Category Archives: Thrift Store Maven

Does your favorite thrift store stink? (Probably) Should you still shop there? (Yes)

Have you ever noticed how brand new clothes have that “new-shirt smell”? My mother always said that was “sizing” – apparently a chemical added to the completed garment to help it hold its shape and size until it gets washed. … Continue reading

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Five things I always buy from a thrift store

Over my years of thrift and secondhand shopping, I’ve come to seek out certain things that I always look for and will almost always buy to enhance the cottage style I love to create! It might surprise you to know … Continue reading

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Five things you should never buy from a thrift store

I know you can find lots of advice out there about what items to avoid when shopping in a thrift store – one article I read listed sixteen different things! (I mean, what could be left at that point? Certainly … Continue reading

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Five best ways to decorate on a budget

Are you looking for ways to achieve a unique style in your home without spending a fortune? Over the years my love of home decorating and my personal cottage style have both evolved, but my desire to decorate on a … Continue reading

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Lost and Found thrifty treasure

Recently I learned that a fellow picker from my antique mall vendor days was having a booth-closing sale, with 50 percent off everything in her already-low-priced booth, so I went up recently to shop her sale. I’m sure you know … Continue reading

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