The Flying Apron gluten free crust with Martha's Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pie recipe topped with homemade whipped cream sweetened with agave syrup (my find of the summer) and vanilla extract. A perfect way to end our Thanksgiving Meal. While I mentioned a lot of deep hearted things that I was thankful for in my Grateful post, I thought I would post some lighthearted thanks toward Thrifting.
Top 8 Thriftful (a word I have not used before tonight) Things I am Thankful For:
1) A surprise Half Off sale at your small local thrift store. When they announce surprise sales, generally the public doesn't know about it and you might have the store to your self.
2) Finding money in a pocket of a thrifted coat. While dirty Kleenex would make my top 8 things I don't like about thrifting, coming across a crumpled dollar bill in a coat or a some coins in a wallet can make my morning.
3) Driving up to a yard sale and before you hit the pavement you can sense that the people selling their goods have the exact same taste as you.
4) Finding something extremely valuable at the bottom of a dusty, cluttered box. Some of my best finds were hidden under mouse dropping and shredded paper. It is also a sign that the people hosting the sale just want their stuff gone since they didn't even take the time to search through boxes. This also means that there might be some very good deals to be found.
5) Good Signage. There is nothing worse than some chicken scratch scribbles on a piece of cardboard. I greatly appreciate a well written sign. I prefer it not to have the time so I don't have that stab of guilt if I show up early. Though on the statistical side of finding good stuff, the messier the sign, usually the better luck you might have to find vintage items.
6) Free Coffee. One of the most memorable neighborhood sales that I have been to not only had free coffee, but it was Starbucks coffee, complete with real cream and raw sugar. I grabbed myself a cup, shopped and was fueled for the rest of the sale in their hood. I used to like the .25 cent donuts but now that I can't eat them I tend to blur them from my vision and concentrate purely on the Jo.
7) When I am running behind schedule I really appreciate a sale that starts exactly on time. I'm even okay with the rope across their driveway. I can't tell you how many sales I have been to where I have arrived 10 minutes early and found people pouring out of the garage, arms laden with things that just tease the heck out of me. Of course I appreciate it when they open early if I am at that sale but overall I really am grateful when they start on time.
8) I'm especially grateful to all of you amazing people who read my blog. Dh became a little overwhelmed with thrifting story after thrifting story that I used to tell him on Saturday afternoon. His eyes would start to glaze over in a polite sort of way. Here in my fun little blogland I can chat about thrifting to my hearts content. I love reading and sharing about thrifting and I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you and Happy