While on a recent weekend getaway to San Antonio, TX, I stayed in a charming Bed & Breakfast in a historic area (O’Casey’s Bed and Breakfast, 225 W Craig Pl, San Antonio, TX 78212). Of course being a CHEAP blonde, I booked a last minute special through Expedia.com. It was decorated with beautiful antiques and the food was delicious!
Sitting at the breakfast table one morning there was a group of women who had flown in from all over the U.S. to have a girls shopping trip together. They sat there and told me how they had been to 10 different resale shops the day before .. of course I had to ask for pictures of what they found and prices. Ok, I did not reveal that they were talking to one of the cheapest blondes in the U.S.! It got me to thinking that all shopping, whether it be retail, thrifting, antiquing or resale comes down to marketing/display. I even asked them if they considered stopping at a thrift store and they all said “no, that is not any fun!”. I honestly had to head straight to a San Antonio Goodwill Thrift Store to see if I could find similar items for lower prices.
Lets admit upfront that there isn’t all of the “shabby chic vintage charm” while shopping in a thrift store, you have to look past the white walls, laminate floors, metal displays and screaming kids to find the treasures. Yes, you have to dig to find the good stuff. I have been on a “vintage” silver plate kick lately and I was thrilled with their selection.
My favorite find of the day were these extremely tarnished silver plate trivets for only $5.99. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them but I knew that I could not leave them there.
FYI … they constantly kept bringing out new inventory and I could have stayed in the store for hours!
(The review is for: Goodwill, DeZavala, 12332 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230)
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