Welcome to the first #Thriftscore post! It wasn't until a friend visited me in Las Vegas from New York that I truly understood the treasure & thrill of thrifting. Sure I always heard about people's cool finds, but I never really understood. Growing up in New York, every place is always so crowded and the shopping abound, that the idea of thrifting, or even having to thrift out of necessity didn't make sense to me. Sure I'd hit a Goodwill or Salvation Army now and then, and yes even Housing Works. But truth is, it was still expensive! So unless I had the time to kill and the desire, I usually skipped it. Aside from one lucky afternoon at a Salvation Army on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn when I found a 4-piece mid-century modern bedroom set in 2000 for only $200 (delivery was an extra $25), thrifting in a large city made no sense whatsoever to me.
Fast forward to 2007, a friend came to visit and her only desire was to hit up the thriftstores in Las Vegas. Wanting to set a good impression, I took her to cool, hip antique shops in Vegas. Vegas being new, antique means 1950's. While there was a lot of eye-candy, my friend explained she wanted the real, nitty gritty thrift stores. So on we went to Savers, Goodwill and a few others.
What a different world! Here I spotted things I wouldn't have dreamed of in New York! I cannot even begin tell you about all of the treasures I have found over the years. But starting today, I will make a monthly post of all of the treasures I find going forward. I'll share some strategies too over time, and I'll give locations too, because I'm that kind of gal. I share!
Though dream-like, you are seeing that photo right! It's a Marlo Thomas sewing pattern!!! And next to it is a vintage black patent clutch with a killer McQueen-esque closure. Take a peek at the close-ups below:
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