Monday, September 5, 2016

The Art of Thrifting

The Art of Thrifting Edited II
The Announcement
I am excited to announce a periodic series here at White Spray Paint
where bloggers, instagrammers, and even family members of mine will share their thoughts , techniques, tips, experiences and their reasons for thrifting.

The Background 
For as long as I can remember, I have frequented flea markets, thrift stores, antique stores and consignment stores looking for treasure.

I learned that from my mother, and my three daughters are treasure hunters as well.

Certainly treasure is all in the eye of the beholder and the seeker, but my main reason for exploring has always been to find beautiful things to enhance our home.
I have also sold many of these treasures at local Market Days with my daughter, had booths in antique and consignment shops, and sold on Ebay and Amazon.

Someday selling at Round Top or Warrenton with my three daughters is on my bucket list .

Thrifting (or exploring as I usually call it) provides the thrill of the hunt, the thrill of the find, great fun, and less expensive  retail therapy.

So why this series?
Whenever I have said to a friend who notices something in my home…’oh, I got that at the flea market’ their response often begins with ‘how?’.

This series is a way to explain some of those ‘hows’.
The When
The Art of Thrifting series begins September 26th with a post from a wonderful blogger and thrifter,

Cecilia from 
My Thrift Store Addiction.

Mark your calendar!

14 comments:

Pat Cantwell said...

Laura,
I adore a Series!
Looking forward to your first on Thrifting Treasures!
Fondly,
Pat

Simply LKJ said...

Looking forward to the new series. I used to spend more time "thrifting", but had gotten away from it. I was just telling hubby today I was bored with the stuff in the usual stores. Time to start hitting up those flea markets and such again.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Looking forward to this series! I love thrifting too although have not been able to do as much of it over the past few years as I would like to (not enough time). But oh, the treasures I have found over the years too!

Lea said...

Oh, can't wait! This will be so interesting and fun. I love a bargain and can't stand to pay retail for anything. Looking forward to this series.

Decor To Adore said...

Oh what a delight to catch up on your blog. This new series is right up my alley. Can't wait!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

How I love to thrift - my home is filled with fabulous finds! Looking forward to your series :)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I am looking forward to your new series! Love your new profile photo too:) very pretty.
Jemma

Theresa said...

Oh yes, thrift-ing... Or as I call it THERAPY:) Love getting out with nowhere specific in mind or nothing specific I am looking for! That's when I find the perfect treasure! Have a blessed day dear Laura, HUGS!

JB said...

Love it!
JB

Summer said...

I think I will like this series! Looking forward to it ♥

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Cecilia Bramhall said...

Oh fun! And Cecilia definitely knows a thing or two. :-) I got to follow her around one time. It was a blast.
Hugs,
Cecilia B

thepaintedapron.com said...

OH, fun! I could use some lessons in less expensive retail therapy!
Jenna

Nancy's Notes said...

I can't wait! You have so much to share, it's going to an awesome series, my friend!
Nancy
xo

Katie Mansfield said...

This is going to be a great series. I adore thrifting. I can't wait!

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