Okay, we've all been thrift shopping, right? But, have you ever been Flash Mob Thrifting? That's what it was. Eight high energy, zealous, purpose filled women on a mission. A mission to find the best stuff in the store. We swept in, wearing our blue and white @Hometalk tee shirts, our eyes taking in everything at once, like eagles, or hawks, maybe buzzards. Scanning everything as quickly as possible in order to get the best items first, we walked quickly, heart in throat, almost out of throat when we saw that special item. The adrenaline was pumping, it was exhilarating. We started at 8 A.M. and didn't stop for a break until 4 PM. We had accomplished our mission. All vehicles were full.
Flash Mob Thrifters
Don't let the smiles fool you.
Debbie getting ready to load up at the first stop, The Bargain Box.
Debbie, Cherry and Sarah in the loading line.
Plotting the course and re-living the moment. We got a lot of attention wearing these Hometalk tee shirts. Don't know what Hometalk is? Oh, you are in for a treat. Check it out on facebook and go to the site and join. Several shop personnel were interested and asked us about Hometalk. One took our picture. I guess we're Thrift Shop Celebrities.
A musician was performing in one of the thrift stores. That was pleasant and different!
Off Island Thrift Shop
Mary and Kim proud of their haul and their loading skills.
And we aren't finished.
Debbie and Sarah surveying their treasures.
So many wonderful things.
Mary and Karen sorting the goods.
Debbie of The Smart Set reloading.
Gorgeous hydrangeas photo
Debbie and Karen of The Smart Set
Mary and Kim
Rusty old heavy wrought iron bakers rack. Isn't it beautiful....
Treasures, treasures and more treasures!
Hidden treasures. It's like pirates, only we didn't steal.
Yes, that is a kitchen island on the left. Kim grabbed it and practically climbed on top of it and wouldn't let go until someone came to mark it sold and carry it to the front. Trust me, don't mess with her when she has that look in her eyes.
Look ma! No tail! Oh, come on, everybody has a good butt shot.
Can you spell WONDERFUL???
Can you believe there is more???
These are two heavy cast iron plant holders. This was a prized and coveted purchase!
I'm going to write a separate post about my treasures. I didn't take pictures of any of them during the shopping day. It didn't occur to me to do that! We plan to get together again in a few months and do this again! It will take me that long to rest up.