Thursday, December 10, 2015

Gather 'round!

 Come join the circle!  I have a tale to tell.  A tale of a wonderful, far away place.  A place called "Arkansas."

This is a land of plentiful thrift shops.  I found four on one street!  Some have familiar names--Goodwill and Salvation Army--but others have different names, like MARVA.  One legendary store is referred to as the SCT (Super Cheap Thrift) by one beloved local.  Alas, I did not get to behold those glories (of the SCT and the beloved local) at this time.  Perhaps on a future trip.

Plentiful treasures are found within these shops! 
Items are priced in cents, instead of the usual dollars.  When there is something priced in dollars, more often than not, it's only one dollar and not several.  What prices!  What treasures!  Things practically fall into your cart and you walk out with bags full of stuff, all for less than five bucks!

There are even stores where things aren't priced, so you don't know what you're in for until you get to the register.  Now, this is not an ideal situation, as you are set up for a nasty surprise,
but in Arkansas, the surprises are always pleasant.  You know you're in good hands when your pile of stuff gets you a "How about three bucks?" from the friendly cashier.

Oh, yeah.  The cashiers are always friendly.

Even the antique malls are havens of affordable delight, which is not something I can always say.  Have you ever seen a booth in an antique mall with a sign that says:  "BARGAIN BOOTH!  Everything a dollar or less?"  I have.
It's in Arkansas.

Arkansas.  Truly a junker's paradise.  You have to experience it for yourself.

If you do go, don't forget to check out my man, Fred.  I always have to go to Fred's when I visit.  Look at all the Christmas clearance I found!

Christmas clearance at Thanksgiving?  That's the wonder of Arkansas! 

Can't wait for my next trip to this wonderland of junk!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I too dream of the magical thrifty land of Arkansas! Amazing finds and junk galore.


The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

I have a great idea. All of us thrifting/junking/bargain hunting bloggers should have a meetup in Arkansas! Home of my ancestors, BTW.

Melissa said...

Bargain booth? My kind of booth!! :)

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Arkansas - amazing great stuff/prices. Prices like that unheard of totally in my area.

Shara said...

HEY NOW. LET'S KEEP ARKANSAS A SECRET, OKAY??????? We do still have our share of small thrift stores still run by the "LOL's that price things 15¢. God love them. The SCT has a name, but I keep that a secret 'cause competition, you know?????

Maybe since you aren't here anymore you would be so kind as to tell me the names of these thrifts you visited so I might make a trip there. And, our time shall come and we will thrift 'til we DROP!

Donna Wilkes said...

Ahhh, the legendary thrift wonderland - Arkansas! Never been, but might have to now. Noticed you did not reveal the city, oh sneaky one.

Judy said...

Ahhhh...thrifting nirvana. Only in my dreams...