Today I had lunch with a friend and them she took me to her favorite thrift shops. In talking with her recently I had learned she liked to go to thrift stores and asked if she would like to give me a tour. She suggested lunch too and it was fun to deepen my friendship with her.
We went to 4 stores and I would definitely go back to 3 and check out the clothing only sister shop of one of them and another consignment store that only handles furnishings.
I really was a big spender $2.07 for a big bag of bows, 9 Christmas cards and a roll of wrapping paper. I was almost out of all 3 and have enough to wrap gifts for several Christmases now and bows that can be used for all occasions. Not what was on my list but then I never thought that thrift shops would have them.
My favorite shop is the one that raises money for pet rescue organizations and has a store dog. I have been wanting to go there and was happy that the quality and variety of items was great. That will be my first return stop.
As a bonus, my friend was looking for cloth napkins for her Quaker Meeting's hospitality house. She'll take the 11 I am decluttering so they have a good next home.