Think outside the box
You might be looking for a pretty new linen table runner or a flouncy summer skirt, but alas, you’ve visited your local thrift store a few times and they don’t have what you’re looking for. But, what they do have is a set of linen curtains and a large floral cotton table cloth. I think you can see where I’m going… :)
While you might not be able to find exactly what you’re looking for, if you think outside the box, you can make that unique set of linen curtains into a table runner or that pretty floral cotton into that skirt you were looking for.
Another example, I was looking for fermentation weights. They’re used when making fermented sauerkraut or other veggies. They keep the vegetables submerged in the brine. I looked online and in stores but they couldn’t be found. What I did find at the thrift store, were round, heavy, glass, tea light holders. Perfect!
That goes for many other items as well. If you’re willing to think outside the box you can find and make great, unique and useful items.