Sometimes it feels like I am being guided by a light from above when it comes to thrifting (or charity shopping, as we usually call it round here).
There is a charity shop near me whose opening hours are a little sporadic. I often forget to go there, as I don’t pass by very often.
We tried to visit last weekend, as lad had a friend round for a sleepover and we were on the lookout for cheap dvds. But it wasn’t to be. They were shut.
I wasn’t going to go yesterday morning, until I got to the end of the road and thought “ooh, it’s ages since I poked about in there. I’ll just see if they’re open”.
And lo and behold, the thrifting fairy waved her magic wand…
Ironically, I was ogling something similar online just the other day. I rejected that particular treasure, as it was rather expensive.
But the thrifting fairy did me proud on price too.
The man said “Is that all you want? That’ll be a pound.” And I, somewhat stunned, rather stupidly replied “There’s two of them!” To which he responded “Yes, that’s a pound.”
So I smiled, and I didn’t argue, and I told him that I collected trays.
Which, as you can see from the picture above (although not the full extent of my collection) is true.
It even made up for the fact that in my absence the shop has had a big clear-out of all the sections I normally rummage.
Oh well. By the time I visit again, they might have restocked.
If the thrifting fairy is on form. ♥