I LOVE Thrift Stores! I always have and I always will. When I was a teenager, my cousin Emily and I would often catch a bus to Salvation Army and spend hours shopping. Armed with my allowance ($20), I could come back with a gigantic bag filled with clothes that actually fit and still have money left over.
Phillip, our nephew Riley, and I went thrift store shopping today. The 3 of us crammed into the tiny pickup truck we’re currently borrowing and headed to the nearest Salvation Army. Almost immediately, we found some good deals. I found 3 full decks of cards for 29 cents each. Shortly after that, Phillip sent Riley to find me because they had found something they KNEW I’d love – a vintage Kenmore sewing machine for $20!
I quickly looked it over – it looked to be in good condition, the case was intact, the manual was included and it contained a box of rotary attachments. I decided to buy it. Now, I don’t know much about vintage sewing machines and I’m still not sure if I got a “great” deal, but I had been looking for an affordable sewing machine for a while now. I love sewing but we just couldn’t afford to buy a new sewing machine so I’ve been sewing everything by hand. If you’ve ever done this, you know it’s a pain in the butt. I am VERY excited about my “new” sewing machine and I can’t wait to use it. I’m looking up all the information I possibly can. I haven’t taken it out of the case yet because I’m still trying to find a place to put it. Once I do, rest assured, I’ll take more pictures and test it out. I’ll post all about it then. 🙂
In addition to the sewing machine, we also found a working Sears typewriter for $5, an office chair for $3 and got THREE bags full of clothing for around $9. We also bought Riley a Gorillaz CD for $1 and 2 really nice trench coats for 35 cents each (no, that’s NOT a typo!). I am extremely happy with today’s thrift store haul. Hopefully we can make this a weekly thing. I know Phillip might not like it but I sure would!