I love decorating with vintage things. Vintage, retro, antique, whatever you call it I like the style. I have been drawn to many of the blogs that I follow because they use this style - urban farmhouse, country (I don't like that word, reminds me of decorating with ducks), cottage, beachy - love it. And I've learned from my blog reading that the best way to do vintage is through thrift stores. Makes sense. Up until now I've been a fleamarket/ebay/etsy shopper. But I wanted to try some stamping on spoons for Mother's Day so I thought it would be faster to check out the local thrift store.
Now, I have been to thrift stores before and I admit, I'm just not a fan. Can't place my finger on it, but I just have never had any luck. But yesterday I found myself with a little free time so I headed off to my local Goodwill.
And I have to tell you ... I just don't get the Goodwill love. This stuff was not exactly cheap and pretty sparse for such a big store. For example, there was a white bowl, nothing special, wasn't a brand name or anything - $9.99. Seems a bit steep for a thrift store. There was very little silverware - 99¢ a piece (is that reasonable?). I picked up a few spoons and a fork just so I wouldn't leave empty handed (and I'm dying to try the stamping thing). I don't know ... think that's my last trip to Goodwill. Maybe it was just a bad day? Maybe I'm being unrealistic about the price points?
There is a second hand shop close by that I've never tried. Maybe I'll pop in there later today and try them out. Someone has to sell the junk beautiful items that I love.