February 19, 2017

Hidden Gems

Who loves thrifting? I do! Two weeks ago me and the Mr went out on a Saturday morning and decided to hit some of the local thrift shops. Not much was found. There was one shop we had been really interested in going into. They have just opened in a building that used to house a very large furniture store. I had also been following them on Facebook and the items they posted always looked interesting and nice.

I figured it was an upscale thrift shop that didn't take a lot of junk as many of them do. Sadly, most of the shops in my area look like nothing more than yard sales in a building. A lot of old dirty junk. So we ventured into this new shop and it was huge. Lots and lots of space and....

Lots and lots of junk! Yep. Disappointment but sometimes you have to dig through all that thrift shop disappointment because you may come across a hidden gem. And I did!. 
Once I got past all the dust and the smell that reminded of a musty basement that hadn't seen the light of day or the fresh air in fifty years I found this little 'diamond in the rough'.

She was a little rough, covered in dirt but I just thought this little vase was so pretty and feminine. The moment I saw it I knew exactly where I would put it. On my dresser on the tray that reminds me of my mom. I cleaned her up and she sparkled and now sits among the items I hold dear to my heart..
Everyone once in a while you do find a hidden gem among the rubble. 


  1. I know what you mean about checking out shops that seem to be full of mainly junk, but then once in awhile you really do find a treasure. What a sweet vase, especially since it reminds you of someone you love.

    1. Hi Kathy, For some reason I think I used to find a lot nicer things in thrift shops but recently it seems to be just a lot of old junk.. Thank you so much for coming by :) Robyn XO

  2. Very pretty! What thrift store are you talking about? I have stopped at the Goodwill on 501 past Walmart a few times. Only got something there one time, a cylinder glass candleholder with a metal insert to hold a candle and you can put stuff under the metal insert to decorate it. I've also gone in that antique store on 501 where the outside of the building looks all weathered and wore and brought an old scale there.

    1. There's a new place called MFT? Mission For The Nations it's across from JJ's on 4th Ave in Conway... They have SO much stuff but to be honest, a lot of it was junk, what wasn't was WAY overpriced and it was kind of dirty :(... Thanks for stoppin by my blog Laura :) XO


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