Thursday, August 9, 2012

Our Big Hometalk Thrifting Trip

When Debbie at Refresh Restyle contacted me to ask if I wanted to be a part of a thrifting day, I jumped at the chance!  I {heart} thrifting! 

When I found out that Hometalk was sending 8 of us out on this little journey with matching T-shirts, I was beyond excited!

Here, we are before we hit the road.  We paired up in teams of 2, kind of like the Amazing Thrifting Race!  Not really, we were all pretty civil; we just needed 4 vehicles to haul our goodies back home. 

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We drove and chatted with much excitement!  We got lost; we waited in line to get in to one store while instructions were blasted over a loud speaker (serious business!)  We walked/ran through stores.  We sat on/claimed furniture as our own.  We found treasures for ourselves and for our sister thrifters.

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 Mary and I packed and re-packed our vehicles several times.  Toward the end of the day, I heard bids going on for the last amount of space available in Cherry’s vehicle!


Our Loot:


I’ll be posting some pictures later on of the makeovers or makeunders of the things I thrifted on this trip. 
But for the sake of fun, I wanted to show you a few of the things that we DIDN’T buy!  You know the kinds of things that non-thrifters think all thrift stores are filled with…
Here we go.  Giggle :)

None of this came home with us….

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How about live music at the thrift store on the weekends?  He was singing Elvis, I believe…


We got so much great stuff.  I still can’t believe it.  We shopped ‘til we almost dropped!  Didn’t stop for lunch until almost 4 p.m. 

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Our Thrifty Sisters were Debbie from The Smart Set; Karen and Mary from Cotton*Wood Furnishings; Cherry from Cherry’s in the Garden and More; Sarah from Unto the Rainbow; Ann from Shabby French Cottage Basement; and our Coordinator for the event Debbie from Refresh Restyle.

Besides our loot, our lunch and conversation was the best part of the day!  Girlfriends chatting it up about everything from bargains, to paint, to woodworking, to relationships.  We had the best time!  We are hatching a plan to do another one of these trips very soon…  Thanks Hometalk!

End of the day ~Everyone's haul....

Happy Thrifting!


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Jessica Kielman

Looks like a blast! Yeah...I would have left the creepy clowns too. I wish my thrift stores had some of those goodies.


it was so much fun but next time the cost will be high for space cause I plan on filling my own truck
but now that ya'll know what to expect I'm sure we will be a caravan of trucks and trailers... hugs, Cherry

reFresh reStyle

OK, I'm ready to go again! I only have 50 items to refresh, I need more :) Love the funny pictures, I want people to think that's whats in the thrift stores! Save all the good stuff for us!


Sounds like you guys had an awesome time. I knew it would be fun. After seeing it all, I don't think I would have been able to keep up.
I am still preparing "Mush" in the kitchen. Bob goes back to the dentist Monday to have stitches removed from the last round. It will come as no surprise to you ladies, he has really been a wimp. He is saying it will probably be a couple of months before he can wear dentures. Heck NO!
Love to all, Ginger


Fun day! What I want to know is how you got the white t-shirt:)?