy thrifted. Maybe.
Sooo…. just a little note on the sweet items in the photos… All the colorful glasses are my new wineglasses! When I have friends over… we all have kids and the stemware wineglasses just don’t work with little/sticky grabby hands everywhere. The gold frame (with the girl kitty print that is from The Black Apple) was $1 thrift along with the $2 Mary Had a Little Lamb vintage frame and print for Ruari’s room.