What’s luck got to do with it?

I am often asked what time is best to thrift store shop. I tell people that there really isn’t a best time. In my experience frequency is the key, not luck. The more you go, the more you find, the “luckier” you are. And if you are there when they bring out new items – first dibs!
Also, spend some time. I usually get sucked in for an hour or so. If you take the time to look, there are treasures hidden on the shelves and on the racks.
Here are some items I have found “hiding”.
A brass cricket box.
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Flamingo pink Pyrex dinnerware.
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Zombie cookie cutters.
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And, funny, snarky signs.
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The one sad thing about the shop is that they usually only have one of an item.
Like one salt or pepper shaker.
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Unless you want an Elefun game or woven plate holders. Then you are covered!
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Vintage Thrifting

The things that most people donate to thrift stores are used, out of style, cleaned out of Grandma’s house, etc.  That can make those stores a perfect hunting ground for vintage goods. Whether it be clothes, furniture, records, dishes, books or decor. I am not a huge fan of vintage clothes, but I love finding vintage treasures to decorate my home with.

I know I said I don’t do vintage clothes, but I just loved the fabric pattern of this dress.
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Sometimes the items aren’t truly vintage, but they have been styled to look old, or “retro.” I have quite a few in Baby Girl’s room.
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I bought this vintage MCM magazine rack a while back. I repurposed it to be a diaper holder in Baby Girl’s room.
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I am a fan of vintage kitchen goods. I like vintage Pyrex, and other glass.
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This toaster is from the 1910s.
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I am also a fan of vintage or retro art.
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Because of vintage thrifting I started a vintage ceramic animal collection.
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Old stuff is so cool. Here are a few more vintage goodies for you
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