Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Thrift Store Mania
This is only trouble for those of us with no self-control in shopping at such stores, ha ha ha!
I recently earned $15.00 free at one particular store.
I had intended to go back and use my $15.00 free on a newer sewing machine chair. However, it was already sold. Instead, I brought home:
~a large bag full of knitting needles and other sewing notions
~a large crocheted doily
~2 table runners, one cross stitched, the other embroidered
~a toaster cover
~4 large plates with pretty flowers on them
~a bag full of silverware (we are always running out of spoons)
~a large towel for the birthing of the baby goats or wiping off dirty dog paws
~a wig for the kids to use in the costume box and for "wig night"
~a small glass pitcher to hold leftover coffee in ("use it up")
I think I need another frequent shopper card. Obviously, I can't shop there very day, or my house would explode. But I sure love finding useful items at low prices. And yes, there are many times I leave the stores without buying a thing. Many of our area thrift stores are selling antiques at high prices. That is why we love to visit thrift stores in other towns - better prices.