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I was fortunate enough to discover Mr. Goodwill Hunting at the Haven Conference last month. Little did I know at the time, but he started an annual I Love Thrifting event last year, and a group of Atlanta bloggers decided to get together on July 7th in the spirit of collective deal finding. Conveniently, I also had the day off of school (the only one I get all summer). But since I had to squish an entire summer’s worth of Saturday to-dos in that morning, I met the ladies just before lunch at Bargain City (pictures of the store signs borrowed from Southern Hospitality).

I met a few new faces, and one adorable ceramic dish perfect for the same question I ask myself every. single. morning:  “Where the HELL are my keys???”

question mark ceramic dish

We also hit Atlanta Union Mission’s Thrift Store, where I found a few other small items (I guess I have a thing for ceramics).

This little guy is going to get a much brighter shot of color, but I’m not sure what just yet.

ceramic candle holder

The staff was wonderfully friendly, and I did a little thrift clothing shopping too thanks to a new friend (Jen) from Two Creative Mommas. She nailed both my size and style – I’m tempted to take her on every clothing trip from now on.

Rhoda (from Southern Hospitality) also opened my eyes to what is now my absolute favorite “treasured finds” store. I’m not even sure I want to call it a thrift store since it’s almost a hybrid between a thrift and antique store – the benefit of which is great finds and pretty good deals. At A Classy Flea, I zig-zagged from nook to nook. I think that there are several dealers in the shop that have their own sections, so it’s almost like a treasure hunt.

white painted dresser

Check out that price tag – $169!

white painted dresser price tag
Pottery Barn metal flower dish
mid-century vanity
vintage signs

And then, what may be my favorite of the day:

rusty old tool box
rusty old tool box

I did buy something, but none of these things. I suppose I regret (just a little) leaving the old rusty tools behind. But I appreciate the picture of it more. My find was certainly a good one, which I’ll share soon. I’m so glad I went, and happy to have another local store for unique furnishings.

What about you? Done any thrifting lately?

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  1. If I could go antiquing and thrifting everyday, I would be a happy girl. Seems like you have some pretty good shops there!

  2. Wow! That store has some really cool stuff. I love the white dresser! I wish I could find a good thrift/antique store like that where I live.

  3. I am seriously so glad that I found your blog through YHL! I've been looking for good places to thrift around Atlanta and we're in the Woodstock area! Marietta is just down the road I'll be stopping by that store right after work!