Tracia and I traveled over the Potomac River and through the woods yesterday looking for good deals in the Virginia countryside. We found a yard sale in Maryland on our way. Sadly, I didn’t find anything there.
We were at the Goodwill in King George when they opened at ten. I found these lovelies:
A vintage pre-WWII forty-eight star four foot by six foot U. S. flag for $5.
A colorful New Direction abstract print dress for darling daughter. $3.50.
A modal full size sheet for $2. Modal is a type of rayon fabric made from beech trees. It is very soft. A full size sheet is about 2 1/4 yards of fabric. I plan to make another top tomorrow with Heidi!
Tracia and I went to A Unique House, a large antique cooperative, just down Route 301 in King George. Back in the day, I was a vendor there. But that is a story for another time. Incredibly, I did not buy a thing there, although there were deals to be had. I exercised a lot of budgetary discretion. Whew. Exercise. Exhausting.
Lunch! Carnitas at Pancho Villa’s in King George. The best carnitas I have found to date and I am a thorough researcher. Tracia had a taco salad that looked tasty too.
Then we made a decision to try the Goodwill in Fredericksburg. I found some stuff.
A bird and nest theme door wreath. $3.
Some small items we can use for an upcoming seashell art workshop. $2 for both the frame and the light switch cover. Stay tuned. The plan is to cover these items with shells.
An XXL white button down to be upcycled. $2.
Tracia made out like a bandit. She found everything on her list! This is impressive as thrift shopping with a list can lead to disappointment. Tracia nailed it.
The car was nearly full. We stopped at Starbucks for a treat after an exhausting day thrifting.
I used an alias when asked for my name for the cup. Some people will do anything for a giggle.
Well, my friends, those are the details. Tracia is an excellent thrifting partner. If the weather is nice on Saturday, we are going to find us some yard sales!