Thursday, February 17, 2011

I'm An Addict

My addiction is out of control, I find it controlling my thoughts as I'm drifting to sleep, I can't wait to get my next fix, it calms my nerves, I'm instantly wearing a massive smile when I enter. I wonder if they have a thrift store anonymous counseling group,....Ok I don't think I need to go to that level of therapy yet. It all started years and years ago visiting the DI with my Aunt Lillian, she is the most talented thrift store shopper I know. I knew I was addicted to thrift stores when I had gone twice within a 24 hour period. I had positioned and item a certain way when I left, when I went back the next day it had not been touched. Savers in SLC is one of my favorite thrift stores. Personally I think the DI is way overpriced. Several times I have bargained a better price on an item at the DI, it's true, and I'm not ashamed of it. I could do without the smell that permeates through every thrift store I have entered, the price I pay to find an antique chair. I can't decide if it's the best therapy I have, or if I need therapy for an excessive shopping addiction:). I will go with, its outstanding personal therapy that is practically free, ok almost;)! Who else is addicted?


Kyle Hess said...

Yes, many times I have been surprised at your complaining about DI prices. Your passion knows no bounds!!

TnD said...

MaRea, you are so funny. Next time you are here we need to go to Gypsyland in Desert Hot Springs. I have hear it is the best thrift store around for vintage furniture.

Hess said...

Tara, I can't wait, I would LOVE that!!! Thrift stores outside of Utah are so much better. All of us cheap/savvy mormons snatch up all the good stuff fast. Not to mention the price is always more here.


Ashlee said...

"personally i think the DI is way over-priced"
favorite line ever
love ur guts

Lindsey said...

I'm with you Rea, the DI is over priced!!! You go outside UT and they have the COOLEST thrift shops EVERY! There was one in Wyoming that was AMAZING!!! I'm not as addicted as you but I think it's because to go anywhere with my kids is about as stressful as getting a root canal;) love ya! See ya in a few days!

Becka and Bennett said...

If you ONLY knew my addiction to thrift stores! I have the ultimate one out here in Maryland. I go at least 2 times a week and it NEVER disappoints! The store will probably be the only thing I miss about Maryland when we move. I wish you could come out and go with me, every time I go it is a complete rush of excitement. THe thrill of a good find is like a drug for me. I love love love thrift stores!

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