I am not sure that I have ever noticed this sign of spring before but this weekend when I visited a couple of thrift stores they had totally new floorplans. Have I been out of touch that long or was there a new study done about layouts that make shoppers spend more?
On one hand the new displays were less crowded and junky looking, on the other hand there seemed to be less merchandise. I did see people dropping off donations and there was no shortage of help around. Hopefully this means that next week, should I get to go back, the cleaned shelves will be full of interesting items.
I did find some books that I will share with you in a later post, and a couple glasses that will be part of a yard light project. Speaking of yard art, we all mention how early the holiday merchandise hits the store shelves. Let me mention that last weekend I went out looking for
just to compare prices.
Even if I do not shop retail I have to look at prices now and then to know what is reasonable.
My local stores have nothing on the floor.
If there is a season to hurry in I believe it should be spring. We all seem to be ready.
The shopping/spending I did do was preowned.
I am sure I mentioned before that even as I am checking out my eyes continue to browse what is available. Some of the best finds happen as one is preparing to leave a sale or store.
Sometimes it is even the small items that draw your attention.
These card games from the mid 1960s have great graphics.
While I’d hate to break up a full deck to use as artwork
Laurel and Hardy are missing a few cards.
The other decks seem to be intact, including instructions.
Still, to be realistic, I do not know anyone who will sit and play a game of animal rummy.
What do you think – keep the games together as a conversation piece or use the cards and images for altered artwork?