Totally thrilled that I heard about Mr. Goodwill Hunting’s I Love Thrifting Day and swiftly decided to host the Palm Beach crew! Granted, I had no idea what I was doing and I’m not so much a thrifter as I am thrifty. No matter, I know my way around a thrift store, so I jumped in with both feet. Now I can’t wait until next year when I’ll have a much better idea of what to do and what to expect and how to promote it.
Here’s a little glimpse into the Palm Beach crew’s day of hearting thrifting!
Get over yourself, you’re about to make new friends. Thrifting friends, as it were.
We all met up at Howley’s, a fabulous little diner on Dixie Highway, for some breakfast and meeting and greeting and whatnot.
You should believe me when I tell you that Paulette showed up. Paulette who literally wrote the book on thrifting in Palm Beach County. Are you for real? Yes I am. And she gave a little speech, which was hilarious and insightful. And she was wearing a scottie dog shirt for goodness sakes. I think she paid $4 for it. Her book? Bought it.
Then it was off to the shops…our first stop was the Animal Rescue League Thrift Store.
GROUP PIC before we sweat off our makeup ladies.
Cannot say thank you enough to my sweet friend Ashley, the editor of Just Ask Boo Palm Beach (find a JAB in your area….it rocks!), who brought the majority of girls to the event. She is awesome! Blog hiatus doesn’t correspond well with gathering the masses…
I forewent the opportunity to get my thrift on and decided to make everyone really uncomfortable with candid picture taking instead. Yay!
Robin and Keri were checking out the art, one of my main go-to’s when thrifting. Sorry you blinked Keri, the pic stands. XOXO
Aww, would you just look at what Cissy and Jenifer found upon entering the store? I do thank God for girlfriends. New and thrifty ones.
Liz and Jenn do not shy away from the candid shot as they check out some dishes…nay, Liz feigns hot tea fanning. That’s the spirit!
Liz engages Keri in admiration of a music box that did not, in fact, play music.
Grace scored some clear glassware, yes! Clear and white glass are my #1 thrifting buys. As somewhat of a fabric junkie, I need neutral dishes.
Everyone settled up and headed off to our next destination, the Salvation Army (my favorite furniture thrift, it’s HUGE.)
Well that’s a really tiny picture and poor little me over here all WordPress-differently-abled. Such is life.
Sidebar: Is Robin one of the most photogenic people you have ever? I mean really, enough already. Here she is again with adorable Ashley…they were checking out these darling little club chairs. Don’t think anyone took the bait.
Since none of us had had enough, we decided to head over to the Palm Beach Goodwill. The Embassy Boutique. Code for fancy people castoffs.
Lots of hobnail to be had…at a 4,400% markup from, say, a WEST Palm Beach thrift.
All in all it was a super fun morning! Met lots of fun girls and loved hearing everyone’s thrifting tips and scores. I really didn’t browse a whole lot, but I had my eye on a few things. As Keri pointed out, how great would that crib look painted a high gloss navy for a boy? A FRIEND’S boy…settle.
Thanks everyone who came out! Can’t WAIT for next year….I’m thinking charter bus, cocktails, Paulette in a kitty tee. I’m totally in.