|A Brilliant Melody|
Hi there! I was so excited when Janette asked me to do a guest post on her wonderful blog! I think she has a great future in blogging and she’s one of my favorite reads!
I’m a 27 year-old graduate student studying school psychology in San Diego, California and I’ve been married for a year and half to my husband, who I’ve known since preschool (but that’s a whole other blog post!). I love working with children and I’m working part time as a middle school tutor until I start my school psychology internship in the fall.
Enough about me, let’s get to the good stuff! Thrifting is one of my favorite hobbies. When I walk into a thrift store, it feels like a chance to dig through unwanted treasures. Of course, I don’t always find treasures, but that’s part of the hunt.
The department I usually head to first is either the clothes or the books. I love old books and have found a few first editions that may be worth something. Here are a few books I recently found.
Architectural Drawing 1939
In an effort to spend less and save more, I’ve started buying clothes at thrift stores. It’s amazing how cheap you get them and a lot of them are in good condition. Now most thrift stores do not wash the clothes before they sell them, so you’ll probably want to wash them before you wear them. Here’s some of my finds that I wear regularly.
3 Belts $10
Lately I’ve been on the look out for frames of different sizes to make a large frame collage.
I also look for vintage kitchenware and anything that I think can be up-cycled into something new.
Now for what I would never buy at a thrift store:
2. Bed Sheets
These are things I just wouldn’t feel comfortable using, even if they were cleaned really well. Pillows are especially hard to clean and some people drool when the sleep.
It always feels good to me when I buy used things at low prices. There’s so much great stuff out there!