I love a bargain.
I like thrift stores, garage sales and Craigslist. During this recession, it seems like finding bargain and saving money has become very “in.” For me, it has always been “in.” It’s how I was raised: hand-me-downs and rummage sales, makeovers and making do, repairing and reusing.
The fact is, I’m thrilled when I find something for next to nothing. It’s a high for me (or that could be from the paint fumes). Either way, it makes me really happy.
In November, I spied this table at the Salvation Army thrift store.
It may have had a lamp mounted into the top at one time because there was a 1/2 inch hole in the middle. The top of the table was in poor condition. But I knew that the size and shape would work well next to a couch in my basement. It was a bargain at four dollars.
And it’s a little unexpected.
That’s me, wild, crazy, unpredictable. Just kidding, that’s pretty much the opposite of me. Except maybe the crazy part.