On Wednesday I had gum surgery. It was my fourth, but I have found an excellent periodontist so it wasn’t too bad. The best part about Wednesday was after the surgery. Yes, I had the novocan/swollen lip/drooling feeling, but I was alone. Cora was at Grandma’s and down for a nap. Which meant I had a few hours to myself. The periodontist is in Kittery so what better to do than go shopping at the outlets. Before I got to the outlets however I decided to stop in at a cute looking thrift called The Fabulous Find, and boy was it! It’s become my fabulous find of the week!
It’s a small store, but full of cute second-hand items. My buy of the day? J.Crew ‘Matchstick’ jeans for $4.99. Followed up with a pinstriped button down and a tank-top. Total for the three items: $16.25. What I liked best about The Fabulous Find was their philosophy. After they pay rent and their two paid employees the rest of the profits go to local charities. They have a long list of charities in Dover, Kittery, Eliot, Berwick (and others) that they have written significant checks to. What a great way to help the community. If you live in the seacoast/southern Maine area, take your donations to The Fabulous Find.
So I skipped the outlets and stopped in another thrift shop Full Circle in Eliot. This one wasn’t as good; a little dingy, a little dirty and yet I still managed to find something to buy. A couple of books, wood blocks for Cora and a milk white bowl. Total: $11.03.
I like these thrift shops. Lately I’ve been disappointed with places like Savers. I feel like prices have been going up and are ridiculous for second-hand clothes. Who wants to pay $11 or more for Target brand jeans? Not me. I bet I could find new jeans on sale for the same price.
For me, it’s sayonara Savers and hello Fabulous.