Tuesday, October 19, 2010

From the mind of an addict...

I made myself a silent promise this month...


Don't laugh but I sometimes have a little voice inside my head that says, "Today you will find something amazing at Goodwill." or something along those lines. I'm the type that probably goes to a thrift store about twice a week. Luckily, I live in a small town and can usually hit one up on my lunch break. But in an effort to purge my house of unused items I told myself, You will not thrift during the month of October. So far, so good. We are more than half way through the month and I have not taken the lunch detour to my local thrift store. But, it's getting hard, especially when I sit down with my morning cup of coffee and read my favorite blogs and see all the goodies other people are picking up. I just need to smile and comment..."What great finds", and quickly move on to my next read hoping for a tutorial or play list.

Just 12 more days...I can do it!

In the mean time I can just daydream about the goods I usually search for...

Vintage Mugs
Available on etsy



Our Goodwill sells 10 paperbacks for $1, which is very dangerous for a book whore like me.

What are your go-to items in the thrift shop...What do you always leave with?


Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Oh wow, that is admirable! I don't know if I could do it. I always seem to leave with cameras, clothes (vintage and otherwise), luggage, and housewares. I'm such a thrift addict!

alovelylittleworld said...

I'm impressed. I'm addicted to book buying too. The problem is, once I buy them.... I often don't read them, I go to the library instead or buy more. I figure I can read them anytime once they are on my shelf. Go figure.

Anonymous said...

Aww, not thrifting is so sad. Think of all those poor adorable items that won't have a home because of your resolution!!

(Cute blog, I'm following and I added your button!)

Christine said...

I just recently got into photography... I never thought of looking for cameras at thrift stores. We have a Salvation Army pretty close to us, and I am definitely going to have to check it out. Love your lovely blog! :)


Lane said...

I ALWAYS leave with at least one vintage or just plain cute book in which I never read any of them.. and if there's a cute camera...well it's coming home with me to. I go at least twice a week...actually I just came home today with 3 new vintage books...Pinocchio, pride and prejudice, and a book by Edgar Allen Poe. Help me haha!

Brooke Ann Dove said...

Pride and Prejudice is my vice...I cannot leave it on the shelf. It must come home with me. I have multiple copies so I'm not sad when I loan them out and they don't return.

the perfect pear said...

Oh my gosh! I totally know what you mean with the little voice in your head! "today you'll find something awesome!" haha totally know what you mean!

amylou said...

I'm a newish follower. Congrats on your challenge. I bet it is incredibly difficult reading other blogs.
I don't always get to go to thrift stores, but I love to stop at garage sales and find cheap decor for my home.

Jennifer Louise said...

Ahh this is a lovely post. ♥
I am literally addicted to buying books.

Ashley said...

ah, I often hear that same little voice when it comes to thrifting! nothing cures a bad day for me like the rush of great vintage score! hang in there though, you can do it!!