Treasure Hunt

I’ve been a fan of thrift stores since the early 1980s. Over the past 25 years I’ve found some incredible things in thrifts.  And I’m not one of those people who is always bemoaning the “fact” that there’s no good vintage making its way to thrifts any longer.  The vintage is getting there,  but so are other buyers!

Lately I’ve had very little luck finding older stuff at thrifts.  They are great for craft supplies and fabrics, but I’ve made a lot of visits to my local thrifts and found very little vintage clothing or household accessories.  So I was delighted to find the print above in a thrift shop last week.

It came from a Habitat for Humanity thrift.  I love  their shops.  They don’t carry clothes, but they do have fabrics, patterns and crafting things.  And then there is the occasional 1930s print find.  Still in its original frame, the colors and design are just stunning.

So get out there and find your own special treasure.  Thrifts are good shopping on so many levels.  They keep people’s old junk out of landfills while raising money for worthy causes.  They make it possible for people to afford things that otherwise would be out of their reach financially.  And from time to time, they provide you with just the perfect object, which is usually something you did not know even existed!



Posted by samsara:

What a beautiful nautical scene! What a thrilling find!
Thanks for restoring my faith in the thrifts. It is slim pickings in the Salvation Armies and Goodwills in New York, that’s for sure, though I go regularly and patiently.

Tuesday, May 20th 2008 @ 8:00 AM

Posted by Lizzie Bramlett:

Samsara, I can imagine that you have a bit more competition in NYC than I do here in NC! Happy hunting! Lizzie

Sunday, May 25th 2008 @ 6:45 AM

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