I love, love, love shopping at thrift stores! You never know what you will find. Sometimes you are looking for that special item but you end up with a “treasure” that you didn’t expect! My experience began about five years ago when I was hunting for unusual fabrics. I would buy clothes to cut up and sew back together in my quilts. I can still tell you where I found a fabric when you are looking at some of my quilts. (even how bad it smelled before i washed it) The hunt brought on another addiction… I started buying unique chatkes, old toys, and knick knacks for my mosaic work. Here are two examples of what I would make and sell.
My garage quickly filled up with bins and bins of the stuff. Everywhere I went I would see more and more really strange items. I had a blast shopping at the thrift stores with my friend, Debby! She was like a personal shopper and would point out things she thought I would need. But I have stopped my mosaic “addiction” over the last two years. I just don’t have the room to store any more items. Now I concentrate on finding fabrics for my quilting.
Recently I have started looking for moments that catch my eye for my street photography. This is one of my favorite images:
This boy was waiting for his mother to finish her shopping. Today is a thrift store shopping day for me. I wonder what treasure I will find????