i love it when even just 'popping in' to one of my regular spots turns out some excellent finds. dotty and i made a trip to one of my favorite smaller shops this morning- one that happens to be sans carts. as we were getting out of the car, i realized that i forgot the stroller at home- ruh-roh! but was this going to stop me? ummmm, no! it just meant that we needed to be quick about it- get in and get out with a few treasures in our pockets. as you may or may not know from personal experience, a 20 month on the floor of a small, slightly packed thrift store is kind of a scary thing. i did spend most of my time reeling her back in- she was fascinated by *everything* and wanted to touch *everything* and hug every valentines bear, buddy and baby in sight.
but lookie! what treasures! well worth it. even if you have 10 minutes to spare- whether you've got a toddler in tow or not- a quick 'pop-in' to one of your local thrifts is sure to reward you in some way!
as an aside- i notice a lot that i end up finding things/putting things in my cart that are in a similar color story. without really meaning to do so- i end up coming home with things that sort of "match". today it was lots of pinks and oranges. sometimes i end up with greens or all greys. does this ever happen to you?