Monday, January 10, 2011

Thrifting is a Joy!

I have recently joined an open blog for those of us out there who love to "thrift" ie get out there and rummage for treasures at yard sales, thrift shops, estate sales, vintage and consignment joints etc, etc and so on and so forth... That wondrous blog of blogs? Yes, it's The Thrift Collective. This blog is open to anyone and everyone who gets their thrift on and wants to share in their finds, is searching for that elusive piece or wants to create a Thrift Guide for their area (which I did for Boston and suburbs).

I love buying previously loved (and sometime unloved) for a multitude of reasons but my main ones are as follows:

*Buying used is a great way to find unique items that might even be one of a kind. Character is key for me. Thrifting? is great for finding some pretty funky characters.

*It saves me money! It's a great way to feed my shopping addiction without cleaning out my change purse.

*I love my crafting and with my crafting comes experimentation. Going to thrift stores often finds me coming home with great items to re-purpose, fabric to experiment with (sheets, curtains etc etc) and a feeling of creating something new out of something old. Hurrah!

*It's good for our Earth. If I can reuse, recycle, re-purpose, re-imagine, reconstruct something? Then I am not buying it new.

Do you love to thrift? Do you want to shout it from the rooftops? Join The Thrift Collective! You can shoot off an email to Ana and ask to join! They are on Twitter (and while you're there you might as well follow me), on Facebook (oh I am there too!) and Flickr (nope, I'm not there). I'd love to see as many people as possible sharing in their love of all that is thrifty!



  1. Love Thrift Collective. Follow on twitter, just need to get up the guts to post my thrift find on blog!! PS. Of course I follow Prim and Propah too :)

  2. Yay! I joined Thrift Collective this month and I thrifted yesterday. I thrift for many of the same reasons but, kind of fell out of the thifting scene - I am excited to be back in the game.

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