Yay, I made it to the beach! And found the thrift store stuff of the future.
In an earlier post, Goodbye Summer, I had been lamenting (whining) that we had not been on a vacation this year or seen the ocean. This situation was remedied last week with a trip to Myrtle Beach, SC for a few days.
I got to float in the ocean, stick my feet in the sand, and walk along the boardwalk, which offered shops that - while not thrift stores - have the merchandise that will absolutely end up in on a thrift store shelf one day.
Purchases that seem whimsical after your third rum-punch at the Rusty Scupper, will eventually not make the cut when you clean out your house for a move or de-clutter attack.
In fact, you may wonder what exactly was in that rum-punch to make you purchase this item in the first place.
Like this guy...how about a rude gnome for your garden?
And how bad would he scare you in the middle of the night when you forgot you bought him and he's standing in the corner of your bathroom?
Lovely painted shell wind-chimes.
This monkey guzzling your wine...bad monkey.
Or his cousin, who was created purely to add some monkey-charm to your home.
I'm sure I've seen Joanna Gaines use him in her designs before.
A Pirate Captain to sit on your wine...I'm seeing a theme here.
Again, I would totally forget I bought this guy and scream when I walked into my house and found him skulking in the corner of my rec room.
While I did manage to leave South Carolina without a rude gnome or pirate themed decor, I do have some remnants of sun on my face and traces of sand in my suitcase.
I'll take that over a drunken monkey any day.