A few weeks ago I went to my favorite neighborhood Goodwill and it was a total bust. Total. Couldn’t find one thing to buy! Not one.
So I drove to another thrift store. A bigger, nicer store some six miles away. And I balked on buying a variety of items (silk ties, quirky vinyl records, wool jackets), partly because they were so expensive.
At the end of the day my best find was a handmade, crocheted, red and white sweater with a Chanel-esque vibe, particularly if you switch out the star buttons. The workmanship was flawless and reminded me of my Grandmother’s handwork. Made me smile.
But I drove home a little perturbed. I mean would the guys on the “Thrift Hunters” TV show come away nearly empty handed? Shouldn’t I have been able to ferret out more good items? Shouldn’t I??
But then I snapped out of it and realized, like much in life, there is an ebb and flow to things. Some weeks I’ll find amazing things to sell and other weeks maybe not. It’s okay. It all works out. 🙂
And this week I did find some great items (at reasonable prices) in my local Goodwill…my favorite find is an amazing Gerard Darel (Paris designer!) crochet cardigan. (If this fit, I’d be keeping it!) The vintage silverplate hotel creamer is pretty sweet too.
How about you? Any good finds this week?