Friday, May 20, 2011

Treasures: Old and New


We are also  joining Diann at The Thrifty Groove for  "Thrifty Things Friday." Also joining Cindy's Friday Show and Tell at My Romantic Home.


My Mom was a woman who could shop 'til she dropped.

We could go into at least a dozen stores, on a hunt for a particular, say, birthday gift, and she'd never get tired. Even in her advanced years, that woman had amazing shopping stamina.

Well, guess what?  A sister of mine and myself are just like Mom.  We are shop-til-we-drop shoppers. My favorite, of course, is shopping the thrift stores. Not so for my sister. She likes high end department and specialty stores.

So when we go on a shopping frenzy together, we combine buying "new" with at least one "thriftie" thrown in.

Recently on a shopping excursion, I found these little raccoons in a Goodwill and just loved them. Are they the cutest little things?







Perusing the pricey but beautiful offerings in a William Sonoma store in Albany, N.Y.,  I bought the blue and white piece. It makes me think of being somewhere in Greece, with turquoise waters lapping at the shore. It cost $7 which, to me, is a lot for a square of fabric. It will be used under a centerpiece on the kitchen table.





DO YOU SHOP "NEW" AS WELL AS "THRIFT" STORES?

WHICH DO YOU PREFER?

79 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your little raccoons are cute! I do shop new but only if I can find a good sale or bargain and after trying to find it thrifting first. hugs, Linda

Chatty Crone said...

I used to could shop til I dropped - at new stores (with coupons like Macy's) - to be honest - retirement changes things.

Love the table cloth. It does look lik e Greece.

Susan said...

I love to shop! But I get aggravated now because my body wears out after an hour or so! I use to shop for hours on end.

middle child said...

I shop the thrift stores for new stuff. It's the only way to go!

Chris Graham said...

I definitely shop sales, thrift stores and garage sales : )!!! Little treasures are my "happies" as in your raccoons. Have a fantastic weekend. Through my blogging experience I am so blessed in finding you.

Linda O'Connell said...

I find new items at thrift stores with original tags on them. Why should I pay full price when someone else is willing? Thrift most of the time, Penneys and Macy's some of the time. happy hunting, Susan.

diane stetson said...

I don't shop PERIOD...only if I really need something. I go into the store and right back out after I've purchased the product. I'm sorry but I DO NOT LIKE raccoons of any kind..."It's a long story"...but I'm sure you remember it. HA!

Diann said...

The recoons are adorable! And love the linen. I shop retail occasionally. But, as you know, thifting is my way of life! LOL thank you for joining TTF. Have a great weekend!

La Tea Dah said...

I love the blue and white cloth! And your little raccoons are so cute! I shop both old and new, but in recent years have become more and more impartial to vintage. Maybe that is because my friend, Paula, has the most delightful shop. It's filled with antique, vintage, and new. A perfect blend.

Leann said...

You betcha and I think that I like to shop old more than new - except for cloths for them I prefer new.

Hope that have a great weekend Susan!

Leann

Sharing Shadymont said...

Thanks for stopping by Shadymont and leaving your nice comments. It allowed me to find your blog (which is wonderful).

I prefer thrifting! I have so much fun seeing what I can find. Department stores have no surprises....seen one.... I do shop them, but my favorite is a GOOD consignment shop.

Come visit me again soon!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

I shop both new and used, but avoid high-end stores. They're way out of my budget.

Thrifting is fun, and I enjoy the hunt.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I mostly shop department stores. I never seem to find the wonderful things and at the prices I see on other blogs.I would love to pick up all these neat things.

tammylovesdishes said...

Cute raccoons! I'm not a huge fan of shopping at regular retail stores, but I love the thrill of the hunt at a thrift shop. So, I guess I would have to say thrift stores. Everything else I buy on line if I can.
Tammy

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