For the first time in months or possibly years I went thrifting for two days, spent $9 and came back with one signed artist proof print and a bottle of eco friendly floor cleanser. That was it! I was out the door by 7:30 am on Saturday morning and arrived home around noon. I probably went to 15 sales during that time and I couldn't find anything.
It shouldn't surprise me though. After a lovely week away we came home to find that our kitchen floor hadn't been finished, that there was chipboard dust throughout the dining room, kitchen and partially into the living room, our kitchen was basically not usable due to the fridge and dishwasher sitting in front of the house and the final salt in the wound was the refrigerator dying when it was brought back into the house on Wednesday (only discovered on Thursday morning). We love our landlord so it wasn't really anyones fault, just a series of bad luck really.
It left me very unsettled though. I don't know about you but when I return from vacation it's usually with a lot of energy. This time we arrived home with a lot of anxiety and stress. I wanted to nest and put my house back together. We spent the week instead eating on paper plates, piecing meals together and finding ways to amuse ourselves when work was being done in the kitchen. And I really shouldn't complain when so many people had a horrible weekend on the East Coast with flooding, rain, fallen trees and going without power.
*praying for you all*
For me it just makes sense that I didn't have my thrift intuition Saturday morning when it came to thrifting. As someone pointed out on my Facebook page, it only means that next week has to be a good one because really it can't get any worse than this week right?
Did you go thrifting this weekend?
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