As much as we love our thrifting -- our picking up fun knickknacks, our perusing pretty little somethings,and handing over our nickels and dimes for a treasured discovery -- try never to let yourself become a Thriftzilla, a gluttonous thrift hoarder gobbling up all kinds of shiny goodies in its path.
It's easy to fall prey to the temptation, especially when we see all kinds of objects that tempt us with their inexpensive prices and vintage charm. Sometimes we feel like grabbing everything laid out in front of us, quite often leaving nothing for the next poor soul just looking for a little thrifty morsel or two.
See, I even gave you a picture of what I imagine Thriftzilla looks like just to keep you scared.
Sometimes it takes enormous willpower to remain patient -- and stay generous. Save up that thrift good thrift karma, for you never know when you'll need to tap into that extra boost, especially when you find yourself in the situation of discovering an item that seems to have come from a set-- say an odd lamp or a charming piece of furniture -- only to wonder, "Will I ever find my beloved discovery's mate?" Most often, you will -- and it will probably happen when you least expect it and most likely in an unanticipated locale. If you're not a Thriftzilla, patience and persistence will pay off along your thrifty journey to bring you that missing treasure.
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter