Since much of my wardrobe consists of thrifted items, either purchased at second-hand stores, yard sales or eBay, and because I'm getting bored with just outfit posts, I thought I'd add a weekly feature. (This is also to encourage me to be more consistent about writing.) I've got another idea bouncing around in my forgetful old brain, but that's for another time. As long as I remember...the old grey matter, it ain't what it used to be, folks!
Most months, there's a Catholic church in a nearby town that has a "garage sale" in an old gymnasium on the third weekend of the month. This month was a "double feature" - they had the sale both Friday and Saturday. I've learned that if you don't go on Friday, everything has been well-picked-over and very little is left on Saturday. So I hopped in my little green car and zipped over there first thing Friday morning. Usually, I catch a ride with The Girls - a group of Senior ladies who are just as addicted to thrift shopping as I am. This time, however, I didn't leave the house in time so I had to drive by myself.
One of The Girls, M, is an accomplished seamstress; she crafted shopping bags for each of us to use when we go to the monthly sale. The custom at this sale is to bring your own bag or cardboard box and fill it as you shop. M's bags are HUGE! Here's mine: I put a regular-size grocery bag next to it so you get an idea of just how enormous it is. There's a pocket inside at the top, also, to hold little things like jewelry.
The prices at this sale are so cheap, it's well worth the drive. I spent $7.25 and nearly filled my bag. These are the small items I purchased:
Next is a future gift for one of my nieces. Once in a while I'll purchase a toy at this sale, but I've had a couple of toys that were labeled "works" and they didn't. I haven't put a fresh battery in this Care Bear yet to see if she does anything, but even if she doesn't, she's still cute and will be enjoyed by either L or T.
Clothing is by far the best bargain at this sale. OK, shoes and books, too, but I didn't score any of those this time. Most clothing is only 25¢ a piece; shoes are a quarter a pair or a dollar for boots (unless otherwise marked). Books are at the most 25¢, while many are a dime and paperbacks are just a nickel. Cheap, huh?!
There you have it! Thrifty fashion shopping like this makes me happy. I know I have more than enough clothes already, but it's so fun to see what cute things I can find for a song.