I have a confession to make.
I consider myself an accidental thrift shopper.
Up until little over a year ago, I never went into thrift stores......at all.
Now, I am not saying I am a snob, I just never considered Goodwill a place to shop.
There was nothing really I needed at any thrift store or such establishments.
To be really honest with myself, for the last 11 years I have been so busy with raising two babies on my own and running a small business, my world didn't include much else outside of these two factors.
I shopped for groceries and the odd time at WalMart for home necessities.
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I didn't think about china cabinets or what could go into them.
I didn't think about vintage treasures.
I didn't have time to think about anything antique.
Pretty tea cups I knew people collected, but never thought I would start a collection of my own.
Then, a year and a half ago I went out west, Kamloops, BC, on a one year sabbatical.
I put my small business on hold for that year.
My children were young adults, so no longer had the demands on me that they did when they were younger.
So now what do I do with my time??
Up until that point I have always collected Christmas ornaments, and when I was to have my first Christmas out west all my ornaments were back at my Ontario house.
I jumped on the computer to look for some rustic, western Christmas ideas and came across someones wonderful blog.......and the rest, as they say, is history.
Blogging taught me how to find treasures in thrift stores....inexpensively.
Blogging taught me how to rejuvenate new life into an old treasure.
Blogging introduced me to a whole new way of thinking.
I am always amazed how I can find beautiful china at cheap prices.
I would also have to say that in its own way, blogging changed my life....for the better.
I kinda love this thrifting thing. I look forward to the days I can go treasure hunting!
So there you have it, a confession of a (fairly new) thrift shopper.
I will be joining these linky parties
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm