I have to admit, when I read Young House Love’s blog post last Friday I got pretty giddy about this “thrift store challenge”. I mean seriously here, a challenge with a scavenger hunt in a thrift store?! Who said adults can’t have a scavenger hunt?
There are so many thrift stores in the St. Petersburg area but I have to admit they get boring after a while. I frequent a thrift store right down the street from me but for the occasion I brought my twenty dollars to one a whole fifteen minutes away. Who can go wrong with a store called Thrift City USA?
When I was in high school, almost every Wednesday (which was pay day) I would come here to find some seriously outdated 80’s clothes to bring back in style. Did it work? Not when I was doing it. This is also the same store I found my pear orb lamp at, so I had high expectations.
Did they have leather jackets? Yes.
Yes they did.
All pink outfit? Check.
Oh, and they had more big coats than anyone could ever dream of. I can understand why they had plenty. I mean, can you see someone sporting one of these in Florida? I can’t, not even during our 70 degree winters.
They also were pretty well stocked in ceramic animals.
Ceramic animals worthy of a can of spray paint? Not so much.
I also found some interesting things, like this sort of lamp.
Seriously, what is this thing? In case you can’t make out those blurry words, it says, “Do not use without proper protective eyewear to avoid eye injury.” Really? That looks like some scary stuff.
And this awesome hand mixer. Isabelle seemed to like it but I decided to pass. (And now I am kind of regretting it, whoops.)
Oh and anybody need a wine bottle?
Unfortunately, I left empty handed. So I took my still remaining twenty dollars elsewhere.
I think this thrift store wins for the best all pink outfit. They even put it on display. Wig included.
I would easily add these slippers to the attire for added pinkness.
I found at least somethings at this store, although not my best thrift store bounty. In total I bought a sweet horse-stick (I can’t recall the official name), a book for Elijah, a hairdryer for myself that I will probably never use and the legitimate vase you saw earlier. Grand total? $9.14!
What makes me more excited though, are these sweet glasses I scored at a garage sale for fifty cents two days prior to my shopping adventure. She wanted a dollar but I haggled her down. Oh yeah. So make that a grand total of $9.64, because garage sales are related to thrift stores, right?
What is something you scored at a thrift store? Any awesome fur coats? How about strange dangerous lamps?
Update! Check out what I just scored at the thrift store I visit the most. Score! It is a wooden high chair, albeit in a rough shape but nothing a little love won’t find.
I can’t wait to fix its wobbly little legs and give it a nice coat of bright paint. Maybe turquoise? Or a bright yellow? The possibilities are endless!