Tell me what is on your list of op shop/thrift store items that try as you might and as many as you have you can't pass up. Come on you know what I'm talking about. We're not talking frocks and clothing because let's face it, that's a given, what are those other little buys you can't let go, like the chocolate you sneak into the weekly grocery shop.
My list is varied and maybe a little surprising....
- Old wide blade and or bone handle butter knives, the Ben loves how they swipe his bread in one go. He is forever reminding me if I see them to grab them.
- Padded crocheted coat hangers, well nice ones that is. Why? Because they keep your vintage frocks hanging so much nicer than wooden, wire or plastic hangers
- Vintage print sheets, this one is kind of a given to any op shopping mad vintage lover. But I've got quite a collection and I'm convinced I need more to put together gorgeous mismatched sets for Sarah's room. I have two of several prints, perhaps I should do a swap with someone.
So that's just some of the items I just can't leave alone, try as I might. I don't think any of them are a nasty habit. But I know there must be some of you out there that just seriously can't stop yourself with certain things even if they serve no practical need at home. Now's the time to fess, come on tell Trudie.
- Vintage print scarves, I turn these things over like no ones business. I have been known to have loads of them and then I'll spring clean them. I gift a lot of them. Sell some then re-donate others. But I always have a drawer fall of them, I just can't pass them up, I wear them on my head, tie them to a bag, use them as belts and more. But I can't stop buying them.
- Lego, if you've been a Lego kid, have kids or in my case have a husband who grew up with Lego being their main choice of toy of entertainment, one must purchase any random bags of Lego. Apparently by the Ben's standards there can never be too much Lego.
Labels: Life & Style, Thrifting