I may have inherited the love for thrifting from my grandmother. She was a beautiful woman that could spend hours sorting through costume jewelry at the DAV. Which for us twenty-somethings, the “Disabled American Veterans” bargain store was a frequented term around her dainty craftsman-style home. She was always tacking on a trip to that place. For this I loved her.
After her passing last fall, we were cleaning out closets and cabinets. Many times it was difficult to sort family heirlooms from her many thrifted finds. At first we didn’t know what to save or if all the thrifted items should be returned to their roots and dropped off at a local charity.
However, we all realized that these thrifted items were ones that had been a visual element in her home for years. These were items she loved owning. Blouses she perfectly wore to our graduations, birthday parties, and numerous sister days. These thrifted items were some of the most special to her and the most special to her family.
What thrifted items are in your home? Instead of quickly decorating with many over-priced items from big box stores, be sure to remember the wealth of interesting finds at your local thrift stores. Get some friends together, stop by Starbucks and capture the bargain hunting spirit this weekend!
To be honest, I'm really tempted to call in sick from work today & go thrifting.