Friday, August 21, 2009

My Proud Students of Thrifting!

Just look at the wonderful smiles on their faces! My mom and my sister-in-law came to visit and as luck ( or destiny) would have it, they were here on a Wednesday. If you follow my blog, you know that Wednesdays are Salvation Army 25% off days. Do you think they planned it..kind of like planning your trip to Vermont to see the leaves change? I'll never know..but I have my suspicions. We all packed into my car and headed to Manassas...all the while giddy with excitement for my new little fledglings. I was about to cut their ties to Walmart and let them fly free in my Salvation Macy's. My sister-in -law has named it that...too cute. Once there I gave them some last minute pointers on where to find everything and how to spot the 'good' stuff. Then I nervously let their hands slip from mine and wished them God's speed.

Well I needn't have worried...they took to the thrill of thrifting like a spider monkey on a bologna sandwich...full attack mode! Two hours later we met at the register and proudly showed off our Booty...not that booty ;-)..our clothes silly! My mom, who is a young 82, found this wonderful 2 piece J Crew wool sweater set. It was in perfect condition and with the Wed discount came to $3.75. Isn't it adorable? She's kinda cute too.

I think she is getting into this modeling thing. Great buy mom!
Her other purchase is this beautiful creme cotton designer wrap top. The embroidery is just fabulous all around the blouse...so delicate and feminine. Again with 25% discount......$3.75. My sister-in-law, Melissa, found two wonderful skirts, a couple a great tops, two new leather belts, a fleece jacket for my brother Rick and a fleece top for her son, Jon. All that for about $45.00. I am proud to say I awarded each of them an Associates Degree in Thrifting for their hard work.
Salvation Macy's is definitely on their list of places to go next time they come to Virginia. I wouldn't be surprised if the rest of my family started making thrifting pilgrimages to the Salvation Macy's Shrine. Instead of no longer needed crutches and wheelchairs, people will be leaving their department store credit cards and Walmart sale ads. Maybe little alters where you can light a candle in prayer to help find a good bargain. Ok...maybe that is getting a little sacreligious...sorry. Can you tell I am passionate about this subject? Well until next time be kind and stay creative.

13 comments:

Kate8085 said...

Why people go to Walmart is beyond me...how freakin' cute is your mom? I love it!!
I pray to thrifting gods often!

Tweed Delights said...

Your Mom is very cute and very stylish too! You must have taught them both very well, you Master of Thriftiness, you - hehe :)

Kelly Ann said...

Salvation Macy's....LOVE IT!

Cecelia said...

Im thinking of making a trip to Virginia---Maybe to see you ?? But mostly to go to Salvation Macys..You know Im a consignmentshopaholic..
I can see where you all got your looks from--that beautiful model you found roaming the countryside
See ya in 2 weeks

Patsy said...

Great post!! Love your mom.

Maytina said...

Your mom is adorable!! I love it. Thrifting is fun! :D

arlene said...

LOL! Love it! I wish I could come thrifting in your neck of the woods. It sounds divine. I need to make the rounds again and see what I can find. I need something to make a new apron out of.
Thanks for the laughs!
arlene

A Few Pennies said...

Love your blog! It feels like finding "home" when someone posts the things you like, do, or believe in--I really connect with "my people who find bargains"--your mum is my newest hero--she is darling! Have a great week. Patty

Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

I popped over from Southern Hospitality. This was a fun read. I like your writing, I like your style, I like your blog. I'm your new follower

I'm passionate about thrifting, too, and try to spread the word. It just makes "cents!"

katy said...

Your mom found some great deals, she is such the model!

Cottage Touch said...

Beautiful model..Pretty treasures and post,thank you for sharing.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

I love this, Janet! LOL What fun you must have had with your newest victims of thrift. I love converting people too. Thanks for joining the party!

The LadyBugs Garden said...

I love Thrifting! If we all do this it would save the world alot of money. Better yet its fun! I love your Mother..she hasn't changed a bit since she lived with you near me in Texas.
xo
Stephanie