I love thrift stores!! I can poke through a thrift store for hours but become instantly bored with malls. My sister is a dumpster diver. She doesn't go looking for food or anything. If she sees something sitting on the side of the road abandoned, however, look out! She would go crazy in Hawai'i. I am amazed at what people put on the side of the road. But, we are on an island. I guess if they are moving to the mainland and can't sell it or ship it, to the side of the road it goes.
Tonight, I found the two pieces shown on the side of the road. They weren't there this morning and had not been rained on. For the dresser, I hauled in the drawers. For the frame, I had to "criss-cross" it down the street, meaning I would grab the end, twist it around, and then grab the other end. When I got to the point where I was going to have to cross the street, a nice older gentleman helped me carry it to my door. I, then, stood it up on it sides and pulled it in. Did you see the Hawaiian flowers carved into the side? I can't wait to get to Home Depot for paint and new pulls.
The little TV stand was kinda wobbly. But, I thought it would look perfect housing Trinity's stuffed animals. Wasn't I right? She walked in and gasped, "I love it!" She did not know that I had packed all of them. They have been residing in their U-Haul box that they were lovingly thrown into in Jonesboro.
Whatta a SCORE!!!!