Consignment, resale and thrift stores are LOADED with sweaters of all sorts starting about NOW.
So pick a couple whose designs, patterns and colors you like and whip up some lap robes for your family and for personalized gifts for the holidays. Click through for simple how-to!
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One of my personal favorite consignment shops on the Resale Shop Directory is Fifi’s Amelia Island, on that beautiful northeast Florida island near Jacksonville and St. Mary’s, Georgia.
There’s nothing like shopping in the old Florida wooden cottage that’s home to Fifi’s and meeting the cheerful owner Jessica. It’s a perfect addition to a day in Fernandina Beach, the quaint village on the island, or a visit to Amelia Island Plantation, the four-star resort just south of Fifi’s. Alas, not all of us are lucky enough to visit the beautiful island they call home…
but now you can carry Fifi’s around in your pocket with their newest addition…
Fifi’s has an app for Google and Apple phones where you can see what’s new, find the shop, check out their social media, learn about special events and even
shop wherever and whenever you like!
Does your favorite consignment, resale or thrift store have an app? Tell us about it in the comments!
In this HTC Pin, we say you can find all 10 in your favorite consignment, resale, and thrift shops… but actually, you’ll have a hard time limiting yourself to 10, if you shop like me. Well, no harm done, at gently-used prices we can afford 12 or 13…. or 20!
I always wondered why they’re called ginger jars. After all, who uses THAT much ginger?
A ginger jar is a Chinese porcelain jar with a wide mouth, a domed lid and a bulging, spherical body. Although the Chinese traditionally used the jars to store a variety of goods, the jars acquired the name “ginger jars” because they often contained ginger when they were exported to the West.
Historically, ginger jars held provisions, including not just ginger but salt, oils and other spices. In the West, ginger jars are mostly decorative rather than functional. Read more
The different colors and motifs on ginger jars have traditional meanings. For example, white jars were wedding gifts and and yellow jars were intended as the most valued gifts, often to the Emperor. Here’s a good synopsis.
Now I know, and now I have a resale mission: using a collection of ginger jars as a canister set on my kitchen counter. Or maybe I’ll look for one to turn into a lamp.
If you love ginger jars too, go find some you love at your favorite consignment, resale or thrift shop!
Get inspired by the shapes and materials you can find in ginger jars.
There’s something I’ve been meaning to talk to you about, and it’s kinda personal.
If it’s bulging with clothes and you have nothing to wear, it’s time for some editing, some subtractions and some fab new additions. That’s where the Professional Resalers on our Resale and Consignment Shop Directory come in…
the help you need to have the wardrobe life you’ll love.
Let them guide you in deciding what to pass on to others and what to add in to your closet to make
every day a good outfit day!
PS The same goes for your kids’ closets too. Why waste space on clothes and toys they aren’t using. Turn your Cluttered Closets into Cash with the help of your local consignment or resale shop… and don’t forget your charity-run nonprofits too!
Now comes the REAL dog days of August.
You’re loving the new fall fashions you’re seeing at your favorite resale shop, but you need something “new” to wear tonight or tomorrow, and it’s still HOT. If you have combed the shop for something summer-y, but the clearance racks are pretty well barren…
… check the scarf racks.
Did you know that you can turn scarves into pretty, floaty, summer-y fashions? Watch this talented lady and soon you will be saying,
“aw, it’s just a little something I whipped up…”
Yes, we know it’s not even Labor Day, but NOW is the best time to start your fall fashion shopping at your favorite consignment, resale or thrift shop. Why?
Because the best stuff comes in early in the season!
Let the fall shopping begin! NOW is the time to start thinking about your fall wardrobe, and here’s an infographic to get you started (Click to read The Ultimate Fashion Basics):
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Chances are, right about now (or soon, ask your favorite consignment or resale shop), there’s some great buys offered during bag sale events.
What, you say? You don’t “need” anything?
Auntie Kate begs to differ. You need SO many things, you’re gonna be buying three bags full.