Tuesday, August 01, 2006
What is your all-time favorite thrifted item?
For me the answer to that question will always be my wedding dress. As I approach my lucky 13th wedding anniversary later this month, with my beautiful and devoted husband, I feel the need to take a walk down memory lane.
In Thrift Score, Al Hoff talks about scopin' out the parking lot 1st. If you see a car with a Fugazi sticker on it you better hit it to your favorite section before they get the goodies.
T- towne was my favo-rite thrift spot. At the time they had a section of vintage clothes which they rather charmingly referred to as "old fashions". Often the real treasures were tucked, unbeknownst to them ,among the more contemporary clothes, but you could still count on "old fashions" for a couple of perks to your wardrobe. I always saved this section for last, kinda like a thrift fudge sundae, if you will.
On this particular day, I noticed a beat up purple Karmen Ghia with a Ministry sticker on it. I was immediately nervous. Sure enough, there were a couple of goth-esque type cuties hoverin' around "old fashions", in fact they were completely blocking my entrance to the clothing rack. One of em' had MY wedding dress in her hands talking about how she could cut up the lace and die it red! Well ofcourse we all know how when someone else has something in their hands at a thrift store it immediately becomes 3 times as valueable, but that lace , it was alencon lace! Thank the thrift store gods above it was 29.95 and a very small size,(hey, that was before 2 kids). I had never before spent that much money at the thrift store, and my hubby had not even yet, proposed. I saw the possibilities and immediateley forked over the cash.
So come on now, whats your favorite thrifted item ?