I haven't participated in a blog hop in awhile and figured it was time that I jumped back on the wagon.
This one really made me think. My town has 3 basic thrift stores: Salvation Army, Goodwill, and a locally-owned one called Dream Secondhand Store. Being from a small town and set in our ways, we still usually refer to it as "the old Linnenkohl's" after the original occupant of the building (it was a furniture store and the name was written on the roof).
I don't shop often at thrift stores. Not 'cause I'm a snob but because the first two are mainly clothes and I'm really hard to fit, and the third one is a glorified junk shop. I'm more likely to be found at garage sales around our county during the Spring and Summer.
I did, however, score a really cute Prairie Schooler Santa at the junky shop. I was really surprised! It was stitched and framed and I got him for $1. Isn't he cute?! I see he got a bit smashed. I'll have to make sure to store him better.
The past couple of weeks, I've done really well at garage/yard sales (car boot or jumble sales for the UK readers). I got a ton of cross stitch magazines for a song last Saturday. When I say ton, it was actually 88 magazines. Mostly Just Cross Stitch and Cross Stitch and Country Crafts. I've also started "rescuing" completed pieces. At the same sale, I got 4 completed and framed pieces! I just can't stand the thought of all that work possible ending up in a trash heap somewhere.
Soon, there is going to be a section in my Etsy Shop, XedStitches, specifically for my "rescuees". I'll make a little money on them but my main goal is to see that they go to a home where they'll be appreciated.
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