5 Reasons Why I Love My Salvation Army Thrift Store


1. 25% off on Wednesday. Senior Citizen’s Discount Day.

2. My local SA Thrift Store is only a few miles away, very clean, items are clearly marked with stickers or tags. The clerks are very helpful. They go out of their way to help little old me.

3. The aisles are large enough for carts going in opposite directions.

4. The linens and materials have a freshly washed smell.

5. And I find great buys like these…..


$1.99

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$2.99

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$3.99

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Yay!! I am happier than a pig in slop!!

I already found a use for the wire kettle. For displaying my new Gutermann thread I bought for half off at JoAnn’s. It was my only splurge for February.

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Do you shop in thrift stores?

Recycle #8: Reorganizing With A Baby Changer

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No baby. But bought it anyway. Even had a little dust up with a pushy lady while staking claim to it.

A couple of weeks ago I saw this baby changer at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop. It was near the front and one glance and it was sold. I knew I had to have it. Not for changing babies. None at my house. But for organizing my quilted stuff.

Excitement overload!!

So off I went to find an employee so I could request a sold tag be taped to it. When I returned a lady was standing there with her hand on the railing, telling me she saw it the day before and had returned to buy it.

Excitement shifting to take-it-to-the-mat gear. 😦

I guess the don’t mess with me look on my face was a killer cause she backed off and said she loved it but didn’t have the money. Whew!! So glad. Happy ending. For me and my quilts. No news at 11pm time.

It was under $20 and has some scratches on the legs. But I dusted and washed it. To me, it is good to go as-is.

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Perfect place to store my completed items.

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I get to fill up these baskets.

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It also works great as a prop.

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There are a few things displayed there that you either haven’t seen or never did see the finished item.

Like this…

A Crib Bumper for my orange and yellow Ticker Tape Doll Set.

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And these. More Mug Rugs. It took me FOREVER to hand sew on the bindings. (My favorite task, yuck!!)

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Well, that does it. From baby changer to quilt rack.


This baby changer definitely qualifies as a recycle/repurpose so I added it to my Recycle Series.

Thrift Store Shopping… Look What I Found

I browsed all the aisles looking for things I could use as props in my photos.

I need to thank “someone” or somebodies. The Somebodies who donated these to The Salvation Army. THANK YOU!! I am SO GLAD they did not work out in your home. 😀

This is what I got.

OMG!! I love this green picture frame. Kind of takes you back to the good old days. The 40’s and 50’s. It was only $3.99. New in the box. Will definitely consider wrapping it up as a gift the next time I need one.

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These were all great finds. $2.99 each. But LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this vase/jar with the lid. It is super heavy. It will go perfectly with a quilted item I have in mind.

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I couldn’t resist these glasses with the pretty leaves. BROWN leaves. You know I am a sucker for anything brown. Priced at $1.99.

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You can never have too many coffee mugs!! 99 cents each… Most of my time there was spent picking up cups and mugs and imagining what fabric I would use to make something. Now I have to make more Mug Rugs.

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More 99 cents items. Cotton pillowcases I am going to cut up. And don’t laugh at the little doll babies. I plan to make a few doll quilts. In the future.

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At the register, the lady asked if I was 55. I gave her one of my “surely you jest” turn of the head smiles. As I handed her my driver’s license, I mentioned I was 66. I think they knew I was over 55 but had to ask anyway. So they could give me the 25% off senior discount. Happy to oblige!!

To tell you the truth….. I happy to tell ANYONE my age. As long as a discount follows.