Sunday, September 21, 2008

A shopping we will go…

I took me a little shoppin’ trip on Friday. Yes I did. Not to my usual fav-OH-rite store, Tar-jay. No siree Bob, I found myself at the thrift store. Or as the Princess calls it, the “thrip store”.

Let me make this clear, I do not like the thrift store. I like to drop things off there. I do not shop there. Unless I’m on a mission. Which I was.

Overalls. I was looking for two gently used pair of kids overalls. Ones that could still be worn after a trip through through the sanitary cycle of my washing machine. Because I am a germophobe and I think the “thrip” store might have some germs.

I know you are just dying to know why I was looking for the kids some overalls. But you will have to wait until next week for that. So y’all come back now, ya’ hear?!

Clang, clang-clang, clang, clang-clang…..clang. clang. clang.

Entering the thrift store was like entering a different country, so I forced myself to wander around a bit and see just what this place was all about. After all, the parking lot was full and people were milling about with baskets! And I’m talking about shopping carts full o’ junk bargains.

Once I started milling about, I was SO sad I didn’t have my camera. But I did have my cell phone camera! So I was stealthy about taking photos of some prize finds.

I wanted to stop and take a photo of the college kiddies looking for “70’s stuff”, but I refrained. But oh how I laughed at the things they had in their hands. I mean, who knew you could find PINK polyester pants in men’s sizes. I hope that boy won a prize!

Here’s my Top 5 Thrift Store finds (enjoy them because I am not going back anytime soon):

1. Memories anyone?


2. Thought I might buy this sweet, polyester seersucker twin-set, complete with elastic waist. I never know when I might need this for last minute cruise plans or a family reunion.


3. Ummmm, Mom, I’m not sure if you still have this robe?! I got this one in mint condition for you, just in case. I know how much you enjoyed it in the early 80’s. (too bad I can’t find a photo of you wearing yours)


4. Let me just say, THIS.IS.WRONG!


5. Heaven’s to Betsy. Do you see what this says?!



The Source said...

Oh my. Underwear. And matresses. Two things I really wouldn't want to have to buy second hand.

We hit the thrift store every year to look for jeans for our teenagers to take on mission trips. They want Hollister and A & F, but I'm not sending them to roof houses in "nice" clothes. So we head to the Goodwill and pay $3 a pair.

Shannon ( said...

I'm glad you made it out of there alive! That is some seriously scary stuff!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

So funny. Debarge? Are you serious? Do people even have record players anymore?

And, the underwear and mattresses ... just gross!

Please, go back again so that we can get some more pics.

Nik said...

LOL!!! Yeah thrift stores just get my skin crawling. But...underwear and mattresses?? EWWWWWW!

Valarie said...

I know what your doing, I know what your doing!! Only because I have to go look for the same thing, and I bet its for the same reason. :)

Olivia said...

Love it! In the spring I had to find a beauty pageant dress from the 1970's (costume party)and went to the same store. It was quite scary. Too bad you did not get any snaps of the lovely jewelry!

Leigh said...

Girl, I am a complex individual. I am a germaphob that loves the thrift store. Or, I think it is more so that I love to find a treasure. But I will NOT purchase underware or used mattresses. Ewww.

I am VERY selective.

Heather said...

Did you get your hubby a few stocking stuffers, lol?

Drama Mama said...

I bought all my Levis in college at Goodwill- WHich was in the really bad part of town- what was I thinkin- Oh well, I loved those jeans-
I wish they still fit- Ha ha Ha Ha ha!

jennifer said...

Definitely not for the faint of heart or sensitive of nose!

Funny post.