I've been feeling a little crummy these past few days. Nothing serious, just your basic cold stuff. Stuffy head, drippy nose, you know what I mean. Can't figure out where I got it, but it has definitely slowed me down a bit.
So, I've been just hanging out watching movies, going through magazines and weeding out the older ones. I did manage to do a little thrifting this week with my friend Mitzi. She actually found a neat rug for me on craigslist and I made arrangements to go pick it up. I invited Mitzi to come along and we left early enough to hit a few thrift stores. At the goodwill outlet I found the cutest dresser and a few smaller things.
When we got to the place where the rug was, I was so glad Mitzi was along as it would have been really difficult to manage that 9 foot by 12 foot rugby myself. It was pretty dirty, but in great shape and for $25.00, not a bad price at all.
I came home, laid it out on my drivewaay and cut it up a bit. Now I have a 9 x 10 rug for my booth when I do shows and a 2 x 9 rug for my space at Monticello.
I don't know if it's just me, but have you noticed that it has been much slimmer pickins at the thrift stores lately? It seems like the shelves are a lot emptier and the quality of items available is not as good. January has been a pretty busy month at Monticello and I sold a lot of smalls. My booth is actually looking kind of empty (to me anyway) so I really need to stock up on the smalls and that's what I'm having a harder time finding.
So, I have a question. What kinds of things are you looking for when you are out vintage shopping?