Category Archives: Thrift Store Maven

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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Weekend finds

Well I hope that you and yours had a wonderful Easter weekend – ours was very quiet, with our daughter off at college and the two of us having no big plans. Still, a good time to reflect and consider … Continue reading

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Gathering mode

I must be in “gathering mode” – I’ve been shopping like crazy, hitting the thrift stores and hunting down bargains on Ebay, and having absolutely wonderful luck! (I consider myself lucky that in addition to having the “hoarding gene,” I … Continue reading

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