Let’s be honest here. Thrift stores creep me out. I don’t like the smell and the whole concept that you’re buying something someone else has already used is enough to make me wash in Clorox. However, given the fact that the cost of living is on the rise, so they say, shopping at thrift stores has always been a hobby.
When I was 16 I bought 80% of my wardrobe there for a dollar. And then washed it all in Clorox.
My mom and I stop in thrift stores to see what we can find and every once in a while we find something like a treasure. For example:
Who could argue with a full ( more or less ) set of English china?
Bought piece by piece we would have spent around three hundred but find a manager who does math like me, and you score a set of china, four serving platters, gravy boat and more for 50 bucks. That’s like seven lattes.
Rough guesstimate to make example seen more awesome
Always look underneath ugly pieces, that’s where they hide the pretty stuff.
And don’t forget to buy a new bottle of Clorox on your way home.