If you didn't catch the first installment last Thursday, welcome to our latest installment. Weird thrift store finds by mom super-thrifty mom: Thrifty Thursday........Say Whaaaaaaaaat!!!
Well itsThursday and another fabulous thrift store find to share. This one not only caught me by surprise but had me backup in the isle to look a second time just in case I didn't get what it was the first time around. I think this is a great physical example of how the thrift store process works, so bare with me as I fill you in.
Lets get a quick once over of what most likely goes down behind the scenes. First, someone carefully wraps and boxes their donation in hopes that someone else will appreciate their once loved treasure. Second, it gets dropped off at their donation center of choice and placed in the hands of the crew that works there. Here's where the rubber meets the road ... This is where I begin to unravel the mystery of what happens in the back room of my local thrift shops and most likely yours too. As I wander the isles of the thrift listening to music piped into the store and humming to some of my old time favorites, behind the scenes the crew is opening those carefully packaged boxes filled with awesome treasures!!!! Now it's time for these once loved treasures to be put to the 3 foot drop on the concrete floor test. There's nothing quite like the sound of glass, china, pottery, etc. etc. hitting concrete! As you can imagine or certainly as I do, how many amazing things never actually make it to the store shelves and for that matter I am in awe of the things that do!
Back to the process ... Apparently, once it is determined that it is shelf worthy, an incredibly annoying super sticky sticker (which often takes the finish off of wood, metal, art and so on) is placed randomly on the item with a price that is determined by what most likely is osmosis.
So here we are, this weeks find. This bunny surely was once a happy and possibly funny bunny, with ears I might add, in someone's home! However, now it appears to be suffering from what most likely is PTCDS (post traumatic concrete drop syndrome). No, I didn't buy it and yes it remains on the shelf for someone to .... purchase it????????? I remain confused on where things go from here!