I've mentioned this a few times but the gift giving part of Christmas doesn't mean the same to me that it used to. Or I should say the gift receiving part of the holiday. I do love to find the perfect gift for someone, especially the children. For me though, in the last few years, Christmas morning was met with disappointment. Okay I realize that sounds incredible selfish and you are right. It is. But in a way we all revert back to those childhood feelings were Christmas morning and the opening of presents was truly about me, myself and I.
This Christmas I'm letting go of that feeling. I don't know if it is my age or just my realization that things don't fulfill me like they used to. This year it's all about giving and that feeling is authentic. My wishlist used to be pages long.
This year on my wish list instead of asking for a lot of items, I've asked for things that I need for work. Like a box resizer tool and a photo tent. Things that I not only will use often, but tools that will help make my business better. Things that will make me truly happier and my days easier.
Have you found that your Christmas wishlist has changed because of thrifting?
The thrifting angels smiled down at me this weekend and blessed me in the form of an estate sale in a packed house. Not only was it filled to the brim, but the previous owner was a crafter.
I arrived at the house at 6:15 a.m. on Saturday morning to sign my name up on the list. I was #9. I walked in the door at 9 a.m. and left the house at 12:15 p.m. I shopped for 3 1/4 hours. I stumbled out of the house my arms full of bags, boxes/bins and I was delirious with hunger. I eventually got home and I was worn out for the remainder of the day. I didn't care though because the sale was incredible. It was my Christmas wish because really what I want for Christmas is to do my favorite thing in this world and that is thrift.
Here's a sample of what I bought:
- 12 pairs of shoes including Keens, Ariat & Danskos
- 3 large cloth bags full of art & craft books
- a bag full of DVD tv series
- heaps of craft supplies
- a vintage Alfred Hitchcock board game
- Martha Stewart Stamp sets (new)
- 5 April Cornell tablecloths
- vintage fabric
- Vintage Perfume
It was definitely one of the best sales of the year. Perhaps it will help me get through the thrift withdrawals of the next couple of weeks.
Did you go thrifting this weekend?
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