As I write this Thrift Share Monday post, I'm still in Sacramento. I didn't bring my UBS cord how could I do that so I don't have any way to upload photos. I had to scrounge through my old picture to find a photo that I haven't posted here previously. At least I hope this is a new one. It's a Mexican owl that Keiran fell in love with and now watches over his room from a high bookshelf.
What was it like to Thrift in a new city? When I woke on Saturday morning at 5am, my entire body was full of anticipation. A friend of mine who lives in Sacramento gave me suggestions as to where to thrift. I was hoping to find boxes and boxes of books to bring home and lots of other goodies. I found many great items but not so many books.
Where did I go wrong? It was hard to get a grasp on where I was in the city. I also could only look up yard sales on my iphone as well which I was grateful for but it was limiting. Next time I think it would be worth paying the $9.95 to have the internet in our room for 24 hours. It would have saved me a lot of time and I could have planned my route better.
I found a neighborhood of MCM houses that made my heart swoon. I would love to come back here just to take photos of the architecture. I did find a few mid century modern items along the way and I did buy a Sterling Silver candy dish for $4.00 which I was pleased about. There was a nice mix of modern and vintage, my favorite combination.
My biggest find of the weekend wasn't at a yard sale but at our hotel. We arrived very late into Sacramento and the Doubletree was practically full. They had given our original room away and instead gave us the Chairman's Suite. We could not believe our eyes when we unlocked the door and walked into a foyer. The hotel room split off into three sections, the living/dining room, the bathroom with sunken tub and the bedroom complete with robes. It was as if we had won a prize. I adore it when abundance materializes right before our eyes. Keiran said "this is heaven" to me as we wandered around and looked at everything. It has been pure luxury to stay here (and free since we used our hotel points to pay for the room) and it truly felt like a vacation. We are so grateful.
When I get home I'll add some photos to this post to spruce it up a bit. I hope you had a fabulous thrifting weekend. I look forward to seeing what you found. Don't forget to pop over to the party at Southern Hospitality.