I just had to share this article from houzz.com today. To make a long story short, the economic downturn turned me in to a thrift store aka consignment store shopper. And what finds I found: designer clothes, furniture for the niches that cried out for filling, yard art, even my mason jars or French canning jars. I just helped Paul move and going to a thrift store to get cheap blankets, then re-donating them was the ticket. Wait, did we donate them back yet? Gotta go, off to check in to that!