I have been out thrifting a couple of times lately. There is a new place near me that has some pretty good deals. Nothing big, just a few things here and there. Been looking for a plaid thermos in good shape for a long time. We will use this on the boat for sure!! It is in perfect shape, right down to the screw on drinking mug on top.
When I first began to thrift a lot, I looked at clothing for one reason. For my sewing and crafting needs. I used to buy a garment for their unusual buttons, then when I got home, I would cut all of the buttons off for future use, and toss the garment. Some of the fabric I would repurpose. I bought bought wool coats, and washed them, and used the wool in my sewing stash. But then.....I began to find some amazing pieces. Some that still had price tags on them. Some never worn, some gently worn, some straight from the dry cleaners with paper tags and starch still on them. On Mondays at one of my haunts, all clothing pieces were 1.00! I have found SO many great things, that now I not only buy for unusual buttons, and fabrics to repurpose, I buy for ME to wear! I look for BRANDS! I look for items in GOOD condition. I look for DEALS and STEALS! And I find them!!!!! AND, I rarely spend more than a few dollars on any given piece. I bring them home, and wash as directed, then line dry. Here you see a brand new pair of Lauren Conrad leggings with tags that were still on them. A summer top, a cotton V neck t shirt, and a red plaid shirt for little brother.