Thrift shops are fun but you just don't find great old items as much nowadays. Is it because people just don't donate anymore? Some Thrift Shops just don't make it easy to donate. We have seen prominently displayed lists of things that the Thrift Shops just won't accept and some of the items on the list surprise us. No books. No baby items. No toys. These are items we thought would be great recyclables! We often see these same items and others sitting in the Thrift Shop dumpsters outside their little shops, discarded with little love at all. It makes us sad. Oh...and yes...we peek inside all the time!
The list of potential estate sales on Saturday was very, very short. We decided to just Thrift today. Old school. Even if we found nothing at all, we figured it would be a fun day out for the two of us...and it was!
Pictures of some of our local Thrift Shops...
Rob must have said something funny! Monica can't stop laughing!
Monica is smiling though secretly wishing Rob would take quicker pictures!
This Thrift Shop had an added bonus. There was a holiday sale in the other building and...
...we met this little raccoon. Monica was discarding her gum when she was surprised by this little guy sitting in the dumpster. We named him Rocky. The church had already called the local animal control who would rescue him and set him free.
Then, we were off to more Thrift Shops
We managed to visit ten Thrift Stores while breaking for breakfast and stopping to enjoy the outdoors on the last day of November.
We love old neon signs and we have admired this one for a long time. We decided to stop and take a picture.
Even the front of the store had its original sign!!
Although we did not find too many items, we did bring a few things home:
Some Christmas records
Some children's records
More records. The hula record comes with a set of instructions to hula!
A Santa cake pan so we can make a creepy cake, a set of Snow White cards from 1965, a reindeer ornament and two sets of sealed Christmas cards.
Some mini popcorn Christmas ornaments
We spent about eight hours out of the house, had lots of fun and picked up a few fun items along the way. By the time we got home, we looked at each other and our eyes said "nap time" and so we did. We spent the evening formulating our decorating plans and then relaxed. We would begin the decorating on Sunday...and we did...eight hours worth, mainly spent taking bins and boxes from the attic, packing away the Thanksgiving decorations and the everyday items which will disappear for the month of December, including most of our tiki and bar items from our Tiki bar unit (which will soon become a knee hugger elf / reindeer/ Putz house unit). We even had some time to actually start decorating our house! It's hard work but it's fun decorating together. It's Christmastime! Let the magic begin!