I'm a wife, an artist, and a lover of dogs, rock music, and abstract art. I'm a Virginia girl with equal love for California sun and New York grunge. 
I see the most beauty in imperfect things. Ripped jeans. Asymmetrical art. Vintage everything. And a photo with a little girt and grain. I love things that are rugged and little bit off the beaten path. 

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Thrifty Thursdays

5/28/2015

I don’t know if you know this about me but I LOVE THRIFT STORES. I feel like someone elses trash is DEFINITELY MY TREASURE. The only problem with thrift stores is that you can sometimes buy stuff you don’t need but THATS OKAY!
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I have had a love affair with thrift stores since I was around five. I began going with my mom to yard sales. My mom, her good friend, and her son (my age) would all go together. Honestly, I didn’t really have a choice. I just remember always picking up stuffed animals. There was once a time where I had enough stuffed animals to cover my twin bed and the space around it. Wild huh? As I got older I refused to go to the yard sales but the need for junk was still burning inside of me. I eventually developed a love for the Goodwill. Then it escalated into vintage stores. I never got into Ebay but that is probably a good thing and I saved myself from a newfound addiction. Going to a thrift store is almost like a challenge. Sometimes I go in with a mission and find what I am looking for and more – – SUCCESS!! A lot of the time I just go to see WHAT I can find. I am always secretly hoping to find something vintage. When I hold something vintage in my hand my heart skips a beat. It’s as if the object has a mind of its own, it’s nostalgic. I feel as if there are so many memories wrapped up into one object that I know nothing about. It’s a mystery that I will never know and that excites me! Its a thrill and I LOVE IT. Last week I found these beautiful vintage items at Goodwill; A Post Magazine that was released after JFK died, and a classic bridal headpiece. When I found these two I thought, “SCORE!”. Not only were they vintage but they were a bargain (in my opinion). The magazine was $2.00 and the bridal piece was $5.00. It doesn’t get much better then this!

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