Sunday, February 5, 2012
Thrifting Find This Week
Hubby went to his last day of employment on Tuesday like a kid in a candy store. What a great feeling leaving your job at the height on your career - by your own hand to self-employment with a large contract already in hand. This rarely happens in his industry, in fact his boss was a little shocked. You usually leave on an ambulance stretcher due to stress(one of the major reasons we are changing our lifestyle) or are fired when your performance starts to go down. On the contrary, he had his best year ever. His old life was a suit every day of the week. His new life will mean wearing a suit once in a while, and the rest of time a t-shirt and jeans kind of relaxed life. I insisted on a wardrobe purge (men don't purge well) and we managed to get rid of 40% of his wardrobe in 15 minutes. Afterwards (after a wee bit of pushback) he stated it actually felt good. Before he could change his mind off to the Sally Ann I went. I have difficulty donating to a thrift store without checking out whats inside.
What should I find? This little treasure, 1962 Whitmans childrens version of National Velvet in good condition - the inside is spotless with no writing for 99 cents. This will be stock for my future reselling venture.
Don't you love old childrens books?
Linking up with herlibraryadventures.blogspot.com Flea Market Finds and Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday. If you are into thrift stores, bargain hunting or vintage check them out!