Trip To A Thrift Store

Last Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, we had a cold front come down from up north over night.  I woke up to 45 degree F weather. Doesn’t sound cold to you, does it?  Well it was cold for Florida.  What makes it worse is the strong wind blowing.  When I went outside in my slacks and sweatshirt, as usual, we had gorgeous blue skies.  I decided I would go for a ride.  I’ve been meaning to visit a thrift store that I haven’t visited in almost 2 years. After Thanksgiving stores will be zooey (like a zoo).  The day before would be fun to just explore.




The thrift store is in a strip mall right before the building curives in the corner.











It’s similar to many thrift stores and raises money for a local hospice.  I always like the glass displays when you first walk in.







That first section is housewares followed by a bridal section.  I walked through housewares pass bridal to linens. Then I walked through furniture over to the art section in the back corner.








I enjoy just walking and looking (I still wear a mask).







I got out and had fun but didn’t buy anything.  I’ve really missed doing this since the pandemic. Two weeks ago I went to the Salvation Army store and found the candleholder I used for Advent.  My favorite thrift store went out of business.  I miss it and the senior who managed it.  He was so wonderful. He died in the first 2 months of the pandemic.











Time to go home.   I love going down Main Street in New Port Richey going east out of town.  Blue skies, huge large live oaks, and draping Spanish moss.













Thanks for taking a ride with me.
















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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

20 thoughts to “Trip To A Thrift Store”

  1. I also like to go thrift shopping and sometimes I don’t buy anything at all but it’s always a fun outing. And if one puts color to color it gives a special atmosphere. This is also what they do with the colors of clothing hanging here. Beautiful photo series. Best regards , Tine(NL)

  2. This looks like a beautifully organized thrift store. Some are so junky and just sort of “thrown together” but this seems to make sense. It’s always hit or miss at these spots but it’s always fun to look!

    I tried to comment on your cute snowman table post but for whatever reason the blog wouldn’t take the comments. It was so cute!

  3. I love thrift stores although I hardly ever buy anything. I once won a $25 gift certificate and picked up a whole boxload of books. We are in the middle of getting rid of a lot of stuff so I haul a load to our local goodwill every couple weeks or so. It feels great to get rid of stuff.

    1. I love seeing photos of pretty white snow. l don’t miss cleaning off the car or driving in ice or snow. I wasn’t ever very good and dealing with icy streets.

  4. Nice trip. Your thrift store is fully stocked with goodies. I would love to walk through there as well. I am sorry that the other thrift store closed and especially sorry the elder passred away. Nice ride. Than you for sharing at #aclwcc. Pinned and tweeted

  5. Very interesting, I bet I would enjoy browsing around the thrift store too.

    Yes, I still wear a mask everytime I go out too – the new normal, they call it. Sorry to hear about the owner of your favourite thrift store – I do know of many here who passed away in the pandemic too.

    Here, I watch the live streaming of the weekly karaoke sessions on weekends at Two Friends, Key West, Florida. I do enjoy that and yes, they did say it could be cold at times there.

    1. thanks for the link – I’m hoping our birdies don’t have the flu. I’d hate for the egrets, storks, etc to get sick. I love to see them. Yes you would love our winter temperatures – summer is a killer with high humidity and temperature and most northerners don’t like it. When the world calms down, come over one winter and see the birds.

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