When’s the last time you went thrifting? I don’t mean Goodwill or Salvation Army thrifting, I mean a real thrift shop that sells all kinds of everything. We have this really cool thrift shop in the Stanton/Newport area, and last night I decided to take a look at what they may have for fabrics. The place is an old grocery store, so it’s huge, and I figured they might have something. I was mostly looking for heavyweight material like curtains or tablecloths, but I also figured some cute cotton prints couldn’t hurt to add to my fabric stash. So I walk in, grab a shopping cart, and pick out a video for Stephen. They have kids’ videos for a dollar each, and we have a tv that plays videos and dvds in the bedroom, so I always get him one when I go there. I start to look at tablecloths and I realize they have fabric here! I mean bolts of fabric, folded and hanging next to the curtains! Some were priced $2.98, some $3.98, some didn’t have price tags at all. I picked out four that I really liked and figured I could do something with and checked out. The guy running the cash register couldn’t find the prices for two of them, so he just gave them to me. Find me a Goodwill or Salvation Army that can do that. Nope, they can’t. I walked out with four bolts of fabric, a Winnie-the-Pooh video, and a Thomas the Tank Engine t-shirt for $5.25. Yup.
So, when was the last time you went thrifting?