THIS is thrift!

>> 7.07.2009

I had a problem. I would go to the thrift stores, buy things that (slightly) interested me, then come home and pile the stuff I purchased somewhere in the garage. Somehow it made me feel happy just to have something new. Instead of actually getting dirty and working in the house, I could just buy new things and have the feeling of accomplishment.

Not anymore! And with that, the vase:

Not only was the vase $1 (which is always fun to brag about), but it was the only item I purchased and I put it out right away. Why? I actually loved it. Funny concept.

Are you a former thrift-addict? What did you do to break the addiction?

*note to self: wall texture= gross


Nancy E. J. July 11, 2009 at 11:41 AM  

I love that little vase. The design is fabulous. Along with stripes, pillows, and chocolate, I have quite an obsession for anything glass.

I really enjoy going to the thrift store. I usually go about once a week and make a mental list of things I'm looking for. If I do find something not on my list, I'll think about where I will put it before buying it.

Thank you for the comment...I'm thinking one more shelf sounds about right.

Julia July 11, 2009 at 2:03 PM  

I so agree that wall texture is gross and it lives throughout my whole house. Ack, the lack of character in new construction. Anyway, I'm a reformed thrift addict because I just got rid of a bunch of stuff. It was humbling looking at all the little junky stuff I had randomly acquired for "cheap."

Bromeliad July 13, 2009 at 7:06 AM  

Thrift addiction runs in the family. My mom has filled the garage, barn and guest room with 10 years of Goodwill shopping.

The only thing that saves me is that I'm OCD about clutter. Once the stuff starts to bug me, I toss or sell it.

gabrielaskitchen July 22, 2009 at 11:19 AM  

ooooo! I love your blog mostly because I can completely relate. I'm a recovering thrift store addict since moving from California to NYC (small apartment). I still hit up Goodwill every few months but I'm very careful about what I buy. I look forward to reading your blog regularly and seeing your finds! (P.S. I'm glad you like the tres leches recipe, please let me know how it turns out!)

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