A couple weeks ago I popped into a thrift store that I typically try to avoid. It's overpriced, it prints out prices from the internet and sticks it to the item and when they do have sales they are not very enticing. Still, my love of thrift is overpowering and I try to ignore why I don't like a thrift store. I went in and was planning to leave after shaking my head at the expensive, antique store prices when I came upon this wooden flower shop. Some of you may recognize it from my Little Shop banner. It's nearly identical except for the colors. Ironically it was priced well and I left the shop with this sweet piece in hand.
2 1/2 years ago we left most of our furniture and items behind in Washington. We wanted to move as lightly as we could because I knew that I could replace it all. The only item that I regretted leaving was our chest freezer. For some reason, the price of freezers rose drastically from the time we originally purchased it to present day. I didn't want to buy one new. Week after week would go by and our local supermarket Oliver's would have fantastic sales on food that I'd normally buy and freeze. Finally I found a freezer on Friday at an estate sale for $60. My favorite gluten free bread, Udi's is on sale at Oliver's until April 1st so I'm going to buy a few loaves every time I shop.
Saturday was my parents 51st wedding anniversary. They have been such an inspiration to me as to what a marriage should be about. I knew that when I walked down that aisle in 1997 that I was marrying for life. I watched my parents laugh together, save money together, build houses together and work as a partnership. It shaped everything that I wanted in a marriage. It was with great sadness though that my mother was taken to hospital on the evening of her anniversary by ambulance. She is currently in intensive care due to complications with her cancer. If you have a moment to send a thought or prayer our way, I'd appreciate it. I may be heading north this week and will keep you updated.
Did you go thrifting this weekend?
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