I really have found my favorite pastime. In the past I would say shopping or going to the movies, but these days…it’s the thrill of the hunt in antique and thrift stores. There is nothing more fun and exciting than the unexpected treasures that awaits in these types of places. The shops have taught me to be open minded because you never know what you’re going to find. One day you leave empty handed and the next you’re trying to decide between two pyrex sets because buying both would be silly.
I love all antique stores but the ones with a focus on mid-century are the ones that steal my heart. I could peruse the racks of stay at home mom aprons and vintage toys for hours. I walk through these stores dreaming of taking home a living room set or a globe lamp to hang from my ceiling. The day I actually own a home of my own will be the day the local antique/thrift stores sell all of their stock…to me and my house.
I love the possibility of haggling for a lower price. I love the idea that all the seat cushions on a dinning set could be reupholstered with your favorite fabric. I love how all the clothes could be reworked to make them work for “today”. I love sifting through the stacks of vinyl to find that one record that you’ll take home and play on repeat for the next week. Everything about the shops keep me coming back for more. Each time the trip is slightly different and just as exciting as the last.
Do you guys have your favorite hang out spots?