Sunday, February 6, 2011
Let Me Introduce Myself:
I can now be found on weekends, hitting the local circuit of second hand, thrift, and occasionally antique stores in search of wonderful old stuff. It is a search, a hunt, a fantastic adventure to see just what I can find, never knowing if it's going to be a total bust, or if I will unearth something that I just cannot live without.
I am also an equal opportunity "old stuff" collector in that the item doesn't really even have to be old. I mean, don't misunderstand me here...I love old, kitchy, vintage stuff the most. But, I also find many a contemporary discarded skirt, purse, pillowcase, or tablecloth that I cannot and will not live without. It may be a last summer's skirt that someone got tired of. It will happily find a new life in my closet.
I think the real thrill of thrifting or junking is the unknown. I can go to any big name store and find a great selection of jeans or linens. But in a thrift store, you just never know what you're going to run into. It may be a great pair of Banana Republic jeans or a linen card table set from the 50's, embroidered with the suits of the cards. I would buy both, by the way...and have!
I hope you enjoy your own junky journey and will spend the time with me here on my thrifty adventure.
Posted by Jacqueline Meyer-Shipwright at 2/06/2011