Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Thrift Store Waste Land

We're on our way back from our Disney Vacation! Sad- but all good things must come to an end.

Anyway, I don't know if you've noticed or not but I haven't done any furniture makeovers lately. This isn't because I haven't been looking for pieces to redo- I have! But our thrift stores have been barren lately. Ugh- so depressing.

I've scored some good stuff since we moved here:

Even found some cool stuff in the trash:

But lately I've had no luck at all. The only interesting stuff I've found were some extremely retro dresses:

Woo Woo!

And some excercise equipment peddled by a woman who is seriously excited about getting in shape:


So what gives? Are people hoarding their stuff because of the economy? Did they give everything away before Christmas and I just missed it?

Is anyone else having this issue or is it just here in good ole' Altus, OK?


Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

The problem in our area is that thrift stores have become crazy expensive! I think that as thrift shopping has become chic and trendy, the entire landscape has changed. And of course due to the state of the economy, everyone is looking for the ways to cut costs. But now it's a real challenge to find a great deal!

Unknown said...

So true Sharon! I know what you mean about things being more expensive than in previous years.

Ange said...

I've been experiencing the same thing here! I have been scouring CL for bookshelves and no go, nothing, zip, zero, zilch. Same thing with the thrift stores, I wanted a pair of lamps, easy enough right? I have been looking for at least two months. I finally scored one great lamp at Savers the other day. Good luck, hope you score something great soon!