Scatter Joy. Soft focus multi-colored orbs

Loot

I love the thrill of the hunt. Finding what’s been hidden, what’s been meant to be found.

Scatter Joy. Soft focus multi-colored orbs
Sparkling earrings (below), soft focus

I do a fair bit of thrift shopping and (in-season) garage sale-ing. It fits my temperament well, because I try to:

  1. Spend wisely
  2. Re-purpose and prevent useful things from clogging up our landfills
  3. Appreciate unconventional, antique or off-beat things
  4. Limit buying from countries like China because of their poor labor and environmental laws

Plus, it’s fun!

Scatter Joy. A collection of Goodwill tags
Look at all that goodwill!

I recently went on a spree at the local Goodwill on one of their half-price days. Guess what I paid for the following dozen items…

Scatter Joy. Three t-shirts: art as a grenade, parrots and beaded flowers
Scatter Joy. Three t-shirts: art as a grenade, parrots and beaded flowers.
Scatter Joy. A blue and striped dress
Silk dress

 

Scatter Joy. Blue kids' Wallaroo straw hat.
Blue child’s hat for niece.
Scatter Joy. Golden beret with pom pom
Gold-threaded beret
Scatter Joy. Three pairs of pants on a hanger.
From top, wool slacks, J. Crew jeans, wader-style outdoor pants
Scatter Joy. Cozy textured sweater.
Cozy textured sweater
Scatter Joy. Fabulous Lauren Conrad blouse with adjustable-length sleeves.
Fabulous Lauren Conrad heart blouse with adjustable-length sleeves

And, I totally saved the best for last…

Scatter Joy. Sparkling chandelier-style rhinestone earrings.
Powerful magic contained in these sparklers…

So … what was the total cost?

Scatter Joy. Goodwill receipt.

Not too shabby, right? If you, too, enjoy the hunt, please let me know! I’d love to learn what you’ve discovered and your secrets to finding the best bargains!

xoxo,

Robin

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