"It was no accident" Day 2 prompt of 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing over at weworkforcheese, where you can visit the other accidental tourists.
It was no accident that I found this charm. She is perfect! She was $29.95 retail, $15 thrifted price with bonus merchandise of the scarf she is posing on, a pair of pants, a short-sleeved shirt, miscellany. I wanted something new (to me) for my (also new to me) cubicle.
Thrift shopping has nothing to do with need and everything to do with want. The entertainment of a new book or CD, clothes or a bauble is worth the few dollars spent.
I have numerous things on my thrift shopping list, they are:
Framed artwork or unique prints. I have found numerous prints that I have installed all throughout my house and workspace.
Smalls (ceramics). Pocket-sized ceramics of yesteryear are irresistible to me.
Hats and clothes. I model the best of my acquisitions on my fashion postings.
35mm slides. These types of negatives phased out in the late 70s/early 80s. They are little time capsules.
Publications from the 1950s - 1980s, in food, crafting and fabric arts.
Jewelry, with a focus on necklaces, clip-on earrings, pins and brooches
And ... creepy baby dolls.
It was no accident that I signed up for the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Notice it is not "writing" challenge, as I mistakenly assumed, even though the majority of the participants are writers.
My 2013 theme was "All Things Thrifting." My proposed 2014 theme: "A Frolic through Fashion and Flowers" (with the requisite cat and dog posts as stand-ins for the letters "X" and "Z."). On April 1st, I will reveal my combination of the two subjects.