Please and Thank You
However, the thrift store does not care at all if I act politely or not. It couldn't care less if I reject something rudely on its shelves, making a grossed out face and derisive sound while I put it back, wondering why the heck it was even made in the first place - or since I've been doing this blog, more likely digging in my purse for my phone so I can take a picture of it.
Nor does the thrift store feel better when I am excited by something I've discovered on its shelves and take it gleefully to the cashier.
But let's pretend for a moment that it does...
The thrift store and yard sale gods have been sitting on my shoulder lately and I've found some lovely things, so I'd like to express my gratitude. I would like to say "thank you" for these items that I quickly put into my Etsy Shop. Some of them sold in just a few days. Some are still there, but I have a feeling not for too long.
This bag was at my favorite thrift store; it's a popular retro-style right now. The colors were so bright I spotted it from across the room. The inside of it is in perfect condition too.
This antique handmade wooden box I found on the back of a trailer at a yard sale. The woman was cleaning out her father's barn and I was very happy to relieve her of this little piece of history.
This set of vintage stainless steel flatware was on the trailer too. Never been used, never out of the box with a starburst design on the handles. It sold in just a couple days. Thank you again, lady-with-the-trailer-of-stuff-in-a-church-sale-parking-lot.
This beautiful antique Lusterware children's tea set I spotted in the toy section of a thrift store didn't last in my shop more than a day before it was purchased.
Even though I have had a run of finding some great inventory, there were still plenty of things I said "no thank you" to as well.
Like these flying-monkey candle holders. For everyone looking for that Wizard of Oz decor.
Or this cross-legged, flying goat-god statue. Just couldn't picture it adding that special goat-god touch everyone is looking for in their home.
This bicep bank might have been a big seller for the body builder looking to make a nest egg...
but I left it where it was.
I can't imagine why someone wanted to part with this cheery holiday decoration of Christmas Future.
And speaking of cheery...these guys, right?
Just one of this judgy-looking sea captain was not enough, two were required for maximum coastal decor impact.
I am hoping my good thrift store and yard sale hunting mojo continues, it does come in waves. Before you know it, my streak may end and all I will find are faceless pilgrims offering me their faceless children.
But for now, I will just say thank you.