Sunday, May 05, 2013
I love thrift store shopping. Yard sales, charity sales, thrift stores, resale shops - ahhhh, I'm right at home! My mom called it "junking"... and off we'd go on a Saturday morning, hitting sales in people's front yards, church basements, VFW post halls, fields at the fairgrounds, parking lots. It didn't matter where, just so long as someone had their "I don't want this anymore" items out for us to browse through. Yet, in all those years of digging through other peoples discards.. I've never found that one "OMG" item like you see on Antique Roadshow. You know the ones. "I bought it for a dollar because I liked the frame, imagine my surprise when I saw Rembrandt's signature on the bottom". Yea. Where are those sales??? About a year ago, I hit a yard sale that was closing up because it was starting to drizzle. Spotted an old Brownie camera (which my sister collects) and asked how much. Imagine me smiling on the inside when the lady said "three dollars sound ok?" Um, yes. Brownie Camera, with flash. Yes $3.00 sound okay. It sounded like "wrap it up, I'm taking it!" So she got a $3.00 Brownie camera with flash for Christmas and was tickled. I was tickled. I hope the lady with the $3 was tickled. But that leads me to today's question - What the best deal you've ever found?