With summer vacation from carpool (can you see me jumping up and down with joy) comes time to hit the thrift store. I headed over early. My haul was a vintage in perfect condition Christmas tablecloth, a kitschy camp bowl for the trailer, a darling glass lemonade pitcher and a bag of books for Q. You can't beat the price of books. 95 cents for five awesome condition books. My girls already want to go again on Thursday. So we will be there bright and early.
You know when I was growing up thrift stores were not as vogue as they are now but half my wardrobe came from there. My mom would wash and iron new things she brought home all the time. I always had wonderful things to choose from. I think re-using and learning the value of buying used is important for kids today to learn. Consumerism is all too important and when I feel that urge to shop and don't have the money, I can get my shop on for less than $20 at the the thrift store. Plus, we just brought home a new washer and fridge so I am on a budget of sorts. I am so glad to have the new items but spending the money is always painful but let me tell you when I turn on the new washer, I feel like a kid with a brand new toy. Now to save up for a new dishwasher. Sadly it died, the mother board fried, four days after the new fridge and washer came home. What are the odds? For now I am the dishwasher.
You can see a tour of my little trailer I am decorating here.
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